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Contract Support Spec-Contract Support Spec, Sr

Primary Location: Louisiana-Westwego
Job Function: Power Plant
MRV Minimum Salary: $47,500.00
MRV Midpoint Salary: $68,000.00
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Not approved
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1.00
Req ID: 72681
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%
JOB SUMMARY/PURPOSE
Serve as the plant site(s) project contract specialist paying a key role from inception to close-out of projects. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: quality control and oversight of projects (which may amount to 500+ contracts per year) per terms of contract; determining applicability and timing of certain payments, performing contract manager accrual/fixed asset responsibilities, performing analytical functions, providing monthly accrual, analytical and other project tracking as required by management.
JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
Plays key role in quality control and oversight of projects per terms of the contract, making determinations on scope of work performed versus initial contract and determining applicability and timing of large payments (which could have an impact on payments for liquidated damages according to contractual agreement, e.g. up to $50,000/day or greater for either party for large scale projects). In execution of duties, can verbally commit company to contractor for unplanned services (e.g. additional work related to discovery or emergency work), subject to a follow-up written contractual commitment or amendment.
Serves in an integral role in planning and execution of contract agreement for projects. Represents company with contractor in respect to the confirmation of the scope and terms of contract at start of job; monitors onsite verification of milestones and completion of job scope per terms of contract. Responsible for responses to requests for project-specific detail (such as work scope).
Performs contract manager accrual responsibilities according to the company policies and SOX requirements, recognizing that failure to comply could result in significant Sarbanes Oxley violations. Has primary responsibility for accruing all contract work that meets the set accrual threshold. Serves in key role for resolution of accrual issues. Provides explanations regarding project-specific spending.
Works with management in regard to the fixed asset reporting requirements for the site to ensure compliance. Provides accurate monthly reports to plant management or other appropriate parties. Executes quality control analysis to ensure accuracy and rationale.
Provides full range of contract administration actions for assigned projects including reviewing contracts, performing analyses and providing all accrual/fixed asset data, and making determinations on how to best resolve any issues. Ensures contract compliance relating to all financial transactions.
Responsible for resolving process failures that touch Entergy contracts to ensure the accurate administration and governance of executed projects at the applicable Entergy fossil plant or units; works with various personnel and groups within Entergy (Accounts Payable, Budget Coordinator and Supply Chain) to resolve various issues with payments, contracts, and the budget. Interacts with procurement and financial personnel throughout the organization to understand issues and perform required analysis.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Minimum education required of the position
Bachelor's Degree in a business related field required or equivalent related work experience.
Minimum experience required of the position
Contract Support Specialist: At least 4 years of prior relevant experience. Prefer candidate with familiarity with power plant industry or other industrial setting with projects performed by contractors and understanding of oversight of such projects.
Sr Contract Support Specialist: At least 6+ years of prior relevant experience. Prefer candidate with familiarity with power plant industry or other industrial setting with projects performed by contractors and understanding of oversight of such projects.
Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position
Must be able to learn and understand equipment terminology and operations principles related to a power generation facility.
Strong computer skills and working knowledge required of Microsoft applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and capability in utilizing or learning to use Entergy system applications.
Must be proficient in or be able to learn business unit billing systems, have good knowledge of or be able to acquire knowledge of rates, regulations, programs and payments options, and understand business processes related to regulated companies.
Must have the ability to resolve process failures from several groups that touch Entergy Contracts and be a responsible member of a team that ensures the accurate administration and governance of executed projects of Entergy's Fossil Plants.
Must be dependable, self-motivated, goal oriented, organized and able to manage multiple tasks with little or no supervision. Good analytical skills required. Thorough knowledge and demonstrated understanding and appreciation of Entergy's safe work practices.
Understand or be able to learn Entergy's Procurement and Financial regulations and programs and payment options. Understand or be able to learn business processes related to Entergy's regulated companies.
Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position
None
EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.
Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.
Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.
Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test. The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions. Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID: entergy, password: practice test (2 words).
In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

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