Senior Procurement Specialist

  • Posted on 27 February 2019
  • Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Closing on 29 March 2019

Job Description

Job Responsibilities

The Government of Nepal requested financial support from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to improve the East-West Highway (EWH) by addressing deterioration of road asset conditions, poor safety conditions and limited cross-border connectivity. The project involves preparation of feasibility studies and detailed engineering designs of three four-lane highways, major and minor bridges associated with the above roads, and road safety improvements. The scope involves performance of appropriate road condition surveys; engineering design, specifications, bill of quantities, cost estimates; economic analysis; and social and environmental assessment. The project work will also involve preparation of bidding documents for the improvement works.

The Senior Procurement Specialist conducts procurements, awards and administers subcontracts and purchase orders for project and indirect procurement.

A Senior Procurement Specialist performs project and/or indirect procurement of goods and services of basic to highest complexity, as directed by project management, in support of client projects, unit or corporate group needs by negotiating subcontracts, blanket purchase agreements or filling purchase orders. Ensures that all procurement is in compliance with government regulations, contractual terms (if applicable), company policies and procedures. Ensures subcontractors and vendors adhere to negotiated procurement contracts.

Performs vendor lifecycle management. Performs vendor onboarding including: supplier prequalification review (vendor risk analysis, etc.); obtaining required vendor credentials; reviewing vendor credentials. Manages vendor’s ongoing compliance with SLAs as well as other contractual requirements. Upon termination of vendor relationship, terminates vendor in vendor management system.

Coordinates with appropriate staff on the development of scopes of work, specifications, drawings and other requirements necessary for procurement packages; coordinates technical evaluations of competitive proposals with project management staff.

Assists project management staff in planning for required procurement support in proposals and contracts; Serves as a resource to staff on procurement, subcontract, and related issues.

Confers with appropriate staff on issues of subcontractor performance, vendor delivery, approval and payments of vendor invoices. Reviews the work of more junior staff and provides feedback and training

Job Requirements

The qualifications for the position are as follows:
–Bachelor’s Degree required and Master’s Degree preferred in Transportation Engineering, Highway Engineering, Contract Management or Construction Management
–20 years overall experience
–15 years in procurement and contract administration tasks associated with large civil infrastructure projects funded by multilateral banks or donors
–10 years of experience as a procurement specialist
–Experience in FIDIC documents
–Experience on a minimum of five road or similar infrastructure projects
–Experience on five projects of a similar nature (road projects).
–Experience in multiple geographic regions; preference for developing country environments
–Fluency in English required.

About the Organization

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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