AECOM Sr. Procurement Specialist in Germantown, Maryland

Requisition/Vacancy No. 146871BR

Position Title Sr. Procurement Specialist

Job Category Procurement

Business Line Government

Country United States of America

State/Province/Region USA - Maryland

City Germantown

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’s Global Support Services (GSS) organization resides within AECOM’s Government business line and is comprised of three divisions — International Development, Operations and Mission Support, and Global Programs. GSS has the international presence, personnel networks and procurement infrastructure to deliver support for any mission, anywhere. We optimize the reliability, availability and sustainability of equipment, logistics systems and facilities for clients around the world. GSS supports the U.S. Government, non-U.S. Governments and industry clients with worldwide program management, planning, design, operations and maintenance, logistics, aviation services, security, international development, environmental and civil engineering and mission and intelligence support.

Job Summary

Purpose and Scope:

The Sr. Procurement Specialist will procure primarily services required to support a multi-year contract that includes services such as transportation, destructions, appraisals, repairs, temp services, and some hardware and supplies. Strong customer service skills and the ability to adjust priorities on a frequent basis to adapt to program needs are necessary. Responsible for all aspects of purchase order/subcontract administration from RFQ to closeout.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate, develop, and produce purchase order documentation such as purchase orders, change orders, task orders, solicitations, estimates, price analyses, negotiation memorandums, justifications, determinations, special contract provisions, representations, certifications and correspondence.

  2. Evaluate proposals and quotations, determine offer responsiveness, responsibility, and eligibility for award, and provide support for discussions and negotiations, price analyses, Labor Law, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), audit, environmental reporting, and technical compliance.

  3. Provide suggestions to others as a subject matter expert.

  4. Review and process purchase requisitions.

  5. Compile documentation to establish procurement files.

  6. Conduct subcontract file reviews in support of Government audits.

  7. Coordinate with accounting and finance department to facilitate payments and payments issues, job cost management, contract audit/filing, and closeout process.

  8. Develop and maintain procurement files. Monitor and track deliverables.

  9. Negotiate terms and conditions with Government/commercial vendors and subcontractors.

  10. Ensure compliance with governmental law and divisional policies on contracts and procurement.

  11. Ensure agreement requirements are met, monitor cost status, assist in cost management, and coordinate issue resolution with customers.

  12. Interface and coordinate with vendors/subcontractors as assigned.

  13. Maintain a Government compliant filing system and be responsible for correspondence on procurement matters.

  14. Assist with monitoring small business goals.

  15. Participate in the development of policies and practices; ensure procurement practices, transactions, and documentation comply with policies and procedures, contract requirements, and Government regulations.

  16. Enter purchase orders and releases into the CostPoint accounting system.

  17. Perform proposal evaluations.

  18. Prepare Justifications for Awarding to Large Businesses.

  19. Prepare Negotiation Strategies and Memos of Negotiation.

  20. Prepare Market Analysis and Surveys.

  21. Solicit and Award Option-Year Orders.

  22. Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of job-related experience, or equivalent

Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Familiarity with Contractor Purchasing System Reviews (CPSR) requirements. Must be able to perform price analyses to determine fair and reasonable pricing. Must be familiar with Public Laws, SAM, and consent packages. Must have had experience issuing Purchase Orders, with CostPoint experience preferred. Should be proficient working in FFP, T&M, CR, and LH environments. Excellent communication and negotiation skills and working knowledge of word processing, database, spreadsheets, and integrated software applications are required. Position may require limited travel. Experience or ability to perform creative research for unique vendor requirements, and/or logistics experience is a strong plus.

Preferred Qualifications N/A

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 at to view the EEO Is The Law poster.