Purchasing Agent - Nuclear, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada (Job Has Expired)

Job Description
Position Overview Reporting to the Procurement Manager, the Purchasing Agent is responsible for the negotiation and purchase of various commodities, equipment, and services for sites and projects while ensuring that the best value is obtained and procurement processes are followed.Key Responsibilities
  • Primary responsibility is the negotiation and procurement of Nuclear material & components as well as Nuclear safety related materials & components primarily for use in Nuclear Power Plants in Canada or the USA with potential to expand abroad. This may include but not limited to: plate, structural steel, pipe, tubing, fittings, valves, weld consumables, electrical components & supplies, and personal protective wear.
  • Review of purchase requisitions and related documentation to ensure clarity and completeness with the description of materials, components or equipment, quantity, adherence to quality assurance requirements, proper authorization of funding, delivery requirements, & desired mode of transportation.
  • Preparation and issuance of Request for Quotation (RFQs) to qualified vendorsbased onAecons Approved Suppliers List (ASL)
  • Negotiation or providing assistance with the negotiation of best price, delivery, terms of payment and purchase conditions, tax exemptions, price escalation, and other factors impacting the supply of material or components.
  • Assisting the Procurement Manager to develop and implement detailed strategies for procurement, including cost reduction strategies to meet organizational goals and objectives.
  • Working with Aecon Operations personnel and supporting regional offices in obtaining materials required as needed.
  • Support estimating team with pricing at tendering stage.
  • Ensuring quality, reliability and responsiveness to operational needs which meet or exceed organizational expectations.
  • Logistics management including expediting for critical site deliveries.
  • Assisting the Procurement Manager with the development of project specific procurement plans as required.
  • Supplier and job site visits to assist Quality Department
  • Continually keep informed about new products and consumer trends
Required Knowledge & Skills
  • 5 to 10 years experience in the Nuclear Construction Industry in a procurement role.
  • Completion of Materials and Operations Management Program at the College or University Level an asset
  • Enrollment in or completion of PMACs Accreditation Program is preferred Microsoft Office Products
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage priorities is critical.
  • Good Interpersonal skills are essential
  • Customer service oriented
  • Working knowledge of Nuclear Codes & Standards as they relate to procurement activities, These may include but not be limited to: ASME Section III, ASME NCA-4000, ASME NQA-1, CSA N285.0, & CSA N286-05, CSA Z299 Series, 10CFR50 Appendix B, and 10CFR Part 21 requirements
  • Basic knowledge of other material or component codes and standards would be an asset. These may include but not be limited to: ASME Section II, ASTM, & CSA.
  • Good planning, decision making, negotiation and time management skills are essential
  • Knowledge of competitive trends & sales techniques.
  • Knowledge of SAP planning system would be an asset
  • Due to the nature of work conducted by Aecon, mandated nuclear export controls requirements must be met for employment
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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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