KSN- Supply Chain Specialist 2


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 172700 

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.    We are adding a Supply Chain Specialist to our Kiewit Supply Network in Houston. This is an opportunity for a recent grad with one to two years of experience in contracts for the OGC market.  In this role, you will own contracts from start to finish for your assigned materials/equipment.  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.  

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 is based in our office in Houston Texas in the Energy Corridor. 


  • Purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts per specifications and drawings.
  • Confer with staff, users and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or services and determine corrective action.
  • Leverage vendors/subcontractors across multiple procurements to create cost savings to projects.
  • 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 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 and assist in negotiating high-risk contracts for various projects.
  • Work 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Construction Management
  • 2+ years experience working for an EPC company, in the oil/gas/petrochemical market in contracts administration/management.   
  • General understanding of all areas of procurement is desirable, including procurement execution, estimating, expediting, and site purchasing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel)  and general knowledge of database utilization
  • SAP Experience a plus.  InEight Software experience (or similar) highly desired
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative with strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships.   
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt. 

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: Houston

Job Segment: Supply Chain, Recent Graduate, Supply Chain Manager, Supply, Procurement, Operations, Entry Level