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Procurement Specialist

  • Job reference: AE-000174
  • Sector: Energy, Nuclear
  • Location: Oak Ridge

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On joining the Atkins’ Nuclear business, you’ll be an integral part of a team specializing in taking on the most challenging engineering projects and opportunities from technical leadership to project management. Existing relationships with major clients offer us a stimulating variety of work within a team which is rapidly developing to meet the challenge of sustainable growth and innovation in the energy industry.

Atkins Nuclear Solutions US is currently seeking a Procurement Specialist to join the nuclear team in Oak Ridge, TN  

Job Description

Is responsible for identifying suppliers of off-the-shelf goods and services, selecting appropriate goods and services and negotiating their purchase and delivery to provide the company with “best value” procurements. May administer subcontracts to ensure fulfillment of contractual obligations. Defines requirements, assists in generating proposals, monitors performance, negotiates terms and conditions and ensures compliance with contract requirements, applicable commercial or government regulations.

Seeks “best value” suppliers of off-the-shelf goods and services (e.g., supplies, parts, equipment and maintenance) through market research, price quotes and other company approved methods.

Selects appropriate goods or services for purchase in response to an applicable purchase requisition, and negotiates the purchase and delivery of such goods or services.

Maintains accurate and complete procurement files of all goods and services purchased in accordance with EnergySolutions’ procurement policies and procedures.

Coordinates, develops and produces subcontract documentation such as subcontracts, agreements, modification task/delivery orders, solicitations, estimates, cost/price analyses, negotiation memorandums, justifications, determinations, special contract provisions, representations, certifications and correspondence.

Evaluates proposals and quotations, determines offer responsiveness, responsibility and eligibility for award and provides support for discussions and negotiations.

Responsible for maintaining subcontract files.

Responsible for monitoring and tracking supplier deliverables.

Reviews and processes purchase requisitions.

May have responsibility to ensure subcontract requirements are met, monitors cost status, assists in cost management and coordinates issue resolution with customers.

Negotiates terms and conditions with suppliers or subcontractors.

Ensures cost or price analyses are conducted and adequately documented to ensure fair and reasonable prices.

Closes out supplier or subcontracts.

May administer subcontracts of large scope and complexity.

Coordinates, develops and produces procurement documentation including acquisition plans, source selection plans and evaluation criteria, agreements, statements of work, data submittal requirements and proposal preparation instructions

Performs other duties as assigned.



Job Requirements

Ability to successfully make quick decisions and meet goals while working under severe time constraints

Demonstrated ability to be creative with a keen attention to detail

Strong written and verbal communication skills. Strong interpersonal and presentation skills.

Ability to work as a team member, and often stands out as leading efforts. Ability to work independently with little coaching.

Ability to adapt and work on varying assignments

Working knowledge of contract law and contract terms and conditions

Proficiency using Microsoft Office products, particularly Word and Excel

Basic knowledge of Oracle Applications preferred

Strong mathematical and analytical skills

Strong negotiation and conflict resolution skills


Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor's degree preferred

2 years of experience as a buyer

4 years of industry related experience

Experience in purchasing or subcontract administration services industry




Due to current law, and in conjunction with the advertised position’s scope of work, candidates that are Non-US citizens are required to be submitted for further approval to the NNSA before being considered for hiring purposes. In addition, any candidates with dual citizenship in the US and another country must undergo further review for approval by the NNSA. Proof of citizenship will be requested upon receipt of application/resume.

Atkins offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes: a competitive salary; a broad benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, disability, legal, hospitalization and other valuable voluntary options; generous time-off programs; flexible work schedules; 401(k) with employer match; professional and career development opportunities through our corporate university, as well as a highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program; and an unmatched culture focused on client-service, quality, and tireless pursuit of excellence in all we do. Atkins is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Atkins is a drug free workplace.

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