**Capital Equipment Procurement Associate-Solar**
Global Renewables Energy Leader seeks a Procurement Associate
Position: Procurement Associate
Type: Direct Hire
Pay: Based on experience
Location: Houston, TX
**Travel: up to 10%**
* Global Leader in wind farm, solar panel markets, and Energy Storage
* Top 3 in net installed capacity in the United States with 2,300 turbines producing 40 million hours
* A culture that is team-oriented, rewarding of good work, and focused on career development
* Growth exemplified by doubling wind-power production since 2009
The Procurement Associate – Solar and Energy Storage is responsible for all aspects of the solar farm and energy storage major equipment (modules, inverters, batteries, racking system) purchase process including market research, supplier analyses, selection strategy, final negotiation, and eventual contract hand-off to construction personnel to confirm all deliverables have been satisfied. Primary goal is to secure a competitive advantage for the company through solar equipment and technology procurement. The role will require a significant amount of interaction with key stakeholders throughout the company including executive level leadership.
+ Implement and lead competitive bid processes for major equipment for utility-scale solar energy projects
+ Gather input from the Construction, Engineering, and Operations teams to assist with negotiation and execution of equipment supply, installation, warranty, and maintenance
+ Assist Procurement management with the development of contracting strategies and processes that result in best value for the Company
+ Manage relationships with vendors including but not limited to identifying new market entrants, supplier qualification, technical proposal review, and commercial and contractual negotiations
+ Manage request for proposals and evaluate pricing proposals and term sheets for equipment supply
+ Secure competitive bids for the supply, transportation, and installation of major equipment
+ Assist with contract award review, analysis, and presentation of recommendation to executive level leadership
+ Collaborate closely with various departments including Energy Assessment, Solar Project Engineering, Operations, Investment Analysis, and Development for estimation, due diligence, and evaluations
+ Establish best-in-class project modeling tools including cost estimation and financial models with the end goal of identifying the most competitive technology and equipment for Company’s solar projects
+ Evaluate potential solar project acquisitions
+ Manage the technical due diligence process among different vendors
+ Benchmark and model various technology based on multiple performance attributes
+ Track the global and U.S. solar markets and monitor technological advances in the industry
+ Assess the manufacturing capability of suppliers and subcomponent manufacturers
+ Participate in the engineering, design, and construction review process
+ Schedule and prepare agendas for meetings between suppliers and other relevant team members
+ Additional duties as required **Minimum qualifications:**
+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
+ 3 - 5 years of progressively responsible technical, engineering, construction management, or heavy industry procurement experience. Experience in the solar industry required.
+ Proven skills in procurement, negotiation, basic accounting, and contract analysis
+ Proficient knowledge of full suite of Microsoft Office software; high proficiency in Excel required
+ **Behavioral requirements:**
+ Ability to understand or quickly learn necessary technical details
+ Excellent organizational skills including ability to organize and maintain a fluid administrative process
+ Strong technical and commercial analytical and quantitative skills
+ Strong business acumen and demonstrated project management skills
+ Ability to quickly come up to speed on all technical and commercial subjects related to solar projects through the full development life-cycle and transition to construction and operations
+ Ability to quickly understand the basics of a variety of subjects relating to renewable energy including civil and electrical engineering designs and detailed drawings along with transmission issues, taxes, finance, and energy sales
+ Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills
+ Ability to work productively with limited supervision
+ Strong time-management skills and ability to multi-task
+ Strong interest in environmental issues and renewable energy
+ Ability and willingness to travel and work extended hours as needed
+ **NO VISA SPONSORSHIP AVAILABLE IN CONJUNCTION WITH THIS POSITION** For fastest response, put your name and the job title in the subject heading:Last Name, First Name – Procurement AssociateContact: Christine AnadellEmail: Christine.Anadell@lutechresources.com
**Primary Location:** USA-Texas-Houston
**Employee Status:** Direct / Regular
**Job Posting:** Jan 18, 2019, 2:59:49 PM
**Req ID:** 1900703
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