Staff Piping Procurement Specialist
TYPE: Contract| SALARY: Open | POST DATE: 07/19/2018
Responsibilities include piping procurement coordination by interfacing with Global Practices using sound judgment in making decisions and offering suggestions to the procurement team on resolution of project issues. Supports the firm's piping procurement requirements, by obtaining project specific requirements for manual valves, piping materials, piping specialty items, engineered pipe supports and pipe fabrication and developing overall procurement strategies. Creates official bid lists, bid documents, and bid tabs for all the items estimated in Front End Planning (FEP) process. Provides estimating and FEP for proposals. Sources new and/or prospective pipe valve fabricating suppliers and mechanical contractors and provides them with appropriate project information. Coordinates bid conditioning activities and facilitates pre-award negotiation meetings as appropriate. Responsible for developing project specific material expediting and supplier surveillance activities which may include directly performing or facilitating the performance of these activities. Coordinates and facilitates meetings with suppliers. Develops and maintains a new or enhanced system to facilitate order status and material receipt tracking. Compiles data for the processing and invoicing of projects. Analyzes calculations and data to provide statistical information to the project team, client or supplier. Researches new industry software and solutions for company and client use. Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in applicable field and five years related experience or ten years combined education and applicable experience. Experience working with or for pipe, valves, and fittings (PVF) supplier, mechanical contractor or EPC firm in the heavy process industry is preferred. Must have knowledge of current market conditions and suppliers as well as possess strong communication, organization and negotiation skills. Knowledge of cost plus, unit rate and lump sum contracts/purchase orders for PVF is required. Demonstrates expertise with Access Databases and Material Management Systems.