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  • Harlow, UK
  • £25,000 - £32,500 per annum
  • Permanent
  • Civil Engineering
  • Reference: BBBH2930
  • Consultant: Ben Karnezos

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Role: Procurement Assistant

Employer: Tier 2, Multi-disciplinary Civil Engineering

Location: Harlow, Essex

Starting: January 2021

Salary: £25,000 - £32,500

Contact: Ben Karnezos - Commercial & Planning Recruitment Consultant

The Opportunity:

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual with experience as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Junior Buyer or Procurement Assistant. You will be working for an industry-leading company and learning from industry experts.

It will suit someone looking for a new challenge, who can start their new job in January 2021.

The Employer:

The employer is a Tier 2 multi-disciplinary firm with a focus on civil engineering. It has an enviable reputation as a market leader, an innovator, and an employer of choice, with a turnover prediction of £853.3M in 2020 and £1.8 billion in 2021.

Employer regularly works on UK and international projects, so there is a lot of opportunity to grow and develop on different projects both at home and abroad.

The Project:

You will be working at the site based office in Harlow, and the project itself is working on highway/ motorway with a focus on the civils package, which is valued at around £42M.

Duties & Responsibilities:

As a Procurement Assistant, you will report to the Head of Procurement. Typically, you will learn the key duties of the department, progressing to carry out the tasks individually. Typical duties include:

  • Problem-solving using your initiative and working as a part of a team
  • Accurate and efficient data entry of the company's intranet
  • Negotiation with the supply chain.
  • Monitor stock levels
  • Working alongside the Procurement Officer proving key support in the undertaking of daily task
  • Responsible for buying supplies and getting the best value for money


  • University or college-educated in a Commercial degree, ideally in Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering.
  • Must have a minimum of one year of relevant experience.
  • Should be a self-starter with lots of drive
  • Should be great with people, a good communicator & natural collaborator
  • Should have a track record of negotiation skills and be able to provide examples when asked.
  • Experience in Highways, roads or rail will be preferred.


If you feel you are a suitable match for the position, please apply by following the link below.

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