Purchasing Manager - Construction & Engineering (A&E)

  • Company: WSSC Water
  • Location: Laurel, Maryland
  • Salary: $90,353 to $137,928
  • Date Posted: November 2, 2020


WSSC Water, one of the nation's largest water and wastewater utilities in the nation, is headquartered in Laurel, Maryland and serves commercial and residential customers in Prince George's and Montgomery Counties in suburban Washington, DC. We are seeking a dynamic A&E Procurement Manager to lead a team of professionals in support of our construction and engineering procurement needs and assist with crafting new approaches to public procurement and supply chain. Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervises the Construction & A&E procurement team, including selecting, training, assigning and evaluating work, coaching, counseling, disciplining, and/or termination
  • Trains procurement staff, customers, and suppliers on procurement principles, practices and techniques
  • Facilitates regular meetings to discuss problems, suggestions and recommendations for improved work that impact commodity teams
  • Oversees negotiations with contractors to resolve protests; claims and disputes
  • Oversees consultations with responsible program officials on operational needs and fiscal problems
  • Oversees presentation of contract packages and recommendations to senior approving authorities
  • Ensures successful completion of service level agreements with customers


  • Bachelor's degree in business, engineering, construction management, business, IT, public administration or a related discipline
  • 7+ years procurement experience OR 7+ years' experience in supply chain, logistics, finance, or project management with 2+ years contract administration experience Preferences:
  • Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM) or equivalent certification
  • Supervisory experience
  • Public-sector procurement experience

Application Process Vacancy # 21-0014

Contact Info

Name: Christina Robinson
Phone: 301-206-8787