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Field Purchasing Specialist

Requisition ID:  255268

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/26/2022

 

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy, and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.

 

What we offer
At Bechtel we offer a competitive salary package with the opportunity for flexible working to achieve greater work-life balance. Employee wellbeing is at the centre of our business promoted though private health cover and access to a leading employee assistance program.  Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.


Project Overview

Pluto Train is the expansion of a second LNG train at the existing Pluto LNG onshore facility. Pluto Train 2 will process Scarborough gas and have an LNG capacity of ~5 million tonnes per annum. As part of the construction of Pluto Train 2, additional domestic gas infrastructure will be installed to increase capacity to ~ 225 Terajoules per day. On 1 January 2022, Woodside issued Full Notice to Proceed (FNTP) to Bechtel (Western Australia) Pty Ltd and Bechtel International, Inc (Bechtel) for the Pluto Train 2 Project Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) scope of work. Woodside is Australia's leading natural gas producer, and Bechtel is excited to be working with this key customer to help meet the increasing global demand for LNG as a transitional energy source

 

Position Overview

Performs duties including bidder prequalification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, negotiation and commitment of purchase orders. Performs administration and expediting of purchase orders following commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications, or supplementary commercial conditions. 

 

What you bring

  • Performs tasks involved in the formation and administration of purchase orders. 
  • Communicates with suppliers and personnel within Bechtel to establish clear definition of requirements, and to assure performance to purchase order terms and conditions. 
  • Prepares bidder pre-qualifications, bidder lists, bid solicitations, bid analysis, award recommendations and commitments, including aspects of purchase order administration.
  • Leads negotiations with suppliers for complex purchases, including development of negotiation strategies, negotiation of pricing and schedule, and resolution of Terms & Conditions in coordination with Project and Legal.
  • Understands and executes work in accordance with the project sourcing strategy, compliance to the Project’s Approved Suppliers List, project financing considerations, and respective tariff and quota risk.
  • Accountable to ensure appropriate approval authorities are obtained prior to executing commitments.
  • Accountable to the project schedule to include planning and executing own work during the pre-award phase of purchase orders and post award administration of procurements.
  • Responsible for assigned orders from development through closure, to include engagement with Engineering on purchase requisition development, the acquisition and delivery of purchases, and order closeout; to include supporting management of backcharges and claims.
  • Prepares and organizes assigned Procurement-sponsored meetings, such as bid clarification and post-award meetings, for ensuring complete understanding and agreement between Bechtel, the customer and supplier on all purchase order matters for assigned packages. After reviewing plan and agenda with supervisor, conducts meeting and prepares and issues meeting notes delineating important statements, required actions and schedules.
  • Attends project status meetings, when requested, and reports status of area of responsibility.
  • Responsible to maintain supplier relationships with supplier’s project personnel executing orders to ensure performance of the work.
  • Is familiar with the project’s estimate baseline for assigned packages and identifies respective Trends, as required.
  • Accountable for integrity of records management for assigned work.
  • Responsible to oversee supplier performance and initiate appropriate notices, including notices of backcharges/claims for assigned packages.
  • Contributes to the establishment of project-level goals.

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About you

  • Related Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years’ experience in commercial aspects of procurement of major equipment and bulk materials; or at least 10 years’ experience in commercial aspects of procurement of major equipment and bulk materials.
  • Has worked on large projects (>$3 billion) in a Purchasing Specialist role.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legal and commercial aspects of global procurement of equipment and materials.
  • Preferred – familiarity with equipment and processes associated to LNG plants

 

Our commitment
Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust  among others. These values help define our culture and the positive impact we aspire to make in the world through our people and projects. At our project sites and offices, we have many colleagues from different nationalities, religions, and backgrounds working together to accomplish amazing things. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, nationality, age, military, or veteran, marital or disability status.

Candidates will be appropriately qualified, demonstrate a strong safety focus and value the development and maintenance of client relationships. Sound communication skills and the ability to work effectively within a team environment are essential.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career with global opportunities, then this could be the role for you.
 

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Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  
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Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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