Procurement Engineering Design Engineer (PEDE)

American International Contractors, Inc. - Arlington, VA

Full-timeEstimated: $60,000 - $86,000 a year
American International Contractors, Inc (AICI ) has established itself as one of the leading American construction firms in the Middle East, Northern Africa and Europe. Our major clients include U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of State and US Agency for International Development (USAID). We continue to win important contracts and projects throughout the region and require quality personnel to meet our corporate goals. We have a culture of innovation where our employees can make a difference and are looking for dynamic individuals to come and join our team. Our employees are our most valuable resource, and we strive to ensure that every one of them is treated as such.

AICI is seeking a Full Time Procurement Engineering Design Engineer (PEDE) to assist the Procurement Engineering Design Manager (PEDM), the primary coordinator, of all U.S. material procurement and engineering efforts for specific projects.

Assist in the preparation of project deliverables, in the development of a project bill of materials and preparation of packages and issues for supplier quotation.
Contributes to internal or external technical meetings
Improves the quality of service to achieve best value and best practice.
Performs Procurement engineering evaluation, commercial grade dedication, and item equivalency evaluations in support of site operations, maintenance and engineering departments
Coordinates with QA on Procurement related matters (Inspection, Vendor substitutes, and Technical discrepancies).
Provides field and engineering experience expertise to the procurement officers.
Compares prices, specifications, and delivery dates in order to determine the best bid among AICI
Tracks the status of requisitions, contracts, and orders
Contacts suppliers in order to schedule or expedite deliveries and to resolve shortages, missed or late deliveries, and other problems.
Prepares, maintains, and reviews procurement files, reports and price lists.
Provides support & information to all project levels
Builds up a portfolio of approved suppliers
Receives and produces comparative analysis of material quotations.
Assists in managing and processing submittal data.
Performs material take-offs.
Assists in the development of engineering solutions.
Represents the company to the United States Government.
Develop and maintain supplier, subcontractor, and client relations.
Performs any other related duties as assigned.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Civil) or Construction Management from an accredited institution
Minimum 0-2 years experience
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected
Excellent computer skills, interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to travel overseas
Excellent planning, organizational, verbal and written communication skills
Works independently
Ability to perform a variety of tasks
Courteous, professional, diplomatic. High level of confidentiality
Must be authorized to work in the United States
Must be able to obtain and maintain or currently hold a Department of Defense security clearance

Ability to read and interpret construction plans.
Be familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices and procedures.
Construction industry experience

PHYSICAL JOB DEMANDS: Reaching above and below, stooping and bending. Lifting/carrying/moving 1 to 15 pounds of weight in the form of paper, boxes, files, etc. Manual dexterity to operate office equipment, filing, and perform specialized skills. Requires a high degree of concentration in a busy office environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Office environment. Flexibility with hours is required.

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by individuals assigned this position. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the position.