React Jobs - Capital Equipment Procurement Associate-Solar/Wind, 784

at Lutech Resources Inc.
Location Houston, TX
Date Posted May 20, 2019
Category Default
Job Type Full-time


Global Renewables Energy Leader seeks a Capital Equipment Procurement Associate


Position: Capital Equipment Procurement Associate

Type: Direct Hire

Pay: Based on experience

Location: Houston, TX

Travel: up to 10%

Company Profile

      Global Leader in wind farm, solar panel markets, and Energy Storage

      Top 3 in net installed capacity in the United States with 2,300 turbines producing 40 million hours of operational history

      A culture that is team-oriented, rewarding of good work, and focused on career development

      Growth exemplified by doubling wind-power production since 2009


The Capital Equipment Procurement Associate – Solar and Energy Storage is responsible for all aspects of the solar farm and energy storage major equipment (Wind Turbines, PV Modules, inverters, batteries, racking system) purchase process including market research, supplier analyses, selection strategy, final negotiation, and eventual contract hand-off to construction personnel to confirm all deliverables have been satisfied. Primary goal is to secure a competitive advantage for the company through solar equipment and technology procurement. The role will require a significant amount of interaction with key stakeholders throughout the company including executive level leadership.

Main accountabilities:

  • Implement and lead competitive bid processes for major equipment for utility-scale solar energy projects

  • Gather input from the Construction, Engineering, and Operations teams to assist with negotiation and execution of equipment supply, installation, warranty, and maintenance

  • Assist Procurement management with the development of contracting strategies and processes that result in best value for the Company

  • Manage relationships with vendors including but not limited to identifying new market entrants, supplier qualification, technical proposal review, and commercial and contractual negotiations

  • Manage request for proposals and evaluate pricing proposals and term sheets for equipment supply

  • Secure competitive bids for the supply, transportation, and installation of major equipment

  • Assist with contract award review, analysis, and presentation of recommendation to executive level leadership

  • Collaborate closely with various departments including Energy Assessment, Solar Project Engineering, Operations, Investment Analysis, and Development for estimation, due diligence, and evaluations

  • Establish best-in-class project modeling tools including cost estimation and financial models with the end goal of identifying the most competitive technology and equipment for Company’s solar projects

  • Evaluate potential solar project acquisitions

  • Manage the technical due diligence process among different vendors

  • Benchmark and model various technology based on multiple performance attributes

  • Track the global and U.S. solar markets and monitor technological advances in the industry

  • Assess the manufacturing capability of suppliers and subcomponent manufacturers

  • Participate in the engineering, design, and construction review process

  • Schedule and prepare agendas for meetings between suppliers and other relevant team members

  • Additional duties as required