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Burns & McDonnell Senior Expeditor in Houston, Texas


The Senior Expeditor is responsible for leading the expediting of deliverables for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects upon receipt of an approved purchase order through the closeout of the project.

  • Manage communication between the client, project team and suppliers to ensure timely completion of projects.

  • Quality review the receipt, inspection, approval and return of all deliverables required by the contract.

  • Manage contract package requirements with the supplier's production schedule to ensure project milestones are being met.

  • Lead the project team to provide accurate and timely reports of project status.

  • Quality review the expediting process to identify and elevate potential fabrication issues or shipment delays and direct a resolution or recovery plan.

  • Consult with the supplier and the jobsite to coordinate deliveries and identify, report and resolve discrepancies.

  • Quality review the final documentation to satisfy payment milestones and contract completion.

  • Provide leadership, training, and instruction to other expeditors.

  • All other duties as assigned.



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

  • A minimum of 8 years experience in project expediting.

  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.

  • Excellent computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office.

  • Expert knowledge of Primavera scheduling reports and the use of material/submittal tracking software is preferred.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with clients, suppliers and colleagues.

  • Superb organizational skills with strong attention to detail and negotiating skills to resolve problems.

  • The ability to intuitively follow the logical flow of production and fabrication schedules and understanding the obligations involved with contracts and procurement.

  • Must be team oriented with strong management skills and the ability to organize tasks and be self-motivated with little or no supervision.


Job Procurement

Primary Location US-TX-Houston

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 190610



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