Trucking Specialist - The Woodlands - Kiewit Supply Network


The Woodlands, TX, US

Requisition ID: 171720 

Job Level: Entry Level 

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network 

Department: Supply Chain Management 

Market: Corporate Home Office 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

Based in a district office, the Transportation & Logistics Specialist I (Trucking) executes the strategies and SOP (Standard Operating Procedures) established by the Logistics team and supports Procurement Shared Services in the implementation of Kiewit Procurement transportation and logistics procedures. Provide local support for procurement, import, export, transportation and fulfillment in support of internal customers. This involves close collaboration with 3PL (Third Party Logistics and Trucking companies) Transportation Coordinators. This position provides key information and support to Procurement and Project Management regarding supply, deliveries and order status from suppliers to internal customers.
This position works within the established policies and procedures of the global guidelines.

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. 


This position is based out of The Woodlands, TX. 


•    Ensure documentation is accurately processed, distributed and released to carrier, forwarders, customers and agents in a timely manner. Ensure proper transit and customs clearance documentation exists for shipments.
•    Prepare 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. Resolves quality, service & cost issues. 
•    Manages international shipping / receiving process, trucking companies 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, transit times, or security needs. 
•    Arrange for special transport of sensitive cargoes, such as engineered equipment. 
•    Complete shipment documentation such as bills of lading, packing lists, dock receipts
•    Consolidate loads with common destination to reduce costs.
•    Negotiate spot rates with 3PL’s. 
•    The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  


•    Ability to travel and relocate as needed
•    Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, supply chain management, construction management or related 
•    At least 1-3 years’ experience in an engineering and/or construction related role required
•    Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) 
•    General knowledge of database utilization
•    SAP Experience a plus
•    Thorough understanding of all areas of procurement is desirable, 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 
•    Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt 
•    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 

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.
  • May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.


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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