Procurement Specialist

Mobile, AL
Procurement – Procurement Specialist /
Full Time /
Valdes is a 200-person, multidisciplinary, engineering, architecture, and project management company with an expert focus on technical excellence. Every client project is assigned a dedicated team of professionals who provide personalized services and solutions. The Valdes success model consists of streamlined work processes, attention to detail, technical expertise, and an unyielding commitment to client satisfaction, safety and quality.
Valdes is guided by our purpose statement: We are talented people who thrive and achieve extraordinary results for our customers. 

Our core values reflect who we are, how we perform and what we aspire to:
Integrity            Critical Thinking              Excellence               Teamwork              Passion 

Valdes proudly executes all work in the United States to maintain the utmost quality for our clients. We are a certified Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE) and hold the following certifications:
National Minority Supplier Development Council - MBE Certification
Illinois Department of Central Management Services - BEP Certification 
City of Chicago - MBE Certification
California Public Utilities Commission, The Supplier Clearinghouse - MBE Certification


    • create and send RFQs to Qualified bidders
    • facilitate technical and commercial clarifications
    • Negotiate price, schedule and other commercial terms
    • Recommend bidder selection based on commercial bid tabs and for qualified quotes
    • Issue Purchase Orders; negotiate Change Orders in case of change in Scope of Work
    • Expedite Vendors; coordinate resolution of any tactical issues (supplier set up, payments, etc.)
    • Negotiate claims, manage warranty issues
    • Procurement activities should be performed in compliance with client policies


    • Bachelors degree required
    • 5 years of procurement experience
    • Basic command of SAP; familiarity with E-bidding tools
    • Experience in Oil & Gas market, buying tailor-made Equipment (CAPEX), construction is a Plus
    • Experience working within an international project team is a Plus
Valdes Architecture & Engineering Company is looking for bright and talented people that want to take their career to the next level. We offer many rewarding career paths to challenge and engage our employees at all phases of their careers. Our office provides a team environment, and excellent working conditions, which allow individuals to maximize their potential. Valdes Engineering offers an outstanding benefits package including Medical, Dental, 401K plan, Company paid Long Term and Short Term Disability Insurance, Company paid Life and AD&D Insurance, Pet Insurance, a discounted gym membership and tuition reimbursement.