Asset Buyer

Vacancy number • PUB406474

Asset Buyer

  • Calgary
  • Closes March 30
  • 40 hours
  • Professional Bachelor

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About this job

  • Industry: Oil & Gas
  • Area of expertise: Engineering & Design
  • Location: Calgary

What is required?

  • Hours per week: 40
  • Education level: Professional Bachelor


Brunel is seeking an Asset Buyer for our major Oil ad gas client. Reporting to the Supply Chain Procurement Manager, the Buyer will undertake a visible leadership role in driving the client and its suppliers to the “Safest Project on Earth” and maintain a Goal Zero requirement in the Asset operate phase. Role is based in Calgary with regular site visits to Kitimat, BC.

About this role


  • Deliver the challenging targets of material and equipment availability before startup of the Asset.
  • Work with planning teams to understand demand and procure spare parts for the asset operations team
  • Develop strategies to procure spare parts based on best value.
  • Work in close collaboration with the Commissioning and Startup (CSU) team to ensure the correct material is available during the CSU.
  • Participate in planning, and procure materials related to turnaround or shut down events
  • Gain an in-depth understanding material demand, as well as local/regional market conditions and price levers.
  • Develop strategies, tactics, and contracts in accordance with the Contracting and Procurement Procedures Manual including all governance requirements.
  • Ensure Contracting and Procurement process, procedures, systems, and tools are maintained, and upgrades aligned to JVP requirements (particularly meeting JV agreement requirements to adopt Shell process, procedures, and systems).
  • Develop and share best practices, work processes, systems, and tools, based on experience gained in a portfolio of independent Assets.
  • Must be experienced and proficient in SAP MM module for purchasing related activities.



  • Minimum of 5 years Contracting and Procurement experience in Oil and Gas or heavy industrial settings that utilize technical equipment.
  • Demonstrated Asset Contracting and Procurement experience.
  • Must be experienced in operational contracting with demonstrated ability of managing discussions on Terms and Conditions with contractors / suppliers and Legal.
  • Understanding and application of contracting and procurement processes and tools. SAP experience is a must.
  • Experienced in technical buying.
  • Contract management & governance.
  • Strong commercial acumen / awareness.
  • Strong internal and external stakeholders’ management skills.
  • Effective communications at all levels of management both internally and externally.
  • Motivated self-starter with a track record of delivery to Asset/Operational demands.
  • CP professional competencies at Skill or above, Business, Engineering or Quantity Surveying degree, or equivalent.


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About Us

Brunel has a reputation for working with some of the best in the business. That’s what we continually strive for. Brunel provides the global recruitment and workforce services you need to lead your industry. With 45 years of market experience in Renewable Energy, Automotive, Oil & Gas, Life Sciences, Mining, and Infrastructure, we help you finish major projects safely, compliantly, on-time, within budget and at the highest quality, so you can keep growing – anywhere in the world.

At Brunel, we believe that safety is not just a priority, but a value that is integral to our company culture at all levels of our organization.

  • We establish measurable objectives and targets, consistently reviewing our activities, risks, legal obligations, and performance.
  • Brunel Americas is a proud member of Houston Business Roundtable, & Utah Safety Council, and a participant of ISNetworld RAVS Plus Audit.
  • Brunel consistently utilizes performance measuring and monitoring. This includes meticulous record keeping and routine inspections.

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While compensation is important, finding the right cultural fit is equally crucial. At Brunel, our longstanding cultures and values have contributed to a positive employee experience, which is why some candidates have chosen to stay with us for 30 + years.

  • Our values are at the center of everything we do –Entrepreneurship, Integrity, Results-driven, & Passion for people.
  • Brunel is committed to an inclusive workforce and we understand that Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging are essential for a successful working culture, business, and community. Thus, Brunel takes both a global and regional approach to DE&I.

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At Brunel, we prioritize candidate’s career abilities and needs even before the hiring process begins.

  • With open lines of communication and a dedicated team assigned to every contractor, we strive to make every employee experience with us as easy and seamless as possible.
  • Our contractors create and maintain lasting industry relationships that can be leveraged throughout their career.
  • We prioritize employee needs in order to build strong partnerships that support our employees’ long-term professional success and development.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Andy Borgatti is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number: PUB406474