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Procurement Intern - Kiewit Supply Network (Summer 2022)


Omaha, NE, US

Requisition ID: 124679 

Job Level: Internship 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time Temporary 

Position Overview

Do you want an inside look into the Construction & Information Technology professions that will inspire you as you make career plans for the future? Do you want to be part of an industry that makes a real difference in people’s lives all over the world? This paid high school internship will give you hands-on experiences and help you develop industry knowledge to jump-start your career!

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. 


Connected to Kiewit University, the new Kiewit Plaza provides a modern, state-of-the-art venue in the emerging Builders’ District north of downtown Omaha.


•    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
•    Design and present an End of Program Presentation to showcase your work and development throughout this internship


•    Must be a student in an Intern Omaha Partner School District and must participate in the Intern Omaha program for the duration of the internship
•    Must be an incoming high school senior, 16 years of age or older
•    Ability to work from assigned Omaha office for the duration of the internship
•    Genuine interest and passion for the field of purchasing/procurement
•    Strong customer service and communication skills 
•    Detail-oriented, highly motivated with ability to effectively manage time
•    Team player with the ability to work well independently
•    Ability to maintain excellent attendance
•    Must pass pre-employment drug screen and background check
Preferred Skills: 
•    Technical knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
•    Customer service and leadership experience 
Work Schedule: 
•    Summer: Full-Time, 40 hours per week
•    School Year: Part-Time, 10-20 hours per week
•    Must be able to meet the hour requirements between the hours of 8am to 5pm, Monday through Friday

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.

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.

Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs

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