Deputy Project Controls Functional Manager

Requisition ID: 271980 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Chennai 

Company Overview

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.
Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.
We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy, and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values – ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants – integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Bechtel India is a global operation that supports execution of projects and services around the world. Working seamlessly with business line home offices, project sites, customer organizations and suppliers, our teams have delivered more than 125 projects since our inception in 1994.

Our offices in Gurgaon, Vadodara and Chennai will grow significantly and sustainably with exciting career opportunities for both professionals and young graduates who are passionate about creating a cleaner, greener, and safer world; building transformational infrastructure; making decarbonization a reality; and protecting people and the environment.


Job Summary

Manages the Project Controls department activities in a central functions staff role to support staffing and technical activities for Chennai Office. Provides technical and administrative guidance to Project Controls team in Chennai.

Responsible for overall Planning & Cost Engineering Profiles & activities for the Chennai office or other designated areas of responsibility within a global business unit. Participates in discipline specific policy development. Provides oversight to Project controls teams deployed on Projects being executed from Chennai office.


Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for discipline operating plans and discipline performance within the Chennai office.
  • Provides oversight to Project controls teams deployed on Projects being executed from the Chennai office.
  • Provides direct input to proposals, strategic plans, client presentations, and contract negotiations.
  • Participates in developing discipline specific local business unit policies.
  • Participates in evaluating discipline specific office workload and staffing plans.
  • Participates in Project Controls Committee activities.
  • Reviews project work plans.
  • Responsible for the quality and timeliness of cost estimates, budgets, financial reports, and schedules.
  • Makes presentations to management and clients.
  • Responsible for Chennai office departmental personnel administration and development.
  • Responsible for the implementation of department training programs.
  • Performs audits to ensure the quality of estimating, cost engineering, and planning/scheduling functions.
  • Responsible for the effective implementation of department procedures used for service cost estimation and for monitoring and controlling costs and schedules.


Job Knowledge 

  • Thorough knowledge of and demonstrated experience in all aspects of cost engineering, planning, and scheduling and management information activities in the field and home office environments. Experience in developing budgets and forecasts for capital investments, proposals, capital expenditures, and general expenses.
  • Skilled in developing and implementing cost and schedule control systems, techniques, and procedures.
  • Skilled in developing Project Control training programs, including developing curricula, selecting instructors, teaching, and monitoring the effectiveness of programs.
  • Expert level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel / EPC Industry.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management is customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience. Knowledgeable about current industry and technical developments.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication, with demonstrated skill in presenting cost engineering and planning and scheduling information to management and clients.
  • Demonstrated skill in management, supervisory, and personnel administration functions.
  • Demonstrated skill in formulating and presenting new concepts for the India office, GBU and corporate policy.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline, and/or equivalent knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience. 
  • Prior planning/scheduling experience in EPC Industry for 18 + Years.


Additional Qualifications

  • Experience of use of Planning Software, (Primavera) for 10+ Years.
  • Expert level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel / EPC Industry.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, which include schedule development, control, and analysis, in the field and the home office.
  • Skilled in understanding technical processes, engineering drawings, quantity determinations, and mathematical and financial reports.
  • Proficiency with PC operating systems, with proficiency in several software applications ( Primavera, Ecosys, MS Project).

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.

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.