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Purchasing Lead

  • Requisition ID:  231666
  • Position Title: Purchasing Lead
  • Project:  Blue Grass
  • Location: Richmond, KY 
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Requisition Posting End Date: 12/03/2020
  • Work Authorization: Possess the right to work in the US without sponsorship
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Other Requirements: All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment and successfully go through a government screening process. Unescorted access required.  Candidate must successfully clear a government background check.  Must be able to work safely at Plant site location. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

Project Background

Bechtel Parsons Blue Grass is the systems contractor selected by the Department of Defense’s Assembled Chemical Weapons Alternatives program to design, build, systemize, test, operate, and close a facility to destroy the chemical weapons stockpile at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond, Kentucky. The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) will safely destroy 523 tons of mustard and nerve agent in projectiles and rockets. Neutralization followed by supercritical water oxidation is the technology selected by the Department of Defense to destroy the nerve agent, while the Explosive Destruction Technology will be used to destroy the mustard in the Blue Grass chemical weapons stockpile.

 

Candidates for unescorted access to the Chemical Limited Area must successfully clear National Agency Check with Local Check (NACLC). All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. The ability to obtain/maintain access to the Blue Grass Army Depot is required. Must be physically fit and able to work safely at an operating plant. Eligible applicants must be a US Citizen and successfully go through a government screening process. Based on project goals and objectives, candidates established within our local community are desirable.

 

Role Overview

The Blue Grass Chemical Agent-Destruction Pilot Plant (BGCAPP) is looking for a Purchasing Lead at the Richmond, KY office location. This position will report to the Procurement Manager at the BGCAPP project. Performs duties in purchasing, including bidder prequalification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, negotiation, and commitment of purchase orders. Performs administration of purchase orders following commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications, or supplementary commercial conditions and purchase order closeout. Develops and monitors purchasing master Pro-forma documents for both domestic and international projects. Participates in the planning, work hour calculations, and budgeting as it relates to project purchasing activities. This is a long-term assignment with a 9/80s schedule. The work hours are from 7:00 am – 5:30 pm.

 

Principle responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and prepares project master purchases Pro-forma forms, including legal and commercial terms and conditions to be included in purchase documents on project commitments.
  • Review prime contract terminology and transfers applicable legal and commercial terms into the Pro-forma documents.
  • Reviews and develops other commercial and technical data prepared by Engineering, Construction, Systemization, Operations, Finance, Traffic & Logistics, Insurance, Tax, and other procurement functional groups and inputs suitable terminology into Pro-forma documents.
  • Participates in the development of project purchasing procedures.
  • Prepares, maintains, and monitors project bidders lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement 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 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, administers, and closes purchase orders.
  • Communicates with suppliers to achieve the required service and 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 and closeout 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.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in a relevant field plus 6 years of related experience; or, in lieu of a degree, 12 years of progressive experience related to procurement on a construction site or at an applicable operating facility.
  • Must have the right to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain any security clearances required for this position according to Army Regulation 50-6 (Chemical Surety). *

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Proficiency and experience in the formation, administration, and closeout of purchase orders.
  • Proficiency in all phases of procurement including knowledge of and skill in communicating effectively with suppliers, bidder prequalification, preparation of bidders lists, a 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 performance, back charge 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.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Detailed knowledge of NS&E and BGCAPP Procurement and Subcontracting procedures and protocols.
  • Previous experience with DCAA and Bechtel Internal Audit for the incorporation of process and document changes needed to address complex subcontract program audit findings.

 

This project is subject to the Army Regulations (AR50-6 Chemical Surety) which governs persons performing work under the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP) and Unescorted Access Program (UAP). Depending on the work performed and the access granted a government security investigation and other physical requirements such as respirators may be mandated. Eligibility to be placed in a CPRP or UAP position requires US citizenship.

 

The following Surety Program marked with an “x” apply to this job:

  X    None / No Program

____ This position is designated as a Chemical Duty Position and is subject to the requirements of the Chemical Personnel Reliability Program (CPRP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, medical exam, and respiratory screening, and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

         This position is designated as an Unescorted Access Position (UAP). As a condition of employment, candidates and incumbents must favorably complete a series of screenings included but not limited to: a personnel security investigation, urinalysis testing, respiratory screening and must meet and maintain personnel suitability and reliability requirements established by Army Regulations.

 

Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position. Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.

 

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