Materials Manager

Requisition ID: 274318 

  • Relocation Authorized: National/International - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Mumbai 


Company Overview:

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.                                                                                                      


Project Overview:

Bechtel is seeking to work with a major Indian corporation to provide Project Management Consultant (PMC) Services and Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM) Services for offsites and utilities (OSBL) for a multi-billion-dollar upgrade / expansion of their existing petrochemical facilities in India. The PMC Services will be led out of India with personnel deployed in Mumbai region, the project sites in India, as well as several key contractor locations across India. The EPCM Services for OSBL will be led out of Bechtel’s India offices. Both scopes are substantial with multi-million job-hours estimated across both scopes.


Position Summary:

Provides expertise, advice, and direction for project and field materials management activities to ensure the overall organizational effectiveness among all functions responsible for the materials management process. Establishes policy and monitors and approves the development of execution plans involving automated and manual material management and inventory control systems.  Plans, directs, coordinates, and monitors personnel actions for material management staff.


Job Dimensions:

  1. Supervision Received:
  • Reports to and receives operational direction from the Project Manager or designee. 
  • Receives functional guidance from the global business unit Manager of Procurement.
  1. Supervision Exercised:
  • Provides operational direction to personnel assigned to the project materials management group, both in the project and field offices.  Includes both materials coordination and materials planning specialists/supervisors.
  1. Contacts:
  • Maintains direct working relationships with Project Management, Project and Field Engineering, Construction, Project Controls, Project and Field Procurement personnel, and the Customer to ensure mutual understanding, development, and attainment of objectives, plans, and requirements for materials management of the project.



  • Reviews the initial master schedule, detailed timing and sequence of each functional group, and actual progress of each group to confirm that materials meet required delivery dates.  Reviews any schedule revisions for impacts and participates in the development of contingency planning.
  • Ensures adherence to the project execution plan and that key activities are performed in the right sequence.
  • Coordinates the project plan for identifying major equipment and bulk materials with Engineering. 
  • Identifies what information can be imported from Engineering programs, and that tag numbers are compatible with the automation program fields.
  • Ensures that items on the equipment list have been identified for requisition and purchase, and that requisition issue dates support project detail schedules. 
  • Monitors Engineering progress in the preparation and issuance of material requisitions.
  • Issues the material responsibility matrix to reflect the agreed division of functional responsibilities for material activities among project, support, and field offices. 
  • Interfaces between Construction and Procurement to identify, requisition and establish delivery dates for material requirements resulting from design changes, rework, contingency/work arounds, scope changes, or materials missed in Engineering takeoffs.
  • Monitors Procurement reports and activities to ensure that purchasing and expediting are working effectively to maintain milestone schedule dates.
  • Reviews plans at the jobsite for adequacy of material warehousing, maintenance, control and handling.  Ensures efficiency of all material issue to Construction.
  • Coordinates with Construction and Field Procurement the plans for material identification, material availability in support of installation plans, and equipment requiring special handling at the site.
  • Formulates specialized training and career development programs necessary to assure that all assigned material management personnel are properly trained and qualified.
  • Prepares annual reviews regarding performance for assigned Material Planners and Coordinators.
  • Prepares or assists in the preparation of work hour estimates and organizational charts for the project and obtains management approval. 
  • Establishes long-range personnel requirements and coordinates timely staffing of positions.  Monitors personnel utilization throughout the duration of the project.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Advanced knowledge of all procurement operations related to the management of materials at area, regional, temporary and jobsite office locations.
  • Advanced knowledge in Field Engineering and Construction activities, and knowledge of Standard Work Process Procedures related to materials management functions.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable Bechtel policies, instructions, and Procurement procedures and guidelines.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in the use of the Bechtel Procurement System (BPS), and related engineering and other project data systems that interface with BPS.
  • Prior experience in major global, direct hire and contract management projects, which include Engineering, Procurement and materials control activities.


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.