Mission Support and Test Services, LLC

  • Lead Procurement Engineer (Senior Engineer)

    Posted Date 6 months ago(3/26/2019 5:33 PM)
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    North Las Vegas
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  • Qualifications

    Due to the nature of our work, US Citizenship is required for all positions.


    • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), plus at least 5 years’ relevant experience. 
    • Experience with procurement of materials/services in nuclear facilities, or similar experience.
    • 10 years of successful technical/Engineering leadership supervision is preferred.
    • Licensed Professional Engineer is preferred, not required.
    • 5 or more years of experience participating in the procurement process and able to articulate the basic procurement process is preferred.
    • Must have demonstrated experience in translating engineering, operations, procurement and construction requirements to technical specifications or statements of work for the purpose of vendor solicitation.
    • Demonstrated technical writing ability.
    • High level of demonstrated personal computer skills.
    • Schedule will be 5/8s or 9/80
    • Pre-placement physical examination, which includes a drug screen, is required. MSTS maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
    • Department of Energy Q Clearance (position will be cleared to this level). Reviews and tests for the absence of any illegal drug as defined in 10 CFR Part 707.4, “Workplace Substance Abuse Programs at DOE Sites,” will be conducted.  Applicant selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation, and subsequent reinvestigations, and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. Successful completion of a counterintelligence evaluation, which may include a counterintelligence-scope polygraph examination, may also be required. Reference 10 CFR Part 709, “Counterintelligence Evaluation Program. Eligibility Requirements – To obtain a clearance, an individual must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age. Reference DOE Order 472.2, “Personnel Security.”

    MSTS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. MSTS is a background screening, drug-free workplace.



    • Develops and maintains strategic plans in support of Procurement and Project Managers/Engineering.
    • Leads Procurement Engineering Group (PEG) by providing daily staff leadership, training, and guidance.
    • Ensures Early Procurement Involvement is planned and executed prior to RCR approval for project procurements.
    • Maintains and supports PEG processes and strategies.
    • Indoctrinates newly assigned procurement engineering group team members, to Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS) requirements and procedures.
    • Monitors personnel to ensure they receive appropriate training and development, necessary to satisfy job performance criteria and development objectives.
    • Initiate, support and conduct interviews necessary for the selection process of PEG team positions.
    • Ability to work with Engineering and Project Personnel to establish performance criteria, Statements of Work (SOW), Technical Evaluation Plans (TEP), (WBS; Dictionary, objectives, assumptions, and deliverables) and specifications for complex fabrication, construction, services and manufacturing procurements.
    • Works with Project Personnel and Integrated Project Teams (IPT Teams), who will develop resource estimates and a baseline schedule for projects, in support of the MSTS Customer.
    • Serves as liaison between Engineering, Project Managers, Requestors, and Procurement.
    • Provide technical and engineering expertise to projects in the pre-planning of project acquisitions and procurement.
    • Works with Project Planner who will ensure that all materials have been ordered in a timely manner to meet project deliverables.
    • Works with Procurement to ensure project documents submitted to Procurement will facilitate timely awards, and assists with expediting deliverables.
    • Assist the project team with development of the bill of materials and material lists.
    • Assist the project team with technical input in the development of technical criteria needed for solicitation of the items or services needed.
    • Assists the requestor to provide status for assigned purchases when required by workload, complexity, or other factors.
    • Provides technical guidance on preparation, solicitation, negotiation, award and administration of procurement documents.
    • Participates in conferences between Procurement, Project Personnel, Engineers, inspectors, and other company personnel to facilitate delivery, material inspection, substitution, standardization, rework, salvage, utilization, and the economical procurement of supplies, construction and services.
    • Assists in coordinating and monitoring the advanced acquisition plan for major acquisitions, including the development of overall strategy for managing the acquisition.
    • Assists with ensuring that each procurement activity is executed in total, according to federal and MSTS directives, policies, and procedures.
    • Provides technical recommendation related to approval or disapproval of sole source requisitions and enforces policies to obtain additional sources to preclude sole source noncompetitive purchases.
    • Provide Engineering or Procurement assistance on other projects, as assigned.
    • Ensures that hazardous material procurement documents are properly identified and coded.
    • Promotes and implements small business; small, disadvantaged business; women-owned business; and labor-surplus programs to achieve DOE-assigned goals.


    If you’re looking for an interesting, fulfilling career, you’ve come to the right place!


    At Mission Support and Test Services, LLC (MSTS), we’re a dynamic team of employees who manage and operate the Nevada National Security Site (NNSS), formerly known as the Nevada Test Site. A premier outdoor, indoor and underground national laboratory for unique, high-level experiments, the NNSS has offices across the country, including Southern Nevada; Santa Barbara and Livermore, California; Washington, D.C.; and Albuquerque and Los Alamos, New Mexico. We’re dedicated to working together as a team to keep our nation safe. Join us!


    MSTS is a limited liability company consisting of Honeywell International Inc. (Honeywell), Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (Jacobs), and HII Nuclear Inc.