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Colorado Springs Utilities Senior Procurement Specialist in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Senior Procurement Specialist

Job Type: Supply Chain/Procurement/Inventory Management

Pay Range $73,736 to $92,165

Location Colorado Springs, CO

Posting Close Date 6/21/21

Senior Procurement Specialist

Who We are... Our people are the heart and soul of Colorado Springs Utilities. That’s why we invest in our employees through a comprehensive benefit and wellness plan, generous vacation and sick time, tuition assistance, training and development opportunities, and a substantial pension (PERA) program. Come be a part of a team making a difference in the lives of our customers in a sought-after community.

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The Procurement Department of Colorado Springs Utilities is seeking to hire an enthusiastic and positive professional to join our team as Senior Procurement Specialist. As an integral member of the Procurement team, you will be able to put your sourcing, contracting, and negotiation skills to good use as you support Colorado Springs Utilities, a four-service utility that provides water, wastewater, electricity, and natural gas services to the growing Colorado Springs metropolitan area.

Key Areas of Focus:

  • Negotiating contracts for engineering, and construction, to include alternative delivery contracts, and professional services and consulting engagements in support of a wide range of projects with strategic impact, including enterprise-wide and customer-facing systems and programs

  • Mitigating organizational risk through the development of recommendations concerning the appropriate procurement strategy, timing, and impact of contracting, and purchasing functions in collaboration with strategic sourcing team members

  • Responsible for medium to high dollar and risk contracts; requiring a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and procurement skills to include analyzing a variety of standard contract requirements, provisions, and terms and conditions to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and municipal laws and regulations

  • Managing complex, high-dollar, high risk, and high visibility solicitations, and leading the sourcing process, working with stakeholders throughout the organization to ensure selection of best-value suppliers through fair and ethical solicitation practices; strictly adhering to public procurement policies and procedures

  • As a procurement subject matter expert, analyzing and interpreting complex contractual issues to develop and implement improvements in contracting, sourcing and procurement policies, processes, and legal practices to mitigate risk and resolve issues

  • Providing a high level of service by engaging with internal stakeholders through collaboration, training, and providing guidance regarding advanced sourcing, supplier management, and risk mitigation practices

Who you are... a team player, who thrives on variety in your work and is passionate about sourcing, contracting, and negotiations. Ideally, you will have a bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Contract Management, Purchasing Management, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will offer a wide variety of experience with all aspects of strategic sourcing, contracting, and negotiations for engineering and construction. We are most interested in your background with the following so be sure to highlight it on your application and/or resume:

  • Construction/Engineering sourcing and contract experience (current or previous)

  • Ability to develop clear, thorough statements of work, contractual language addressing engineering, alternative delivery construction, and key performance indicators

  • Familiarity with negotiation and management of complex Statements of Work, Task Orders, Change Orders, Amendments, and other contractual methods for the management of projects

  • Municipal (local or state) procurement policies and best practices

What this position will offer you.. .the ability to work with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders on diverse projects in support of Colorado Springs Utilities’ needs. In joining our Procurement team, you will be genuinely challenged with engaging work while helping to provide safe, reliable, competitively priced utility services to the citizen owners of Colorado Springs.

What a career at Colorado Springs Utilities can offer you…

  • At Colorado Springs Utilities, we are committed to living our values of Safety, People, Trust, Responsibility, Collaboration, and Continuous Improvement. In addition to a great location and dynamic work, we offer competitive pay, excellent benefits, and generous time off, all while working in the shadow of beautiful Pikes Peak.

  • We are a diverse team of professionals who take pride in delivering exceptional service to our community through new and innovative technologies.

  • We understand employees have competing priorities. That is why we have created an environment that embraces teamwork and flexibility.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities offers a comprehensive benefits program to help you and your family protect your health and financial security.

  • Medical – Select from three medical plans including a Health Savings Account compatible plan

  • Voluntary Wellness Program – Earn incentives, gift cards, and gym membership reimbursements

  • Dental – Select from two plans including orthodontia coverage

  • Vision Insurance – Voluntary plan covering a full range of vision care services

  • Health Savings Accounts – Tax-advantaged savings account used for healthcare expenses

  • Flexible Spending Accounts – Tax-advantaged spending accounts for healthcare and/or dependent daycare expenses

  • Disability Insurance –Short-Term and Long-Term coverage provides income replacement for illness or injury

  • Life Insurance – Term life coverage with the option to purchase supplemental coverage

  • Paid Time Off – vacation, personal leave, sick leave, holidays, jury and bereavement

  • Vacation Buy – Purchase additional vacation time

  • Pension – Colorado PERA retirement plan funded by both employees and the organization.

  • Retirement Saving Programs - Supplement your pension with PERA 401(k) or PERA Roth 401(k), ICMA Roth IRA, ICMA 457 or 457 Roth plan

  • Educational Assistance – Financial assistance for qualifying courses

  • Additional Benefits - Employee Assistance Program, and Long-Term Care Insurance


  • Colorado Springs Utilities is considered an essential business delivering critical services to our community. If selected for an interview, we may leverage remote technology solutions including the enhanced use of email, telephone, and video solutions as part of the hiring process where possible.

  • All postings will close at 11:59 pm on the Posting Close Date. Candidates must apply for the position prior to this date and time. If the Posting Close Date is blank, the position will remain open until filled .

  • Starting pay will be determined at the time of offer based on the experience, education, and training of the successful candidate.

  • Colorado Springs Utilities does not sponsor work visas of any kind (including but not limited to F-1, H-1B, or TN visas). Eligible applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.

Colorado Springs Utilities is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Our differences make us richer. Learning and growing from one another makes us more than what we were. We want our workforce to be as diverse as our business and recognize the limitless benefits of this commitment. Our desire is to have the organization reflect the diversity of the Pikes Peak Region. As an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, it is our commitment that no person shall be unlawfully discriminated against because of race, color, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, religious convictions, veteran status, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Affirmative Action is Colorado Springs Utilities’ effort to ensure positive steps are taken to have a representative workforce reflective of the relevant available labor force.

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Job Type: Supply Chain/Procurement/Inventory Management