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[Procurement Engineer] Principal Engineer - SRNS #729490

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Longenecker & Associates (L&A) seeks a motivated Principal Engineer to contribute to our mission supporting our work at Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) in Aiken, SC.

L&A is a woman-owned small business and trusted partner enabling critical missions across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) complex for more than 30 years. We contribute to DOE’s nuclear security and environmental remediation enterprise by providing the highest-caliber staff and experts.

L&A is unconditionally committed to mission success and the well-being of employees, the nation and the environment. Our team members are passionate about building a healthier environment for generations to come. We are a community that interfaces and effectively communicates with all levels of management and government. If you have a passion for excellence, seek opportunities to engage in mission critical work, and consistently exceed expectations, apply now to join our professional family.

The Principal Engineer will be expected to perform Supply Chain Management functions at a top professional level. The successful candidate will be able to manage and plan with the following functional areas: Acquisition Services and Inventory, Site Construction Material Schedules, Supplier Manufacturing, Warehouse Operations, Technical Services and Project Management. The role of the Principal Engineer is to ensure Glovebox manufacturing at optimum capacity to achieve excellent customer service at the Savannah River Site. The Procurement Engineer is responsible for:

• Taking actions to ensure safety, security, and disciplined execution of Glovebox work are top priorities. Obtain safety training, make safety an integral part of work.
• Managing work in a manner that helps to drive quality (compliance/standardization), speed (cycle time), and efficiency (process improvements) to ensure all Gloveboxes are delivered on-time meeting all requirements.
• Ensuring Glovebox excellence, deliver results (be accountable to customers/meet objectives and targets), energize and recognize teams (build strong talent/recognize outstanding efforts), and build relationships (communicate transparently/provide excellent customer service).
• Actively participate in SCM’s processes to ensure all Glovebox stakeholders are engaged and provide needed data for Glovebox manufacturing success.
• Identify and implement Glovebox Value Stream continuous improvements.
• Performing cross functional senior program level coordination to help facilitate effective Glovebox operations. This coordination may include warehouse, property, purchasing, quality, Glovebox manufacturers, etc. The SCM Procurement Engineer will have periodic management oversight of assigned projects for each Glovebox type. This person will provide overall Glovebox leadership to ensure company goals are met.
• Obtain/Maintain proficiency on company designated systems/applications for managing Glovebox work.
• Provide feedback to SCM managers in quarterly Glovebox performance reviews and/or as needed to ensure issues are addressed timely.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s/master’s degree in SCM, Engineering, Quality, Project Management, or related field or in lieu of education, 10-15 years’ experience in related field

Ability to coordinate, interface and communicate with management, engineering, facility, operations, quality assurance, Glovebox Manufacturers, and test personnel.
Ability to effectively work in partnership with peers, Design Authority Engineers, Procurement, Quality Assurance, Glovebox Manufacturers, and Test organizations
Experience with computers and software to support Glovebox duties: Word, Excel, Power Point, and other software and tools as needed to ensure Gloveboxes are purchased, manufactured, and delivered on-time
Candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE “Q” security clearance
US Citizen

Experience implementing process improvements, supplier management experience, and experience working with cross-functional teams
Ability to analyze complex operations, identify solutions and implement/track projects to successful closure including good organizational skills.
Proficiency, experience, and knowledge with procurement acquisition processes and project management
LEAN/Six Sigma certification with experience planning and implementing LEAN/Sigma process improvement projects for Gloveboxes.
Ability to communicate clear, concise, and accurate reports, evaluations, documents, procedures, reviews, comment resolutions, email and oral presentations
Ability to provide peer engineer and project management mentoring, feedback, and development.
Materials management experience
Experience resolving supply chain and manufacturing issues

Savannah River Site
Aiken, SC
Position will be primarily performed at SRS and various off-site locations as needed.

The Savannah River Site (SRS), a 310 square mile (198,046 acres) Department of Energy site, is located in the sand-hills region of South Carolina. It encompasses parts of Aiken, Barnwell and Allendale counties and is bordered on the west by the Savannah River and Georgia. SRS is close to several cities, including Augusta, Georgia and Columbia, South Carolina. It is also within a few hours of Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston, Greenville and Charlotte.

Successful candidates will be able to perform the essential functions of the job with reasonable accommodation. This job posting reflects management’s assignment of essential functions and the descriptions listed do not restrict management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

The work schedule will be a nominal 40-hour work week but can be part-time or with interruption between on-site requirements dependent on the support requirements necessary for the project. It is estimated that each standard year will consist of two-thousand and eighty hours. Ability to work a schedule that includes weekend days.

As an L&A employee, you will be eligible for a competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including healthcare (medical and dental), 401K plan, and paid time off. We believe in investing in our employees beyond compensation and as an L&A employee, you will have access to in-house training, career pathing, mentoring, award programs, tuition reimbursement and much more.

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