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Join our team as a Junior Buyer supporting the Substations side of our Power Transmission & Distribution Business Unit and you can contribute to tangible, worthwhile work you can be proud of.

Our Team is currently working on a vast project portfolio which is reshaping the entire energy sector in Scotland, with a focus on securing the UK's future energy security and net zero ambitions.

This role will require occasional travel to our Substation projects around Scotland

What you'll be doing

The Junior Buyer will support the procurement team across various functions and projects. This role is an entry level position which will allow the successful candidate to learn on the job and has exciting career progression opportunities. The role will entail the following but is not limited to:-

  • Project procurement support
  • New supplier onboarding in line with Balfour Beatty Group Policies and Procedures using Constructionline
  • Monthly reporting
  • Monitoring live tenders and creating TQ logs and answering queries on Jaggaer.
  • Processing of requisitions and purchase orders on Oracle R12
  • Expediting orders

Who we're looking for

  • Results orientated with the ability to plan and deliver against bid / project milestones
  • Analytical, numerically astute with well-developed problem-solving abilities
  • Able to apply effective attention to detail
  • Able to prioritise - with support - a challenging workload of competing priorities
  • The ability to adopt a pragmatic, yet disciplined approach to process compliance, is essential
  • MCIPS or an interest in studying towards MCIPS is advantageous.
  • Experience of Oracle R12 or other ERP systems and Jaggaer e-procurement platforms advantageous; however, training can be provided if applicant has no experience of these

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our teams deliver some of the UKs most ambitious, exciting and meaningful projects; developing, building and maintaining the vital infrastructure that supports national economies and strengthens communities.

Why join us?

As if contributing to and supporting work that makes life better for millions wasnt rewarding enough, we offer a full range of benefits too. You'll have the freedom to shape the package thats right for you and your life. Here are some of our key benefits:

  • Smart working, giving you more flexibility such as staggered start and finish times, with up to 40% remote working, where roles allow.
  • 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata)
  • Family friendly policies which include 28 weeks full pay for maternity/adoption leave and four weeks full pay for paternity/partners leave
  • Pension, share incentive plan, volunteering leave, recognition schemes and much more

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions across the full spectrum of the electricity grid, including overhead lines, cabling, substations and distribution networks.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support customers in the development of some of the UKs most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

Diversity and inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we believe that diversity and inclusion are essential components of any successful, happy workplace. Through our Value Everyone Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Action Plan, we are growing our diverse workforce and developing our inclusive culture where everyone is able to thrive and reach their full potential, regardless of their identity or background. To find out how we are making this a reality, visit www.balfourbeatty.com/diversityandinclusion

We are a Gold Award holder in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. For more info, visit: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/

We are looking to continually improve our resourcing process and ensure that it is fair and inclusive for all. If you have any feedback on the process, please share this with us at: candidaterecruitmentqueries@balfourbeatty.com