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Fluor Project Procurement Director in Farnborough, United Kingdom

Job Description:

Project Procurement Director

Based in Farnborough, Hampshire, Fluor Limited is the UK operating arm of Fluor Corporation, one of the world’s largest and most successful engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, maintenance and project management services companies. Fluor employs over 43,000 people globally and serves more than 4000 clients in over 100 countries.

From our Farnborough campus we execute world class projects for leading clients in the Oil and Gas, Petrochemical, Life Sciences, Advanced Manufacturing, Nuclear, Power, Mining, Industrial, Transportation, Telecommunications and Government sectors. Such projects range from early studies and conceptual designs to basic design/front-end engineering design packages (FEEDs), through to detailed design, engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction.

We are now looking to expand our Farnborough based Material Management group and have exciting career opportunities for those who can demonstrate that they have the technical ability and business acumen to help push Fluor’s continuous drive for excellence, and the personal attributes to be a significant contributor to the Fluor UK team.

The Role

Fluor Limited wishes to employ a world class project procurement leader with extensive experience of working within blue chip EPC contracting organisations for major international and national clients in the oil and gas industry.

The successful candidate’s leadership experience will have covered all aspect of procurement on major and complex FEED, EPCm, EPC and EPFC projects within the oil and gas industry including at least two major fixed price lump sum projects.

In addition to possessing exemplary EPC procurement execution skills, they will be charismatic leaders and expert communicators at all levels with a passion and drive for excellence.

The successful candidate will already have the capability and experience required to lead the procurement effort on demanding, complex, risk projects and proposals in the range $500 million to $multi-billion, confidently applying their extensive execution knowledge, commercial skills, market expertise and business acumen to develop and implement risk assessed procurement execution strategies that will deliver success across the complete project execution effort, from design through fabrication, construction and pre-commissioning, from project inception to job close out.

They will have demonstrably contributed to their employer’s bottom line by applying their leadership skills, expert commodity and market knowledge, innovative thinking and outstanding commercial capability to the procurement effort on major risk projects.

Successful candidates will possess the following:

Gravitas and presence – ability to stand their ground, make their point and win arguments using their intellect and experience, in challenging circumstances

An engaging personality

Emotional intelligence – the ability to read circumstances and respond appropriately

A high level of business acumen and commercial expertise

Strong knowledge and experience of prime contract flow-down and the appropriate application of terms and conditions, bank and performance guarantees, etc.

Good knowledge and experience of project funding implications, currency hedging and cash flow management

Extensive experience of supplier capability assessment and pre-qualification.

Extensive knowledge of major equipment and material fabrication processes

Excellent market and oil and gas industry commodity knowledge

Solid experience of supplier quality control

A sound understanding of the engineering, design and construction processes on EPC projects, their sequencing and deliverables and the key interfaces with procurement

An understanding of bulk material planning on multi-destination projects

Good understanding of logistics

Expertise in negotiation: developing negotiation strategy, leading and performing major negotiations.

The ability to see the big picture coupled with the knowledge to know when to drill down to test the detail

Outstanding team leadership and organisational skills

An excellent record of employee training and development

Unquestionable integrity

A quality and safety mind set.

As well as offering interesting job opportunities, a competitive salary, nine day fortnight, and a comprehensive benefits package, Fluor actively encourages career and personal development for its staff through a structured career development programme, in-house training, specialist development courses and mentoring. We have developed an industry recognised Knowledge Management system which provides access to our global expertise through an established platform for personal interaction and collaboration with other members of Fluor worldwide.

Due to the high volume of applications received, we are not able to respond to each individual applicant. Regrettably only those selected for interview will be contacted. We will, however, keep CV’s of interest on file for future consideration.

Job ID: 127293BR

City: Farnborough

State: Hampshire

Country: United Kingdom

We reserve the right to modify or revise the job descriptions in part or in its entirety. Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with governing law.

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.