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Procurement Support - SQE Lead

Requisition ID:  255184

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 Support - SQE Lead for the Mining & Metals team, based in Chile. Position will be responsible for providing technical and administrative direction to assigned supplier quality personnel.  Prepares Supplier Quality plans, procedures, and estimates for integration into the project documents. Distributes and delegates assigned work to the Supplier Quality Specialists and monitors performance against project and functional requirements. 



The Procurement Support - SQE Lead is principally responsible for:

  • Supervises the administration of Procurement Supplier Quality activities related to designated projects where one or more additional Supplier Quality Specialists are required to accomplish the work. In this capacity, the Supplier Quality Supervisor: Distributes the work and delegates specific tasks to the Supplier Quality Specialists, performing an integral part of the work as time permits. Monitors the activities of the Area Supplier Quality Specialists through review of shop surveillance reports. Reviews the department’s scope of work for the project and prepares job-hour estimates and budget to include technical and non-technical administrative support and monitors expenditures against approved budgets. Prepares project Supplier Quality procedures and operating instructions, as necessary and supervises the administration of these procedures.

  • Represents the Supplier Quality department at the project level, and is directly involved with project bid clarification and post-award meetings, project reviews, and problems related to supplier quality.

  • Assists the project team in the development and/or interpretation of technical specifications that fulfill the objectives of the project and Customer.

  • Participates with engineering, quality assurance and construction organizations in development of cross-functional and proactive approach to mitigation of supplier performance issues. Provides input for process improvements that minimize risk of manufacturing and testing issues on complex commodities.

  • Researches and summarizes data and populates established project and procedural performance metrics. Develops project specific metrics for implementation as deemed useful by the project team. Provides metric reports to the Supplier Quality Manager.

  • Monitors the performance of the project Supplier Quality Specialists. Conducts annual reviews, prepares annual salary recommendations, and assists the Supplier Quality Manager in developing recommended and mandatory training plan.

  • Performs capability assessment surveys and quality system audits on project behalf. Makes recommendations to project regarding suitability of supplier based upon results of surveys and./or audits.

  • Participates on project behalf in meetings and teleconferences with suppliers for the purposes of performance improvement, resolution of specific issues and to highlight and address performance trends that indicate potential negative impact to project objectives.

  • Evaluates supplier performance records; provides data and information to the project relative to continued or serious supplier performance issues; and recommends issuance of supplier warnings or advisories where appropriate.

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

The Procurement Support - SQE Lead shall be knowledgeable and/or experienced in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related topic.

  • 10 years of relevant experience. 


Additional Qualifications

  • Experienced in budget development and management and the development of performance metrics.

  • Thorough understanding of Bechtel Procurement System and Supplier Performance Database and Supplier Warning and Advisory process.

  • Experienced with quality management programs including ISO9000, ANSI N45.2, 10CFR50 Appendix B and NQA-1.

  • Requisite certification as an ANSI/ASME Level II (further to Level I competencies) and performs the following:

  • Conducts capability surveys of a prospective supplier.

  • Participates as an audit team member or technical resource for nuclear material and/or quality program audits.

  • Monitors the administrative and technical performance of Third Party Agency quality surveillance contractor personnel to assure that Corporate Supplier Quality Manual and Procedures and quality surveillance assignment instructions are implemented.

  • Supervises the activities of a Level I or Level II certified Supplier Quality Specialists.


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.