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Construction Procurement Specialist

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Promote a high degree of professionalism in purchasing activities. Minimize risks to PPPL and the government, while meeting Procurement objectives, safeguarding Laboratory policies, and maintaining effective relationships.


The Procurement Specialist III is responsible for cradle-to-grave administration of commercial and non-commercial “moderate” risk acquisitions.
- Utilizes independent problem-solving techniques and skills, including managing procurement-requestor meetings to minimize procurement risk and promote value of the procurement process
- Supports acquisition pre-award support including: SOWs, Acquisition Strategy Support, Cost Estimates, Market Research, RFPs/RFQs, Source Selection, and other miscellaneous pre-award documentation
- Purchasing Card (P-Card) program
- Seeks quality goods/services at fair and reasonable prices to meet the Laboratory’s needs
- Manages supplier relationships
- Negotiates and awards purchase orders
- Maintains excellent file documentation, standard format and record retention consistent with Procurement manual for all procurements
- Engages in post-award administration

The PS III participates in special projects as assigned by the Procurement Director and assumes the authority fully commensurate with assigned duties and responsibilities.


Education and Experience
Required Experience: Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a Procurement Specialist (or equivalent) in a Federal purchasing/procurement environment; Construction experience; demonstrate experience with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and other applicable government regulations; Bachelor’s Degree in related field preferred; Preferred Experience: Experience within construction, facilities, aerospace or Federal Government procurement; Relevant business experience with progressively increasing responsibilities; Experience with CM/GC contracts

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (including unique software/hardware requirements)
- Knowledge of federally funded procurements, FAR, DEAR, and Uniform Commercial Code is required.
- Ample experience in all aspects of Federal file documentation to include market research, source selection, cost/price analysis, negotiating in accordance with relevant procurement regulations and best practices.
- Knowledge of computer-based procurement systems; demonstrated skills using various software,
- Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Other strongly desired skills and traits include: Excellent verbal and written communications; results-oriented, self-motivated, independent decision-making and problem-solving, negotiation skills; and outstanding prioritization and multi-tasking skills.

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