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Procurement Specialist

Department: 205 - Texas
Location: Austin, TX

MWH Constructors, a global leader in heavy civil construction of water and wastewater facilities, is currently seeking a Procurement Specialist to support project work in Austin, TX. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience administering and coordinating project purchasing activities including services, materials, and equipment within a heavy civil construction environment.

Essential Functions

  • Manage, coordinate, and advance major equipment and material purchase orders to achieve an on-time delivery. This is to be achieved in strict accordance with corporate procurement policy, project specifications, and schedule.
  • Liaison between the corporate procurement, on-site construction team, suppliers, and subcontractors to ensure procured services and/or material deliveries are on time and within budget.
  • Establish and maintain positive relationships with equipment, material providers and subcontractors.
  • Provide regular, timely, effective and efficient reporting of vendor documentation submittals.
  • Monitor production schedules and progress, anticipate potential delays and works with vendor and project team to resolve any problems or areas of concern.
  • Maintain appropriate records that include supplier correspondence, documentation, purchase orders, and other auditable documents.
  • Prepare bidder lists, qualify bidders, prepare requests for quotation, and conduct bid evaluations.
  • Recommend source selections, and working with Contracts and Risk teams, plan and participate in purchase order negotiations, and prepare and issue purchase orders. Obtain necessary reviews and approvals of bidder exceptions, bid evaluations, recommendations, purchase orders, and change orders prior to execution.
  • Utilize established policies, procedures, systems, and tools to assure maximum contribution.
  • Evaluate facts surrounding purchase order-related problem areas, determine the most appropriate remedial actions, and implement such actions through available means.
  • Administer purchase orders, including change order processing, ensuring compliance with contractual terms and applicable regulations, invoice processing and verification, and performance evaluation, ensuring supplier compliance in a cost-effective, timely, and responsive manner.


  • 4+ years material/equipment purchasing and expediting experience.
  • Purchasing and expediting experience of heavy industrial and or civil construction goods and services.
  • Excellent communicative, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail a must.
  • Committed and experienced team player.
  • Competent with Microsoft business suite of software, especially Excel.
  • Equivalent combination of related experience and technical training may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Four-year college degree in, business with a focus on procurement/transportation/logistics or similar discipline.
  • Purchasing and expediting experience of water equipment used in the water/wastewater construction industry preferred.
  • Technical knowledge of major equipment and materials associated with water and wastewater or large industrial project construction preferred.
  • Experience establishing sound relationships with suppliers of water/wastewater equipment and materials preferred.
  • Knowledge of procurement/vendor inspection techniques and requirements, inter-modal transportation, logistics, accounting, financial management and business contract law a plus.


  • Group health & welfare benefits including options for medical, dental and vision
  • 100% Company Paid Benefits: Employee Life Insurance & Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D), Spouse and Dependent Life & AD&D, Short Term Disability (STD), Long Term Disability (LTD), Employee Assistance Program and Health Advocate
  • Voluntary benefits at discounted group rates for accidents, critical illness, and hospital indemnity
  • Flexible Time Off Program (includes vacation and personal time)
  • Paid Sick and Safe Leave
  • Paid Parental Leave Program
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • 401(k) Plan (company matching contributions up to 4%).
  • Employee Referral Program

MWH Constructors is a global project delivery company in heavy civil construction with a focus on water and wastewater treatment infrastructure. With the ultimate goal of delivering maximum value to clients and their local communities, MWH Constructors provides single-source, integrated design and construction services through a full range of project delivery methods. Incorporating industry-leading preconstruction and construction services, the Company’s multi-disciplined team of engineering and construction professionals delivers a wide range of projects, including new facilities, infrastructure improvement and expansion, and capital construction services.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.

Please note that all positions require pre-employment screening, including drug and background check, as a condition of employment

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