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Procurement Specialist

R-053315
  1. Burnaby
  1. Clean power

Procurement Specialist

Why join us?

SNC-Lavalin provides cutting-edge engineering, procurement, construction and financing solutions to projects in more than 100 countries around the world. From the Canadian Arctic to the Southern African region and Australasia, our multicultural workforce is driven by a fierce pride in their work and a pioneering vision.

SNC-Lavalin is truly a global leader in its field and has been chosen to design and build some of the most prestigious projects in the world.

SNC-Lavalin's  Power, Grid & Industrial Solutions sector, is recruiting for an Intermediate level Procurement Specialist to join its commercial team in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

The key duties of the role are as follows:

  • To support specialist procurement functions within an Engineering, Procurement, Construction. Management (EPCM) mandate for a Crown Corporation in British Columba, BC.
  • To support general procurement functions across the Clean Power sector, working within Engineering, Procurement, Construction (EPC) and EPCM portfolios throughout North America.
  • The role is office based in Burnaby but may require travel to sites, supply chain and client offices, and related international travel as may be required from time to time.
  • The position reports functionally to a Clean Power Procurement Manager, and indirectly to Project Managers within EPC & EPCM environments.

How will you contribute to the team?

To perform this role successfully, the candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

  • Working within both internal and external client systems and processes, including automated workflows and approval chains.

  • Initiating, issuing and administering purchase orders and contracts through predetermined procedures.

  • Ensuring compliance with procurement requirements, policies and procedures.

  • Obtaining complete descriptions of items required and ensuring purchase and contract requisitions are properly authorized.

  • Developing Procurement Strategies, Contracting Plans, RFx packages, conformed contract documentation and other requests.

  • Soliciting competitive quotations, prices or tenders from potential suppliers.

  • Receiving and evaluating bids.

  • Preparing purchase recommendations.

  • Communicating with clients to secure approvals for purchase in accordance with established procedures.

  • Placing orders and maintaining all documents to monitor suppliers’ performance and conformance to commercial terms.

  • Interacting as required with the project team to monitor progress and review amendments, and assisting at post award meeting to ensure understanding between client and suppliers on all contractual matters.

  • Preparing formal amendments for approved changes and manage, prepare, issue and control request for changes.

  • Work collaboratively with the project team in the development of all procurement project related documentation.

  • Developing new sources of supply.

  • Developing inventory forecasts (trending).

  • Identifying problem areas and initiating or recommending corrective action through supervisor.

  • Makes routine decisions and recommendations within established guidelines and procedures.

  • Exercises some judgment in selecting which methods are applicable in any given situation.

  • Other administrative duties as required by the Clean Power procurement procedures.

What will you contribute?

  • High school graduate, preferably holding relevant college diploma, and at least (6) six years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of procurement functions preferably gained within a civil engineering or power industry contracting environment.

  • Demonstrable knowledge of the construction processes by which engineering projects are be undertaken.

  • Demonstrated ability in standard procurement  procedures and practices.

  • General understanding of public procurement processes and policies.

  • Developed knowledge of procurement processes, systems, techniques, sourcing strategy, supplier management and contract management.

  • Knowledge of and results in multi-step, structured category management or business improvement/planning processes.

  • Experienced in preparing and issuing reports and relevant documentation.

  • Comprehension of contractual Terms and Conditions in conjunction with established procurement policies.

  • Knowledge of import regulations an asset.

  • Exceptional verbal and written English language communication skills. Bilingual ability in French language an asset.

  • Ability to manage change and conflict.

  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritize workload and multi-task.

  • Ability to work independently, with minimum supervision.

  • Dedicated team player with well-developed interpersonal skills.

  • Well developed inter-personal and client-facing skills.

  • Working towards or attaining certification with relevant organizations such as IoSCM, APICS, PMAC or similar.

  • Knowledge of Project ERP systems (SAP, Oracle etc.).

  • Proficient in use of MS Office products such as, Outlook, Excel, Word & Powerpoint.

  • General understanding of Public Procurement, NWPTA, NAFTA.

What do we offer at SNC-Lavalin
At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.). 

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes 

  • Competitive salary 

  • Motivational financial package & flexible benefits 

  • Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes 

  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP).

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Minimum 3 weeks of vacation time

  • Learning and Development programs, training, career opportunities

The masculine gender is used only to simplify the wording.

Additional Information:

Successful applicants will be notified about SNC-Lavalin’s accommodation policies at the time the employment offer is extended, and the information will be shared with new personnel during the onboarding process.

At SNC-Lavalin, we seek to hire candidates with diverse characteristics, backgrounds and perspectives. We strongly believe that world-class talent makes no distinctions based on gender, ethnic or national origin, sexual identity and orientation, age, religion or disability, but enriches itself through these differences.  

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Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project management company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. https://www.snclavalin.com

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