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Burns & McDonnell Assistant Purchaser - Construction (Fairburn/Atlanta) in Atlanta, Georgia


The Assistant Purchaser assist with purchasing responsibilities throughout the project life cycle which includes ordering materials, supplies and equipment, and follow through with vendors on shipment and delivery.

  • Assist in the preparation of procurement documents and agreements for the materials needed to execute the project deliverables.

  • Assist in vendor bid evaluations of proposals and technical evaluations.

  • Prepare purchase order documents and submit purchase order information into online purchasing application for final approval.

  • Submit purchase orders to vendors/subcontractors, obtain and log order acknowledgment.

  • Assist in expediting vendor submittals to support detailed design and delivery of equipment and materials to support construction activities.

  • Assist in preparing procurement status reports and expediting reports.

  • Assist in sourcing and qualifying potential suppliers to provide required goods of service.

  • Assis in preparing procurement packages to engineering and project specifications.

  • Verify supplier pricing, quantity, reliability and industry experience.

  • Assist with compiling "Request for Proposal" (RFP) documents including documents, drawings and specifications.

  • Research pricing information, compare prices and quotations.

  • Compile and present cost comparison and analysis.

  • Assist with Project Procurement Status Material Status Reports.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management, Law or Construction related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Minimum of a 3.0 GPA strongly preferred.

  • Previous internship and/or related consulting experience preferred.

  • Involvement on campus or in the community.

  • Oracle Financial R12 software experience preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Suite).

  • Ability to work methodically and analytically in a quantitative problem-solving environment and demonstrated critical thinking skills.

  • Strong attention to detail, facilitation, team building, collaboration, organization and problem solving skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis without requiring future sponsorship for employment visa status.


Job Procurement

Primary Location US-GA-Atlanta

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 220980