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

Date: Oct 13, 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. 


This position does not offer relocation assistance.



Job Summary

BHE GT&S has an exciting opportunity on our Supply Chain Management team as a Sourcing Specialist or Senor Sourcing Specialist, commensurate on selected candidate's skills.


This position can be filled at our offices is Richmond, VA, Columbia SC, Bridgeport WV, Canonsburg PA , Westfield PA, Leesburg VA, Jacksonville FL or our CovePoint location in Lusby Maryland.


  • Conducts major spend analysis by supplier, commodity, or service. Identifies potential suppliers.
  • Develops and issues requests for proposal with complex pricing tables.
  • Analyzes supplier proposals, performs legal and insurance reviews, and performs net present value analysis.
  • Negotiates prices, delivery, insurance, performance, penalties, issue resolution, escalation, terms and conditions, and intellectual property agreements.
  • Identifies and obtains cost improvements for purchased materials and services from supplier, through negotiation and continuous management.
  • Develops and administers measurement tools on contract basis.
  • Performs trend analysis and identifies and implements process improvements.
  • Analyzes all cost and process aspects of assigned spend.
  • May lead cross-functional sourcing initiatives, including the development and implementation of complex sourcing strategies. 
  • May perform other duties as assigned


Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience

Sourcing Specialist Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience:
• 2 - 4 years related experience.  NOTE: A partial year of related work experience of 6 month or greater can be considered towards one year of qualification.
• Must possess a valid driver's license.
• Working knowledge of procurement practices, procedures, and policies.
• Working knowledge of business and contract law.
• Working knowledge of accounting principles and financial analysis.
• Knowledge of MRP, ERP, and purchasing and logistics systems and processes.
• Knowledge of materials and services delivery fulfillment processes.
• Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills.
• Effective human relations skills.
• Demonstrated effective influence, persuasion, and negotiation skills.
• Analytical and work management skills.
• Project management skills.
• Computer proficiency skills.
• Forecasting and trend analysis skills.
• Value and cost analysis skills.
• Ability to apply analytical skills to diverse issues.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
• Ability to use sound business judgment.
• Ability to anticipate, understand, and respond to customer needs.
• General experience preferred in procuring general services to include but not limited to (pipes, valves, fuel, lubricants, compressor repair, calibration, telecommunication drilling, engineering, facilities, transportation, fleet, and vegetation management services).
Senior Sourcing Specialist Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Experience:
• 5 + years related experience.  NOTE: A partial year of related work experience of 6 month or greater can be considered towards one year of qualification.
• Must possess a valid driver's license.
In addition to the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the Sourcing Specialist the Senior Sourcing Specialist must also possess the following:
• Working knowledge of company systems, processes, and/or interfaces.
• Operational knowledge of supplier relations, project management, and tactical planning
• Working knowledge of Lease vs. Purchase and Financial analysis methodologies and practices including Capital vs. Operational Expense.
• Knowledgeable of Software Licensing models.
• Knowledge of technology industry equipment and services, standards, and practices.
• Skilled in using project management tools and techniques to manage work activities effectively.
• Ability to handle multiple work assignments while meeting work deadlines.
• The Company is actively seeking United States military veterans who meet the qualifications outlined above



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 , Other Education: Business

Licenses, Certifications, or Quals Description

Working Conditions

Office Work Environment 76 -100%

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


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