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Expediting Specialist

Requisition ID:  257952

Requisition Posting End Date: 08/10/2022

Position Overview

Bechtel is looking for talented professionals interested in delivering work that will build a cleaner, greener, and brighter future for everyone. We execute projects that create access and opportunity, build a path to net zero, protect people and the planet, and accelerate progress. Our customers are taking on diverse, transformative challenges that will enable current and future generations to thrive. To meet their needs, we need an equally diverse team committed to driving innovation and creating a lasting positive legacy. Join us on this journey towards building a better world. #WeAreBechtel, and we are shaping tomorrow together.


Position Summary

Performs expediting activities on a project in accordance with Project Procurement and Functional Expediting Procedures. Ensures the timely delivery of materials and equipment to meet project needs. May at times be responsible for supervision, direction and monitoring of Expediting Specialists.


Job Dimensions

A.    Supervision Received

  • Reports to and receives operational direction from the project Expediting Supervisor.
  • Receives functional guidance from the global business unit Supply Chain Operations Manager.

B.    Contacts

  • Coordinates expediting activities with project management, project procurement, engineering, construction, startup, planning and scheduling, area expediting, and others assigned to the project team.
  • Maintains relationships with suppliers at operational levels to monitor the progress of material and equipment orders.
  • Coordinates with area expediting personnel assigned to perform project visits.



  • Represents Expediting at project team meetings.
  • Reviews area expediting assignments prepared by area expediting reports prepared by area expediting personnel for content, completeness and appropriateness.
  • Contacts suppliers to obtain timely submission of engineering data, and to follow-up on material acquisition, production progress and shipment.
  • Evaluates production schedules and progress reports from suppliers to determine if their programs and work progress meet jobsite requirements.
  • Compiles data needed to prepare the critical items reports or other supplementary reports as required. Coordinates the accumulation of data from project expediters and issues reports for the expediting group.
  • Coordinates with planning and scheduling, field material coordinators or jobsite project expeditors and construction to establish priorities, sequences, and required delivery dates and instructs suppliers accordingly.
  • Expedites Bechtel engineering for the timely review, approval, and return of engineering data submitted by suppliers. 
  • Maintains a working file of expediting related documents and memoranda of conversations to record expediting activities. Maintains a system to initiate follow-up actions at appropriate times. Provides information for area expediting assignments for prime and suborders, as necessary.
  • Monitors area expediting assignments, reviews expediting reports, and takes corrective action on problems identified in the reports.
  • Obtains copies of supplier’s orders for material, performs sub-supplier expediting, where necessary, and works closely with supplier quality representatives to ensure awareness of materials subject to quality performance and their locations of manufacture.
  • Participates in pre- and post-award meetings to review and discuss schedules and potential problem areas that may impact required shipment dates.
  • Coordinates shipping arrangements or tracking requests with the project Logistics representative.
  • Reviews material receiving reports against shipping documents to verify that material has been received at jobsite. Assists in tracing missing material.
  • Subject to project requirements, monitors the issuance of material requisitions, and other project and procurement actions affecting material deliveries.
  • Assists in the development of project specific expediting procedures with the Expediting Supervisor and Project Procurement Manager.
  • Prepares supplier evaluations for input into the Global Supplier Information System.


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Related Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years’ experience in aspects of procurement of major equipment and bulk materials; or at least 7 years’ experience in aspects of procurement of major equipment and bulk materials.
  • Experience working large EPC projects (>$3 billion) in the oil and gas industry in a Sr Purchasing Specialist role is an asset.
  • Proficient in interpreting schedules to ensure that realistic milestones are established, that required activities occur on time, and that interface between activities is maintained.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication skills regarding technical and production matters with both project and supplier personnel. 
  • Understanding of Logistics and Source Inspection processes associated with global procurement of major capital equipment and bulk materials.
  • Preferred – familiarity with equipment and processes associated to LNG and/or Petrochemical plants.

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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