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Procurement Specialist

Requisition ID:  235500

Requisition Posting End Date: 08/10/2021

Project Summary:

Bechtel are recruiting for individuals to help deliver a critical defence infrastructure project in the Plymouth area of the UK. You will be part of a team entrusted with the success of what is a high-profile and nationally-important undertaking, working in a highly-collaborative partnership with our client and supply chain colleagues. Our responsibilities span engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning phases, delivered with a focus on safety, environmental sustainability, energy efficiency, and modern engineering and construction methodologies. Experience of the defence and nuclear sectors can be helpful, but we are equally interested in the ability of candidates to apply broader experiences in a new environment.

 

Role Overview:

  • Involved in delivery of infrastructure several hundred million pounds in capital value. Reports to the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Develop the procurement strategy for the project based on Customer requirements and the overall project execution strategy considering project risk, pricing, scope, and schedule. Use the contract strategy to prepare and implement the procurement execution plan.
  • Implement the project procurement administration programmes in compliance to applicable Bechtel policies (e.g. Policy 230, Policy 102);
  • Execute the various aspects of supply chain management to key members of the project team to ensure that sound procurement formation / administration principles are applied throughout the work process;
  • Participate in project related meetings, work closely with Construction, Engineering, Contracts and Project Controls, and review project financial data to:
  1. Ensure awareness of all project activities that may affect the supply chain strategy;
  2. Manage and implement change orders;
  3. Take appropriate actions to protect Bechtel’s interest and/or improve project performance;
  4. Ensure compliance with prime contract terms and conditions;
  • Execute the Supply Chain Acquisition Strategy plan, research and prepare recommendations and reports for acquiring major equipment, taking into consideration legal, commercial, and financial factors; maintain an awareness of current conditions throughout the life of the project;
  • Participate in the development of the project bidders list. Ensure it is maintained in an up-to-date manner and contains qualified suppliers and contractors approved by the Customer when required by the Prime Contract;
  • Prepares and expedites approval of bid tabulations and recommendations consistent with both customer and project interests;
  • Ensure the monitoring of contract quality, cost and performance and that all contractual duties and obligations are met by all parties to each order.
  • Support in-depth Procurement audit of the activities of peer project teams.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Possesses working knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, applicable government and commercial regulations and practices, and Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices.
  • The candidate will possess experience in administering design packages and construction packages using NEC3/4 form of contract.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain Management in addition to 6 years or more of progressive, relevant work experience. In lieu of a degree, 12 years of progressive, relevant work experience including but not limited to general procurement, material management, contracts administration, supply chain management preferably in construction and/or operations environment.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The position is open to United Kingdom (UK) Nationals only. UK/US dual citizens may be considered. 
  • This position is also subject to a successful interview and agreement upon terms and conditions of employment. Candidate must be able to obtain an SC security clearance.
  • Demonstrated experience in pricing, contract law, contract drafting, administration and negotiation of change orders, effective correspondence, planning and scheduling
  • Experience and/or familiarity with expediting, purchasing, supplier quality, traffic and logistics, field procurement operations and property control.
  • Thorough knowledge of planning, scheduling, cost control, and quality control functions.
  • Proficiency in the formation and administration of subcontracts from bidder pre-qualification, compilation of bid requests, receipt of bids, bid evaluation, through award, monitoring the performance of contractors, back charge procedures, resolution of claims and disputes, and other such related steps
  • Technical and administrative knowledge of engineering/construction industry contracting practices, government and commercial procurement regulations and practices, Bechtel policies, procedures and work practices
  • Proficiency and experience in project Contracts and Procurement operations at both jobsites and office locations.
  • Understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of current industry UK region commercial trends.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain SC--Security Clearance

 

Gr 25: · Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain Management in addition to 6 years or more of progressive, relevant work experience. In lieu of a degree, 12 years of progressive, relevant work experience including but not limited to general procurement, material management, contracts administration, supply chain management preferably in construction and/or operations environment.

 

Gr 26: ·  Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or Supply Chain Management in addition to 9 years or more of progressive, relevant work experience. In lieu of a degree, 15 years of progressive, relevant work experience including but not limited to general procurement, material management, contracts administration, supply chain management preferably in construction and/or operations environment.

 

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 and Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live healthy lives. We can offer:

Flexible Working

Private Medical Coverage

Life Insurance Program

Pension Scheme

Employee Assistance Program

Long Term Disability Scheme

 

Our Commitment

Bechtel’s Vision, Values and Covenants commit us to the ideals of fairness, diversity, inclusion, trust, and collaboration, among others. These values help define our culture, our way of doing business, 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.

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.