Josh Meyerpeter

Josh Meyerpeter

Associate Vice President and Procurement Director, Kiewit


Day 1

16:00 – 17:30, Averting a Supply Chain Meltdown


Josh has 24 years of experience providing supply chain management strategies and services for the procurement of engineered equipment, subcontracts, professional services, permanent materials, and commodities. Procurement is the single biggest source of cost and schedule uncertainty in the construction of projects in today’s market. Materials, equipment and freight can represent nearly 50% of a project’s cost. In an industry that demands certainty and predictability, the perfect storm of supply chain challenges has been a significant disruptor. Josh has expertise in developing solutions to mitigate these challenges. 

During his 15 years at Kiewit, Josh played a key role in helping build Kiewit’s industry-leading Supply Chain Network department to address material shortages, fabrication delays, resource challenges and management of shipping and logistics. This 450+ in-house team completes 

365,000+ purchases a year and leverages Kiewit’s $7B annual procurement spend and network of more than 22,000 global and national vendors to negotiate volume discounts and strategic supplier agreements. They benchmark and assess escalation measures for estimators to use in the bidding process.

Josh has hands-on experience directly managing procurement for large-scale projects including the following in California: $592M Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Progressive Design-Build; $457M San Fernando Groundwater Remediation Progressive Design-Build; $16M Carlsbad Desalination Intake Pump Station Design-Build; and the $120M Santa Monica Sustainable Water Infrastructure Project Design-Build.  

Kiewit is one of North America’s largest and most respected contracting and engineering firms, and a national leader in safety, quality and ethical behavior.