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Procurement Specialist

Requisition ID: 262659 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Brisbane, QLD 


About the Project

Are you looking to make your mark with a world class, high-impact project?

Keen to join an experienced and highly respected team?

Want to contribute to significant environmental and cultural heritage values?


Then the Energy Resources of Australia (ERA) Ranger rehabilitation project is what you’re looking for!


After more than 35 years operating as a successful uranium mine, the Ranger Project is entering its rehabilitation stage and offers an exciting opportunity for you to make a positive impact on the environment.


ERA has engaged the global engineering firm, Bechtel, to support ERA as Delivery Partner for ongoing study work. 


Bechtel will be working alongside ERA and major stakeholder Rio Tinto to restore the land to the status of its surrounding World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.  A collaborative project, this project will be developed in consultation with the Mirarr Traditional Owners and will benefit the Jabiru community. 


Located 8 km east of Jabiru and 260 km south-east of Darwin, the Ranger Project will lead the way in the fast-growing area of mining closures.


This is your opportunity to join an established team, develop as a professional, and work in partnership with our client – contributing to a long-term commitment to people, communities and the environment.


Please note a formal offer to the successful candidate of this site-based FIFO (fly in fly out) position will be contingent upon passing a stringent medical examination.


Interested to learn more? Visit: Energy Resources of Australia Ltd ( Resources of Australia (


Your Role

An exciting opportunity currently exists for a Senior Purchasing (Procurement) Specialist to join Bechtel’s Mining & Metals ERA Project team in Brisbane. This is a Buyer / Expeditor role whereby the individual will have responsibility of the procurement from formation through delivery and closeout of the agreement. 


As you will be required to effectively liaise with project Supply Chain personnel, corporate groups, global business unit contracts personnel, and functional supervisors, as well as maintains relationships with bidders and contractor personnel, we are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills who can work collaboratively and inclusively.


While the position will be based in Brisbane initially, there is potential that the role will be required to mobilise to the jobsite (Jabiru, Northern Territory) in the future as required by the project.  


Key Responsibilities (include but are not limited to)

  • Performs tasks involved in the formation and administration of purchase orders.
  • Communicates with suppliers and personnel within Bechtel and the customer’s organization to establish clear definition of requirements, and to assure performance to purchase order terms and conditions. 
  • Prepares bidder pre-qualifications, bidder lists, negotiation plans, bid solicitations, bid analysis, award recommendations and commitments, including aspects of purchase order administration.
  • Understands and executes work in accordance with the project sourcing strategy, work instructions and procedures.
  • Accountable to ensure appropriate approval authorities are obtained prior to executing commitments.
  • Accountable to the project schedule to include planning and executing own work during the pre-award phase of purchase orders and post award administration of procurements.
  • Responsible for assigned orders from development through closure, to include engagement with Engineering/Construction on purchase requisition development, the acquisition and delivery of purchases including supplier submittals, and order closeout; to include supporting management of back charges and claims.
  • Prepares and organizes assigned Procurement-sponsored meetings, such as bid clarification and post-award meetings, for ensuring complete understanding and agreement between Bechtel, the customer and supplier on all purchase order matters for assigned packages.  After reviewing plan and agenda with supervisor, conducts meeting and prepares and issues meeting notes delineating important statements, required actions and schedules.
  • Updates material status reports for area of responsibility.
  • Expedites timely supplier submittals, internal reviews, and return to supplier. Reports material and submittal status to the Supply Chain Manager.
  • Attends project status meetings, when requested, and reports status of area of responsibility.
  • Responsible to maintain supplier relationships with supplier’s project personnel executing orders to ensure performance of the work.
  • Is familiar with the project’s estimate baseline for assigned packages and identifies respective Trends, as required.
  • Accountable for integrity of records management for assigned work.
  • Responsible to oversee supplier performance and initiate appropriate notices, including notices of back charges/claims for assigned packages.
  • Contributes to the establishment of project-level goals.
  •  Ensures that project contracting of goods and services is consistent with established directives, management instructions and contract procedures.


What we offer
There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and rewarding local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering employees the benefits and resources to live healthy lives.

With a competitive salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through private health cover and includes access to specialist medical advice (‘Best Doctors’) and a leading employee assistance program.

We are serious about setting you up for success from the very beginning. Experience an established online onboarding process, gain access to learning and development opportunities via the Bechtel University and participate in our Talent Management and Reward and Recognition programs.


About you

  • Solid  experience in commercial and administration aspects of procurement of major equipment and/or bulk materials.
  • Has worked on projects in a Buyer role (experience in civil/structural and electrical, and/or instrumentation and control (I&C) procurements is an asset).
  • Having worked in an Expediting role on a project is an asset.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legal and commercial aspects of global procurement of equipment and materials.


Please note, Right to Work in Australia without employer sponsorship (i.e. permanent residency or citizenship) is required for this role. 


Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, so don't delay in applying to join the Bechtel team! Everyone who applies will receive a response. 



Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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