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2022 University Graduate (U.S.) - Buyer/Expediter

Requisition ID:  258690



Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Bechtel’s government services business, is one of the top providers to departments and agencies of the U.S. and British governments. Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national and homeland security. Bechtel currently manages the Mobile Launcher 2 project in Kennedy Space Center, FL.  This project is the design and construction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2) for the Space Launch System (SLS).  

Position Overview: Reports to and receives operational direction from Procurement Management. Receives functional guidance form the global business unit Purchasing Manager. Performs tasks involved in the formation, administration/expediting, and delivery of purchase orders. Communicates with suppliers and personnel within Bechtel to establish clear definition of requirements and to assure performance to purchase order terms and conditions. Prepares bidder pre-qualification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, makes commitments and administers purchase orders. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Forms and issues purchase orders by performing the following: Prepares bidders’ lists Prequalifies bidders Forms bid packages Issues bid requests Coordinates bidders’ questions Receives bids Prepares Commercial Bid Summary and recommendation letter Recommends and secures approvals in accordance with established procedures Prepares and commits order Prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents Administers and expedites assigned purchase orders, performing the following functions: Establishes files and controls for all outgoing and incoming correspondence on each assigned order. Monitors supplier performance for conformance to commercial terms. Monitors activities by Engineering and other in-house functions to ensure compliance with the order terms. Initiates follow-up actions with the supplier or in-house functional group to ensure performance in accordance with contract terms and conditions. Informs or works with other project Procurement personnel as assigned to the administration of the order. Expedites all deliverables including schedules, engineering submittals, material, equipment, and other documentation requirements Analyzes and distributes those suppliers’ reports specified in the order/contract. Communicates with suppliers as necessary to achieve required service and results from potential and actual suppliers to meet project needs. Communicates with Engineering to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions for the procurement of materials and equipment and to achieve the understanding needed to process these requisitions.


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, or Logistics Management from an accredited college or university within the past 12 months 
  • US citizenship required
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites


Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of business administration procedures, techniques, and business ethics. Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Basic knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.
  • Basic understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
  • Basic understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work. When assigned to a jobsite location, actual experience in materials handling operations is desirable.
  • Basic understanding of scheduling concepts and tools
  • Basic understanding of materials and equipment fabrication/manufacturing and associated production methods.
  • Proficiency in organizing tasks and completion within deadlines   
  • Proficient in word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.  Basic operational experience with Oracle business platforms is beneficial.
  • Basic understanding of construction industry, codes, standards, and associated practices.


The ML-2 project works on a 40 hour, 5 day/8 hour schedule.   Start times are flexible but the standard work week is Monday – Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. Overtime may be required as directed.




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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.

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