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Purchasing Supervisor

Requisition ID:  254319

Requisition Posting End Date: 07/15/2022

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, provides supervision to a project team of assigned Purchasing personnel and performs tasks involved in the formation and administration of complex purchase orders. Prepares Purchasing master pro-forma documents and develops & monitors project workhour estimates. Participates in the planning, staffing, training and development of Purchasing personnel.  



A. Supervision Received

Reports to and receives operational direction from Project Procurement Manager and/or assigned supervisor

At jobsite locations, reports to and receives direction from Project Field Procurement Manager.

B. Supervision Exercised

Provides supervision to assigned Purchasing personnel.

C. Contacts

Maintains working relationships with project Procurement personnel and other project discipline supervisors in order to be cognizant of project operations and to implement appropriate actions on behalf of the Purchasing function.

Maintains relationships with supplier personnel in order to resolve specific project supplier problems, to be aware of current market conditions, and to inform the suppliers, when necessary, of the overall project requirements.

Maintains contacts with global business unit Procurement personnel, including functional supervisors, and other Procurement supervisors of Expediting, Supplier Quality, Logistics, and Field Procurement to coordinate the project Purchasing operations.

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 Manager.



Performs tasks involved in the formation and administration of complex purchase orders.

Supervises assigned personnel in the orderly performance and completion of project procurement commitments through the several steps of bidding, evaluation, and award, in accordance with established policies and procurement procedures.

Supervises assigned personnel in the Procurement administration functions of identified project purchases to ensure, in conjunction with other functional departments, performance of each order in accordance with the contracted terms and conditions and project requirements.

Indoctrinates newly assigned Purchasing personnel to the requirements and procedures of the corporate, global business unit, project, and client. Monitors personnel to ensure they receive appropriate training and development to satisfy job performance criteria and company personnel development objectives.

Supervises preparation and maintenance of project bidder lists, ensuring input is received from all procurement functions and other operational groups.

Reviews bid tabulations for accuracy, bidder recommendation, completeness, and approves selection of suppliers within delegated approval authority. Ensures all commitments made by subordinate personnel are accurately presented and have proper global business unit approval and signing authorities, as contained in the Procurement Procedures. Reviews and recommends bid selections that require higher Procurement approval authority. Executes commitments within delegated signing authority.

Communicates with Engineering and Construction supervision to assist, guide, and plan the processing of material requisitions for all project purchases.

Develops project purchases operating procedures for review by supervisor and inclusion into the project procurement procedures.

Develops project workhour estimates for Purchasing function. Monitors project work and the expenditure of work hours within approved budgets.

Develops and coordinates with Project Procurement manager the Purchasing personnel staffing plan so that staff are added and released in an orderly manner, in accordance with the project workload.

Reviews prime contract between client and Bechtel and makes recommendations to ensure appropriate provisions are reflected in the general, special, and pricing conditions of the master Purchasing pro-forma documents.

Develops, monitors, and maintains project master Purchasing pro-forma documents, including legal comments to commercial terms and conditions.

Directs negotiations and prepares proposed negotiating plan in the commitment and resolution of commercial conditions of purchases when such action is agreed as necessary by the project procurement manager.

Assures that project purchasing of equipment and materials is consistent with Bechtel Directives, Management Instructions, and Procurement Procedures.

Coordinates Purchasing operations in both the project’s home office and support offices to assure compliance with project requirements. In conjunction with the global business unit Field Procurement Manager, provides functional guidance to Purchasing personnel at the project jobsite.





A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from a reputed University with 12-15 years of industry experience in purchasing and expediting functions. Post-graduate specialization in Supply Chain Management preferred.



Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchase orders through the several steps of bidder prequalification, compilation of bid requests, receipt of bids, bid evaluation, award, monitoring the performance of suppliers and buyers, back charge procedures, resolution of claims and disputes, and other such related steps.

Skilled in working with and communicating effectively with supervisors of other project functional groups, primarily Engineering, Construction, Project Management, and other services.

Experience, skill, or training in the function of supervising workload distribution and execution of the work, as well as personnel interviewing, selection, performance evaluation, career counseling when delegated, training.

Proficiency in oral and written communication




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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