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Procurement Specialist

Date: Nov 21, 2021

Location: Idaho Falls, ID, US

Company: BWX Technologies

At BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: BWXT), we are People Strong, Innovation Driven. Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWXT provides safe and effective nuclear solutions for national security, clean energy, environmental remediation, nuclear medicine and space exploration. With approximately 6,400 employees, BWXT has 12 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. We are the sole manufacturer of naval nuclear reactors for U.S. submarines and aircraft carriers. Our company supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry across four continents. Our joint ventures provide environmental remediation and nuclear operations management at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. BWXT’s technology is driving advances in medical radioisotope production in North America and microreactors for various defense and space applications. Follow us on Twitter at @BWXTech and learn more at




BWSR is the Radiological, Environmental and Construction sub-contractor at the Naval Reactors Facility in Idaho Falls, ID and performs characterization and remediation of work areas to support building construction and equipment installation, system upgrades, and repairs on systems and infrastructure in radiological and non-radiological areas.


Procurement Specialist – Technical Services Group (TSG) – BWSR, Idaho Falls, ID 




The Procurement Specialist is responsible for complex procurement actions, including vendor sourcing, solicitation, proposal evaluation, delivery, closeout, and all associated aspects of the procurement process; contract oversight to ensure all applicable contract requirements, BWXT corporate policies and Federal Acquisition Regulations are appropriately applied to procurement actions; overseeing and tracking the purchasing of materials and services to ensure all project needs and timelines are met; auditing the receiving / receipt controls of materials; auditing material stores inventories; establishing purchase orders / purchasing agreements with vendors through BWXT Corporate Procurement; validating on a monthly basis that all charges against purchase orders are authorized and valid; tracking the remaining values on vendor purchase orders and recommending / coordinating purchase order value augmentation when appropriate; auditing Purchase Card reconciliations monthly; and drafting Approval Requests (AR) to the customer for procurements as required by BWSR procurement procedures and the BWSR-Idaho contract.




The successful candidate is responsible to:


  • Provide acquisition support for the issuance of subcontracts of varying size and complexity.
  • Establishes purchase orders/purchasing agreements with vendors through BWXT Corporate Procurement.
  • Oversee and track the purchasing of materials and services, ensuring all project needs and timelines are met.
  • Audits the receiving / receipt controls of materials.
  • Audits material stores inventories.
  • Validates on a monthly basis that all charges against purchase orders are authorized and valid.
  • Tracks the remaining values on vendor purchase orders and recommends / coordinates purchase order value augmentation when appropriate.
  • Audits Purchase Card reconciliations monthly.
  • Drafts Approval Requests (AR) to the customer for procurements as required by BWSR and BWSR-Idaho procurement procedures, and the BWSR-Idaho contract.
  • Develops data and submits Material Control and Procurement performance assessments to the Lead Project Manager and Site Manager.
  • Reviews supplier and corporate invoices to ensure charge and project cost assignments are correct.
  • Reviews all corporate invoices prior to delivery to the customer to ensure material procurements are authorized and accurate.
  • Inventories all accountable, sensitive, and administratively controlled materials and equipment and submits required reports in accordance with BWSR, BWSR-Idaho, and customer requirements.
  • Ensures all BWSR-Idaho procurements meet BWSR, BWSR-Idaho, and customer requirements, to include requirements for competitive sourcing and/or sole source or single source justifications and approvals.
  • Consults with BWSR, LLC and BWXT Corporate experts to ensure purchases “conform to good Commercial and Government procurement practices and requirements”.
  • Quickly gains and maintains expertise in customer, BWSR, BWSR-Idaho, and BWXT Corporate procurement, Purchase Card, and material control procedures and requirements.
  • Helps the Department Manager prioritize the daily work efforts of his Logistics Support/Procurement Agent staff.





Minimum Qualifications:


  • Solid foundation and experience in budgeting, accounting, and/or inventory controls.
  • Should be familiar with purchasing and accounts payable systems and procedures.
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) required. Proficiency in MS Access database software.  Ability to use various inventory management and material procurement, processing systems.
  • Must be able to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy “L” security clearance.
  • Able to complete and maintain all training and qualifications required for the position.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by management.


Education and Experience Required:

  • Associate’s Degree or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school, or a minimum of 5 years’ experience in contract management, procurement and/or material management.




As a federal government contractor, BWX Technologies, Inc. and any subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities (“BWXT” or the “Company”) complies with all federal, state, and local laws and customer requirements regarding COVID-19 safety protocols, including, but not limited to, any applicable COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing requirements.  In accordance with current and anticipated federal contractor COVID-19 vaccination requirements, BWXT has implemented a policy that all U.S. employees, including new hires, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 for those under a current federal contract mandate, and January 3, 2022 for all others.  This means that any existing BWXT employees and new hires, whether working at a customer site, working remotely, or working in a BWXT facility, will be required to adhere to applicable COVID-19 requirements and will be required to show proof of vaccination as a condition of employment.  Requests for a reasonable accommodation will be reviewed and assessed pursuant to applicable law and Company policy.  Please speak with your BWXT Talent Acquisition Representative to determine which deadline will apply to the work location assigned to the job you are seeking and whether you can satisfy this condition of employment.


Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. Position requires U.S. citizenship with (no dual citizenship) ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation, drug test and previous employment reference verifications.


BWXT supports diversity and is committed to the concept of Equal Employment Opportunity. We have established procedures to ensure that all personnel actions such as recruitment, compensation, career development, benefits, company-sponsored training and social recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Idaho
Nearest Secondary Market: Idaho Falls

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