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Contract Specialist / Purchasing Agent II - Kiewit Supply Network


Burnaby, British Columbia, CA Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Requisition ID: 144525 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Industrial 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Would you like to purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost for Kiewit Supply Network?  What about Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives?  Individuals with experience in an engineering and/or construction related role as well as basic procurement experience is desired, but not required.  We’re looking for a team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives.  Someone that is detail-oriented, highly motivated with ability to effectively manage time.  

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 Burnaby, BC.



  • Prepare contractual agreements using current research methods and a knowledge of a client's needs and ability to fulfill its requirements.
  • Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives. 
  • Complete project planning for estimating, procurement execution, and subcontract administration.
  • Ensure that the terms of contractual agreements written in language that is legally binding and in accordance with the desires of the client.
  • Lead the evaluation and monitoring of contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and determine needs for changes. 
  • Leverage vendors/subcontractors across multiple procurements to create cost savings to project(s).
  • Purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts per specifications and drawings with buyouts. 
  • Provide training and conduct procurement-related audits to ensure procedures are followed.
  • Actively develop budgets, schedules, and performance plans to meet customer and company goals and objectives. 
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and the supplier’s reputation and history. 
  • Monitor shipments to ensure goods come in on time and manage any issue resolutions 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


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel) and have a general knowledge of database utilization, SAP Experience a plus 
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, business, engineering, supply chain management, or equivalent degree or professional or military experience
  • At least five (5) years of experience in an engineering and/or construction-related role; experience in EPC.
  • Advanced knowledge of all areas of procurement, including procurement execution, estimating, expediting, offsite supplier quality, subcontract administration, and site purchasing 
  • Detail-oriented, highly motivated with the ability to effectively manage time 
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objective


Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by an FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.

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 work on at Kiewit. With contracts in different markets and geographic areas, you’ll tackle new challenges all the time. Whether you’re building a facility that can turn water into power or engineering safer infrastructure networks, you’re bound to push the limits of innovation in new and exciting ways.

With Kiewit, you’ll have the potential to work on a variety of projects in seven major markets. From railroads to tunnels, renewable energy to biofuels, you’ll be part of a mission that’s bigger than you can imagine. 

Here, you’ll team up with market experts and gain cross-functional experience — all while helping people across the globe live better.

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.

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