NREL Acquisition Services Systems Administrator - e-Procurement in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Acquisition Services Systems Administrator - e-Procurement



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Summary

Provides procurement systems analysis and administration for NREL’s Acquisition Services Group with the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) including project support for the acquisition of a new e-Procurement platform, functional support of the installed system, analysis of new functional requirements, and design of functional solutions. Provides day-to-day user support and system data management. Provides functional support for interfaces to third party systems. Fields user requests, performs triage and assigns or resolves enhancement request and design solutions based on system configurations. Primary POC and Technical Monitor to the vendor supporting the system as well as NREL IT Services (ITS). The principal duties and responsibilities of the Systems Administrator – e-Procurement include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides guidance to functional and technical staff regarding procurement business processes

  • Investigates, reviews, and prioritizes, incoming user requests for technical support/enhancement requests

  • Analyze, diagnose, and resolve system issues which impact time-critical activities; engages Subcontractor/ITS as necessary to resolve complex issues

  • Design functional solutions to support user requirements

  • Prepare, design, and maintain internal process documents related to the using the e-Procurement system

  • Support project management processes to include planning, scheduling, tracking, and reporting on-going system activities

  • Perform functional data configuration and system administration for procurement systems

  • Manage system access levels

  • Produce system reports as needed

  • Develop and Maintain system templates

Systems Administrator – e-Procurement reports to the Acquisition Services Group Manager. Responsibilities include working with stakeholders at all levels to include NREL/DOE executives, managers, and project managers to develop, enhance, and maintain an electronic procurement solution in compliance with the Department of Energy’s requirements to maintain purchasing authority. This role requires attention to detail, planning and organizational abilities, as well as the developed ability to work in a changing and fast paced team-oriented environment, interpret and discuss technical information with others and analyze and provide solutions to complex business process issues.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated leadership/participation in small to medium size teams to resolve complex process issues

  • Ability to work a matrixed leadership environment

  • Ability to manage priorities and balance workloads to ensure deadlines

  • Working knowledge of federal procurement processes and terminology

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance or other related field


Required Education, Experience, and Skills

Relevant Bachelor's Degree and 5 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant PhD or equivalent relevant education/experience. Or, relevant JD or equivalent relevant education/experience. Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories and concepts in the field. General knowledge of other related disciplines. Considerable knowledge of laws, regulations, principles, procedures and practices related to specific field. Strong leadership, project management and problem solving skills. Ability to use various computer software programs.


Preferred Qualifications

  • 5+ years experience working in a procurement environment, preferably in the Federal Government

  • Minimum FAC-C Level I Certification preferred


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