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Purchasing Agent - KOS

Location: 

Ingleside, TX, US

Requisition ID: 103359 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Department: Procurement 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Would you like to purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost for Kiewit Offshore Services (KOS)?  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 Offshore Services, a district (or business unit) of Kiewit Corporation that builds structurally complex jackets and topsides for offshore oil drilling rigs. Located in Ingleside, TX, 20 minutes outside of Corpus Christi, the 550-acre fabrication yard is the workplace of 300 staff employees and 1400 craft employees who work in the yard year-round. The projects built by Kiewit Offshore Services require significant equipment planning, detailed cost estimates and schedules, a commitment to safety by all employees, and are truly unforgettable. The Kiewit Offshore Services team is a diverse, tight knit group that enjoys fun team building events such as deep-sea fishing, golfing, and sporting events throughout the year. The employees are extremely schedule driven, high-energy, friendly, and hard workers. Within the Oil, Gas & Chemical Industry, their teams are the best evidenced by the countless project opportunities from owners who seek their expertise when challenged with complex projects. Kiewit Offshore Service leaders are seeking employees who would enjoy living in Southern Texas, ready for a fast-paced career, trainable, and can work well within a diverse team.

Location

This position is based out of our Ingleside, TX facility.

Responsibilities
  • Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives
  • Purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts per specifications and drawings
  • Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance and inventories
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and the supplier’s reputation and history
  • Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and determine needs for changes 
  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services
Qualifications
  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, supply chain management, construction management or related degree preferred
  • 1-3 years’ experience in a purchasing/procurment, engineering and/or construction related role preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) 
  • General knowledge of database utilization
  • SAP Experience a plus
  • Basic knowledge of all areas of procurement, including procurement execution, estimating, expediting, offsite supplier quality and site purchasing preferred
  • Highly motivated, with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative 
  • Strong work ethic, willing to do what it takes to get the job done right the first time 
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethics and integrity 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills  
  • Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals and objectives 
  • Strong organization, time management, and attention to detail 

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.