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Buyer / Expediter

Requisition ID:  251862

Requisition Posting End Date: 09/30/2022

Project Overview:

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 Cape Canaveral, 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 Summary:

Reports to and receives operational direction from Procurement Management. Receives functional guidance form the global business unit Purchasing Manager. Provides supervision, training and guidance to other purchasing personnel. Maintains working relationships with project Procurement personnel and other project discipline supervisors in order to perform assigned duties. Maintains contacts with global business unit Procurement personnel, including functional supervisors, and other Procurement supervisors of Expediting, Supplier Quality, Traffic & Logistics, and Field Procurement to coordinate the project Purchasing operations and to maintain an awareness of the performance and operating problems of contractors on other Bechtel jobs. Coordinate the development of problem resolutions, of claims settlements, and other contractual matters. Maintains contacts with corporate service departments such as Finance and Project Controls. Maintains contacts with client personnel as authorized and or directed by the Project Procurement.



  • Develops and prepares project master purchases pro-forma forms, including legal and commercial terms and conditions to be included in purchase documents on project commitments.
  • Reviews prime contract terminology and transfers applicable legal and commercial terms into the pro-forma documents
  • Reviews and develops other commercial and technical data prepared by Engineering, Construction, Finance, Traffic & Logistics, Insurance, Tax and other procurement functional groups and inputs suitable terminology into pro-forma documents
  • Forms, issues, and administers micro purchase orders.
  • Communicates with suppliers to achieve required service and meet project needs.
  • Communicates with Engineering to assist and or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions.
  • Prepares and organizes assigned Procurement sponsored meetings
  • Assists project Procurement team when instructed in solving and attending to administrative problems on commitments involving high monetary expenditure or risk, engineered technical specifications or supplemental commercial conditions
  • Receives supervision and direction from the Acquisition Services SDC Procurement Manager
  • Performs various procurement activities/tasks including, but not limited to:
  • Order construction materials
  • Works with buyers to expedite deliveries
  • Administrate purchases via BPS or B Card
  • Coordinate delivery of materials from local vendors
  • Work with Field Engineers and STR’s to provide construction materials
  • Adhere to Procurement Standard Work Procedures.
  • Support the safety culture by performing observations and verifying implementation of safety policies and procedures of the project with Subcontractors
  • Assists the Construction Coordinator in maintaining an organized storage area



Basic Qualification

  • Must have the right to work and remain in the US without visa sponsorship
  • Level One: B.S. Degree in related field plus 6 years of experience; or 12 years of related experience in lieu of a degree
  • Level Two: B.S. Degree in related field plus 9 years of experience; or 15 years of related experience in lieu of a degree


Minimum Qualifications

  • Proficiency in all phases of procurement
  • Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchase orders
  • Skill in working effectively with suppliers, bidder prequalification, preparation of bidders lists and compilation of bid requests
  • Knowledge of Uniform Commercial Code or applicable commercial legislation

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.

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.