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Energy Northwest Procurement Specialist III/II in Richland, Washington

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GENERAL SUMMARY

This position is responsible for procuring services and materials, including nuclear safety-related operational and spare parts, equipment, materials and supplies; identifying, tracking and maintaining the stock level of warehoused materials prior to use. The Procurement Specialist II is expected to perform independently, with supervisory involvement in moderate to complex actions and issues, to support Energy Northwest’s objectives for cost competitiveness, material condition, public confidence and stewardship through procurement practices that conform to the Revised Code of Washington, Executive Board Resolutions, company policies and procedures, and prudent business practices.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

Perform independently with appropriate discretion and judgment, typically with minimal direction/support or management involvement. Evaluate and procure services and materials, including nuclear safety-related operational and spare parts, equipment, materials and supplies. Includes processing and administering purchase requisitions, purchase orders, internal supply requests and contracts, applying quality, technical and commercial requirements, expediting materials, and customer contact and service. Also includes all activities associated with planning, development of purchasing/contracting strategies, maintaining market intelligence and performance management of suppliers of strategic materials and services.

Demonstrate skills in teamwork and communication to address and achieve resolution on critical procurement issues, both within Energy Northwest and with vendors/contractors. Provide advice and counsel to customers, peers, and management to ensure understanding of procurement strategies, and commercial and procurement actions.

Provide knowledge (e.g., technical/consulting services) and personal accountability to manage implementation, administration, and issue resolution of contracts/purchase orders and related subjects using prudent and ethical business practices, good judgment, and application of interpersonal and negotiating skills. Coordinate communication and evaluation with Quality Assurance, Engineering/Technical, Legal, Auditing, and Finance, as appropriate and prudent.

Conduct evaluation of bids and proposals sufficient to defend and justify award recommendation. Prepare clear, concise, and complete contract/purchase order documents, from pre-procurement through close-out phases. Maintain written records of pertinent activities, discussions, negotiations, contract changes, and correspondence to ensure Energy Northwest can demand and defend contractual rights.

Assist customers to assure thorough and complete preparation of scope of work and other electronic or written documents required for the procurement process. Author and generate contracts and purchase orders within delegated procurement authority. Close out contracts and purchase orders upon completion of all technical, commercial, and legal requirements.

Provide assistance/guidance to Procurement Specialists I & II.

Represent Supply Chain Services at various work-week meetings and other required meetings as needed.

Must participate on the Emergency Response Team (ERO) as designated, as well as represent Supply Chain Services in the Outage Command Center (OCC) as needed.

Must support the biennial refueling outage.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Level III: Requires a Bachelor’s degree and five years of experience in government, regulated, or nuclear procurement analysis, evaluation, negotiation and execution, and principles and techniques of procurement processes – OR – a high school diploma or GED and nine years of experience in government, regulated, or nuclear procurement analysis, evaluation, negotiation and execution, and principles and techniques of procurement processes.

Level II: Requires a Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in procurement analysis, evaluation, negotiation and execution, and principles and techniques of procurement processes – OR – a high school diploma or GED and seven years of experience in procurement analysis, evaluation, negotiation and execution, and principles and techniques of procurement processes.

Pay Range:

Level III Salary: $94,148 - $141,222

Midpoint: $117,685

Level II Salary: $81,862 - $122,792

Midpoint: $102,327

Typically, selected candidates are hired between the minimum and midpoint of the range, based on applicable experience and qualifications, market rate, internal equity, and budgetary allowances.

Offers will be negotiated based on each candidate's qualifications.

Incentive Compensation

This role is eligible to participate in our annual incentive plan. Incentives are earned based on employee performance against defined metrics and company goals.

Benefits

Energy Northwest (EN) offers a highly competitive and substantial benefits package which allows qualifying employees (and their families) to enroll in medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Other voluntary benefits may include flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, supplemental life insurances, credit monitoring, and identity theft insurance. EN offers three retirement programs to qualifying employees including a matching 401(k) deferred compensation plan, the Washington State Pension Plan (PERS), and a 457(b) savings plan. Qualifying employees will also accrue 160 hours of personal time per year and nine paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate due to race, color, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion, national origin, veteran status or on the basis of disability.

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