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Senior Buyer

Assignment Description

The Senior Buyer is an integral part of a dynamic team. You will execute procurement and subcontracting activities from creation and approval of bid lists all the way through arrival of equipment at job site (Squamish). The successful candidate reports directly to the Procurement and Subcontracts Manager and will play an essential part in supporting the company’s engineering and senior management team through the construction phase of the project.

Key Responsibilities:

The Senior Buyer will provide for the effective execution of procurement activities such as:

  • Assist with the setup of the project procurement processes, procedures, templates, systems and reporting.
  • Conduct procurement activities aligned with budget, schedule, quality, cost, etc. 
  • Coordinates with internal project stakeholders to ensure the timely review and approval of all procurement documentation, purchase orders and agreements.
  • Execute Company procurement activities.
  • Ensure goods are contracted at competitive prices, while maintaining quality standards and schedules.
  • Review RFP, bid recommendations and POs including terms and conditions, cost, schedule, inspection, expediting, buy downs, etc. to meet project requirements.
  • Ensure effective communication of project procurement activities to the project team (purchasing, logistics, quality control surveillance, supplier quality, trade compliance, expediting, etc.).
  • Maintain project budget information for procurement activities and reports same to management.
  • Efficiently monitor, report and present key project performance indicators and procurement statistics to PMT Leadership; highlight any supplier and procurement activities that impact the project including both opportunities and/or potential risks.
  • Evaluate and advises the Procurement and Subcontracts Manager regarding any procurement change orders and claims.
  • Lead Company reviews and approvals of RFPs, commercial bid tabulations, purchase recommendations and purchase orders ensuring compliance with the project procurement plan, budget, schedule and cost.
  • Identify, resolve and mitigate any issues relating to contractors and suppliers performance while ensuring a positive working relationships.
  • Ensure that all supply chain activities within the area of responsibility are carried out in accordance to RGE Core Values, Ethics Policy, and the Supply Chain Code of Conduct.

Qualifications Required

Required Experience: 

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Business or a related field from an accredited university.
  • Legally authorized to work in USA - position is based in Houston, TX.
  • 15 + years’ procurement experience in major capital projects in the petroleum (oil & gas) industry.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience representing the operating company
  • Prior LNG experience highly desired.
  • Strong competence across multiple Supply Chain Management functional areas (procurement, logistics, warehousing, etc.).
  • Experienced in issuing correspondence, assessing changes and claims, analysis of progress and processing of invoices.
  • Experienced in full cycle contracting and procurement - tendering, tender evaluation, clarification, negotiation, formation and execution through to completion and close out.
  • Demonstrated ability for development of reports for and presentations to management.
  • Expertise with a variety of computer programs (e.g. MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated interpersonal/teambuilding skills.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to build relationships quickly in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural, and multi-company environments.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks and changing priorities within tight time frames.

Additional Requirements:

  • Willing to see the project through long term.
  • Will be hired for the Contractors office located in the Energy Corridor of West Houston, TX, for the EPC phase of the project.
  • Experience working with large multi-disciplinary teams, EPC contractors in a multicultural environmental is an asset. 
  • Communication/interpersonal skills – to be able to interact with front line workers through to management and all hierarchical levels. 
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple tasks and changing priorities within tight time frames.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Motivated and willing to take ownership of tasks.
  • Energetic in pursuit of continuous improvement processes




Squamish, Canada

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Melissa Macklin

Houston, TX


Midstream Company



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02 Mar 2023