Procurement Engineer

Addis Ababa 
Career Level:
Senior Level (5+ years experience)
Employment Type:
Full time
Based on company scale

Job Description

Objectives for the Role

Responsible for the purchasing of project specific materials and equipment in accordance with the project specification, the project programme to budget.

Key Responsibilities

  • To provide an ethical and consistent approach to the procurement of goods and services.
  • Maintain an in-depth knowledge and awareness of local, national and international supply markets and vendors.
  • To create, foster and maintain working relationships with suppliers and service providers who are committed to producing good quality service at competitive prices, and see our company as a contractor of first choice.
  • Comply with all aspects of the approved procurement processes and procedures.
  • Instrumental in the selection and appraisal of suppliers from the preferred vendor data base and performance measurement of same.
  • Take part and assist in supplier and service provider negotiations.
  • Ensure all materials and equipment requirements are procured at competitive prices to budget, in accordance with the project construction programme and in compliance with the project specifications.
  • To promote and uphold the corporate vision and values.

Job Requirements

Preferably degree educated in engineering / materials management, but not essential if suitable experience attained

5 – 8 years experience in construction with at least 3 years in a similar position in the UAE / Gulf. Spoken Arabic would be an advantage but is not essential.

Key Skills

  • A team player with good negotiation, commercial, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of the UAE construction industry supply market.
  • Ability to plan workload in a structured manner and prioritize actions / project requirements.
  • To be able to communicate both orally and in writing in English.
  • Knowledge of international purchase order conditions, service agreements and letters of credit and their interpretation and application.
  • Knowledge and experience in logistics, shipping, shipping documents.
  • An enthusiastic and conscientious personality able to work as a key member of the project delivery team with minimum supervision.
  • Computer literate with the ability to compile data and prepare reports.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to identify, consider and propose alternative materials and assess cost effectiveness.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the supply market.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English

How to Apply

Interested applicants whom meet the above requirements are invited to send their CVs via the following email address:
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