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It is the function of the Purchasing Agent to accomplish
the procurement and delivery of specified products
and/or services from qualified subcontractor or vendors
at the most favorable prices and terms.
Reports to: Purchasing Manager or Preconstruction
Lead, multi-project responsibility for:
Purchasing of materials and subcontracts from
qualified vendors and subcontractors.
Managing the creation of the general and special
conditions, safety requirements and scope requisitions
for the Project with support from Operations to ensure
that the scope, schedule, M/WBE requirements, insurance
and bonding requirements are clearly defined for the
Resolving issues with regard to any disputes relating
to scope of work and change orders.
Examining the plans and specifications for any
deficiencies, construction issues, and technical
questions and making recommendations in award memo.
Establishing project bidding procedures, preparation,
pre-qualifications and approval of bid lists.
Managing of bidding process, including bid period.
Receiving and analyzing bids and conducting scope
review meetings with competitive bidders.
Negotiating scope and price with vendors and
Issuing recommendation for approval of
subcontractors/vendors and any awards to such
subcontractors/vendors to client and/or project team.
Awarding subcontracts; negotiating terms with
Supervising Assistant Purchasing Agents, Purchasing
Assistants and/or interns, including providing input on
Establishing and overseeing Purchasing Schedule,
including attending project meetings.
Overseeing current insurance certificates, bonds, and
consent of surety for reserve reductions, off-site
material payments and final payments.
Developing and implementing strategy to meet the M/WBE