Purchasing Specialist

Project Management - Business Analysis
EPC projects
PMAC accreditation
June 26, 2017
Updated on
August 8, 2017
Valid until

The Infrastructure Procurement Function is looking for Purchasing Specialists to join our growing team.

To perform this role successfully on proposals and/or projects, the Purchasing Specialist will be responsible for but not limited to the following:


Develop the procurement strategy and participate in procurement planning and construction contract packages; participate in the preparation of detailed estimates and budget control

Finalize the development of commercial conditions for construction contracts and purchase orders

Prepare and update the list of bidders for construction contracts and purchase orders; obtaining any necessary approval

Ensure the implementation and compliance of all policies and procedures for procurement

Upon receipt of technical evaluations, prepare technical and commercial recommendations

Prepare and execute contracts in accordance with project procedures

Define the expediting and storage levels for equipment and materials

Ensure any action relating to the payment of customs duties

Ensure the appropriate application of methods and systems of control materials on site

Prepare Request for Quotation documents and Addenda per project procedures;

Receive, distribute all quotations, communications to/from Bidders and Project Procurement;

Coordinate evaluation with Engineering, prepare commercial bid clarifications, chair meetings including Minutes of Meetings, post bid addenda, etc.  Evaluate commercially and make combined recommendation for award;

Prepare formal Purchase Order Documents and Amendments for approved changes and manage, prepare, issue and control Request for Changes and Amendments;

Communicate with all vendors, engineering and other project personnel as required;

Other administrative activities as required including file set up and management, coordinating input and assisting in settlement of any claims, updating status in computerized procurement system, issuing Status Reports, and completing PO close out activities per procedures.

Ensure that the specified quality control and testing requirements on equipment and materials are incorporated in contractual documents.

Qualifications Required:

Bachelor degree an asset

Minimum of 10 years of experience in the areas of procurement (preferably in the domain of consulting engineering)

Previous experience in supervisory role an asset

Knowledge of legal aspects related to supply

Team oriented

Excellent knowledge of procurement mechanisms, expediting, logistics, construction contracts, material control and quality surveillance

Ability to multi-task

Ability to exercise judgment and make decisions based on the interpretation of policies relating to the planning and implementation of procurement activities

PMAC accreditation is preferred;

Experience handling very large complex purchases for major EPC projects;

Strong problem solving and analytical skills;

Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Highly developed analytical;

Ability to work within deadlines in a fast paced and sometimes high-pressure environment.

Excellent oral and written English skills are essential if based in Toronto and Vancouver and bilingual French/English if based in Montreal.

Experience in engineering/construction of infrastructure and heavy civil works is an asset

Please be advised that this posting is in reference to future needs and does not reflect any position(s) currently open within SNC-Lavalin or its affiliates. We plan to need Purchasing Specialists in our Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver offices. Should you wish to have your details entered into the corporate database to be considered for future projects, please do so below.