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Logistics Lead - Kiewit Supply Network (The Woodlands)

Location: 

The Woodlands, TX, US Shenandoah, TX, US

Requisition ID: 157799 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Procurement 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

 

Would you like to purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost for Kiewit Supply Network?  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.

 

Based in a district office, the Logistics Lead supports the Procurement Shared Services Department in the implementation of Kiewit’s procurement, transportation, customs, logistics procedures and initiatives. The Logistics Leads primary responsibility is to assure that materials and plant equipment purchased for KIG projects arrive in a timely and cost-efficient manner. 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 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 of The Woodlands, TX office.

Responsibilities

 

  • Primary function is to oversee the door-to-door logistics operations of a large-scale construction project or incidental shipments.  Scope will include management of all modes of transport including modularization, barge, heavy haul and support of cross border transactions.
  • Ensure documentation is accurately processed, distributed and released to carrier, forwarders, customers and agents in a timely manner. 
  • Prepare or review all necessary data entry and confirmation of key milestones (departure, arrival, customs clearance, PODs, etc.) as specified by Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Communicates standard logistics metrics and reports weekly to the Project or District regarding engineered equipment and material delivery status.
  • Manages international shipping / receiving process, working with freight forwarders, carriers, and brokers to ensure proper documentation is completed to meet all compliance regulations.
  • Communicates & reinforces logistics plans. Maintains clear communication & close co-operation with the Project, Procurement, & major Suppliers. Works with Quality, Planning, Construction, Carriers and Customers to proactively avoid & resolve quality & service issues relating to logistics.
  • Coordinates operational redesign projects to improve performance & meet customer needs. Generates & implements innovations for logistical competitive advantage, Support the Logistics Team.
  • Select shipment routes, based on nature of goods shipped, cost, transit times, or security needs. 
  • Consolidate loads with common destination to reduce costs.
  • Reserve/book necessary space on ships, aircraft, trains and trucks. 
  • Arrange for special transport of sensitive cargoes, such as engineered equipment. 
  • Calculate weight, volume, or costs of goods to be moved. 
  • Complete shipment documentation such as bills of lading, packing lists, dock receipts, and certificates of origin. 
  • Ensure all processes, procedures, and standards are following internal ISO controls
  • Review and approve methods statements, lifting and transportation plans for critical and sensitive cargos and verify adherence of documentation to customs, insurance, or regulatory requirements. 
  • Lead the effort with Trade Compliance Team to facilitate the passage of goods through customs. 
  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant legislation, political situations or other factors that could affect freight shipping. 
  • This position may require up to 50% travel.

Qualifications

 

  • A four-year college or university degree in related major plus eight (8) years experience in a related construction field (at least four of these years in a materials transportation, logistics or expediting management position); OR an associate degree in related major plus ten (10) years experience in a related construction field (at least four of these years in a materials transportation, logistics or expediting management position); OR a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) plus twelve (12) years experience in a related construction field (at least six of these years in a materials transportation, logistics or expediting management position) is preferred.  
  • Must have a broad working knowledge of all principles and methods for moving materials by air, rail, sea or road including relative costs and benefits. 
  • Broad knowledge of Power project materials and engineered equipment is preferred. 
  • Be detail oriented, 
  • Flexible and highly motivated, 
  • Have a strong work ethic and professional demeanor,  
  • Effective time management and organizational skills,
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks efficiently and accurately,
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, and
  • Must be team player but able to work independently, to meet intense deadlines, goals and objectives.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel). 

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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.


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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