2024 University Graduate (U.S.) - Supply Chain Management

Requisition ID:  269511



Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Our employees use their ideas and ingenuity to create innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our business and customers.


Bechtel Supply Chain offers talented individuals who have initiative, integrity, and a determination to tackle the most complex supply chain challenges of supporting projects located around the world, utilizing global suppliers and contractors, and managing logistics to connect the two.


Each year, Bechtel’s Supply Chain teams buy approximately $18 billion of goods and services from suppliers in more than 50 countries. Once purchased, those goods and services must be delivered to projects worldwide, often to some of the most remote and challenging locations. Supply Chain professionals at Bechtel make this happen through various avenues, including:


  • Procurement/Purchasing
  • Contracts & Subcontracts
  • Inventory & Warehouse Management
  • Logistics
  • Integrated Materials Management


The total number of hires and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on the project needs, and may include Houston, TX or Reston, VA, along with various other project sites.




The Procurement and Contracts organization is responsible for obtaining the equipment, and materials needed for our projects. As a member of this team, you will perform functions that include work planning, sourcing, supplying, delivering, and storing procured equipment and materials to Bechtel’s global projects.


Contracts lead the formation and management of service agreements. For our projects, you will participate in all aspects of contracting, including engaging private partnerships, design and engineering firms, construction subcontractors, and other service providers.


The various procurement and contracts activities demand detail-oriented individuals with multifaced skills, flexibility, enthusiasm for individual and team tasks, and knowledge of supply chain functions, contract terms, and legal requirements.


Typical Activities


  • Provide expertise in the qualification, evaluation, negotiation, and selection of global suppliers and contractors
  • Manage purchase orders and subcontracts to ensure satisfactory performance and adherence to the terms and conditions
  • Manage complex logistics efforts in the transportation, receipt, and storage of equipment and material that originate in all parts of the world
  • Build supplier and contractor relationships
  • Engage with category management teams that provide technical and commercial intelligence on the supply chain to our project teams
  • Perform materials management to ensure material is properly planned, scheduled, and received for project use


General Job Duties


Supply Chain and Procurement personnel may be responsible for:


  • Performing tasks involved in the formulation and administration of purchase orders
  • Preparing service contracts that maps out project scope, schedule, and terms
  • Contacting suppliers to obtain timely submission of engineering data and other deliverables
  • Coordinating shipments with requisite internal and external entities of materials and equipment
  • Reviewing material requisitions from a Supplier Quality perspective


Basic Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, or Logistics Management from an accredited college or university within the past 12 months or anticipate obtaining a degree within the next year
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship
  • Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites


Preferred Qualifications


  • Completed relevant coursework
  • Previous co-op or internship experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

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