AECOM Purchasing Lead - Services in Aiken, South Carolina

Requisition/Vacancy No. 159428BR

Position Title Purchasing Lead - Services

Job Category Procurement

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - South Carolina

City Aiken

Why Choose AECOM? AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in

Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by

Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A

Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at

About the Business Line


AECOM works with national and local governments around the world to manage and support critical programs in the areas of defense, security and intelligence; energy and climate change; environmental cleanup and waste management; infrastructure development, protection and resilience; and international development. Our global operations and connected expertise enable us to provide cutting-edge, relevant and cost-effective solutions that help our clients safeguard and enrich society and the world we live in.

Job Summary

Savannah River Remediation, an LLC of AECOM, is seeking a Purchasing Lead - Services to be based in our Aiken, SC location.

Leads a group of buyers in the procurement of Service type contracts, including but not limited to Cost Reimbursement, Davis Bacon Construction, and Fixed-Price for on- and off-site services. Provides day-to-day leadership of the workgroup including allocating work, training, removing obstacles, resolving issues, mentoring/coaching and ensuring the group is meeting its goals and objectives. Ensures adherence to regulations, policies, and procedures. Assumes responsibility as a buyer, time permitting.


  • Provides day-to-day guidance to assigned personnel.

  • Clarifies or interprets policies, procedures and guidelines for staff.

  • Develops procurement strategies and plans, determines technical evaluation team requirements, composes technical evaluation criteria, and educates technical reviewers on special requirements.

  • Resolves conflicts between functional organization procedures and DOE requirements.

  • Prepares written responses to DOE comment letters for management signature.

  • Reviews and interprets federal and DOE regulations to determine their applicability to purchasing personnel.

  • Interfaces with general counsel on legal issues affecting the procurement function.

  • Explains price/cost analysis and other techniques to buying personnel.

  • Clarifies supplier-submitted data and advises suppliers regarding DOE policy and interpretation.

  • Administers existing purchase orders/subcontracts including the review of invoices to ensure 100% compliance to purchase order/subcontract terms and conditions for invoices submitted.

  • Contributes to the development of training programs related to the materials purchasing function.

  • Recommends process, procedure, policy or guidelines changes for continuous improvement and develops implementation and communication plans as necessary.

  • Performs special assignments, prepares ad-hoc analyses or presentations at the direction of the Purchasing Manager.

  • Effects procurement plans, negotiates and administers subcontracts to include pre-planning, RFP, source selection and milestones, subcontract type, scope of work, analysis, pre-award, award, post award concerns, terms and conditions, change notices, audits, timely renewals, expirations, innovations, resolution of problems, and 100% compliance with the terms and conditions of invoices submitted.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information:

  • Relocation benefits are available for this position

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and 10+ year’s progressive procurement experience.

  • Cost Reimbursement contracts experience with an emphasis on Services Cost Reimbursement type contracts required.

  • Experience and understanding of government/commercial procurement directives, FAR and DEAR

  • Experience with industry codes, standards, Davis Bacon, general construction operations, contract terms and conditions negotiations

  • Due to the nature of the work, candidate must be a US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or MS desirable

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management

  • Certified Professional Contract Management (CPCM) or Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) certificate preferred

  • Membership in the National Contract Management Association (NCMA) is highly recommended

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please

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