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Black & Veatch Materials Manager in Topeka, Kansas

Materials Manager

Date: Jul 29, 2022

Location: US

Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help yougive us your best, and together we can build a world of difference.

Req Id : 80483

Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Contract Hire Only for this Project : Yes

Job Summary

Provides support to the project team with complex materials functions such as material receiving, inspection, storage, maintenance and issuance to ensure project equipment and materials are avaible to support the construction schedule. Responsible for integrity and use of the Material/Inventory Management System.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the physical receipt, inspection and documentation of incoming/outgoing project materials and equipment .

  • Responsible for completing the project specific Materials Management Procedure .

  • Plans, organize, implements and maintains project specific Site Receiving Rules, Laydown Areas and Warehouse Space .

  • Manages and allocates warehouse/laydown areas, ensures proper housekeeping is maintained and inventory counts are completed as needed .

  • Ensures all materials are received, inspected, stored, maintained and issued in a timely and compliant manner .

  • Trains employees, staff and/or craft labor on proper receiving, storage and maintenance procedures .

  • Liaisons with appropriate engineering and procurement personnel to ensure timely delivery of project materials and equipment .

  • Manages the OS and D process with supply vendors and coordinates with procurement as needed .

  • Ensures proper creation, filing, and dissemination of all Material related paperwork .

  • Maintains the Material/Inventory Management System used by the project .

  • Ensures preventive maintenance is tracked and completed on a timely basis to support warranty protection if applicable .

  • Monitors the collection of surplus, scrap and salvageable materials .

  • Tracks materials returned to vendor .

  • Responsible for metric reporting on inventory, issues, location, OS and D's, Preventive Maintenance, Equipment Usage, Receiving and Spare Parts .

  • Records and tracks material issues from storage area to construction .

  • Establishes goals and measure performance of the project materials organization .

  • Ensures field compliance with appropriate corporate and field specific procedures that insure that sound construction and business practices are maintained .

  • Supports continuous improvement efforts and the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements .

  • List supervised positions: Field Materials Controller and Field Materials Clerk

  • May also oversee craft personnel on a direct hire project under the direct supervision of discipline superintendent

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree in Supply Chain, Business, Technical / Engineering, Construction Management or related field (preferred)

  • Relevant experience may be substituted for a degree

  • Global experience preferred

  • Preferred Skills: . Basic Analytics - Creation and Interpretation . Strong Attention to Detail . Strong Communication - Written and Oral . Strong Computer - Database and MS Office . Strong Contract Comprehension . Strong Data Entry . Proficient Mathematics . Strong Organizing Data . Strong Problem Solving . Proficient Project Process Management . Proficient Schedule and Planning Understanding

  • Preferred Skills: . . . . . .

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum seven (7) years relevant experience without a degree. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Work Environment/Physical Demands

Typical construction site or office environment. Able to work in a fast paced environment. Able to work extended work weeks at project's discretion. Relocation may be required.



Communicates effectively


Directs work

Instills trust

Interpersonal savvy

Organizational savvy


Salary Plan

PCR: Procurement

Job Grade


Black & Veatch Holding Company, its subsidiaries and its affiliated companies, complies with all Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) affirmative action laws and regulations. Black & Veatch does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender Identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law.

Black & Veatch is committed to being an employer of choice by creating a valuable work experience that keeps our people engaged, productive, safe and healthy. We offer professionals an array of health and welfare benefits that vary based on their geographic region and employment status. This may include health, life accident and disability insurances, paid time off, financial programs and more. Professionals may also be eligible for a performance-based bonus program.

By valuing diverse voices and perspectives, we cultivate an authentically inclusive environment for professionals and are able to provide innovative and effective solutions for clients.

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