Contract Specialist

BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, Inc.

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Idaho Falls, ID

Job Description

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Job Overview:

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

Contract Specialist - BWX Technologies, Inc. - Idaho Falls, ID

Job Summary:

The Contract Specialist is responsible for 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 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.

Job Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is responsible to:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Reviews supplier invoices to ensure charge and project cost assignments are correct.
  • 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.
  • 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 or a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience.

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 and other health and safety protocols. As such, all BWXT new hires will be required to adhere to applicable Company COVID-19 requirements within the workplace as a 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) and ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance which involves an extensive criminal and financial background investigation 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