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Purchasing Specialist (Various Locations)

Requisition ID:  218464

Job Summary

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

 

The work location for this role has yet to be determined, but may be Reston VA, Charlotte NC, Dallas TX, Columbus OH, Knoxville TN, or Detroit MI.  

 

Provides supervision to a project team of Purchasing personnel.  Develops and monitors project workhour estimates, and prepares Purchasing master pro-forma documents.  Participates in the planning, staffing, training and development of Purchasing personnel.  Distributes workload to assigned staff.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • 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, the performance of each order in accordance with the contracted terms and conditions and project requirements.
  • Conducts personnel annual reviews.  Recommends to designated manager salary actions, classification changes, terminations, and transfers.
  • Indoctrinates newly assigned Purchasing personnel to the requirements and procedures of the 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 designated 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 designated manager the Purchasing personnel staffing plan so that staff is added and released in an orderly manner, in accordance with the project workload.
  • Reviews prime contract between client and Bechtel and makes recommendations to a designated manager 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 a plan in the commitment and resolution of commercial conditions of purchases when such action is agreed as necessary by the designated 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 control 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 job site.

 

Job Qualification

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, Finance, Quantity Surveying, Law, Engineering, Construction Management or Cost Engineering along with 9 years of relevant experience Or in lieu of Bachelor’s degree 15 years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of telecommunications experience.
  • Experience, skill, or training in the function of supervising workload distribution and execution of the work, as well as personnel interviewing, selection, salary planning, classification changes, performance evaluation, career counseling when delegated, training, terminations, and transfers.
  • Skilled in working with and communicating effectively with supervisors of other project functional groups, primarily Engineering, Construction, Project Management, and other services.
  • Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchase orders through the several steps of bidder prequalification, the 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.
  • 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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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.  
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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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.