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Procurement Intern - Eastern Canada (Summer 2021)

Location: 

Oakville, ON, CA Laval, Quebec, CA

Requisition ID: 107400 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

Are you interested in a hands-on real-world learning experience directly related to the skills needed in a full-time construction career?  In this internship, you will have the opportunity to develop, participate and learn key roles and functions within construction management. 

 

Our mission is to make a difference and we offer opportunities for you to make one too through our construction operations. Whether we’re boring tunnels through mountains, turning rivers into energy or building bridges that connect communities, we depend on our passionate, skilled, and safety-obsessed construction professionals to get it done right. You bring your big ideas, commitment to top quality, and an unwavering work ethic. In return, we offer huge career and travel opportunities and the satisfaction of building the next big thing from the ground up. There’s a reason Kiewit attracts the best: we offer fast-paced excitement and fulfillment you won’t find anywhere else.

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

One of the many things that makes Kiewit’s culture unique is that we go where the work is, which exposes your career to abundant opportunities. We relocate our teams based on the work that is available, combined with the development plans, skill sets and career goals of each team member. This means your Kiewit adventure is custom-designed to meet our shared needs.

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

• Pursuing degree in Supply Chain Management, Industrial Distribution, Construction Management, Engineering or related degree.

• Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) and have a general knowledge of database utilization. SAP Experience a plus.

• Detail-oriented, highly motivated with the ability to effectively manage time.

• Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

• Team player with the ability to work independently to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives.

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 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.