Procurement Specialist

Location US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 2 months ago(8/12/2021 7:08 PM)
Cost Management/Estimating


At Cumming, you will work on some of the world's most exciting projects in a dynamic environment where your success is measured by the impact you make. We are one of the fastest-growing project and cost management consultancies in the United States, as reflected in our top 15 ranking in ENR. With over 35 offices globally, an extremely diverse project portfolio, and double-digit year-over-year revenue growth, the opportunities to make your mark are limitless!


In this role, you will be a member of our highly reputable cost management and estimating team. The cost team delivers solutions to clients in the areas of conceptual estimating, budget development, cost planning, feasibility studies, value management, economic forecasting, milestone reports, pre- and post-contract auditing, change order review and reconciliation, BIM 5D cost modeling, LEED cost analysis, life cycle costing, and more. We encourage you to research us to learn more about our outstanding reputation within this service line.


We are currently looking for a Procurement Specialist to join our team in the Portland, OR office. In this role, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects within the high-tech sector and continue to grow your portfolio.


  • Develop new and review existing procurement processes to ensure our client has a best in class procurement system.
  • Using advanced excel techniques create tools that the procurement team can use to improve and standardize results across the clients data center portfolio.
  • Work with contract managers to ensure financial reporting to senior client personnel is accurate and timely. 
  • Work with senior client personnel to deliver EOM reporting and financial reconciliation with other stakeholders.
  • Present and train new contract managers on use of newly created tools.
  • Procure equipment and services for data center projects. 
  • Review and administer change orders for live data center projects.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management/Engineering, Civil/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Quantity Surveying, or Architecture is highly preferred. A combination of education and work experience will also be considered in lieu of degree.
  • Experience and understanding of best in class procurement processes using multiple various contracting methodologies
  • Advanced excel abilities, must be comfortable with; conditional formatting, dashboard creation, pivot tables, etc
  • Advanced skill level in Excel and intermediate knowledge of Windows, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of On-Screen Takeoff and/or Success Estimating Software is a plus.


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