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Lead Cost Engineer

Requisition ID:  254952

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/30/2022

Project Overview: 

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleague's team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. The Bechtel AT&T Mobility project provides project management, site development, procurement, and construction services to the AT&T customer to build new cell sites, upgrade existing sites with new technologies, add bandwidth to existing sites and decommission old technologies. The project has markets located in various regions throughout the U.S.


Job Summary:

Responsible for cost engineering, cost estimating, cost analysis/control at the regional/market level of the AT&T Project.  Directs the preparation and presentation of market level financial reports and forecasts. Provides non-routine cost engineering and financial forecasting guidance. Identifies, analyzes, and provides innovative solutions to cost engineering problems, processes, and procedures.  Supports project organizational and administrative activities.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for quarterly financial reporting; works with Project Management team to develop and refine financial reporting strategies, goals, and metrics
  • Provides direction and oversight to cost team during preparation of quarterly financial reports; provides quality checks and leads internal reviews prior to report issuance
  • Prepares Project Controls plans, including detailed internal professional services utilization/staffing plans by discipline.
  • Provides guidance and assistance to cost team for any ad-hoc reporting
  • Provides technical direction, training, day-to-day supervision and coaching to project assigned Project Controls personnel.
  • Assists in preparing cost data for proposals or contract negotiations.
  • Conducts personnel performance reviews, when delegated.
  • Performs or coordinates quantity development and verification for discipline or specialty. Develops, or assists in the development of, quantity bases for the assumption.
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs preparation of specific budgets. Assists in developing requirements for budgeting standards.
  • Develops and implements requirements for cost recording, reporting, and analyzing standards, programs, and reports. Performs performance monitoring and control functions.
  • Assists in developing specific project codes of accounts and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions. This includes training in the proper use of and definitions for the cost accounts.
  • Identifies or defines data sources and techniques for data acquisition and collects required data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.
  • Creates and implements measurement systems for given processes, analyzes performance metric results, and identifies improvements.


Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Finance or related field with 6 years Project Controls, Commercial Operations, and/or Prime Contracts experience OR In lieu of degree 8 years of Project Controls or cost control experience.
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience and skills in applying team building leadership.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing cost engineering functions, which include cost estimating, cost control, cost analysis and financial reporting
  • Statistical knowledge in the areas of sampling, distributions, probability, and hypothesis testing for metrics.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Experience with financial reporting systems and controller account codes, and an understanding of Controller instructions, which impact Project Controls
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous AT&T Project / Telecommunications industry experience preferred.



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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