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Project Procurement Officer



South Africa
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Project Procurement Officer

Posting date : 26/03/2024

Requisition ID : 25073

Project Procurement Officer


  • Accountable procurement member in industrial or EPC, large, medium or long term projects.
  • Steer all Procurement activities throughout the stages of the project in coordination with other members of the procurement team.
  • Be committed to achieving and improving overall project performance whilst steering any actions needed to reduce risk.


Define and adapt project Procurement plan and strategies

  • Draw up a list of requirements in collaboration with the Business and the buyers
  • Take CSR and Carbon Neutral/Zero targets into account
  • Define the procurement project management plan, strategies and procedures, in order to improve the competitive advantage of the business and up-grade them if necessary
  • Ensure early involvement, quality of service and performance contribution
  • Analyze Business objectives
  • Approve strategies proposed by other buyers , including Category Managers, relating to their parts of the project
  • Ensure the supplier/contractors evaluation in a place and make the supplier ready to be used/work with
  • Implement the shadow calculation and cost value engineer to ensure the level of competitiveness
  • Map risks and opportunities for the project through analysis of data and prepare mitigation strategies
  • Define negotiating tactics/directions, working with the project team
  • Control spend and build a culture of long-term saving on procurement costs
  • Develop medium/long term strategic partnerships with suppliers
  • Ensure the commercial, contract and material risk assessments are conducted and implement corrective action plans
  • Ensure Group rules and policies (internal and external) are applied throughout the Procurement process

Steer project Procurement and intervene at strategic points

  • Steer and coordinate Procurement for the whole project and take charge of the most strategic/difficult purchases.
  • Make sure the needs are challenged.
  • Identify and/or select suppliers who best meet the project requirements.
  • Oversee calls for tenders and conduct key negotiations.
  • Draw up the contract with the legal department.
  • Manage relationships with the most critical suppliers.
  • Deal with major (key) disputes.
  • Identify, prioritize, engage and work in a project mode with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Manage risks and opportunities.

Provide contractual, budgetary and regulatory supervision of the project on behalf of Procurement

  • Ensure all project procedures and applicable regulations are followed.
  • Control overall project procurement costs and issue warnings when required (exercise his / her right to intervene).
  • Ensure the contract is correctly implemented and understood by all parties involved.
  • Adapt Procurement activities to operational constraints.
  • Commit to achieving the Procurement financial and operational performance targets.

External (suppliers) and internal (project) intelligence

  • Identify innovative opportunities on the suppliers market.
  • Obtain technical and financial intelligence about current and potential suppliers in order to anticipate long-term consequences for the project.
  • Challenge the project's technical aspects in order to ensure suppliers products and services meet the customer's needs in the long-term.
  • Implement alternative Procurement strategies to avoid crises.


Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from a reputable university. A Master’s degree is a nice to have.
  • 5-10 years’ operational experience managing EPC and large contractors for industrial projects.
  • Experience in energy related projects is preferred.

Technical Knowledge

  • Strongly autonomous, possesses leadership and influential qualities.
  • Highly analytical and capable of leading complex procurement projects.
  • Experience in complex negotiation.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Experience in negotiation of construction contracts (FIDIC or similar).
  • Project Management experience, PMI or equivalent.
  • CIPS level 5 or more is a bonus.
  • Outstanding people leadership/management/ communication skills.

Business Understanding

  • Good understanding of negotiation and construction projects in the Middle East
  • Renewables, desalination, Power Plant knowledge is a plus


  • English

Location / travel

  • Location: Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa.
  • Some travel within GCC for projects.


  • Adheres to the Company Policies and Procedures.
  • Behaves in a professional and responsible way.
  • Lives the values of the Company.

ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd is committed to equality, employment equity, and diversity. In accordance with the employment equity plan of ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd and its employment equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited, to candidates from under-represented designated groups. ENGIE Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd reserves the right not to make an appointment to the posts as advertised. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply for positions.

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