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Procurement Specialist

Procurement Specialist

  • Location

    Kansas City

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    $DOE

  • Contact:

    Carmen Espinós Torredemer

  • Contact email:

    carmen@greenrecruitmentcompany.com

  • Job ref:

    CETLI-3JUL

  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:

    2022-08-08

  • Consultant:

    Carmen Espinós Torredemer

​TGRC is partnering with one of the country’s largest and most technologically advanced utility-scale solar and energy storage project development companies in the U.S.

Job Purpose Statement

A key role within our client– Engineering, Procurement and Construction team focusing on the procurement and contracting dimensions of large-scale renewables projects, predominately solar and BESS.

Our client seeks a highly motivated Contract Specialist with passion for renewable energy to join the EPC division of their team. The Contract Specialist will report to the Director - Procurement while also working closely with multiple parts of the overall EPC division and indeed wider their business.

The position will have primary focus on the preparation, review, negotiation, and execution of the broad range of contracts required to support and delivery large-scale renewable projects, while also providing commercial support and assistance during the execution phase of projects as appropriate. The individual will operate extensively across the EPC division of their team whilst also providing critical liaison and support more widely across the business and externally as required.

Responsible for

  • Assist the Director - Procurement in preparing procurement documents and agreements for large-scale renewable projects

  • Support of bid evaluations of supplier proposals and commercial evaluations

  • Preparing purchase order documents and enter purchase order information into online purchasing application

  • Prepare commercial documentation for project bids

  • Communicate and coordinate across broad spectrum of internal project team – ensure consistency and currency of information

  • Coordinate with project development teams to drive procurement efforts

  • Provide support and input to project engineer for bidding efforts and assessments

  • Support and assist with management between internal and external parties including consultants and contractors

  • Expediting supplier submittals to support detailed design and delivery of equipment and material

  • Review and monitor contractors progress against schedule and ensure key project milestones are being achieved and reported

  • Support and direct efforts to resolve a range of commercial issues both during bid and execution phases

  • Updating Project Procurement Status Reports

  • All other duties assigned

Requirements

  • 5+ Years of Procurement/Supply Chain Management experience preferably within Renewables sector

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Construction Management/Engineering, or related field with at least five years of post-secondary education

  • Technical knowledge of supplier’s products and capabilities

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office

  • Familiarity with photovoltaic solar and energy storage sector and associated Contracts

  • Experience of procuring:

    • Operation and Maintenance Contract services for PV / BESS facilities

    • Asset Management Contract services for PV / BESS facilities

    • Energy Management Contract services for PV / BESS facilities

    • Construction Management Contract services for PV / BESS facilities

  • Experience of developing and maintaining forward price and technology curves Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills

  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work in a team environment

  • Tenacity, persistence, and determination to succeed

  • Excellent personal organization and time management skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with the management team and with contractors

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Planning and Organization

  • Support and direct the resolution of a range of commercial tasks/ issues on projects

  • Successfully manage the expectations of the Director – Procurement / Senior Engineers with regards to procurement timescales in support of project contracting

  • Advise the Director – Procurement / Senior Engineers on the impact of commercial/specialist risks and issues and the viability of solutions recommended

  • Carefully consider and balance commercial requirements and provide recommendations, considering the relevant risks

  • Ensure that all recommendations are documented, and sufficient due diligence exists to support decisions (whether internal or external diligence)

  • Defend and stand by recommendations but also recognize when alternative solutions may be preferable

  • Present decisions and recommendations to the EPC Managers in a structured and robust manner

  • At short notice, act upon and deliver ad-hoc efforts and projects without losing focus on major ongoing projects

  • The Contract Specialist will need to remain focused on the key commercial deliverables for each project whilst being adaptable to work within a flexible matrix operation, this may require working on several projects simultaneously