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Bilingual Contract Administrator in Purchasing

Location: 

Oakville, ON, CA

Requisition ID: 153299 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Would you like to negotiate, draft and administer contracts with suppliers, or subcontractors during Estimation and Execution projects in a stimulating environment?  Individuals with experience in an engineering and/or construction related role with a previous experience in mitigating risk, follow time schedule, monitor costs and budgets is desired.  We’re looking for a team player with the ability to work independently and collaboratively to meet deadlines, milestones and objectives.  Someone that is detail-oriented, proactive, highly motivated with ability to effectively manage time. Join a growing team with an opportunity of playing a key role for projects supported by continuous training programs. 

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.  

Location

This position is based out Oakville, ON. 

Responsibilities

  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and the supplier’s reputation and history;
  • 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;
  • Leverage vendors/subcontractors across multiple procurements to create cost savings to projects;
  • Negotiate terms and conditions of relevant agreements, understand prime contract requirements;
  • Purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts per specifications and drawings;
  • Administration of contracts including Change Orders, Invoice payment process, get required deliverables of the contract up to close out;
  • Monitor shipments to ensure goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods;
  • Confer with staff, users and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or service and determine corrective action.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, supply chain management, construction management or related ;
  • Bilingual (French & English);
  • Ability to travel and relocate as needed;
  • Experience in an engineering and/or construction related role required;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) ;
  • Thorough understanding of all areas of procurement is required, including procurement execution, estimating, expediting, offsite supplier quality and site purchasing;
  • 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; 
  • 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; 
  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt ;
  • General knowledge of database utilization;
  • SAP Experience a plus

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Additional Requirements:

  • Absent an approved exemption, due to federal, state, local, provincial and/or client-requirements, this position may require an individual to be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine or undergo weekly testing upon hire and as a condition of continued employment.
     

We believe in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination and comply with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.


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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