Logistics Specialist - Kiewit Supply Network - Houston, Texas


Houston, TX, US The Woodlands, TX, US

Requisition ID: 169870 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Supply Chain Management 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 


Position Overview

Based in a district office, the Transportation & Logistics Specialist I (Trucking) execute the strategies and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) established by the logistics team and supports Procurement Shared Services in the implementation of Kiewit Procurement transportation and logistics procedures. Provide local support for procurement, import, export, transportation, and fulfillment in support of internal customers. This involves close collaboration with 3PL (Third Party Logistics and Trucking companies) Transportation Coordinators. This position provides key information and support to Procurement and Project Management regarding supply, deliveries and order status from suppliers to internal customers

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. 


Houston, Texas.


•    Interact with internal and external customers via phone and email to provide information about distribution routes, schedules, and delivery status
•    Identify the most cost effective and timely transportation options for the customer
•    Select shipment routes, based on nature of goods shipped, transit times, or security needs. 
•    Arrange for special transport of sensitive cargoes, such as engineered equipment.
•    Enter shipment information into software to create shipping documents and coordinate the shipment for all domestic and international trucking shipments as specified by Standard Operating Procedures.
•    Track shipment to final destination to ensure timely delivery
•    Update the customer on delivery status and inform them of any delays or obstacles with their cargo
•    Assist estimating and projects with providing quotes when needed
•    Maintain positive relationships and work productively with other departments (internally and externally) to provide expert advice to potential internal customers
•    Resolve internal customer complaints quickly with sensitivity and always portrays the company and our vendors in a positive manner. Build and Maintain relationships by exhibiting exceptional customer service skills. 
•     Ensure documentation is accurately processed, distributed and released to carrier, forwarders, customers and agents in a timely manner. Ensure proper transit and customs clearance documentation exists for shipments.
•    Other duties may be assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

A four-year college or university degree in related materials transportation, logistics or expediting field; or an associate degree plus two years of experience in a related materials transportation, logistics or expediting management field; or a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) plus 5 years of experience in a related materials transportation, logistics or expediting position is preferred.  
•    SAP Knowledge is a plus 
•    Be detail oriented, 
•    Flexible and highly motivated, 
•    Have 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, and
•    Must be team player but able to work independently, to meet intense deadlines, goals and objectives.

Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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

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