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Lead Supply Chain Specialist - Structural - Kiewit Supply Network


Lenexa, KS, US Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 167252 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

The Lead Supply Chain Specialist – Structural provides negotiation, training, and high-risk/legal-related support for project procurement and administration activities for Kiewit Corp. In this role, you will interface with key structural suppliers and subcontractors as well as the Kiewit Project Supply Chain Managers, Supply Chain Specialists, Project Managers, Legal Counsel, Supply Chain Directors, and Sponsors for escalated issues.
You will act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) on structural procurement packages for materials and subcontracts, operate as a procurement liaison to the legal department and maintain a high-level working knowledge of multiple projects in the North America. If you would like to own a process and make a significant impact as we continue to grow Kiewit Supply Network, this is the opportunity for you! 

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network 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 a high 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 District Home Office located in Lenexa, Kansas.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with key vendors for structural packages
  • Work with Kiewit Category Management to maintain approved vendors list (AVL)
  • Review project contract templates related to structural packages for adherence to project requirements
  • Work with Kiewit Engineering and Construction Professionals on Scope of Work descriptions
  • Work with Kiewit Engineering and Construction Professionals to provide Commercial and Technical Bid Evaluations 
  • Be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in structural commodity and labor costs
  • Develop and/or maintain standard work processes between project engineers and procurement specialists
  • Provide training and mentorship to procurement team on structural package technical details
  • Assist in negotiating high-risk structural contracts for various projects
  • Provide negotiation support to project teams
  • Serve as a liaison between the procurement team and engineering team to negotiate and resolve commercial issues and move contracts forward to execution
  • Support procurement staff meetings and provide technical details and oversight to the procurement team as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor or upper management


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Construction Management, Supply Chain Management OR equivalent degree OR military/education experience combination
  • Minimum of 5+ years' experience working with key structural suppliers and subcontractors (Preferred)
  • Minimum of 5+ years' of working knowledge of the structural aspects of industrial facilities
  • Minimum of 5+ years' of working knowledge of structural systems, steel fabrication, or similar work.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Detail-oriented, highly motivated, effective time management skills, and excellent customer service and relationship-building skills
  • Knowledge in risk evaluation, claims mitigation, and dispute resolution
  • Strong leadership and coaching skills
  • Must be willing to travel periodically for periods of less than a week


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 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.

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