Purchasing Agent

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What Primary Engineering and Construction is Hiring for:

Primary Engineering and Construction Corporation (Primary) is a growth-oriented industry leader providing professional engineering and construction services.

We provide our people with the opportunity to determine their own career path and fulfill their ambitions. We empower our clients by tailoring our solutions to their specific needs. We strengthen our community by connecting them to what is possible today and providing a solid foundation for tomorrow.

Primary is powered by our people.

Our diverse teams and inclusive culture are the core that powers Primary. Our diversity allows us to better serve our customers and Engineering communities by listening to and enabling unique perspectives.

Primary remains committed to fostering an open and safe environment in which the voices of all team members, clients and community members are heard. As we grow our company, we will continue to remove barriers and create new opportunities within our industry.

Reporting to the Procurement Specialist, the Purchasing Agent will be responsible for purchasing specialized materials for utility scale electrical construction projects.


  • Receive requisitions and review for accuracy
  • Verify and reserve current inventory, obtain quotations and create purchase orders for non-inventory items and issue to suppliers
  • Electronic filing of purchase orders, order confirmations and packing slips
  • Populate and maintain purchasing databases and price lists
  • Proactively follow up on orders, scheduling of supplier deliveries, resolving shortages, expediting, and communicating updates to the project team
  • Monitor inventory levels, forecasting future consumption and prepare requisitions for inventory replenishment
  • Reconcile physical with digital counts and complete inventory adjustments
  • Assist with the selection of, and negotiation with preferred suppliers
  • Assist with competitive bids, supplier evaluation and performance reviews
  • Verify receipt of items, validate supplier invoicing and report any back ordered or missing products
  • Make recommendations and assist the Procurement Specialist with deployment of new processes, tools and technologies
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Other duties as required from time to time


  • Min. High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Attention to detail and ability to interpret technical drawings and specifications
  • Strong analytical and communication skills, both written and verbal, in English
  • Experience in purchasing, warehousing, inventory control and/or recording keeping
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English

  • A service-driven team member, with a strong sense for safety


 A few qualifications that would help you succeed:

  • Post secondary education in accounting or purchasing
  • Prior work experience in electric utilities, accounting, purchasing and/or warehousing
  • Experience with Microsoft Dynamics SL or Accumatica ERP software
  • Understanding of inventory software and warehouse procedures and processes

Primary offers a highly competitive compensation package including, competitive salaries, bonuses, Health & Dental benefits, Health Care Spending Account, Company Matching RRSP, and several career and professional development opportunities.

If you are ready for a new challenge and want to make a difference in the industry, please send your resume in confidence to careers@primaryeng.com

**Please Note, you must be legally able to work in Canada**

This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to Primary’s Alcohol and Drug Policy which includes pre-employment testing

We thank all candidates for their application however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

*Please see www.primaryeng.com for this and other positions we are recruiting.

Location / region:

This Full-time listing from Primary Engineering and Construction is available in Rocky View.


The below are factors that tend to matter for our listing seekers. This listing with Primary Engineering and Construction offers:

Company Benefits - Prescription medication, dental, vision care, employee assistance program, short term disability, company pension

As positions vary, please confirm details with employer.


Primary Engineering and Construction has indicated that these are the requirements for the listing:

  • strong attention to detail

Requirements may not be comprehensive. Confirm w/employer.

About Primary Engineering and Construction:

Primary Engineering and Construction Corporation (Primary) is a growth-oriented industry leader providing professional engineering and construction services.

We provide our people with the opportunity to determine their own career path and fulfill their ambitions. We empower our clients by tailoring our solutions to their specific needs. We strengthen our community by connecting them to what is possible today and providing a solid foundation for tomorrow.

Primary is powered by our people.

Our diverse teams and inclusive culture are the core that powers Primary. Our diversity allows us to better serve our customers and Engineering communities by listening to and enabling unique perspectives.

Primary remains committed to fostering an open and safe environment in which the voices of all team members, clients and community members are heard. As we grow our company, we will continue to remove barriers and create new opportunities within our industry.

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