Assistant Purchaser - Construction (Fairburn/Atlanta)

Burns McDonnell

Location Pin Icon
Atlanta, GA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

The Assistant Purchaser assist with purchasing responsibilities throughout the project life cycle which includes ordering materials, supplies and equipment, and follow through with vendors on shipment and delivery. 
  • Assist in the preparation of procurement documents and agreements for the materials needed to execute the project deliverables.
  • Assist in vendor bid evaluations of proposals and technical evaluations. 
  • Prepare purchase order documents and submit purchase order information into online purchasing application for final approval. 
  • Submit purchase orders to vendors/subcontractors, obtain and log order acknowledgment. 
  • Assist in expediting vendor submittals to support detailed design and delivery of equipment and materials to support construction activities. 
  • Assist in preparing procurement status reports and expediting reports.
  • Assist in sourcing and qualifying potential suppliers to provide required goods of service. 
  • Assis in preparing procurement packages to engineering and project specifications.
  • Verify supplier pricing, quantity, reliability and industry experience. 
  • Assist with compiling "Request for Proposal" (RFP) documents including documents, drawings and specifications. 
  • Research pricing information, compare prices and quotations. 
  • Compile and present cost comparison and analysis.
  • Assist with Project Procurement Status Material Status Reports. 
  • All other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Law or Construction related field.  Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Previous internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community.

  • Oracle Financial R12 software experience preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

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

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.