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Vancouver, BC, CA

Operating Sector:  Civil West

Purchaser

At Aecon, we’re building the future and our people are at the heart of everything we do. We're always looking for exceptional talent to work on our exciting and ever-expanding project portfolios. We are focused on being the #1 Canadian Infrastructure Company and the first choice employer in our industry.

 

 

 

Position Overview

Safe. Trusted. Respected. Aecon Civil is a market leader with a self-perform competitive advantage and core local strength in key markets. We’re proud of our work helping to expand and improve Canada’s infrastructure and transportation networks, and we’re ready to build the future of our country. With over a century of experience, and the ability to offer diverse, comprehensive services, Aecon is a preferred contractor for our clients. This includes numerous public entities and Public-Private Partnerships in Canada and abroad.

 

Reporting to the Project Procurement Manager, the Purchaser is responsible for providing purchasing and subcontract support for the project team to achieve its procurement objectives.This is a site-based position, assigned to a major bridge replacement project in Surrey / New Westminster, BC.

  

Key Responsibilities

  • Purchase materials, supplies, tools, equipment, and services of a routine nature, within established limits and quality, quantity, and price guidelines; items are generally readily available.
  • Assess company requirements and determine specifications for items to be purchased.
  • Source/research materials for price and quality.
  • Provide pricing for estimates and assisting with closing estimates.
  • Coordinate delivery and expediting of goods.
  • Invite tenders; consult with suppliers and reviewing quotations.
  • Select vendors, place orders, and maintain records.
  • Establish and maintain contact with suppliers.
  • Meet with manufacturing representatives to keep current on new products and their uses.
  • Determine and negotiate contract terms and conditions, recommending contract awards.
  • Ensure subcontractors have adequate and current insurance coverage.
  • Receive Purchase requisitions.  Develop, execute, and issue Small Purchase Orders. Input subcontracts into the appropriate information systems and software.
  • Receive and organize executed Change Orders and input into the appropriate information systems and software.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date information logs as required.
  • Support project leads with the expediting process.
  • Contact suppliers to resolve issues as required.
  • Preparing routine and special reports as required.
  • Resolve invoicing issues in a timely fashion.
  • Other duties as directed by the Project procurement Manager.

 

Required Knowledge and Experience

  • Completion of post-secondary education.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience within a purchasing department.
  • At least two (2) years of experience within a civil or commercial construction procurement department.
  • Completion of the P.M.A.C. Purchasing Certificate program or enrolment in the SCMP Accreditation Program and trade certification related to position specialization desirable.
  • Understanding of purchasing principles, techniques, practices, and ethics.
  • An understanding of the tools of procurement.
  • Knowledge of civil, mechanical, electrical and consumable materials an asset.
  • Proven organizational skills and ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines and handle multiple tasks within a fast-paced work environment.
  • Service orientation and ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Ability to build positive working relationships with professionals within industry and internal clients.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Solid research skills and commitment to continually learn about new products.
  • Attention to detail, mathematical and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, SharePoint).
  • SAP experience an asset.

 

 

Aecon has every intention of fostering diversity within and across our organization. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

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