Bechtel Corporation Senior Purchasing Specialist, UPF (208370) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

  • Requisition ID: 208370

  • Position Title: Senior Purchasing Specialist, UPF (208370)

  • Project: Uranium Processing Facility (UPF)

  • Location: Oak Ridge, TN

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family

  • US Citizenship Required: Yes

  • Badging: Must be able to obtain badging

  • Other Requirements: Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education

Project Description:

Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Bechtel’s government services business, is one of the top providers to departments and agencies of the U.S. and British governments. Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security. This position will provide support to the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) located at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

UPF will be will be built by 2025 for $6.5 billion and will be a first-of-its-kind complex for enriched uranium operations in support of Y-12 missions. UPF is one of the Department of Energy’s largest investments in Tennessee since the Manhattan Project and one of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s largest construction projects. When complete, UPF will: replace a 70-year-old facility with modern buildings, reduce operational costs and energy consumption, improve worker safety, and provided enriched uranium capabilities well into the future.

The UPF project works on a 9-80 schedule with every other Friday off. Start times are flexible but the standard work week is: Monday - Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm. The schedule on working Fridays is: 7:00am-3:30 pm.

Eligibility for this position requires US citizenship; successful candidate must provide proof of US citizenship in order to obtain badge access to the site. Candidate must complete security questionnaire and successfully clear site access requirements check. All employees are subject and agree to random drug and alcohol testing as a condition of employment. Must be able to obtain a security clearance, as applicable.

Role Overview:

Performs functions under project site materials management, including receipt, storage and issue of project materials, consumables, and equipment; documentation and data entry, site equipment and facilities rentals, and material control in the warehouse, lay down yards, and jobsite locations.

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. Reviews 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, 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 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 purchase orders. Communicates with suppliers to achieve 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.

  • Assist in the 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. Conducts personnel annual reviews. Recommends to designated manager salary actions, classification changes, terminations, and transfers.

  • Helps in indoctrinating newly assigned Purchasing personnel to the requirements and procedures of the global business unit, project, and client. Monitors personnel to ensure they receive appropriate training and development to satisfy job performance criteria and company personnel development objectives.

  • Helps in the review of bid tabulations for accuracy, bidder recommendation, completeness, and approves selection of suppliers within delegated approval authority. Ensures all commitments made by subordinate personnel are accurately presented and have proper global business unit approval and signing authorities, as contained in the Procurement Procedures. Reviews and recommends bid selections that require higher Procurement approval authority. Executes commitments within delegated signing authority.

  • Coordinates Purchasing operations in both the project’s control office and support offices to assure compliance with project requirements. In conjunction with the global business unit Field Procurement Manager, provides functional guidance to Purchasing personnel at the project jobsite

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 6 years of professional related work experience, OR in lieu of degree, 12 years of progressive, related work experience.

  • Must be a US citizen

  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment, education and travel

  • Must be able to obtain site security badge for access to work site.

  • Proficiency in all phases of procurement including knowledge of and skill in communicating effectively with suppliers, 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior Experience in purchasing on a small to medium-sized project. Performs purchase order formation and administration activities when required by workload, complexity, or other factors.

  • Solid Knowledge and previous experience in Government Procurement Operations

  • 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:

  • Degree in Supply Chain Management

  • Prior Bechtel Procurement Leadership experience

  • Thorough understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work.

  • Experienced in budget development and management and the development of performance metrics.

  • Knowledge of all procurement operations related to the management of materials at area, regional, temporary and jobsite office locations.

  • Knowledge in Field Engineering and Construction activities, and knowledge of Standard Work Process Procedures related to materials management functions.

  • Knowledge of all Engineering disciplines, the work process and the deliverables produced.

  • Advanced knowledge of applicable Bechtel policies, instructions, and Procurement procedures and guidelines.

  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the use of the Bechtel Procurement System (BPS), and related engineering and other project data systems that interface with BPS.

  • Prior experience in major global, direct hire and contract management projects, which include Engineering, Procurement and materials control activities.

  • Thorough knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.

  • Thorough understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.

  • Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration 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, 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, 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.

Shaping tomorrow together!

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.