Contract Professional Co-op

Job Locations US-PA-Monroeville
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Bechtel Plant Machinery, Inc. (BPMI) is seeking a contract professional co-op beginning January 2019.  A co-op allows a current college student an opportunity to gain hands on experience as part of their education program.  


  • Team with engineering personnel to perform program management and contract administration for naval nuclear power plant components and servicing equipment.
  • Manage supplier relationships, including resolution of non-technical contract issues.
  • Act as focal point for company and supplier communications (oral and written).
  • Develop budgetary estimates, long range forecasts, and independent cost estimates.
  • Develop and recommend acquisition strategies including source selection, performance milestones, determining contract type, and establishing negotiation objectives.
  • Issue requests for proposal, analyze supplier proposals, negotiate pricing, and prepare formal business case justifications recommending contract placement.
  • Monitor supplier compliance with delivery schedules, payment provisions, applicable laws, and contract data reporting requirements.
  • Create, control, and maintain contract files.
  • Enter and maintain contract and supplier data within enterprise business systems.
  • Participate in or lead special projects such as assessment of the supplier base, program cost reduction initiatives, and company-wide audits.


  • Currenlty pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 is preferred.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen due to government security clearance requirements.  In order to work at BPMI, applicants must complete a Federal background investigation and be granted a security clearance.
  • Understanding and working knowledge of purchasing, project management, and other general business skills.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications desired.
  • Strong oral and writing skills required.

BPMI is a prime contractor for the United States Naval Nuclear Propulsion Program (NNPP). We are a project engineering organization responsible for providing design, manufacturing, and procurement management for the fabrication, testing, delivery, installation, and field support of high quality nuclear power plant components for installation in submarines and aircraft carriers.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Defined Contribution Retirement Plans
    • 401(k) Plan with company match
    • Capital Accumulation Plan (CAP) with company contribution
  • 9/80 work schedule option
  • Continuing Education and Training

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status

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