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Kiewit Supply Chain Specialist- Power Generation in Lenexa, Kansas

Requisition ID: 172399

Job Level: Mid Level

Home District/Group: DHO Kiewit Supply Network

Department: Supply Chain Management

Market: Corporate Home Office

Employment Type: Full Time

Position Overview

Kiewit is one of North America's largest and most respected construction and engineering organizations. We work in a variety of markets including Transportation/Infrastructure, oil and gas/petrochemical, power, building, water/wastewater, industrial and mining. We hire the best people to work on some of the most important (and largest) projects in North America in our industries and believe in training and developing our employees, to become future leaders! Our clients come to us because of our safety, and quality focus and our ability to deliver.

We are adding a Supply Chain Specialist to our team, to support our Power and Industrial markets, due to growth and a strong backlog of work. In this role, candidates are heavily involved in the full life cycle of supply chain management for vendors and subcontractors. Supply Chain Specialists manage the complete life cycle of the procurement process from RFP through final delivery and contract closeout. One of the key components of the job is to develop, review, negotiate & manage contracts with suppliers, as well as being a key point of contact for suppliers and the project team. Responsibilities include managing assigned vendors and the process, to ensure materials, equipment or services are provided on time and within budget.

District Overview

Kiewit Supply Network 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 high 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 our office in Lenexa, Kansas. We are not offering relocation for this position.


  • Develop, review and negotiate terms and conditions of supplier contracts. Manage supplier contracts and supplier relationships, to ensure our suppliers meet our standards, specifications and client requirements.

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

  • Ensure material buyers are purchasing the highest quality materials at the lowest possible cost in correct amounts per specifications and drawings. Manage the life cycle of the items you are procuring for your project.

  • 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.

  • Assist in the development of company-wide procurement templates.

  • Leverage vendors/subcontractors across multiple procurements to create cost savings to projects.

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

  • Utilize logistics team in monitoring shipments to ensure goods come in on time and resolve problems related to undelivered goods.

  • Assist in negotiating high-risk contracts for various projects.

  • Work to resolve escalated, complex, or disputed contract issues for your project & support procurement staff meetings and provide legal communication to the team as needed.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Construction Management or related field with at least 5+ years’ experience in contracts & supply chain functions. We encourage military and veterans to apply. If no degree, a minimum of 8 years in supply chain functions and contracts functions as outlined above are required.

  • Supply chain experience must include working with the RFP process, contract development/negotiation, & procurement execution. Experience working with engineers, estimators, buyers, logistics and expediting in the procurement process.

  • 4 or more years negotiation experience with suppliers with experience reviewing and managing contracts and researching new vendors to utilize on projects.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Power Point, Word, Excel) general software knowledge of databases to create contracts. SAP experience a plus.

  • Highly motivated skilled communicator (both written and verbal), with a demonstrated passion for excellence and taking initiative to get the job done right the first time.

  • Strong work ethic, Strong individual contributor and team player with ability to build relationships.

  • Passion for safety, with the ability to help us ensure that nobody gets hurt.

  • Able to travel as necessary for training to other Kiewit locations.

  • Willingness to travel in the future to other project sites.

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.

Company: Kiewit