Project Estimator

Requisition ID: 268314 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: N/A 
  • Work Location: New Delhi 

Comapany 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.


Position Summary:

Bechtel India is seeking a senior Project Estimator with ability to support a functional role at Gurgaon office. The position requires talent management and work oversight capability. Incumbent will be required to prepare, review and present project and/or discipline estimates, namely civil, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation, construction distributable, services) for projects and proposals. Person will provide estimating assistance and guidance to projects, develop conceptual estimates, and lead estimate reviews and presentations.   


Essential Job Duties:

  • Drafts estimate plans for projects through evaluation of scope, contract, desired estimate type/quality and time/resources available.
  • Conducts capital cost estimates. Reviews design scope criteria and develops quantities for undefined scope assumptions in coordination with others. Prepares the estimate basis and assumption documentation.
  • Supports complex/conducts basic conceptual/order of magnitude (OOM) estimates.
  • Works with internal and external stakeholders to further leading-edge improvements to estimate development methods in area of specialisation, including integration with other estimating specialisations.
  • Provides key technical judgement/input on major changes to the estimating process/adoption of new technologies/approaches.
  • Has accountability for the performance and review of large project estimates. Perform high-level confirmation of developed quantities for completeness and reasonableness in area of responsibility.   
  • Leads work with other EPC functions to understand how project execution approach changes and improvements impact estimate development and assumptions in area of specialisation.
  • Manages the development of estimates from inception to completion. Leads the estimating team in executing the estimate. Consolidates the estimate components and prepares the proposal internal review documents and bid forms. 
  • Leads estimate development in areas of specialisation including quantification, pricing, escalation, risk, contingency. Review and  recommend contingency ranges and escalation rates to be presented to the project team.
  • Prepares non-manual, distributable or contractors indirect cost estimates, developing basis for temporary facilities, miscellaneous construction services, construction tools and equipment, non-manual staffing, startup services, payroll taxes and insurance, camp facilities and operation, and other field costs.
  • Prepares and provides guidance in the preparation of proposal cash flow models and working capital analysis.
  • Performs and reviews escalation calculations for estimates of complex jobs.
  • Assesses and integrates commercial terms and conditions into estimates.
  • Inputs cost data into the historical cost databases. Files completed estimates with all relevant back-up documentation yielding an easy-to-follow paper trail.
  • Supports development of estimating standards and procedures.
  • Generates and retrieves estimate reports in the appropriate software application, understands and summarizes the data in the required presentation for management reviews.
  • Prepares cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis and cost and quantity comparisons. Innovates new techniques as required to meet specific needs.
  • Participates in and contributes to Value Engineering studies.


Job Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of Estimating core processes and procedures requiring minimal direction and supervision.
  • Advance knowledge and experience in EPC estimating practices and methods, processes, and procedures, in addition to the estimate types, classifications, and components. Experience with Lump Sum Design Build estimates. Specifically understands detail level estimates and design packages.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize, perform, and present cost estimating products with a minimum of supervision.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in construction estimating practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of manual labor performance, equipment production and derivation of composite craft/category labor rates.
  • Practical experience in performing statistical analysis, cost, and price analysis. 
  • Familiar with commercial terms and conditions (contractor relationships, currency exchange, taxation, inflation, insurance, escalation, etc.).
  • Knowledge of the principles of Life-Cycle costing, cost in use, and operating costs and ability to undertake a Net Present Value (NPV) analysis.
  • Understanding of cost index and escalation projections sources.
  • Knowledge of global market pricing for commodities and construction practices.
  • Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques.
  • Excellent applied analytical and quantitative skills. Effective in utilizing metrics to provide reasonableness checks.


Qualifications and Skills:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering with 15+ years of industry experience and 10+ years in Estimating.
  • Experience with supervising and leading a team of estimators.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with EPC estimating methods, processes, and procedures including the full range estimate classifications levels.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • EPC/EPCM experience on projects.
  • Experience working with multiple estimating disciplines and a matrix organization including Construction, Procurement, Contracts and Commissioning to collect all necessary data on scope and quantities to prepare accurate estimates.




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.

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