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Engineer III/Sr - Nuclear Fuel Procurement

Responsibilities NUCLEAR FUEL PROCUREMENT ENGINEER III Independently provide technical engineering, economic and analytical support in the development of long-range nuclear fuel procurement forecasts and budgets. Share accountability with others to accomplish nuclear fuel acquisition strategies and goals by analyzing fuel market opportunities, investigating options and performing economic analyses. Develop, negotiate and manage contracts and contract revisions as a nuclear fuel buyer. Plan and conduct nuclear fuel RFP's, proposals and presentations. Has increasing responsibility for technical decisions and interpretations.  Provide limited technical guidance and leadership to others as needed. Ensure reliability and safe operations and propose economical solutions to be budgeted. Minimum Requirements  A 4-year bachelor degree in Engineering (engineering discipline specific to area of assignment) from an accredited college or university plus five (5) years experience in engineering positions of which one (1) year of experience shall be nuclear.  (Professional Engineers License not an acceptable equivalency for bachelor degree.)  Must possess comprehensive knowledge of energy analysis, engineering applications, business, and finance, working knowledge of applicable codes, standards, practices, and methods in the area of individual's discipline.  Must have good understanding of construction, operating and engineering practices; safety rules and company policies    Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications:  Experience in nuclear power, supply chain management, business law, contract management (including MLIS application), computer programming languages, Microsoft ACCESS. Demonstrated knowledge and abilities in contract language, economic and financial analysis techniques. Excellent human relation skills, communication skills both oral and written. Proficiency in Microsoft EXCEL. Nuclear requirement:  Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member.  Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage.  This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities.  These are a condition of employment at PVGS Major Accountabilities 1) Develops the nuclear fuel requirements forecast and annual budget for the Palo Verde nuclear fuel supply chain using advanced computer models. 2) Analyzes, prepares, negotiates and administers contracts as a nuclear fuel buyer for all aspects of the nuclear fuel supply chain including generating purchase orders, contract notices, reviewing invoices, and maintaining supplier relationships. 4) Supports generation accounting with determination of nuclear fuel expense and regulatory reporting requirements. 5) Ensures a secure supply of nuclear fuel by analyzing fuel market trends and opportunities and investigating options. 6) Maintains fuel supply data and remains cognizant of industry trends and contract options to obtain the lowest cost fuel that conforms to the risk management guidelines. 7) Evaluates complex nuclear fuel agreements to support contracting in the most economical manner that strengthens the company's competitive market position. Develops and implements the most current, creative and technically correct contract terms and conditions, thereby reducing the company's risk/liability. 8) Performs analysis of complex cost, inventory and regulatory issues related to nuclear fuel; provides recommendations and presentations to upper management, departments and Palo Verde Participants on fuel supply issues, including development of testimony for adjudication and rate cases in federal and state arenas. 9) Maintains control of fuel costs within authorized budget, providing accurate and complete fuel cost and usage information for official budgeting purposes 10) Develops and maintains strong working relationships with nuclear fuel suppliers and other nuclear fuel buyers in the industry, including the Palo Verde Participants. NUCLEAR FUEL PROCUREMENT ENGINEER SR Independently provide in-depth technical engineering, economic and analytical support in the development of long-range nuclear fuel procurement forecasts and budgets.  Share accountability with others to accomplish nuclear fuel acquisition strategies and goals by analyzing fuel market opportunities, investigating options and performing economic analyses. Develop, negotiate and manage contracts and contract revisions as a nuclear fuel buyer. Plan and conduct nuclear fuel RFP's, proposals and presentations. Has responsibility for technical decisions and interpretations. Coordinates, administers and provides technical direction to less experienced engineers. Ensure reliability and safe operations and propose economical solutions to be budgeted Minimum Requirements  A 4-year bachelor degree in Engineering (engineering discipline specific to area of assignment) from an accredited college or university plus eight (8) years experience in engineering positions of which three (3) years experience shall be nuclear.  (Professional Engineers License is not an acceptable equivalency for bachelor degree.)  Must possess in depth knowledge of energy analysis, engineering applications, business, and finance, applicable codes, standards practices and methods in the area of assigned discipline.  In-depth understanding of construction, operating and engineering practices safety rules and company policies. Preferred Special Skills, Knowledge or Qualifications:  Experience in nuclear power, supply chain management, business law, contract management (including MLIS application), computer programming languages, Microsoft ACCESS.  Demonstrated knowledge and abilities in contract language, economics and financial analysis techniques.  Excellent human relation skills, communication skills both oral and written. Proficiency in Microsoft EXCEL. Nuclear requirement: Any PVGS employee may be called upon to serve as a member of the Emergency Response Organization (ERO) and will be expected to fulfill their obligation as an ERO member.  Any PVGS employee may be called upon to support a refueling or short-notice outage.  This includes line roles and responsibilities as necessary to execute outage activities.  These are a condition of employment at PVGS.  Major Accountabilities 1) Develops the nuclear fuel requirements forecast and annual budget for the Palo Verde nuclear fuel supply chain using advanced computer models. 2) Analyzes, prepares, negotiates and administers contracts as a nuclear fuel buyer for all aspects of the nuclear fuel supply chain including generating purchase orders, contract notices, reviewing invoices, and maintaining supplier relationships. 4) Supports generation accounting with determination of nuclear fuel expense and regulatory reporting requirements. 5) Ensures a secure supply of nuclear fuel by analyzing fuel market trends and opportunities and investigating options. 6) Maintains fuel supply data and remains cognizant of industry trends and contract options to obtain the lowest cost fuel that conforms to the risk management guidelines. 7) Evaluates complex nuclear fuel agreements to support contracting in the most economical manner that strengthens the company's competitive market position.  Develops and implements the most current, creative and technically correct contract terms and conditions, thereby reducing the company's risk/liability. 8) Performs analysis of complex cost, inventory and regulatory issues related to nuclear fuel; provides recommendations and presentations to upper management, departments and Palo Verde Participants on fuel supply issues, including development of testimony for adjudication and rate cases in federal and state arenas. 9) Maintains control of fuel costs within authorized budget, providing accurate and complete fuel cost and usage information for official budgeting purposes 10) Develops and maintains strong working relationships with nuclear fuel suppliers and other nuclear fuel buyers in the industry, including the Palo Verde Participants. 11) Provides technical guidance and leadership to technically subordinate personnel. Job ID20180916
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
8 - 10 years

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