AECOM Procurement Specialist in Chicago, Illinois

Business Line Support/Cross Services

Position Title Procurement Specialist

United States of America - Illinois


Job Summary

The Support/Cross Services Division of AECOM is actively seeking a highly talented Procurement Specialist for immediate employment in the Chicago, IL office. The appropriately qualified applicant will be able to demonstrate an established career in procurement.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Working with the AECOM’s Program and Project Managers (PMs) on identifying specific needs

  • Researching and negotiating with possible sources

  • Assisting the PM on which provider to select as the subcontractor

  • Utilizes schedules to meet subcontracting milestones

  • Possesses the skills for comparing bids

  • Prepares evaluation of subcontractors’ capabilities and Requests for Proposals for subcontracts of simple to medium complexity

  • Contacts subcontractors for timely submittal of proposals

  • Tabulates proposals and assists in performing proposal analysis

  • Assists in contacting subcontractors for clarifications

  • Maintains documentation

  • Assists in the preparation of client approval packages prior to award

  • Prepares subcontracts

  • Assists in the preparation of procurement and materials management reports

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, engineering, construction management, economics or demonstrated equivalent combination of education, training and related experience

  • 3+ years of experience in subcontracting, or other procurement and materials management function

  • Fundamental knowledge of Subcontract Administration to include T&M, Labor Hour, Cost Reimbursable, Fixed Price Contracts, Basic Ordering (ID/IQ) subcontract experience

  • Excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills

  • Working knowledge of PC software packages (Word, Excel, Adobe Professional and Power Point) typically associated with procurement.

  • Possess planning/organizing skills, be able to work under deadlines, and be able to work independently with minimal supervision

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrates consistency and utilizes clear judgment

  • Demonstrates consistent, effective and efficient written and oral communications skills

  • Expresses ideas, exercises sound judgment and effectively listens

  • Complies with established company policies and procedures and utilizes established systems and tools

  • Develops and maintains an orderly and efficient approach to complete assignments

  • Applies attention to detail and maintains quality of work products

  • Exhibits confidence and positive attitude about the project and the Company

  • Evaluates facts surrounding problem areas, enlists the advice and assistance of others, determines the most appropriate remedial actions, and implements corrective actions through available means

  • Demonstrates energy and commitment for continuous self-improvement

  • Learns to perform a task through on the job training and asking questions

  • Maintains a program of self-development

  • Knows and applies safety policies and procedures

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 click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.


Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Procurement

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 170114BR