Senior SCM Engineer

First Energy

SCM Engineer/ Senior SCM Engineer

Permanent Staff Position

Sutton, London – hybrid working

Our Client has a requirement for a Senior SCM Engineer to work on a permanent staff basis based in Sutton, London which will allow the successful candidate to work on a hybrid basis.

The Senior SCM Engineer will support the SCM tendering activities.

They will also manage procurement of complex “engineered” materials and/or services as allocated by the Project SCM Manager and ensure materials/services are delivered as per the Project Procurement Plan requirements (Time, Cost, Quality).

Tendering Support

  • Support SCM Tender Lead by driving the RFQ process in order to timely obtain the required details for the assigned RFQ and issue it in line with the strategy defined by the SCM tender lead.
  • Propose alternative suppliers and specifications based on a cost effectiveness.
  • Challenge Engineering requirement and spare philosophy.
  • Propose the Tender Suppliers Bidders List based on Company approved Suppliers Lists and based on approved SCM strategy within the Tender.
  • The Senior SCM Engineer will perform commercial and contractual analysis, schedule evaluation of bids and “Total Cost Of Ownership” based recommendation with related buy out or cost increase depending on evaluation of the market evolution.
  • Could act as SCM tender Lead.

Project Support     


  • The Senior SCM Engineer will coordinate with in-house departments to ensure all requirements are included in pre-qualification and tender documents – including flowdown -and prepare/issue the Request for Quotation to the suppliers of the Bidders lists.
  • Perform commercial and contractual analysis, schedule evaluation of bids, and incorporate technical evaluation from Engineering, QA, QC & HSE.
  • The Senior SCM Engineer will finalise the bid summary and make recommendations to the Project SCM Manager and to the Project Manager for technically acceptable solutions.
  • Perform commercial negotiation and ensure the best deal for the company.

Award management

  • The Senior SCM Engineer will prepare the Supplier Commitment Approval (SCA) and the contractual deviation matrix.
  • Maintain the Project Procurement Plan up to date.
  • Initiate & expedite the PR & PO process in SAP.
  • Ensure Contract Signature in Docusign
  • Update Proc Plan and budget basis.
  • Validate with other department man plan for Technical and QHSE supports.
  • Update transportation plan.    


Post Award Management

  • Is the single Point of Contact with the Supplier and act as “PO Owner” up to delivery to the site team.
  • Coordinate all Supporting activities with Engineering and QHSE.
  • When dealing with Category related PO, report to Category Lead for any evolution of the PO
  • Organise the Kick off Meetings with Vendors, ensuring in particular that instructions related to Vendor documentation and to the administration of the Award are clearly explained and understood.
  • Implement PO Cards and Progress Cards.
  • Challenge Supplier Documentation List to the sole relevant document.
  • Is accountable for the timely review and approval of Supplier documentation.
  • Organise Pre-Production Meeting.
  • Update SCM schedule and Procurement plan with progress and delivery dates.
  • Ensure that transit requirements are considered, that actions and information to transit team is made or given in due time and that the product is effectively delivered without delay.
  • Ensure all actions are taken against QC issues raised, make sure all alarm and NCR are treated.
  • Report weekly or according to project requirement, on progress and opportunities.
  • Manage and negotiate all Variation Orders.
  • Check Suppliers invoices and the final account, obtain the corresponding close out certificate. from Suppliers and issue the as-built revision of the Award.

Department Support  

  • Highlight all discrepancies in SCM processes, identify related risks and propose actions to minimize such risk.
  • Ensure feedback and supplier performance evaluations upon completion of works by use of the Saving and Value Capture/Overrun Report, Supplier performance assessment, and Lessons Learned reports.


  • The Senior SCM Engineer will have a degree in a relevant discipline (Engineering or Business) or qualified by Experience.
  • Is “cost saving” oriented, and capable of challenging requests.
  • Is aware of the overall project schedule, planning, organisation and has knowledge of its main issues.
  • The Senior SCM Engineer will have a good understanding of the overall technical issue and a good knowledge of the offshore industry and its specificities and of complex items.
  • Good communication skills, building effective relationship with suppliers, collaborative.
  • Strong ownership and leadership.
  • Strategic thinking.
  • Negotiation and contractual skills.
  • The Senior SCM Engineer will have Capabilities in line with the below matrix.

At First Recruitment Group we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That is why our Recruitment Consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

We actively recruit at all levels and this is a superb opportunity for Senior SCM Engineers looking for new employment.

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