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Reference0213-7640
RecruiterHNTB
Industry SectorContracts, Procurement, Commercial jobs, Materials Engineer / Manager jobs, Other, Procurement Manager jobs in railway
SalaryNegotiable
LocationsRail jobs in USA, Railroad jobs New York
Contract TypePermanent
Date Posted04 March 2013

Job Description

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Overview:

An exciting opportunity on a dynamic team, involving procurement support for a broad array of federally-funded design, purchasing and construction activities. We are a century-old national transportation infrastructure firm that offers extensive design, engineering and planning services to federal, state and local public and private clients. To provide critical support services for program management assignments, we are seeking a Senior Procurement Specialist – Rail Services in our Metro NY Rail Systems Group, with main offices located in New York, NY.
Responsibilities:

Assist and support ongoing procurement activities as an extension of staff managing multiple consulting service, construction, and material purchasing initiatives to effectuate rapid, error-free procurements for small (USD 5M) design and construction projects and material purchases.
Develop complete bid packages, including General Provisions, Special Provisions, Specifications and Drawings, Bid Sheets, Scoring Rubrics, and all required federal procurement materials
Coordinate with operating departments at transit properties to ensure all operating and safety requirements are met in all solicitations and responses to same
Conduct pre-bid meetings, oral presentations, and bid openings as directed by the senior procurement officer for the target agency or his/her delegee
Coordinate as needed in the preparation of Board briefings and Board items for sponsored procurements requiring formal Board action
Participate creatively and strategically in defining design-bid-build and design-bid opportunities, and sizing bid packages of like or relatable projects
Keep the HNTB Program Manager informed of all procurement activities in accordance with the Master Schedule
Coordinate with the Master Scheduler to ensure procurement timelines are properly represented for each project
Advise the Program Manager of procurement procedural options to cure or mitigate schedule slippage
Coordinate with agency staff to ensure smooth hand-offs as procurements move through drafting, advertisement, award, contract management
Recommend approval/disapproval of proposed change orders
Coordinate response to Requests for Information, in accordance with the General Provisions

Basic Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in any related business or business management or administration, accounting, economics, engineering, or planning field at a minimum
Twenty (20) or more years of experience in procurement, at least 5 with public agencies or authorities
Experience with contract and material purchasing activities for commuter rail, subway, and light-rail systems preferred
Management of both professional service contracts, construction contracts, and parts purchasing
Familiarity with railroad operations, major component categories, work window requirements, operating protocols, safety training requirements, FRA rules, and related material a plus
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