CDM Smith Intermediate Procurement Specialist in Houston, Texas

Job Description:

The Intermediate Procurement Specialist conducts procurements, administers subcontracts and purchase orders to support project and indirect functions. Works under general supervision.

Performs project and/or indirect procurement of goods and services of basic to intermediate complexity, as directed by project management, in support of client projects, unit or corporate group needs by negotiating subcontracts, blanket purchase agreements or filling purchase orders. Ensures that all procurement is in compliance with government regulations, contractual terms (if applicable), company policies and procedures. Ensures subcontractors and vendors adhere to negotiated procurement contracts.

Performs vendor lifecycle management. Performs vendor onboarding including: supplier prequalification review (vendor risk analysis, etc.); obtaining required vendor credentials; reviewing vendor credentials. Manages vendor’s ongoing compliance with SLAs as well as other contractual requirements. Upon termination of vendor relationship, terminates vendor in vendor management system.

Confers with appropriate staff on issues relating to subcontracts performance vendor delivery, approval and payment of vendor invoices.

Assists project management staff in the planning for required procurement support in proposals and contracts.


  • Work requires verbal and written skills, ability to interact with varying levels of staff, as well as subcontractors and vendors.

  • Requires ability to oversee multiple projects and comply with internally imposed deadlines.

Travel: Limited local, national, or international travel may be required.

Environmental Factors: Daily exposure to computer screens for extended periods of time.

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Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in related field.

Experience Minimum 2 years related contracts or procurement experience.

EEO Statement:

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate—as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Why CDM Smith?:

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Site Location:

Texas - Houston

Agency Disclaimer:

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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