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Materials Manager

Requisition ID:  222242

  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family
  • Project No.:  [[cust_projectNumber]]
  • Grade:  27
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  Yes 


Project Information

Bechtel National, Inc (BNI) Bechtel's government services business, in one of the top providers to department and agencies to the US and British governments.  Its successes include many large, first-of-a-kind projects in government site management, environmental restoration, defense, space, energy, and national homeland security.  Bechtel currently manages the Mobile Launcher 2 project in Cape Canaveral, FL.  This project is the design and construction of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Mobile Launcher 2 (ML2) for the Space Launch System (SLS).

Role Overview:

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.

Principle responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 13 years of professional related work experience, or in lieu of degree, 19 years of directly related work experience
  • Prior Experience in Materials Management on a small to medium-sized project. 
  • Must be a US citizen
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment, education and travel
  • Must be able to obtain site security badge for access to work site.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Solid Knowledge and previous experience in Government Procurement and Materials Management Operations
  • Solid knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements.
  • Solid understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
  • Solid understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management and 13 years of professional related work experience in Materials Management.
  • Prior Bechtel Leadership experience 
  • Thorough knowledge of all Material Management 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 NQA-1, Part I and Part II
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations, and applicable Agency Supplements. 
  • 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 material control activities.
  • Thorough understanding of Governmental Contracts and the flow-down of applicable clauses and requirements.
  • Thorough understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, and determination process for applicability to the work.


Bechtel’s internal staffing policy includes the minimum time that you need to be in your current position before applying to a new position.  Please refer to the applicable policy manual and ensure you meet the minimum requirements.