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Estimator (Saudi National)

Requisition ID:  231407

Requisition Posting End Date: 11/09/2020


Jubail is one of Bechtel’s most remarkable achievements—a city built from the sand up, requiring vast resources and logistical planning on an unprecedented scale. It the biggest civil engineering project in modern times—and it's getting bigger.  Bechtel has managed the Jubail project, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, since it began in the mid-1970s. The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu later asked the company to manage Jubail II, an $11 billion (2006-2016) expansion of the city’s industrial and residential areas. The project was expanded for a further five-years in 2016 with Bechtel’s work focusing on providing residential accommodation and education facilities - including a 18,000-student 'greenfield' university - as well as roads, bridges, medical centers, and power, water and waste facilities. 



Detailed Job Description:

  •  Assigned to Project Controls group and responsible to develop cost estimates for project and verify A/E’s estimated cost during 30%, 90% and 100% design review cycle of construction packages. Specific tasks include but are not limited to the following:
  • Performs quantity take-offs using approved construction drawings or other defined documents. Collects, reconciles, and verifies data for summary comparisons.
  • Prepares estimates using A/E’s information with project team, including vendors, applying unit rates of installation to quantity takeoffs.
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of labor cost indices and productivity indices for the region.
  • Establish and maintain the cost indices for building materials. Develop labor unit rates.
  • Responsible for verifying the DCN based Change Order pricing. Participate in the contingency development of various work items for construction packages.
  • Review design scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness.
  • Review change order estimates for reasonableness.
  • Perform cost engineering functions including estimating, cost control, budget preparations, forecasting, and cost reporting.
  • Coordinate cost estimating activity and input from various disciplines and departments.
  • Perform data analysis, identify problems, trends, and make recommendations.
  • Perform productivity analysis of construction operations and verify results.
  • Preparation and application of cost monitoring and control standards, techniques, and programs.
  • Prepare Cost Reports; including cost charts and graphs.
  • Ensure cost recording, monitoring, and reporting practices for compliance with applicable standards.
  • Prepare and review distributable and/or contractors' indirect cost estimates.
  • Estimate the project cost based on bill of materials, labor cost, and project specification to express the most representative cost estimate.
  • Participate in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates. 


Essential Technical:

  • College/University Degree in Engineering or Construction Management with minimum 5 years experience in Construction Industry. 
  • At least 2 years work experience as Estimator on Heavy Civil / Infrastructure projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of EPC estimating practices, methods, processes and procedures. In addition detail understanding of various estimate components, types and classifications.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Access, Excel, Word and estimating software.


Essential Behavioral:

  • Candidate should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work closely with peers, external customers, and client counterparts.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.   


Preferred Technical:

  • Collect and update market price data of materials, equipment, and manpower to be used in the cost estimate.
  • Compile and check and benchmarks cost estimation data.
  • Prepare and assess comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between projects.
  • Maintain current cost control database.
  • Develop unit cost and pricing data for various disciplines.
  • Prepare cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis, and cost and quantity comparisons. Prepares cost trend estimates in support of project cost trend program.
  • Obtain contractor/vendor information to update the cost data files.
  • Previous experience with Bechtel and Middle East is desirable.


Preferred Behavioral:

  • Must be able to work with Team and maintain good relationships with contractors, construction team, and client.
  • Experience in overseeing work of others or leading team is highly 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; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; 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, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.