2023 Student Internship (UK) - Project Controls (Estimating, Scheduling & Cost) Engineer

Requisition ID: 263180 

  •  Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Birmingham 

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction and project management companies, and a cornerstone of innovation in the industry. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster sustainable progress and grow economies.

Our 10-week Infrastructure Internship Scheme will commence in early June 2023. In most cases, you’ll be assigned to a project or placed in an office where you can support our day-to-day operations. During your internship you will see how our business works and take on tasks that will give you valuable experience – all while having a real impact on our organisation. 


Position Summary


Supports cost estimating, analysis, and control activities and schedule development, maintenance, reporting, and monitoring activities, as directed.  Duties encompass a variety of tasks but remain within parameters established by the procedure or process being supported



Key Responsibilities


The following duties are common across disciplines within the Project Controls function:

  • Collects or receives, as directed, drawings and other scope definition documentation that applies to assigned discipline or commodity specialty and verifies adequacy and completeness
  • Performs, as directed, routine quantity take-offs, within discipline or commodity specialty, from engineering and construction drawings
  • Collects and tabulates quantity data for summary comparisons and reconciliations, or verifies quantities provided by others
  • Prepares and presents cost/schedule information at meetings, as directed


The following duties are performed with respect to Cost Engineering and Estimating:

  • Applies unit rates (cost and job hour) to quantities and performs extensions for total cost estimates, as assigned within a discipline or commodity specialty
  • Assembles and compiles estimate data and prepares designated portions of budgets, as directed
  • Performs routine assigned tasks related to preparation and application of cost monitoring and control standards, techniques, programs, and reports
  • Assists in collecting and classifying cost data, as directed
  • Assists in analysing cost data, as directed


The following duties are performed with respect to Scheduling:

  • Assists in identifying the scope associated with schedule activities, as directed
  • Gathers appropriate information that defines general work requirements for a performing organization and unit
  • Prepares broad activity logic and any required interfaces between activities on schedules
  • Prepares durations for schedule activities within a discipline or specialty, as directed
  • Gathers and organises appropriate quantity and workforce information for an assigned discipline or specialty
  • Assists in routine quantity/workforce loading in support of discipline or specialty work logic
  • Identifies information needs from other disciplines to support activities for an assigned discipline or specialty
  • Traces critical-path events or activities, as directed
  • Performs routine assigned tasks related to preparation and application of schedule update and monitoring activities
  • Reports schedule deviations on assigned tasks related to a discipline or specialty
  • Gathers information to support specific schedule studies, as directed
  • Gathers schedule workforce and quantity data for updating and providing current actual information (status) for discipline or specialty progress and performance reports, as directed


Skills & Qualifications


  • Currently enrolled on an accredited degree program in an Engineering discipline, Construction Engineering Management, Construction Management, Project Management, Commercial Management, Quantity Surveying or related Business degree
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies in the above fields
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in the UK without visa sponsorship, now or in the future
  • Basic understanding of technical processes, interpretation of engineering drawings, and project management practices associated with engineering and construction projects
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated levels of initiative and engagement via positions of leadership in academic, sports and/or extracurricular activities





Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.  

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.