Purchasing Supervisor

Requisition ID: 276723 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Houston, TX 


Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

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; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. 

Core to Bechtel is our Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report


Job Summary:

In this role, you will oversee the development and preparation of project master purchasing commercial pro-forma forms, including legal and commercial terms and conditions. You will lead the development of purchasing procedures, planning, and forecasting of purchasing staff. You will direct negotiations, solve problems, and communicate with suppliers to ensure compliance with purchase order requirements and achieve the required service to meet project needs. #LI-AM3


Major Responsibilities:

  • 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, 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. Ensure they receive appropriate training and development.
  •  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.
  •  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.


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Requires bachelor's degree (or international equivalent) and 8-10 years of relevant experience or 12-14 years of relevant work experience


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the legal and commercial aspects of global procurement of equipment and materials.
  • 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.
  • Skilled in working with and informing effectively with supervisors of other project functional groups.
  • Past experience working on DataCenter Projects is preferred but not required


Total Rewards/Benefits:

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at bechtel.com/total-rewards.


Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.


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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.