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Estimation- University Hire

Requisition ID:  222768


Supports cost estimating efforts as directed during project and/or proposal activities.  Assists in historical data analysis and maintenance of historical databases.  Executes tasks within well-defined parameters. 


A.    Supervision Received

  • Reports to and receives technical and operational supervision from designated supervisory personnel.
  • During preparation of a project proposal, reports to the assigned Project Estimator on a day-to-day basis.

B.    Supervision Exercised

  • May provide direction to other support personnel.

C.    Contacts

  • Maintains relationships within the assigned group and outside work groups as designated by supervisor.  Contacts are generally Bechtel internal.


The following duties are performed with respect to Estimate Execution, the process of conducting an evaluation of services and/or capital cost elements of a project or effort as defined by an agreed-upon scope that will be used to make key management decisions:

  1. Performs routine quantity takeoffs, within discipline or commodity specialty, from design drawings.  Collects, reconciles, and verifies data for summary comparisons.
  2. Applies unit rates (cost and jobhour) to quantities and performs portions of the total cost estimate within a discipline or commodity specialty using standard estimating templates.
  3. Supports basic material detail pricing for non-manual labor services using functional staffing and other direct cost (ODC) inputs.
  4. Gathers appropriate quantity and labor/ODC information for an assigned discipline or specialty.
  5. Supports escalation analysis and calculations for cost estimate changes.
  6. Supports cost of working capital calculations using standard tools.

The following duties are performed with respect to Foundation Development, the process of establishing and maintaining technical capabilities for personnel, cost databases and tools:

  1. Performs basic data entry and extraction using global business unit-specific estimating databases and software.   
  2. Analyzes and associates relationships between database contents and new jobs using preformatted reports.
  3. Assists in maintenance of the costs, quantities, ratios and metrics of the historical cost databases. 


  • Demonstrated entry-level understanding of Estimating core processes requiring direction and supervision.
  • Familiar with Estimating procedures and processes.  Basic understanding of estimate classifications and types.
  • Familiar with the basic concept of cash flow and cost of working capital.
  • Familiar with pricing sources.
  • Demonstrates basic applied analytical and quantitative skills.
  • Entry-level knowledge of engineering or construction customarily acquired through a course of specialized instruction.  Alternatively, sufficient entry-level experience in performing engineering discipline related tasks (engineering drafting, quantity take-off, statistical analysis, scheduling) leading to an understanding of technical processes, engineering drawings and quantity determinations.
  • Basic knowledge of standard software applications currently being used by Bechtel such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access).
  • Basic ability to communicate effectively with others in a project team environment.

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. 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. 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.  

Bechtel serves the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.