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Trend Engineer, Cricket Valley

Requisition ID:  214748

Job Summary

 Cricket Valley Energy Center LLC has awarded Bechtel a contract to design and build the new, natural-gas fired power plant, which will provide electricity for one million homes and create approximately 1,100 jobs at peak construction.  The Cricket Valley Energy Center, a 1,100-megawatt (MW) combined-cycle plant to be completed in 2020, will have a low-impact design and will use advanced emissions-control technology.

 

Bechtel is responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the generating facility, which will use General Electric power generation equipment including three combustion turbines, each paired with a heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine generator. Bechtel’s financing and development arm, Bechtel Enterprises, partnered with Cricket Valley Energy Center LLC to complete the development of the project. This scope is fully subcontracted.

 

The ideal candidate will start in early January 2019 on a six-month temporary assignment.

 

The trend engineer supervises cost estimating, analysis, and control activities.  Supports project organizational and administrative activities. Identifies cost trends for management attention. May review invoices for correct collection of revenue.  Responsible for cost engineering, cost estimating, and cost analysis/control activities for small to medium size projects.

 

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides comments and recommendations for cost engineering requirements relative to staffing and project control. Prepares detailed staffing plans for cost engineering activities. Reviews design scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness, and coordinates with the project to develop additional estimating bases when information is incomplete. Establishes the conceptual scope of studies when definition is not available.
  • Reviews or assists in reviewing proposal provisions related to cost engineering and material control and develops supporting data for contract negotiations. Obtains vendor information to update the cost data file. Applies material unit rates to quantities. Maintains cost data files.
  • Supervises the collection, verification, and integration of work scope for all entities into a total project plan. Supervises the timely preparation of cost estimates. Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between the projects. Performs productivity analysis of Construction operations and verifies results. Establishes productivity basis to be utilized in estimates, as developed with the concurrence of Construction. Reviews labor estimates for reasonableness.
  • Coordinates the pricing structure or criteria that will be used by each discipline or specialty to meet the objectives of the cost estimate. Establishes format and content of summaries and reconciliations, including segregation of cost according to a level of confidence and identification of areas of risk.
  • Prepares or reviews distributable and/or contractor’s indirect cost estimates, and develops the basis for temporary facilities, miscellaneous construction services, construction tools and equipment, non-manual manpower, startup services, payroll taxes and insurance, camp facilities and operation, and other field office costs. Researches and develops or reviews tax estimates, including federal, state, and local tax issues. Assists in developing or develops foreign currency and exchange rate estimates.
  • Defines project needs for cost control in accordance with established Bechtel and client contractual requirements, objectives, and procedures. Supervises the timely performance of cost control activities. Reviews and critiques designs and specifications for cost-effectiveness and suggests alternatives when appropriate.  Prepares or supervises the preparation of cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis, and cost and quantity comparisons. Develops innovative new techniques to meet specific needs, as required. Prepares cost trend estimates in support of project cost trend programs.
  • Supervises cost recording, monitoring, and reporting practices for compliance with applicable standards. Supervises and is responsible for the development and accuracy of cost engineering reports. Verifies consistency with previous reports to ensure compatibility. Responsible for issuing reports required by Bechtel management and project procedures.
  • Supervises investigating requirements for cost control data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications. Identifies needs for cost analysis support for the project, and recommends development or modification of cost engineering data standards. Supervises performance of cost analysis activities within the project.
  • Coordinates information input into specific studies. Responsible for the integration of activities and total work scope identification. Evaluates study results and recommends conclusions for project team consideration and discussion. Supervises/directs project schedule staffing and quantity reporting.
  • Assists in developing unit job hour and pricing data for a specific discipline or other specialties. Performs data analysis, identifies problems and makes recommendations.
  • Obtain trending information between subcontractors and work closely with the cost engineer on back charges and scope interfaces between the subcontractors.
  •  Run the bi-weekly trend report review meeting with the project management team.

 

Job Qualification

  • Must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field with 6-9 years of project controls or cost related work experience.  In lieu of degree 12-15 years of project controls or cost control experience.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, which include schedule development, control, and analysis.
  • Proficiency with PC operating systems, with proficiency in several basic software applications.  Proficiency with multiple discipline-specific software applications currently used in Bechtel (Primavera P6 and Microsoft Office Applications, for example).
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Experience with Synchro would be helpful.  
  • Ability to interface with Startup.

 

Living Accommodations

The construction site is in Dover Plains New York.  Bechtel employees and families, who are not living Dover Plains, have settled in the nearby towns of Pawling, Poughkeepsie, and Danbury.  This position will receive temporary assignment conditions as it’s expected to last 6-9 months.

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