Lead Cost Engineer

Requisition ID: 275812 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Brisbane, QLD 


Bechtel Mining and Metals is seeking an experienced Lead Cost Engineer with proven capabilities to join our project team in Brisbane.


What We Offer:

There are many reasons why choosing to join Bechtel is one of the best career decisions you will ever make. In addition to working with talented, dedicated people and having the opportunity to play an integral role in stimulating and challenging local and international projects, Bechtel is committed to offering you the benefits and resources to live a healthy life. With a market aligned salary package and annual discretionary performance bonus scheme in place, employee wellbeing is also at the centre of our business - promoted through our strong health and safety focus and private health cover including access to a leading employee assistance program.


About the Role:

As Lead Cost Engineer, you will provide input, guidance and recommendations for cost engineering requirements relative to staffing and project control, preparing detailed staffing plans for cost engineering activities. You will review proposal provisions related to cost engineering and material control and develops supporting data for contract negotiations and participating in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Participate in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the- job training for specific processes and practices.
  • Conduct personnel performance reviews when delegated and interview candidates and make recommendations for employment decisions.
  • Supervise the timely preparation of cost estimates (assisting PCM / Deputy PCM). Prepares and analyses comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between the projects. Performs productivity analysis of Construction operations and verifies results.
  • Review project work activities to ensure support of project milestones.
  • Coordinate pricing structure or criteria to be used by each discipline or specialty to meet the objectives of the cost estimate.
  • Other duties as designated.

What You Bring:

  • Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field with more than 10 years of project controls or cost related work experience. In lieu of degree 15 years of project controls or cost control experience.
  • Experience in directing project cost engineering, including cost control and analysis, cost reporting, incurred cost assessment and conducting meetings.
  • Experience in establishing criteria for Project Controls cost activities and in cost and commitment and incurred cost analysis and management.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication, with demonstrated ability to present Project Controls information to management/client.
  • Advanced level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and start-up work processes, as performed by Bechtel.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.


Working Rights in Australia without employer sponsorship are required.


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Why Choose Bechtel?

At Bechtel, we know that exceptional people deliver our customers’ projects—projects with a purpose that create a lasting positive legacy in the communities where we live and work. Just as we are committed to helping our customers achieve their visions, we are committed to offering the best people in the industry—people like you—with rewarding, challenging, and flexible long-term careers. Outstanding professionals are needed on projects that create jobs and grow economies; improve the resiliency of the world's infrastructure; connect communities to resources and opportunities; get us closer to net zero; tackle critical environmental challenges to protect people and the planet; and accelerate progress to make the world a cleaner, greener, safer place.



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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.