Job Description

Are you looking for an exciting job where you can put your skills and talents to work at a company you can feel proud to be a part of? Do you want a workplace that will challenge you and offer you opportunities to learn and grow?  A  position at Xcel Energy could be just what you’re looking for.

Position Summary

Lead, develop, and execute large-scale engineering, procurement, & construction (EPC), engineered equipment, and construction services contract project sourcing strategies aligned with business stakeholder priorities. Utilize construction project contract expertise to procure construct EPC/turnkey contracts. Implement strategies to achieve project savings targets. Develop strategies and negotiate commercial terms and contracts with suppliers. Manage risk mitigation and post award contract management plans, including KPIs and supplier reviews to optimize successful project execution.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Execute contracting and procurement strategy/tactics for large-scale capital projects, sourcing for high value, complex goods and services. Develop should cost models and project justifications. Lead the process to define technical bid requirements, specifications, and specialized terms & conditions. Execute bidding events. Lead bid evaluation teams to analyze proposals and award business. Coordinate with Category Management to leverage scale for recurring purchase opportunities and value capture.
  • Apply expert contract knowledge, diligence, and integration of all contract components to ensure efficient project delivery management. Lead the development, refinement, and application of the project delivery contracting strategy for assigned projects. Ensure invoices have proper supporting documentation and payment is not in excess of materials delivered or value of work completed. Manage contractor training and compliance with corporate policies and procedures.
  • Negotiate contracts representing company interests in purchases associated with large-scale capital projects. Analyze, verify, and negotiate modifications, changes, or additional work orders that were not part of the original contract or purchase scope. Resolve disputes and contract adjustments with critical suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Create and manage project plans for sourcing goods and services. Integrate sourcing and business project plans to develop enterprise-wide standardization of technology and equipment specifications. Deepen relationships with stakeholders and communicate sourcing project status. Execute post award contract management plans, including KPI development. Review with suppliers that contractor commitments and progress milestones are tracked in accordance with contractual terms & conditions and full project value is achieved.
  • Lead post award contract management plans. Manage supplier performance to ensure commitments and progress milestones are met. Collaborate with Category Managers to support project needs in alignment with category strategies. Manage critical supplier relationships.
  • Develop and lead capital project risk management strategies. Apply expert contract law knowledge to administer project contract agreements and contractual forms. Manage contract risk and assemble documentation to obtain project specific insurance. Limit company liability by ensuring proper documentation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Construction Management, Business, or related technical/analytical field.
  • MBA and Certified Professional in Supply Chain Management (CPSM) or other supply chain certification strongly preferred.
  • Requires eight years of purchasing, sourcing, or logistics experience.
  • Project management experience required.
  • Expert contract knowledge, negotiation and project management skills required.
  • Requires advanced expertise in sourcing and supply chain management principles.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and significant experience with purchasing and sourcing systems is required.
  • Must be results-oriented and customer focused.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship, and presentation skills are required. Up to 20% travel; driver's license required.

Salary range is $127,000-$150,000

As a leading combination electricity and natural gas energy company, Xcel Energy offers a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity and 1.9 million natural gas customers across eight Western and Midwestern states. At Xcel Energy, we strive to be the preferred and trusted provider of the energy our customers need. If you’re ready to be a part of something big, we invite you to join our team.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

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Benefit plans are subject to change and Xcel Energy has the right to end, suspend, or amend any of its plans, at any time, in whole or in part.

Deadline to Apply: 06/20/24

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