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Requisition ID: 214751
Position Title: Field Purchasing Specialist, WTP (214751)
Location: Richland, WA
Relocation Authorized: National - Family
Position to be Panel Interviewed? No
Work Authorization: Possess right to work in the US without sponsorship
Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check and physical
Bechtel is designing, constructing and commissioning the world’s largest radioactive waste treatment plant for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Hanford Site in southeastern Washington state. The Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant will use vitrification technology to process and solidify 56 million gallons (210 million liters) of radioactive and chemical waste stored at the Hanford site, which is a byproduct of plutonium production during World War II and the Cold War era.
The project is the largest undertaking of its kind and one of DOE’s most technically challenging cleanup projects. Its construction spans 65 acres (26 hectares) with four major nuclear facilities – Pretreatment, Low-Activity Waste Vitrification, High-Level Waste Vitrification and Analytical Laboratory – as well as operations and maintenance buildings, utilities, other support facilities.
Positions located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) are on a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 am to 5 pm. All other work locations (Richland WA and Reston VA are on a 9-80s schedule), M-F 7:00 am to 4:30 pm with alternating Fridays off. Extended hours as needed.
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-qualification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, makes commitments and administers purchase orders
Forms and issues purchase orders by performing the following: Prepares bidders’ lists, prequalifies bidders, forms bid packages, issues bid requests, coordinates bidders’ questions, receives bids, prepares Commercial Bid Summary and recommendation letter, recommends and secures approvals in accordance with established procedures, prepares and commits order, and prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents.
Administers assigned purchase orders, performing the following functions:
Establishes files and controls for all outgoing and incoming correspondence on each assigned order.
Monitors supplier performance for conformance to commercial terms.
Monitors activities by Engineering and other in-house functions to ensure compliance with the order terms.
Initiates follow-up actions with the supplier or in-house functional group to ensure performance in accordance with contract terms and conditions.
Informs or works with other project Procurement personnel as assigned to the administration of the order.
Analyzes and distributes those suppliers’ reports specified in the order/contract.
Communicates with suppliers as necessary to achieve required service and results from potential and actual suppliers to meet project needs.
Communicates with Engineering to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions for the procurement of materials and equipment and to achieve the understanding needed to process these requisitions.
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university, plus 3 years of related experience including but not limited to Procurement, preferably in an engineering, procurement and construction environment.
In lieu of formal degree, a high school diploma or equivalent and a minimum of 9 years of progressive related experience including but not limited to Procurement, preferably in an engineering, procurement and construction environment.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Knowledge of standard computer applications.
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.
Experience in purchasing or subcontracts, including bid, evaluate, award cycle, execution of agreements,
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