Kiewit Corporation Procurement Manager - Nuclear in Oakville, Ontario

Date: Jul 11, 2017

Location: Oakville, ON, CA

Company: Kiewit

Requisition ID: 66981

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. With its roots dating back to 1884, the employee-owned company operates through a network of offices and projects in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Australia. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. Kiewit had 2016 revenues of $8.6 billion and employs more than 20,000 staff and craft employees.

How We’re Different

• Consistently ranked within the top five of the “Top 400 Contractors” according to Engineering News-Record

• Named to the Best Workplaces in Canada by the Great Place to Work Institute Canada for the sixth year in a row

• Extended health, dental and vision insurance where employees can get expert support for work, life, and everything in between

• RRSP plan that includes company dollar-for-dollar match on contributions up to 6 percent of weekly base wages

• Our employees are entitled to accrue at least 20 days paid time off each year, in addition to statutory holidays per each province’s guidelines

• We spend an average of $8,500 per employee each year on training and career development, and reimburse up to $5,250 per year in outside tuition costs

The position provides project specific leadership and management for procurement of engineered equipment, subcontracts, professional services, commodities, permanent plant materials, and small tools & supplies within the nuclear industry. This position manages assigned purchasing agents, purchasing managers and other purchasing employees interfacing with engineering management, estimating management, design professionals and site management. Duties also include but are not limited to: negotiating with equipment vendors, material vendors, subcontractors and service providers, while consulting with corporate attorneys and senior management when necessary. Long-term relocation and short-term assignments are a requirement of this position. If assigned to the project site, the senior purchasing manager position will be operational in nature dealing significantly with field issues at active projects.

essential duties and responsabilities include, but is not necessarily limited to the following:

• Oversees and plans all aspects of purchasing from pre-bid to closeout.

• Represent company in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers, subcontractors and professional service providers.

• Negotiate commercial terms and conditions with equipment vendors, material vendors, professional service providers and subcontractors, while consulting with corporate attorneys and senior management to minimize project and corporate risk while maintaining commercial competitiveness.

• Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying and/or estimating materials, equipment, subcontract and professional services.

• Monitors and oversees execution of the purchasing buy-out.

• Oversee staff training.

• Manage the qualification and evaluation process for vendors of materials and equipment, subcontractors and professional service providers.

• Develop and implement procurement and contract management instructions, policies and procedures.

• Manage the maintenance of records of goods ordered and received.

• Interface with engineering for the development of specifications for equipment, or materials.

• Provide feedback to assist in analyzing market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.

• Lead the resolution of vendor or contractor grievances, and claims.

• Oversee the preparation/issuance of Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and evaluation vendor/subcontractor proposals to identify vendors/subcontractors who meet project constraints of budget and schedule.

• Communicate and enforce procurement policies & procedures to project team.

• Provide training and conduct procurement related audits to ensure procurement policies and procedures are followed.

• Responsible for projections, financial planning, expediting, delivery schedules and project purchasing reporting.

• Oversees the development and review of all procurement analytics, reporting and deliverables.

• Additional Specific duties and responsibilities applicable to this position are described in the KEG PSS Work Instructions.

• Long Term relocation and short-term field assignments will be required.


Must have a Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, supply chain management, construction management or equivalent degree and/or a minimum of 10 years experience in engineering and/or construction within the nuclear industry. Possess knowledge of equipment and materials common in the construction industry.

. The individual must:

• 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 fixed deadlines, goals and objectives.

• Must possess leadership and people management skills

Kiewit believes in equal opportunity in employment practices without discrimination, and complies with all laws regarding human rights in the provinces where we operate.

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