Bechtel Corporation Senior Procurement Specialist Job in Warrington, United Kingdom

Requisition ID: 178833

PFCS Project Senior Procurement Specialist

Position Title: Senior Procurement Specialist

Grade: 25

Internal Candidate Under Consideration: No

Relocation Authorized: None

Position Type: National Full-Time

Organization: NS&E Startup

Location: Daresbury, UK

Security Clearance: BPSS or higher

Other Requirements: Authorisation to work in the UK without employee sponsorship, ability to pass background checks and drug and alcohol testing,

The PFCS Project

Bechtel Cavendish Nuclear Solutions (BCNS) is a joint venture between Bechtel Ltd and Cavendish Nuclear Ltd, working to deliver the Pile Fuel Cladding Silo Retrievals (PFCS) Project alongside and on behalf of the client: Sellafield Ltd.

The Pile Fuel Cladding Silo is a Legacy Pond and Silo facility and is a priority within the client’s hazard and risk reduction programme. BCNS scope on the PFCS project involves the detail design, procurement, manufacture, works testing, delivery to site, installation and commissioning of silo doors and retrieval and waste handling modules, together with a hole cutting system that will enable safe retrieval of waste contained in the silo and storing it in compact units.

Bechtel NS&E

Bechtel, a 118-year-old company has more than 55,400 colleagues, has completed more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries and established presence in 7 continents. As a member of Bechtel’s PFCS Project team, you will join Bechtel’s Nuclear, Security and Environmental (NS&E) global business unit.

Demand for our expertise is growing as we deliver the entire project life cycle: from research and development through engineering, procurement, construction and operation to decontamination and decommissioning. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that make the world cleaner and safer.

The PFCS Project currently seek a Senior Procurement Specialist to join the team. Working as part of the Commercial and Procurement team, and reporting to the Project Commercial Manager, the Senior Procurement Specialist will perform duties in the purchasing function including bidder prequalification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, negotiation and commitment of purchase orders. The Senior Procurement Specialist will also be responsible for administration of purchase orders following commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications, or supplementary commercial conditions.

The role will be based at Daresbury. Travel to sites at Rosyth and Sellafield may also be required.


  • Forms contracts and issues purchase orders by:

  • Generating and executing individual procurement strategies for sub-packages

  • Preparing, maintaining and monitoring project bidders lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement functions and other operational groups

  • Prequalifying bidders in advance of project requirement on high profile/risk procurements

  • Forming bid packages

  • Coordinating bidders' questions

  • Generating ITTs, including Project and Client Sign Offs

  • Receiving bids

  • Preparing Commercial Bid Summary and recommendation letter

  • Recommending and securing approvals in accordance with established procedures

  • Directing negotiations in the commitment of purchases, following review and approval of the proposed negotiating plan by the designated supervisor.

  • Preparing and committing orders

  • Preparing and maintaining control and status reporting documents

  • Managing subcontract preparation

  • Managing the subcontract approval process from and Bechtel and our project JV Partner, as well as Client sign off

  • Tender execution including Supplier selection and gaining Project and Client sign-off (pre-contact tendering activities to ensure that candidate supply solutions are competitive and both technically and commercially compliant)

  • 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.

  • Subcontract execution and post order management of subcontracts where agreed upfront (This will also be a QS activity with cross-overs on both instances). This would include the interface with the prime contract administrator.

  • Administers assigned contracts and purchase orders, performing the following functions:

  • Overseeing the execution of over-arching procurement strategy

  • Maintaining acquisition plan for specific area of responsibility

  • Establishing files and controls for all outgoing and incoming correspondence on each assigned contract or order

  • Monitoring Supplier performance for conformance to commercial terms.

  • Monitoring activities by Engineering and other in-house functions to ensure compliance with the order terms.

  • Initiating follow-up actions with the Supplier or in-house functional group to ensure performance in accordance with contract terms and conditions.

  • Informing or working with other project Procurement personnel as assigned to the administration of the order.

  • Analysing and distributing 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, Assurance, Project Management, Design Engineering, Construction Team, Planning, Commercial and the Client on all aspects of Supply Chain activities. Provides support and expertise to all business functions specific to area of responsibility and will be initial point of contact for all communications and dealings with external Supplier (providing a QS is not administering that particular subcontract)

  • 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 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.

  • Provides 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. Monitors billing for compliance.

Required Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 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 applicable commercial legislation, negotiation of contracted terms and conditions, and award of commitments.

  • Proficiency in the administration of commitments, monitoring supplier performance, back charge procedures, and the resolution of claims and disputes.

  • Skilled in working and communicating with other project functional groups, both orally and in writing.

  • Knowledge of international commercial conditions of buying as well as international suppliers.

Preferred Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Experience in the nuclear industry

  • Experience working with NEC3 contracts

  • Sellafield experience

  • A relevant qualification

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.