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Procurement Manager

Requisition ID:  255181

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/19/2022

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 costumers can expect, and how we deliver.


Position Summary

Bechtel is seeking a Procurement Manager for the Mining & Metals team, based in Chile. Position will be responsible for exercises overall procurement operations responsibility on behalf of the global business unit Manager of Procurement or regional office manager for assigned global business unit or regional office. Implements corporate Procurement plans and initiatives in support of the requirements of the global business unit. Ensures that performance of the work is consistent with applicable policies, procedures, and objectives and meets global business unit and project needs.



The Procurement Manager is principally responsible for:

  • Manages and monitors Procurement operations for assigned global business unit offices. Maintains communications with organization and client personnel through regular visits to each assigned project team to ensure that the services of Procurement meet the needs of the global business unit and its clients.

  • Participates with other global business unit functional managers in the business unit’s business development efforts, feasibility studies, project planning, and provides support in client contract negotiations to give Procurement input, communicate Procurement capabilities and anticipate Procurement requirements and staffing.

  • Identifies training needs and directs application of training programs to ensure that the assigned Procurement personnel have satisfactory knowledge of their level of work to perform in a competent and efficient manner.

  • Plans, performs, and/or directs personnel actions involving the assigned Project Procurement Management personnel, including but not limited to: Staffing and replacement planning. Performance evaluation and career discussions. Promotions, rotation, and transfers.

  • Prepares annual salary plan covering assigned personnel. Reviews salary plan with as required with functional and operational groups for concurrence. 

  • Reviews staffing plans and personnel actions with the global business unit manager, or designee, to ensure consistency with global business unit practices and needs.

  • Regularly directs or conducts in-depth Procurement audit of the activities in assigned project teams.

  • Monitors preparation of project Procurement workhour estimates, budgets and schedules to ensure that these are developed realistically and that they meet global business unit/project objectives. Periodically reviews project Procurement activities to ensure that operations are within approved workhour estimates, budgets and schedules, and if not, directs the preparation of a revised budget request and/or a change in activities.

  • Prepares and edits presentations describing Procurement methods, trends of lead times, prices, or other relevant information regarding Procurement’s scope of activities. Subject to required approvals, makes presentations to units of Bechtel, to clients, to supplier organizations, or to trade associations.

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

The Procurement Manager shall be knowledgeable and/or experienced in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline.

  • 15 of relevant experience. 

Additional Qualifications

  • Proficiency and experience in project Procurement operations at both jobsites and office locations.

  • Knowledge of personnel procedures and policy. Experience and skill in supervision, including selection, hiring, training, development, performance evaluation, career counseling, and salary administration.

  • Thorough knowledge of planning, scheduling, cost control, and quality control functions.

  • Experience and/or familiarity with expediting, purchasing, supplier quality, traffic and logistics, and field procurement operations.


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.

Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to or call +1-800-749-2372 for assistance. Determinations on request for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Juntos formando el mañana

Bechtel es una de las empresas de ingeniería, construcción y gestión de proyectos más respetadas a nivel mundial. Junto con nuestros clientes, entregamos proyectos emblemáticos que fomentan el progreso y el crecimiento económico a largo plazo. Desde 1898, hemos completado más de 25.000 proyectos extraordinarios en 160 países de los siete continentes. Operamos a través de cuatro unidades de negocios globales: Infraestructura; Nuclear, Seguridad y Medio Ambiente; Energía; y Minería y Metales. Nuestra empresa y nuestra cultura se basan en más de un siglo de liderazgo y una adherencia incesante a nuestros valores, cuyo núcleo son la seguridad, la calidad, la ética y la integridad. Estos valores son lo que creemos, lo que esperamos, lo que entregamos y lo que vivimos.

Bechtel es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Todos los postulantes calificados serán considerados para su contratación sin distinción de raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género, edad, nacionalidad, discapacidad, estado de ciudadanía (según lo autorice la ley), estatus militar, información genética y cualquier otra característica protegida por la ley federal, estatal o local.

Postulantes en situación de discapacidad, que requieran de ajustes razonables para cualquier etapa del proceso de reclutamiento y contratación, pueden enviar su solicitud por correo electrónico a para recibir apoyo. Determinaciones referentes a los requerimientos de ajustes razonables serán revisados  caso a caso.