Project Manager - Supply Chain


Houston, TX, US

Requisition ID: 171521 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Supply Chain Management 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

We are adding a Project Manager - Supply Chain to oversee all Supply Chain Activities, including Logistics, Inspection and Materials Management for assigned projects in the oil and gas/petrochemical market. In this role, you will provide leadership and management for procurement of engineered equipment, subcontracts, professional services, commodities, permanent plant materials, and small tools and supplies.  In this role you will lead assigned category buyers, and direct supply chain managers and other supply chain employees interfacing with engineering management, estimating management and site management. Duties also include but are not limited to: negotiating with equipment vendors, material vendors, subcontractors and service providers, while consulting with corporate attorneys and senior management when necessary. 


Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected engineering and construction organizations and are consistently ranked in the top 10 of ENR's top 100 design-build firms.  We have 140 years of experience building projects of all types, sizes and complexities across North America, including the Oil and Gas/Chemicals market.  As a leader in OGC, we deliver customizable engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction solutions from front end studies to detailed design and installation and deliver projects in Upstream, Midstream, Low-Carbon technology, LNG, Refining and chemicals and Fabrication.  We leverage our years' of experience to provide innovative solutions for today's evolving energy infrastructure.  



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 out of our Energy Corridor office at Dairy Ashford Road in Houston, TX.  We do offer relocation assistance.  


  • Oversees and plans all aspects of supply chain from pre-bid, through estimating to closeout.
  • Manages all supply chain disciplines on a project such as Material Control, Category Buying, Expediting, Supplier Quality Surveillance, Logistics and Material Management.
  • Monitors and oversees execution of the procurement buy-out. 
  • Negotiates 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.
  • Coordinates activities with Category Lead Buyers and plans manpower.
  • Mentors and trains supply chain staff to ensure policies and procedures are followed.
  • Locates and assists in the evaluation and qualification of vendors for materials and equipment, subcontractors, and professional service providers.  
  • Assists in the development and implementation of procurement and contract management instructions, policies and procedures. 
  • Provides feedback to assist in analyzing market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability. 
  • Resolves vendor or contractor grievances and claims. 
  • Reviews purchase order or subcontractor claims and contracts for conformance to company policy. 
  • Communicates and enforces supply chain policies & procedures to project teams.
  • Responsible for projections, financial planning, expediting, delivery schedules and project supply chain reporting. 


Site-specific Responsibilities 


  • Implements and oversees project mobilization activities including office set-up, site general arrangement, etc. 
  • Oversees project support such as site security, recycling, temporary fencing, jobsite signage, dumpsters, trailer set up, etc. 
  • Works 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. SmartMaterials and/or 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. 
  • Must have experience as a Project Manager Supply Chain for EPC projects.  Experience as a Project Manager Supply Chain for Oil, Gas & Chemicals market with a proven track record of successfully executed projects strongly preferred.
  • 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 with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately.
  • 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.
  • 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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