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Parsons Corporation Senior Procurement / Contracts Engineer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Not Applicable/None

Job Description:

Are you invigorated by digging for new and different solutions?

You'll find an open playing field for your open mind and 'adventurous' spirit when it comes to getting to the bottom of interesting challenges. We need critical and creative thinkers like you who are stimulated by possibilities and welcome the growth opportunities that new situations can bring.

Ready to put your skills to work on Technical or Engineering projects? Are you great with people and have willingness to work hard to get the job done? Parsons is seeking a candidate with a desire to enhance the fabric of our community.


Participates in a wide variety of the more-complex procurement functions to ensure quality, efficiency, and timeliness of services provided to clients and project personnel. May provide services for a specialized area of Procurement (e.g., Traffic Specialist, etc.) on large projects. Specific assignments depend upon project requirements. The incumbent at this level must be capable of acting as the technical expert in his/her area of specialty.


  • Serves as primary point of contact with suppliers to ensure equipment and materials are delivered to job sites in support of construction schedules, and follows up on assigned purchase orders to ensure adherence to terms and conditions. Initiates action, as required, to resolve any supplier problems which might adversely affect project requirements and construction schedules. Travel to supplier facility may be necessary in order to resolve problems relating to fabrication and/or delivery of material or equipment.

  • Collaborates with Buyers in the pre-award solicitation process. Prepares bidders lists, issues Request for Quotations, receives and analyzes bids, prepares bid analysis summaries, and makes recommendations for purchase order awards. May prepare Purchase Orders and revisions as required.

  • Oversees post-award activities such as obtaining final vendor data and invoices from suppliers, ensuring data is input into DMCS for supplier performance evaluations, and preparing for closeout and storage of all records.

  • Serves as primary contact for the distribution of procurement documents, reports, and correspondence to project management, engineering, and other non-procurement disciplines.

  • Analyses draft material requisitions, reviews for completeness and accuracy, suggests possible revisions, and forwards to project engineering for further processing. Ensures appropriate logging of action taken.

  • Monitors bid requests, bid analyses, and the preparation of purchase orders to ensure timely action. Maintains purchase order records, including history of follow up contacts with suppliers.

  • Initiates field supplier coordination assignments on critical purchase orders.

  • Oversees the timely maintenance of purchase orders on DMCS to ensure current status, as well as the coordination, publication, and distribution of project material/equipment status reports.

  • Oversees the maintenance of purchase order records, including history of follow up contacts with suppliers.

  • May serve as Traffic Specialist, providing arrangements for the safe, most economical delivery of materials and equipment by selecting the best available transportation modes, carriers, rates, and routing. Negotiates contract rates for project and client approval. Performs analytical studies of available modes of transportation, rates, routing, quality of service, transit times, and specialized services offered.

  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.


Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or Economics (or related field) and typically 6+ years of related work experience is required.

Procurement experience with a major engineering and construction firm or industrial supplier, excellent written and oral communication skills, and demonstrated proficiency in utilizing DMCS is preferred. In addition, a proficiency in at least two Procurement specialties is required.

We will appreciate your collaborative style

You're energized by the idea of weaving your efforts and ideas into even bigger ideas with others on your team. We applaud your collaborative spirit and your respect and responsiveness to the input of others. We greatly value diversity, and you'll appreciate our inclusive, mutually respectful atmosphere that makes it safe and so rewarding to 'think big' by working with others. Here, you'll find a welcoming environment and equal opportunities for all.

Tell us where you're going. We'll help you plot the route!

Let us be your 'tour guide' on your path to even greater success. We'll work with you to structure your goals, set up timelines, and pair you with mentors to accelerate your achievements. We might even discover talents that you didn't know you have and help you develop them. We are enthusiastic advocates of diversity, appreciative of the talents and perspectives every person contributes. Let us include you on our structured career path to success.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.