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Procurement Specialist, Senior
Ref No.: 17-17939
Location: San Ramon, California
Start Date: 07/12/2017
 Qualifications:
Manager is looking to fill 4-5 positions, so you are able to submit up to 8 candidates at this time. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Engineering, Construction Management or related discipline. Five (5) years of experience in a similar role managing contracts for major heavy civil, pipeline, or industrial construction projects• Comprehensive knowledge and experience of managing complex contract(s) and contract negotiations. • In-depth understanding of PG&E's business as well as the customer's business. • Possess and demonstrate a full working knowledge of contract negotiations and contract management. • Makes decisions without delay despite ambiguous information, absence of clear direction or lack of consensus, and promotes solution buy-in from stakeholders. • Knowledge and understanding of federal, state, regulatory, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, agencies, and issues impacting (past, present, and future) gas operations within the utility industry. • Prioritizes workload independently based on department priorities and goals. • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). • Proficiency with information systems and applications (e.g. Unifier, SRM, Ariba, SAP, scheduling software). 

Responsibilities: 
• Takes ownership of vendor relationship. • Thoroughly understands contract requirements and proposes contract template changes as required. • Consults on the development of contracts, bids, agreements, and request for proposals (RFPs), working with Contract Specialists and key stakeholders. • Performs contract onboarding including contract terms validation, internal mobilization and supplier mobilization. • Prepares and delivers contract status reporting. • Negotiates change order terms within contracts, bids, and agreements. • Performs contract audits and drives implementation of lessons learned. • Performs analysis of contracts and identifies solutions to mitigate and/or minimize vulnerabilities. • Resolves disputes with vendor on contract interpretation with little or no guidance • Provides coaching and training to less experienced contract managers 

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