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Senior Procurement Specialist

Warrington, WRT, GB, WA3 6UT

Job ID:  60736

Senior Procurement Specialist 

Location: Warrington 

Bilfinger UK is a leading engineering and maintenance provider, supporting customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power & energy, utilities, renewables and food & beverage markets. We enhance the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs.

We have extensive experience in offshore and onshore facilities; specialising in asset management services throughout all life cycle phases from consulting, engineering, manufacturing, assembly, operations, maintenance, and decommissioning.

This commitment is delivered by an experienced and highly competent workforce of over 4,500 employees operating from 14 offices in strategic industrial hubs, upholding the highest standards of safety, compliance and quality.

The Role

This position will be required to fulfil and manage the procurement process of various major projects that Bilfinger currently has to deliver across industries including both the oil and gas and Nuclear. The candidate will be expected to manage the procurement process from cradle to grave and is therefore required to have substantial subcontracting experience.


Key Activities

  • Work within a cross-functional team (Procurement, Sales and Bid Team, Engineering, Quality, Legal and others as required) to lead the procurement process from cradle to grave on major projects.
  • Briefly the cradle to grave process to be managed consists of the following (non-exhaustive)
  • Pre-Contract award:
    • Assisting the Proposals team with procured items and subcontracts for work Bilfinger is bidding.  This includes flowing down the Clients head contract terms and conditions to ensure the supply chain price accordingly, and therefore minimise risk in any gaps between Client requirements and ultimately what the supply chain delivers.
    • Managing the tendering process in a timely manner, including commercial clarifications and liaising with others for technical and quality requirements.
    • Selecting and proposing the pricing and lead team information to be used by the Proposals Team.
  • Post Contract award:
    • Create package strategies dependent upon desired outcome, risks, drivers and tailor to suit.
    • Create and manage the Procurement Plan throughout the lifecycle of each project.
    • Work with the engineering team to ensure robust scopes of work packages are created, that ideally suit standards that our approved supply chain can offer.
    • Ensure all other requirements are included, for example quality, health and safety, project controls etc.
    • Perform full tender assessments to ensure the most economically advantageous tender is selected, managing the technical, quality, HSE elements also.
    • Negotiate the subcontracts that you had created at tender stage, ensuring all Flowdowns are agreed, including special conditions, amendments to contract, site conditions, works information, payment milestones, liabilities etc.
    • Organising kick off meetings and expediting requirements.
    • Strict adherence to Bilfinger SE Compliance requirements, leading, and defining its application to other department’s ways of working.
    • Manage Change Orders


Experience & Qualifications

  • Proven track record in a senior procurement role within a project environment, managing multiple subcontract packages of work simultaneously
  • Knowledge of procurement system SAP
  • Knowledge of forms of contract – NEC3&4, MF1, FIDIC, ICHEME among others
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical, control and instrumentation packages, general plant and equipment, site services, professional services and subcontract management / procurement thereof
  • Change management & continuous improvement
  • Working in a project team, under pressure to deliver against programme and below budget.


  • Membership of appropriate professional body, i.e. CIPS (essential)
  • Professional / post graduate Procurement or Management Qualification others
  • Engineering qualifications desirable, i.e. ONC, HNC, HND etc
  • The role requires 5+ years experience of creating, negotiating and managing NEC forms of subcontract.  Ideally experience of other forms of contract is also desireable, i.e. MF1, FIDIC, IChemE

If you wish to speak to a member of the recruitment team, please contact 01224 246246.


Engineering & Consultancy | Bilfinger UK Limited | Permanent | White-collar workers | Bachelor's degree | Procurement  

Job Segment: Procurement, Offshore Oil, Supply Chain, Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear, Operations, Energy, Engineering

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