Contract & Supply Chain Specialist - Kiewit Supply Network


Calgary, AB, CA

Requisition ID: 169874 

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

On a proposal or project, the Contracts & Supply Chain Specialist oversees Package & Buyout Tracking, Logistics, Inspection and Materials Management. The position provides leadership and management for procurement of engineered equipment, subcontracts, professional services, commodities, permanent plant materials, and small tools and supplies.  This position works with a procurement team and interfaces with engineering management, estimating management, design management and site management. Duties also include but are not limited to: project specific contract template development, negotiating with equipment vendors, material vendors, subcontractors and service providers, while consulting with corporate attorneys and senior management when necessary. 

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, OGC, 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 is based full-time in our Calgary office. 


  • Oversee and plan all aspects of purchasing from pre-bid to closeout.
  • Represent company in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers, subcontractors and professional service providers. 
  • Negotiate commercial terms and conditions with equipment vendors, material vendors, professional service providers and subcontractors; consult with corporate attorneys and senior management to minimize project and corporate risk while maintaining commercial competitiveness.
  • Monitor and oversee execution of the purchasing buyout. 
  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying and/or estimating materials, equipment, subcontract and professional services. 
  • Locate and assist in the evaluation and qualification of vendor materials and equipment, subcontractors, and professional service providers.  
  • Process requisitions and prepare purchase orders for supplies and equipment. 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of procurement and contract management instructions, policies and procedures. 
  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received. 
  • Provide feedback to assist in analyzing market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability. 
  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims. 
  • Review purchase order or subcontractor claims and contracts for conformance to company policy. 
  • Oversee administration of online purchasing systems. 
  • Communicate and enforce purchasing policies & procedures to project team.
  • Provide training to ensure policies and procedures are followed.
  • Responsible for projections, financial planning, expediting, delivery schedules and project purchasing reporting.
  • Provide detailed risk assessments and mitigation strategies to project cost, schedule, quality and general buyout
  • Oversee the development and review of all procurement analytics, reporting and deliverables.
  • Coach direct reports to help further their careers


Site-specific Responsibilities 

  • Implement and oversee project mobilization activities including office set-up, site general arrangement, etc. 
  • Oversee project support such as site security, recycling, temporary fencing, jobsite signage, dumpsters, trailer set up, etc. 
  • Work with the material management department to ensure proper material receiving and control. 


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) with general knowledge of database utilization. SAP experience is a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, business, engineering, supply chain management, or equivalent degree and/or a minimum of five years’ experience in engineering and/or construction or equivalent work/field/military experience. 
  • Experience as a Project Procurement Manager in the Oil, Gas & Chemicals business with a proven track record of successfully executed projects
  • Knowledge of equipment and materials common in Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects
  • Detail-oriented, flexible and highly motivated with a strong work ethic and professional demeanor 
  • Effective time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills for both managerial and client interfacing 
  • Team player with the ability to also work independently to meet fixed deadlines, goals and objectives.
  • Strong leadership and people management skills


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

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 believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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.

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