Field Project Controls Manager

Requisition ID: 276777 

  • Relocation Authorized: National/International - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Houston, TX 

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

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; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. 

Core to Bechtel is our Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report

Project Overview:

Responsible for construction cost engineering, cost estimating, cost analysis/control, and planning/scheduling activities for a project that requires a high degree of technical skill and experience. Directs cost trending, analysis, and control activities and schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, impact identification, and recovery plan development activities. Directs the preparation and presentation of on-project estimates and cost forecasts. Supports project organizational and administrative activities. Provides cost engineering/planning and scheduling guidance. Identifies, analyzes, and provides innovative solutions to cost engineering and planning/scheduling problems.          

Job Summary:

Responsible for ensuring that all field cost and schedule related functions on the project are performed in accordance with procedures and good practice.     

Provide technical direction, training, day-to-day supervision and coaching to project assigned Project Controls field personnel.     

Provide leadership to the planning, scheduling, trending and cost control teams as necessary to meet internal and external customer requirements while adhering to the budget and schedule demands of the project.     

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include managing, leading, and providing administrative and technical direction to staff of project controls professionals, interfacing with management, engineering, construction, contracts, and procurement, and driving innovative solutions to cost engineering and planning/scheduling problems with the intent to help execute the project efficiently and effectively.      
Provide timely and accurate analysis and reporting to the Project Director/Manager and Project Controls Manager.     
Provide quality support to project and corporate management with organizational and administrative activities, including  non-routine cost engineering/planning and scheduling guidance analysis, and presentations      
Assist in commercial operations and prime contract administration, interface with customers.    
Meet with and make presentations to client as requested.     
Interface with Project Controls functional department for reporting oversight and consistent application of procedures.    


Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s and/or Master’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management   
  • 10 years of Project Controls or Project Management experience   
  • Familiarity of Bechtel cost and schedule processes and procedures             

Required Knowledge and Skills:


Experience and demonstrated skill in directing cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, and cost analysis, in the field and the home office. 

 Experience and demonstrated skill in directing, planning, and scheduling functions, including schedule development, control, and analysis, in the field and home office.  

Experience and demonstrated skill in establishing criteria for Project Controls activities.

 Skilled in direction, personnel administration, and training of technical and nontechnical personnel.  Skilled in oral and written communication, with demonstrated ability to present Project Controls information to management/client. 

Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and solving problems.

 Advanced 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. Knowledge of current industry and technical developments. 

Demonstrated expertise in delivery, communication, and training of risk processes and procedures.  Expert capabilities in the use of the various PERM tools and methods including use of Active Risk Manager (ARM) software, RISK, and Primavera Risk Analysis (PRA) and/or Acumen Risk and including risk statement drafting, preparation of treatment plans, and providing written risk analysis and reports for Senior Management levels.       

Total Rewards/Benefits

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As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.

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.