Procurement Associate (Mechanical)
Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Pine Gate Renewables is a leading renewable energy company focused on project development and strategic financings throughout the United States. It currently manages 750MW of operational assets, with more than 10GW in active development and has raised over $2 billion in project capital to date. The company’s Pine Gate Impact initiative contributes to multiple non-profit organizations aimed at improving the environment and local communities. Headquartered in Asheville, NC, Pine Gate Renewables was named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list in 2021, awarded the gold medal in the energy category for Inc.’s Best in Business 2020 list and ranked #6 on Inc. 500’s list of “Fastest Growing Energy Companies” in 2018. Pine Gate Renewables works every day to achieve its mission to “Get Solar Done.” For more information, visit pinegaterenewables.com.

Pine Gate is growing and looking for a Procurement Associate who is highly organized, adaptable, and able to prioritize tasks while working independently. 

What You'll Do

  • Manage relationships with vendors including but not limited to identifying new market entrants, evaluating supplier qualifications and technical proposal reviews.
  • Negotiate supply agreements and/or terms and conditions with vendors with collaboration of the legal counsel.
  • Work with engineering and other internal teams on request for proposals and evaluate pricing proposals and term sheets for equipment supply.
  • Monitor steel pricing indices to determine optimal procurement timing of racking foundations.
  • Identify and execute any/all costs saving opportunities through continued optimization strategies and recommendations.
  • Assist Procurement management with the development of contracting strategies and processes that result in best value for the Company.
  • Help facilitate requests for information from vendors during quoting process in collaboration with the engineering team.
  • Work with engineering and other internal teams on request for proposals and evaluate pricing proposals and term sheets for equipment supply.
  • Work with Project Controls to Compare Pricing to budgeted levels and communicate information to appropriate managers for the projects.
  • Host meetings with Construction team(s) for schedule updates for each active project.
  • Production planning with vendors using build forecasts.
  • Work closely with logistics team to ensure timely delivery of equipment.
  • Identify and Escalate any issues with vendors that would affect timely supply, price, or quality.
  • Hold vendor Road Map meetings as appropriate to share new information and technologies.
  • Become the Expert for your assigned commodity through the vendor and self-education.
  • Handles incoming and outgoing mail and deliveries.
  • Receives/logs/expedites equipment and labor quotes and submittals.
  • Maintains correspondence and construction documentation database.

Must-Haves

  • Strong ability to build and maintain good relationships and work within a team environment in a friendly, professional, and collaborative manner.
  • Highly resourceful in an organizational environment with proven ability to timely achieve goals that require substantial coordination with internal and external team members.
  • Strong ability to prioritize tasks and effectively manage competing deadlines.
  • A desire to work in a project-oriented environment where workflow and tight deadlines are often dictated by project opportunities and risks.
  • Self-starter and tenacious
  • Proven ability to thrive with minimal oversight while timely reporting on progress and completing tasks without prompting.
  • Exceptional personal organizational skills
  • Strong sense of ownership and personal responsibility for work
  • Solid written and oral communication skills with the proven ability to distill complex, multi-factor problems into clear, actionable deliverables.
  • Work in a fast-paced environment with the ability to be flexible and shift focus as needed.
  • Proficient Microsoft Office, specifically Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project, and Outlook

Nice-to-Haves

  • Exposure to the renewable energy industry is a plus.
  • Experience in a transaction or project-based environment, preferably in the power or energy sector

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in geology, business administration, or construction management.

Application Form

Format (555)555-5555