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Contracts and Procurement Manager

Urban Grid Solar Projects, LLC

Houston, texas


Job Details

Full-time

6/10/2024


Full Job Description

Urban Grid, a leading independent power producer, facilitates a rapid and sustainable energy transition by developing high-quality renewable energy projects, fostering community partnerships, and serving as a good land steward. Our company is positioned to own and operate its facilities while cultivating a land management system that benefits farmers, communities, and the natural world through agrivoltaics. Urban Grid maintains a delivery-focused approach with the goal of being a good neighbor, corporate citizen, and trusted energy solutions partner. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, with teams situated strategically throughout the United States, Urban Grid has a long history of contributing to the clean energy economy. In addition to 940 megawatts currently under construction, we are actively developing a growing portfolio of more than 12,000 megawatts of solar PV and 7,000 megawatts of co-located and stand-alone energy storage. To learn more, please visit www.UrbanGridSolar.com.

 Urban Grid is a portfolio company of Brookfield. one of the world’s largest owners and operators of renewable power and climate transition assets.

Join a dynamic team committed to excellence and innovation who envision a future of energy independence using resilient, carbon-free generation. We offer competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, a hybrid work environment and the opportunity to make a significant impact in the rapidly evolving renewable energy industry.

Job Summary:

Urban Grid is seeking a Contracts and Procurement Manager to play a critical role in managing the procurement, contracting, and supply chain operations related to the development and construction of solar energy projects. You will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, contracting, and managing the procurement of solar equipment and materials, ensuring that projects are developed and executed efficiently and cost-effectively.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify, prescreen, and evaluate potential suppliers of solar equipment, including solar panels, inverters, mounting systems, and related materials.
  • Identify, prescreen, and evaluate potential suppliers of Engineer, Procure, and Construct (EPC) services for solar balance of system, substations, switchyards, and transmission and distribution lines.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers to ensure a reliable supply chain.
  • Lead the sourcing process from RFI to contracting execution.
  • Negotiate favorable terms and contracts with suppliers, including pricing, delivery schedules, and quality standards.
  • Analyze and manage the cost structure of solar projects, identifying opportunities for cost reduction and optimization.
  • Monitor market trends and pricing fluctuations in the solar industry.
  • Develop and implement strategies to minimize procurement costs while maintaining quality.
  • Implement quality control measures and protocols for incoming materials and equipment.
  • Resolve any quality issues with suppliers and work to continuously improve product quality.
  • Optimize the supply chain to reduce lead times and streamline the procurement process.
  • Ensure that all procurement activities comply with relevant laws and regulations, such as environmental standards and import/export requirements.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry regulations and certification requirements.
  • Prepare RFPs, coordinate bid schedules, and evaluate vendor proposals to determine cost-competitive pricing and identify cost-saving opportunities.
  • Manage and administer contracts, including contract administration, change management, and dispute resolution.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management, business, engineering, or a related field. A masters degree or relevant certification is a plus.
  • 5+ years of experience in procurement, supply chain management, or a related role, with a focus on solar energy projects.
  • In-depth knowledge of solar technologies, equipment, and industry trends.
  • Strong negotiation and vendor management skills.
  • Knowledge of procurement fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of Contract drafting principles.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Familiarity with project management principles and software including Procore.

Benefits

Urban Grid offers an exciting benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, health savings account, flexible spending account, company-paid life insurance and short-term disability, voluntary life, and long-term disability, paid parental leave, and a retirement plan with matching. Full-time position with a competitive compensation package, including bonus.

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