Bechtel Corporation Purchasing Specialist in Houston, Texas

Requisition ID: 215086

Role Overview

The Purchasing Specialist will perform tasks involved in the formation and administration of purchase orders. Communicates with suppliers and personnel within Bechtel to establish clear definition of requirements, and to assure performance to purchase order terms and conditions. Prepares bidder pre-qualification, bidder lists, bid solicitation, bid analysis, makes commitments and administers purchase orders.

Essential Job Duties

  • Forms and issues purchase orders by performing the following:

  • Prepares bidders’ lists

  • Prequalifies bidders

  • Forms bid packages

  • Issues bid requests

  • Coordinates bidders’ questions

  • Receives bids

  • Prepares Commercial Bid Summary and recommendation letter

  • Recommends and secures approvals in accordance with established procedures

  • Prepares and commits order

  • Prepares and maintains control and status reporting documents

  • Administers assigned purchase orders, performing the following functions:

  • Establishes files and controls for all outgoing and incoming correspondence on each assigned order.

  • Monitors supplier performance for conformance to commercial terms.

  • Monitors activities by Engineering and other in-house functions to ensure compliance with the order terms.

  • Initiates follow-up actions with the supplier or in-house functional group to ensure performance in accordance with contract terms and conditions.

  • Informs or works with other project Procurement personnel as assigned to the administration of the order.

  • Analyzes and distributes those suppliers’ reports specified in the order/contract.

  • Communicates with suppliers as necessary to achieve the required service and results from potential and actual suppliers to meet project needs.

  • Communicates with Engineering to assist and/or guide them in the preparation of material requisitions for the procurement of materials and equipment and to achieve the understanding needed to process these requisitions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Knowledge of business administration procedures, techniques, and business ethics.

  • Proficiency and experience in the formation and administration of purchase orders.

  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills.

  • Intermediate skills in communicating effectively with suppliers. Understanding of applicable commercial legislation governing the buying and selling of goods and services.

  • Intermediate skills in communicating effectively both orally and in writing with other project functional groups, primarily Engineering, Project Controls, Construction, Supplier Quality, Expediting, Traffic & Logistics and other services.

  • Ability and willingness to adopt and learn new digital tools for purchasing

  • Experience on LNG Projects preferred

Additional Qualifications:

Grade 22

  • Degree from four-year accredited university plus a minimum 2 years of experience in any of the Procurement disciplines, or 7 plus years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

Grade 23

  • Degree from four-year accredited university along with 1-3 years of purchasing experience, or 7 plus years of relevant experience in lieu of degree.

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. at

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.