Supply Chain Specialist - Infastructure/Water Projects


Phoenix, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 172421 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Supply Chain Management 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned organization operates through a network of subsidiaries in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation; oil, gas and chemical; power; building; water/wastewater; industrial; and mining. 


Our procurement team, known as Kiewit Supply Network supports all of our market areas and focuses on delivering the best equipment, materials and services to our organizations.  We are adding a Supply Chain Contract Specialist to our team in Phoenix, to support our Western region Infrastructure projects.  Our Infrastructure team builds roads, bridges, dams, rail and transit, aviation and underground projects.  In this role, you will own contracts from start to finish for your assigned materials/equipment and services.  You will be expected to negotiate T's and C's on contracts, purchase materials, manage pricing and quantities, monitor shipments and resolve material and equipment issues.  This is a great opportunity for an early to mid-career Supply Chain professional that wants to grow and advance their career in procurement, complex contracts and learn more about construction.  We’re looking for a team player that is eager grow, & able to drive processes within the supply chain functions so that our project teams can deliver complex projects on time and within budget.  

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network group specializes in providing comprehensive procurement services to clients across the construction and engineering industries in multiple markets, including transportation; water/wastewater; power; oil, gas and chemical; building; and mining.  Our key objectives are to offer clients a world-class service focused on ensuring equipment, materials and services are consistently estimated and procured at the right price. We strive to offer an appropriate level of quality and ensure materials and services are delivered on schedule and in compliance with the client’s specifications and expectations.


This position will be based in our office located at 3888 East Broadway Phoenix, Arizona 85040.  


  • Develop, review and negotiate terms and conditions of supplier contracts for raw materials, equipment and services.  Manage supplier contracts and supplier relationships to ensure suppliers meet our standards, specifications and client requirements. 
  • Research/evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and suppliers reputation and history.  
  • Manage change orders impacting the contract, and handle all aspects for delivering quality materials/equipment for your projects. 
  • Ensure our material buyers are purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts per specifications and drawings.
  • Confer with project team, stakeholders and vendors to address defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Leverage vendors/subcontractors across multiple procurements to create cost savings to projects.
  • Monitor delivery times/shipments for your materials/equipment and work with project team and logistics team to ensure goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods.
  • Prepare/issue Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and evaluate vendor/subcontractor proposals to identify vendors/subcontractors who meet project constraints of budget and schedule at the estimating, execution and site purchasing levels.  Develop and manage material and vendor subcontracts for the project.  Interface with Engineering and/or construction teams to provide insight about status of cost, quality and schedule for materials/equipment for your assigned project(s).  
  • Assist in the development of company-wide procurement templates. 
  • Work with project team, supply chain team and legal to resolve escalated, complex, or disputed contract issues.
  • Develop and maintain vendor relationships and manage supplier-specific vendor template negotiations.
  • Support procurement staff meetings and provide legal communication to the team as needed.
  • Willing to relocate in the future to a project site to manage a larger project.   


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Construction Management or related field, and 2+ years experience in supply chain/contracts, performing functions as outlined above in civil sector or in the military.  We encourage military and veterans to apply.  If no degree, a minimum of 4 years in supply chain and contracts functions is required.  
  • Supply chain experience must include experience working with the RFP/Bid process, contract development/negotiation and execution and supply chain execution.  Experience working with engineers, estimators, buyers, logistics and expediting in the procurement process. 
  • Prefer candidate with at least one year working in construction, ideally in transportation.    
  • Minimum of 2 years' negotiation experience with suppliers, with a demonstrated ability to draft, negotiate and manage material/equipment/services subcontracts.  
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel)  and general knowledge of database utilization to create contracts.  SAP experience is a plus.
  • Highly motivated, skilled communicator, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative to get the job done right the first time. 
  • Strong work ethic that can work effectively as an individual contributor and as part of a team with the ability to build strong relationships. 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt. 
  • Willing to relocate and work at a project site within a year to two years.


Other Requirements:

  • Regular, reliable attendance 
  • Work productively and meet deadlines timely
  • Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
  • Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
  • Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

There’s no limit to what you’ll do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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