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Laydown Manager

Requisition ID:  257347

Requisition Posting End Date: 



Responsible for the receipt, storage, and issue of all project materials to support construction schedule. Will report to the Project Field Procurement Manager. Responsible for primary warehouse and multiple laydown yards. Daily coordination with the project team for coordination of material deliveries and for the priority loading of trucks for delivery to the jobsite in accordance with the project execution plan. 



A. Supervision Received

  • Reports to and receives operational direction from the Project Field Procurement Manager; or the Materials Manager, if assigned.
  • Receives functional direction from the global business unit Field Procurement Manager.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides operational direction to personnel assigned to materials control activities at the project’s temporary operating or jobsite locations.

C. Contacts

  • Maintains direct working relationship with Field Engineering and Construction concerning the receipt and availability of materials for issue to the field.
  • Maintains direct working relationship with Purchasing, Expediting, and Traffic & Logistics concerning material delivery schedules and transport planning from the remote laydown location to the jobsite.
  • Maintains direct working relationship with Project Quality Control/Field Engineering regarding documentation for and inspection of applicable materials received.
  • Maintains direct working relationship with assigned crafts and clerical personnel in the process of receipt, storage, and issue of project materials.
  • Maintains direct working relationship with local carriers and vendors concerning the receipt and delivery of project materials.
  • Maintains direct working relationship with Procurement Management at project temporary operating and jobsite locations concerning material control functions.
  • Maintains as necessary, direct working relationship with government agencies and related professional organizations regarding material control activities at project temporary operating and jobsite locations.



  • Supervises material control operations of personnel assigned to the project temporary operating and jobsite locations to ensure conformance to corporate, global business unit and project policies and procedures in all disciplines and functional areas for which material management is responsible including:
  • Plan for warehousing and laydown area layouts to support the amount of materials being received.
  • The receipt, inspection, storage, inventory control (manual and/or automated), physical security and issue of materials and equipment.
  • Identifying the need and completing the action for all unsatisfactory, over, short and damaged material and equipment received at project temporary operating and jobsite locations.
  • Ensures Warehouse and Laydown operations are sufficiently staffed, required equipment is available and all dunnage, cribbing, sandbags, etc. are available to ensure proper storage.
  • Monitors all material under the care and custody of Field Procurement is maintained per the proper Storage Category (1-5). 
  • Ensures all racking and shelving is installed and maintained in a safe and secure manner.
  • Initiating actions to identify and dispose of material and equipment that is declared excess to project needs by project management.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of initial organizational charts for material control activities at temporary operating locations. Submits proposed changes for approval to the Project Field Procurement Manager (PFPM).



  • Assists Project Field Procurement Manager in preparing Field Procurement work hour estimates. Monitors employee utilization throughout the duration of the project, recommending applicable changes to the PFPM.
  • Assists the PFPM in staffing project temporary operating and jobsite locations. Recommends long-range personnel requirements and assists PFPM in coordinating the timely staffing of required positions.
  • Prepares recommendations for facilities and equipment necessary to provide for professional material management operations at project temporary and jobsite locations, as specifically directed by the PFPM. This activity begins as early as practical in the planning stages and continues throughout the project.
  • Directs the preparation of procedures and instructions establishing material control responsibilities and methods of operations pertaining to material management activities at project temporary operating and jobsite locations. This responsibility specifically includes but is not limited to project procedures, which must be in compliance with approved Standard Work Process Procedures with approved variations if required.
  • Continually reviews performance at the temporary operating and jobsite locations in order to validate personnel staffing requirements and determine that performance conforms to standards as reflected in project Procurement procedures and jobsite instructions.
  • Establishes data to be collected to measure performance on a regular basis in alignment with corporate standards. Directs the distribution of these metrics for management review, both functional and project.
  • Assists PFPM in establishing and monitoring a continuing program to dispose of surplus materials and equipment as it is identified as excess to project needs by project management.
  • Implements on-going training program for assigned personnel.



  • Knowledge of materials management automated systems, interfaces between systems, and how data is shared and managed.
  • Ability to blend materials management with project work packaging strategy.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of the full scope of materials management functions on a construction project, including personnel required to execute known workload.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Broad understanding of standard field procurement procedures, including knowing the requirements set forth in the Standard Work Process Procedures.
  • Experience with materials control for medium to large construction projects.
  • Coordinates and monitors personnel activities, including annual performance reviews, for material control personnel assigned to project temporary operating and jobsite locations as directed by the Project Field Procurement Manager.
  • Advanced knowledge of work packaging and materials status reporting.


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.

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