AECOM Purchasing Agent in Germantown, Maryland

Business Line Government

Position Title Purchasing Agent

United States of America - Maryland


Job Summary

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 procurement administration from RFQ to closeout.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinate, develop, and produce purchase order documentation such as purchase orders, change orders, task orders, solicitations, profitability analyses, market research, price analyses, negotiation memorandums, special contract provisions, 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. Assist with identifying small businesses in various socio-economic categories.

  4. Perform peer file reviews.

  5. Review and process purchase requisitions.

  6. Compile documentation to establish compliant procurement files and upload to SharePoint.

  7. Coordinate with accounting and finance department to facilitate payments and payments issues, 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. Interface and coordinate with vendors/subcontractors as assigned.

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

  13. Ensure procurement practices, transactions, and documentation comply with policies and procedures, contract requirements, and Government regulations.

  14. Enter purchase orders, releases and associated documentation into the Costpoint.

  15. Prepare Justifications for Awarding to Large Businesses.

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

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 3 years of job-related experience or equivalent.

  • Working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).

  • Must be able to perform price analyses to determine fair and reasonable pricing.

  • Must have had experience issuing Purchase Orders, with CostPoint experience preferred.

  • Proficiency with awarding various agreement types.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills and working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets.

  • Must be eligible for a US Security Clearance

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or ability to perform creative research for unique vendor requirements, and/or transportation/logistics experience is a strong plus.

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.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Procurement

Business Group

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 179296BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.