Purchasing Agent Site Purchasing
Kiewit - Lenexa, KS

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Purchasing Agent - Site Purchasing

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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 in the United States, Canada and abroad. Kiewit offers construction and engineering services in a variety of markets including transportation, water/wastewater, heavy civil, power, oil, gas and chemical, building and mining. With revenues of more than $10 billion, Kiewit's workforce includes approximately 10,300 staff and 14,400 craft workers. Kiewit Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Kiewit participates in E-Verify.


The position operates in the area of procurement estimating, bid tab analysis, selection of vendors, engineered equipment, subcontracts, professional services, commodities, site purchasing, material management, contract administration, site mobilization and demobilization and vendor surveillance. Long-term relocation and short-term field assignments will be required for this position. If assigned to the project site, a purchasing agent will partner with the purchasing manager or material manager with site purchasing and material control.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but is not necessarily limited to the following:

•Purchase the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts per specifications and drawings with buyouts equaling up to $5MM.

•Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals, and review requisitions for goods and services with packages equaling up to $5MM.

•Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities and the supplier’s reputation and history.

•Analyze price proposals, financial reports and other data and information to determine reasonable prices.

•Monitor and follow applicable laws and regulations.

•Administer online purchasing systems.

•Maintain records of goods ordered and received.

•Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.

•Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors and other representatives.

•Monitor shipments to ensure goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods.

•Confer with staff, users and vendors to discuss defective or unacceptable goods or service and determine corrective action.

•Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and determine needs for changes.

•Maintain and review computerized or manual records of items purchased, costs, deliveries, product performance and inventories.

•Prepare/issue Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and evaluate vendor/subcontractor proposals to identify vendors/subcontractors who meet project constraints of budget and schedule at the estimating, execution and site purchasing levels.

•Leverage vendors/subcontractors across multiple procurements to create cost savings to project(s).

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

•Develop escalation calculations and man-power estimates for each bid.

•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.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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


Must have a BA/BS in business, engineering, supply chain management, construction management or equivalent degree and/or a minimum of 2 years experience in engineering and/or construction or equivalent work/field/military experience. Possess knowledge of equipment and materials common in the construction industry. Negotiations experience a plus.

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 intense deadlines, goals and objectives.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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Peter Kiewit Sons' is a heavyweight in the heavy construction industry. The general contractor and its subsidiaries have a breadth of...