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Procurement Specialist

Company: Bechtel
Location: Richland
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Requisition ID: 248581

Requisition Posting End Date: 01/20/2022


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.

The Waste Treatment Completion Company (WTCC) is a limited liability corporation created by Bechtel National Inc. (BNI) and Amentum. WTCC is a subcontractor to BNI, the prime contractor, to deliver the construction, turnover, startup, and commissioning activities for the WTP project.

This position is located at the Construction Site (22 miles north of Richland) and works a 4 x 10 schedule, M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Selected applicant needs to be able and willing to work weekends 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.


A. Supervision Received

* Reports to and receives operational direction from the Purchasing Supervisor.
* Requires light supervision during performance of purchasing activities.
* At jobsite locations, reports to and receives operational direction from the Project Field Procurement Manager.

B. Supervision Exercised

* None

C. 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 involved with the performance of assigned tasks.


1. 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
* Prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents

2. 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.

3. Communicates with suppliers as necessary to achieve required service and results from potential and actual suppliers to meet project needs.

4. Prepares and organizes assigned Procurement sponsored meetings, such as bid clarification and post-award meetings, for the purpose of ensuring complete understanding and agreement between Bechtel, the Client and supplier on all contractual matters.

5. 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.


* Preferred, but not required, previous experience working on the Hanford Tank Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant.
* Knowledge of business administration procedures, techniques, and business ethics.
* Skilled in oral and written communication.
* Basic knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.
* Basic understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
* Knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code or the host nation's equivalent commercial legislation.
* Basic understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work
* Knowledge of the legal and commercial aspects of procurement.
* 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
* When assigned to a jobsite location, actual experience in materials handling operations is desirable.
* Knowledge of the legal and commercial aspects of procurement.


Basic Qualifications:

* Level One - Bachelor's degree and 1 year of professional related work experience, or in lieu of degree, 7 years of progressive, related work experience including but not limited to Procurement and Contracts preferably in an engineering, procurement, and construction environment.
* Level Two - Bachelor's degree and 3 year of professional related work experience, or in lieu of degree, 9 years of progressive, related work experience including but not limited to Procurement and Contracts preferably in an engineering, procurement, and construction environment.
* Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
* 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.

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.

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.

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.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.

Keywords: Bechtel, Richland , Procurement Specialist, Other , Richland, Washington

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