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Senior Field Purchasing Specialist

Requisition ID:  255817

Requisition Posting End Date: 08/25/2022

Project Overview:

Bechtel is a global engineering, construction and project management company that has “built the world” for more than 120 years, having constructed Hoover Dam, the English Channel Tunnel, entire cities in the Middle East, the second-largest solar thermal power project in the world, and millions of miles of roads and pipelines. We produce a lasting, positive legacy by creating jobs, growing economies, connecting communities to resources, shoring up and expanding infrastructure, and making the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.

 

Join us as we make history at the Hanford Vit Plant, known as the Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. We are designing and building a one-of-a-kind facility that will turn radioactive and chemical waste left over from World War II and Cold War plutonium production into a form safe for disposal. Your efforts will help protect the nearby Columbia River and the communities, salmon, and wildlife along its shorelines throughout the Northwest.

 

Sitting at the confluence of the Columbia, Snake and Yakima rivers near two mountain ranges, our community provides access to year-round outdoor recreation, 300 days of sun a year, more than 200 wineries within a 50-mile radius, and the amenities of large cities just a three-hour drive (or short flight) to Seattle and Portland.

 

 

Position Summary:

Performs procurement duties by formulating, awarding and administering moderately to large complex purchasing agreements; procurement strategy, including bidder prequalification, compiling bidder lists, bid solicitation preparation, bid analysis, negotiation and commitment of purchasing agreements. Performs administration of purchase orders following commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications, or supplementary commercial conditions, and potential follow-on services for supplier support of troubleshooting of for start-up or commissioning. Negotiates with suppliers/subcontractors to obtain settlement and prepares change order and amendment documentation. 

 

JOB DIMENSIONS:

A. Supervision Received

  • Reports to and receives operational direction from the Purchasing Supervisor.
  • Receives functional guidance from the global business unit Purchasing Manager.
  • At jobsite locations, reports to and receives operational direction from the Project Field Procurement Manager.

 

B. Contacts

  • Maintains working relationships with project Procurement personnel and project discipline personnel in order to perform assigned duties.
  • Maintains working relationships with those bidders and suppliers/subcontractors involved with the performance of assigned tasks.
  • Maintains contacts with global business unit personnel, including functional supervisors, to maintain an awareness of the performance and operating problems of contractors on other Bechtel jobs, and to coordinate the development of problem resolutions, of claims settlements, and other contractual matters.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews and develops other commercial and technical data prepared by Engineering, Construction, Finance, Traffic & Logistics, Insurance, Tax and other procurement functional groups and inputs suitable terminology into pro-forma documents.
  • May provide input in the development of project purchasing procedures.
  • Prepares, maintains and monitors project bidders lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement/project functions and other operational groups.
  • Participates in the planning, work hour calculations, budgeting and other related activities in projecting purchasing staffing requirements for projects.
  • Reviews international project commercial conditions of purchasing to ensure purchasing pro-forma terms, conditions and procedures are compatible with applicable Bechtel Directives, Instructions and Procurement Procedures.
  • Forms, issues, and administers purchasing agreements or service agreements related to procured materials and equipment. Communicates with suppliers/subcontractors to achieve required service and to meet project needs. Communicates with Engineering to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions.
  •  Prepares and organizes assigned Procurement sponsored meetings.
  • Directs negotiations in the commitment of purchases, following review and approval of the proposed negotiating plan by the designated supervisor.
  • Provides training and guidance to other purchasing personnel regarding all aspects of formation and administration of purchasing forms, procedures, and buying goods.
  • Assists project Procurement team when instructed in solving and attending to administrative problems on commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications or supplemental commercial conditions. Monitors billing for compliance. 

Responsibilities:

  • Preferred, but not required, previous experience working on the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant. 
  • Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchasing agreements and service agreements.
  • Proficiency in all phases of procurement including knowledge of and skill in communicating effectively with suppliers/subcontractors, bidder prequalification, preparation of bidders lists, compilation of bid requests, knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code or applicable commercial legislation, negotiation of contracted terms and conditions, and award of commitments.
  • Proficiency in the administration of commitments, monitoring supplier/subcontractor performance, backcharge procedures, and the resolution of claims and disputes.
  • Skilled in working with and communicating effectively both orally and in writing with other project functional groups, primarily Engineering, Construction, Project Management and other services.
  • Solid knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.
  • Solid understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
  • Solid understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work.
  • Knowledge of international commercial conditions of buying as well as international suppliers.

Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

   

  •  Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of six years progressive related experience including but not limited to Procurement and Contracts preferably in an engineering, procurement, and construction environment or  In lieu of formal degree a minimum of twelve years progressive related experience including but not limited to Procurement and Contracts preferably in an engineering, procurement, and construction environment.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical (if located at the construction site), and background check which includes verification of employment and education.
  • Must be able to obtain a Department of Energy badge for access to the Hanford Site.
  • Possess the right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.

 

 Positions located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) are on a 4 x 10 scheduled, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. All other work locations are on a 9-80’s schedule, M-F 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. alternating Fridays off.

 

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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