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Procurement Manager-Solar

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 21/05/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Job Title: Procurement Manager-Solar
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary/Pay Rate: Competitive + bonus + 4 weeks' vacation + 6% matching 401K (no vesting period)
Job Location: Houston, TX *Relocation is available

Job Overview/Responsibilities
Responsible for all aspects of contracting process including market research, supplier analysis, selection strategy, final negotiation, and construction and operations turnover. Heavy interface with executive management and stakeholders.

* Create, implement, and manage competitive bid processes for all solar project Engineering, Environmental, Development, Design, Construction, Operations and Maintenance services required by EDPR NA, with total spend exceeding $100M annually
* Manage the execution of more than 50 contracts annually by incorporating numerous bidders throughout the RFP processes
* Work with Procurement teams on the development of contracting strategies and processes for tendering Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
* Develop and manage purchasing plans and strategies relating to development, construction, and operation of the company's solar farms
* Identify and qualify robust supplier database of national to local (state, county) contractors to support all services for new Solar projects
* Track the global and U.S. solar markets and monitor technological advances in the industry
* Serve as a key member in global solar working group and serve as an advisor to global solar procurement team members, focusing on EPC estimation capabilities across geographies.
* Maintain responsibility for bid evaluations, commercial and contractual negotiations, and contract approval prior to contract finalization
* Manage documentation, contracts, budgets, schedules, engineering and construction interfaces, project controls, project correspondence, and project reporting
* Organize and prepare agendas for meetings between suppliers and Procurement personnel
* Issue purchase orders
* Maintain effective communication with all team members
* Participate in the engineering, design, and construction review process
* Additional duties could be assigned

Required Education/Skills/Experience
* Bachelor's degree in related field
* Minimum of 10 years' experience in procurement, negotiation, basic accounting, and contract analysis
* Must have Solar EPC experience
* Must have experience with Balance of Plant (BOP) or EPC construction contracts
* Ability to understand all technical and commercial subjects related to solar projects through the full development life-cycle and transition to construction and operations
* Must have experience managing people/team
* Engineering or technical background is very helpful
* Proficient with MS Office suite

The Company:
About the company: This is an opportunity to grow with one of the world's top 5 renewable energy companies. Responsible for designing, developing, managing and operating renewable power plants that generate electricity. Over 1,300 employees globally, $1.5+ billion in revenue and listed as one of the best companies to work for in 2020!

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