Bechtel Corporation 2019 University Graduates (U.S.) - Supply Chain Management Representative (1 VA3) in RESTON, Virginia


Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting multiple industries. Our employees use their ideas and ingenuity to create innovative, practical, and cost-effective solutions for our business and customers.

Bechtel Procurement and Contracts offers talented individuals who have initiative, integrity, and a determination to tackle the most complex supply chain challenges of supporting projects located around the world, using suppliers located around the world, and managing logistics to connect the two.

Each year, Bechtel’s procurement teams buy approximately $3 billion of goods and services from suppliers in more than 50 countries. Once purchased, those good and services must be delivered to projects worldwide - often to some of the most remote and challenging locations in the world. Supply Chain and Procurement professionals at Bechtel help make this happen through various avenues, including:


Contracts & Subcontracts

Inventory & Warehouse Management


Materials Management

The total number of hires and start dates are subject to workload and business conditions. Locations will vary based on the project needs, and may include Houston, TX or Reston, VA, along with various project sites.


The Procurement and Contracts organization is responsible for obtaining the equipment and materials needed for our projects. As a member of this team, you’ll perform functions that include work planning, sourcing, supplying, delivering, and storing procured equipment and materials to projects worldwide.

Contracts lead the formation and management of service agreements. For our projects, you will participate in all aspects of contracting, including engaging private partnerships, design and engineering firms, construction subcontractors, and other service providers.

The various procurement and contracts activities demand detail-oriented individuals with multifaceted skills, flexibility, enthusiasm for individual and team tasks, and knowledge of supply chain functions, contract terms, and legal requirements.

Typical Activities

Provide expertise in the qualification, evaluation, negotiation, and selection of global suppliers and contractors

Manage purchase orders and subcontracts to ensure satisfactory performance and adherence to the terms and conditions

Manage complex logistics efforts in the transportation, receipt, and storage of equipment and material that originate in all parts of the world

Build supplier and contractor relationships

Lead category management teams that provide products and services from a supply chain center

Perform materials management to ensure material is properly planned, scheduled, and received for project use.

General Job Duties

Supply Chain and Procurement professionals are typically responsible for:

Performing tasks involved in the formulation and administration of purchase orders

Preparing contracts that maps out project scope, schedule, and terms

Contacting suppliers to obtain timely submission of engineering data

Coordinating shipments with requisite internal and external entities of materials and equipment

Reviewing material requisitions from a Supplier Quality perspective

Basic Qualifications

Currently enrolled in a four-year Bachelor’s degree program in Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or Logistics Management from an accredited college or University

Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the U.S. without sponsorship

Ability and willingness to relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsites

Preferred Qualifications

Completed relevant coursework

Prior co-op or internship experience

Excellent written and oral communication skills