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Procurement Specialist, Senior
Ref No.: 17-74518
Location: San Ramon, California
Start Date / End Date: 09/11/2017 to 01/11/2018
Job Summary:
Company:           Artech Information Systems LLC
Position:              Senior Procurement Specialist
Location:             San Ramon, CA
Duration:             5+ months contract (possible extension)

  • Takes ownership of vendor relationship.
  • Develops contract scopes, bid specifications and packages in accordance with the program schedule.
  • Performs sourcing function to process purchase orders for less than $100,000.
  • Thoroughly understands contract requirements and proposes contract template changes as required.
  • 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
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Engineering, Construction Management or related discipline.
  • Five (5) years of experience developing scopes of work and managing contracts for 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).
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related discipline
  • Certification such as one of the following or related: # Project Management Professional (PMP) # Program Management Professional (PgMP) # Certified Cost Engineer (CCE)
  • Seven (7) years of experience desired in a similar role writing, negotiating, and managing contracts, change orders, and developing bid forms and scopes of work for major heavy civil, pipeline, or industrial construction projects.
  • Experience in the development of project controls cost estimating and cost control, budget development and reporting, and record/document control
  • Experience with quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) regarding contract documents
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for gas pipeline construction such as Operator Qualification and Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing
  • Experience in construction project controls, cost estimating, and scheduling.
  • Experience in transmission pipeline construction
  • Comprehensive knowledge of budget and resource formulation of contracts, bids, agreements, and RFPs
  • 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.
  • Ability to compose, interpret, and negotiate contract language.
  • Ability to work effectively individually and in a collaborative environment
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Research and detail-oriented skills 
If you are interested in this position; please forward us a copy of your resume and let us know your best contact number and timings for further discussion.
Thanks & Regards,
Jainil Shah
Team Lead - Staffing

Artech Information Systems LLC
360 Mt. Kemble Avenue, Suite 2000 | Morristown, NJ 07960
Office: 973.507.7594 | Fax: 973.998.2599
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