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Burns & McDonnell Staff Purchaser - Construction (Houston) in Houston, Texas


The Staff Purchaser performs purchasing responsibilities throughout the project life cycle which includes ordering materials, supplies, equipment, and the follow through with venders on shipment and delivery.

  • Prepare procurement documents and agreements.

  • Perform commercial bid evaluations of supplier proposals and coordinate technical evaluations and recommendations to procurement manager and senior purchaser.

  • Prepare purchase order documents and enter purchase order information into online purchasing application.

  • Prepare expediting supplier submittals to support detailed design and delivery of equipment and material to support construction.

  • Prepare front-end documents including prime agreement flow downs.

  • Source and qualify potential suppliers to provide required goods and services.

  • Communicate and address procurement issues with appropriate parties, including management.

  • Compile procurement and expediting status reports.

  • Prepare equipment, materials, and subcontracts forms and reports.

  • Compile "Request for Proposal" (RFP) documents including documents/drawings/specifications provided by the internal client.

  • Prepare procurement packages to engineering specifications.

  • Receive, log, distribute, tabulate, and analyze proposals. Make recommendations for purchasing needs for contracts.

  • Responsible for updating Project Procurement Status and Material.

  • All other duties assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Law or Construction related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Minimum of 4 years direct purchasing experience.

  • Project purchasing experience preferred.

  • C.P.M or CPSM certification preferred.

  • Oracle Financial R12 software experience preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite)

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.

  • Experience in devising new approaches to purchasing problems encountered.


Job Procurement

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

Req ID: 221932