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Procurement/Subcontracting Specialist - Wiesbaden

Date:  Mar 7, 2023

Wiesbaden, DE

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 you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Req Id : 95995 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Contract Hire Only for this Project : No 

Why Black and Veatch

At Black & Veatch, you own your career with purpose and meaning. You are empowered to grow and explore new possibilities at every step of your career journey. Bring your big ideas knowing you are safe to be who you are and speak up with concerns or questions and put your diverse talents and perspectives to use.

Job Summary

Responsible for mildly complex subcontract development and/or administration in support of proposal and/or project  requirements within the Subcontracts Group.

May be responsible for administering Subcontracts Field Management process.  


The Team

BV’s Connectivity & Commercial Business is dedicated to creating and providing leading solutions to communication infrastructure, mission critical solutions, and commercial enterprise clients. By joining our business, you will have the opportunity to be involved in cutting-edge technology and work with a team that moves quickly with decisions and expectations. 

Our team in Wiesbaden is continuing to experience growth as BV grows within the European market. The team offers a hyrbid-work environment.


Key Responsibilities


  • Assigned mildly complex subcontracts.
  • Files appropriate record documents and follows filing rules.
  • Proficient in the basic functions of applicable software. 
  • Issuing Purchase Orders
  • Bid Evaluation of Purchase orders
  • Supporting Global program in multi-national environment
  • Inventory Management at Subcontractor Warehouse

Subcontract Development Responsibilities (if assigned):

  • Prepares subcontract related bid documents and bidders list.
  • Conveys basic to moderately complex scoping information to Subcontractors with oversight as needed. 
  • Manages the bid evaluation process through the distribution of  proposals to evaluators, preparation of the bid tabulation, and collaboration with the team on the evaluation.  Makes recommendations for selected bidder(s) and for award.
  • Schedules, coordinates and manages the negotiation process with oversight.  Begins to resolve simple and mildly complex commercial terms and conditions exceptions.  
  • Coordinates the award and contract conforming process.
  • Ensures subcontractor compliance with Prequalification requirements

Subcontract Administration Responsibilities (if assigned):

  • Run kick off and progress meetings; draft/issue meeting minutes for assigned subcontracts
  • Draft/log formal correspondence for assigned subcontracts
  • Perform Change Management duties for assigned subcontracts
  • Review and process invoices
  • Closeout assigned subcontracts

Management Responsibilities

Individual Contributor

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Purchasing, Business, Technical or related field preferred.
Relevant experience may be substituted for a degree. Two (2) years of relevant industry experience preferred.

Previous experience related to the Energy Sector/ Construction industry.

Preferred skills:

  • Language(s): Fluent: German/ English 
  • Previous Buyer experience a plus
  • Experience with Subcontracting, RFP process, contract negotiation, pricing, Invoice tracking.
  • Analytical / organizational skills
  • Strong communications skills, both written and oral
  • General computer skills, Microsoft suite
  • Initiative, self starter, highly motivated
  • Attention to detail
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Mathematical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of construction disciplines, construction means & methods and construction equipment 
  • Knowledge of commercial terms and conditions 
  • Knowledge of Company’s processes relevant to this position.

Minimum Qualifications

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 office environment: Sitting/Standing/Computer usage for extended periods of time. Speaking/Listening. Ability to utilize audio/video conferencing software for internal/external communication purposes.
  • Ability to travel for business (As necessary)


Manages complexity
Balances stakeholders
Communicates effectively
Decision quality
Manages conflict

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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