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Category Lead- Piping

Requisition ID: 258999 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: New Delhi 


Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.

Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy, and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.



Located at the Gurgaon office, maintains strategic relationship with key piping bulk material (Pipes, Fitting, Flanges, Valves, Specialty Items) suppliers, performs pre-qualification of new suppliers to expand suppliers list, supports formulating acquisition strategy for piping bulk materials for projects, stays abreast with Market challenges/opportunities and shares latest updates with project teams and Sr. Management, as required. Gets engaged in formation and administration of purchase orders when required. Communicates with suppliers and personnel within Bechtel to establish clear definition of requirements, and to assure performance to purchase order terms and conditions.


A. Supervision Received

  • Reports to and receives operational direction from the assigned Supervisor.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • May provide supervision, training and guidance to other purchasing/expediting personnel as required.

C. Contacts

  • Maintains working relationships with project Supply Chain personnel and project discipline personnel in order to perform assigned duties.

  • Maintains working relationships with suppliers involved with the performance of assigned tasks.


  • Supports projects in developing sourcing strategy for piping bulk materials and/or other commodities to deliver best value to our customers while giving due consideration to Project's Approved Manufacturers List, project financing considerations and compliance to tariff and quota risk. Contributes to the establishment of project-level goals.

  • Identifies and qualifies new suppliers as per business needs and maintains pre-qualification documents submitted by Suppliers

  • Keeps track of developments, opportunities & challenges in acquisition of piping bulk materials and/or other commodities and keeps project management teams and senior management abreast of same.

  • Maintains commodity heat map, tariffs and quotas across major economies

  • Supports key/critical supplier relationships with supplier's senior project personnel executing orders to ensure performance of the work.

  • Responsible for assigned orders from development through closure, to include engagement with Engineering on purchase requisition development, the acquisition and delivery of purchases, and order closeout; to include supporting management of back-charges and claims.

  • Communicates with suppliers and personnel within Bechtel to establish clear definition of requirements, and to assure performance to purchase order terms and conditions.

  • Compiles data needed to prepare the critical items reports or other supplementary reports as required. 

  • Oversees supplier performance and ensures supplier evaluation reports are used for efficient execution of ongoing/ future projects



A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a reputed University. Post-graduate specialization in Supply Chain Management preferred. 12-18 years of industry experience including 6-10 years in purchasing, expediting and/or manufacturing of piping bulk materials in a reputed company with min. 5 years as category lead in Piping bulk materials



  • Ability to source and expedite pipping bulk materials for mega projects in Energy, Infrastructure, or mining industry.

  • Excellent techno-commercial knowledge of various piping bulk materials, manufacturing capabilities and capacities of domestic & global suppliers. Good understanding of product specifications, familiarity with variety of MOC, manufacturing steps and methods. Well conversant with recent advancements in the industry and supply chain challenges/opportunities. 

  • Proficiency and experience in the formation, administration and expediting of purchase orders. Hand on experience in formation and execution of short/long term rate contracts.

  • Proficiency in all phases of procurement including knowledge of and skill in communicating effectively with suppliers, supplier prequalification, preparation of suppliers’ lists, compilation of bid requests, negotiation of contracted terms and conditions, and award of commitments.

  • Proficiency in the administration of commitments, monitoring supplier performance, back-charge procedures and the resolution of claims and disputes.

  • Skilled in working with and communicating effectively both orally and in writing with other project functional groups.

  • Capable of interpreting schedules to ensure they are realistic, that required activities occur on time, and that interface between activities is maintained.

  • Capable of providing early warning of supplier deficiencies or schedule slippage.

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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