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Materials Specialist/Sr. Materials Specialist (BHE GT&S)

Date: Dec 29, 2021

Location: Richmond, VA, US, 23230

Company: Dominion Energy

Berkshire Hathaway’s commitment to building a stronger energy future is matched by our commitment to our employees who will make it a reality. Our employees are integral to our success and work hard to exceed customer expectations. We provide fulfilling employment opportunities, are committed to attracting and retaining the best employees, and support an environment that reflects the diversity of our communities.


On November 1, 2020, Dominion Energy sold its gas transmission and storage business to Berkshire Hathaway Energy. In light of this transaction, the application process and benefits package are temporarily shared by Dominion Energy and BHE Pipeline Group while the full integration of the gas transmission and storage business into BHE Pipeline Group is ongoing. Please note: when applying to a BHE GT&S position, some correspondence and documentation throughout the application and selection process will come from, or reference, Dominion Energy.  If you have any questions or concerns through the BHE GT&S application process, please reach out to


At this time, BHE GT&S cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. 


Relocation is not authorized for this position.


Job Summary

BHE GT&S has an opening within Supply Chain for a Materials Specialist or Sr. Materials Specialist , commensurate with the selected candidate's skills.



  • Evaluates and processes material requisitions and reservations, to ensure material and required documentation are available when needed.
  • Analyzes material usage patterns for planned and stocked items, to ensure cost effective and adequate materials are available in a timely manner.
  • Assists in resolving supply chain issues.
  • Assists in planning and implementation of sourcing initiatives.
  • Analyzes surplus and obsolete materials, and acts to minimize stocking levels.
  • Provides inventory management support.
  • Develops and maintains material master.
  • Utilizes Material Requirements Planning (MRP) system to optimize supply chain management.
  • Leads implementation of sourcing initiatives.
  • Prepares and monitors inventory forecasts.
  • Tracks and identifies material and vendor stocking requirements.
  • Analyzes inventory methods of control, reduction, classification, usage, and other development techniques.
  • Assists with development and implementation of warehousing strategies. 
  • Provide SAP training to warehouse workers and warehouse clerks.
  • Conduct site inventory audits, fulfill FERX, and SOX requirements.
  • Maintain and analyze inventory metrics.
  • Perform other duties as requested or assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Experiences (Minimum Requirements)

Required for Materials Specialist:

4-6 years related work experience.

Required for Sr. Materials Specialist:

6 - 8 years related work experience.

Knowledge of materials management, procurement processes, and inventory control.
Knowledge of client groups, commodities, and specialties.
Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills. 
Value and cost analysis skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and to meet deadlines, as well as the a
bility to adapt and adjust to changing priorities and expectations.
Ability to process information quickly and accurately, as well as excellent critical thinking skills to support quality decision making.  
Advanced proficiency with navigation and use of Microsoft Excel.
Working knowledge of material contract law.
Working knowledge of environmental, government, legal, and regulatory requirements.
Familiarity with industry standards and codes for equipment and materials.
Knowledge of inventory analysis techniques, including RUSL analysis and trending of material usage patterns.
Excellent negotiation skills.
Problem solving, analytical, forecasting, trend analysis, and value and cost analysis skills.
Customer service orientation. 
Ability to read and use vendor manuals, drawings, equipment and material codes, and standards.
Results orientation.
Ability to work in a team environment.



Education Requirements

Education Level: Degree or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated related experience may be accepted in lieu of preferred level of education: Bachelor

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%
Travel 26-50%

Other Working Conditions

Test Description

No Testing Required

Export Control

Certain positions at BHE GT&S may involve access to information and technology subject to export controls under U.S. law.  Compliance with these export controls may result in BHE GT&S limiting its consideration of certain applicants.


Other Information

We offer excellent plans and programs for employees. Employees are rewarded with a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package which may include: health benefits with coverage for families and domestic partners, vacation, retirement plans, paid holidays, tuition reimbursement, and much more.   To learn more about our benefits, click here



BHE GT&S is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace.  We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran, or disability status.  Our values guide us in accordance with all local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities.



Nearest Major Market: Richmond

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