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Senior Cost Engineer (International Assignment)

Requisition ID:  238714

Requisition Posting End Date: 10/05/2021

Company 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. 


Project Overview: 

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. Bechtel serves as the Management Services Contractor (MSC), or “owner’s representative” for our client, the Royal Commission (RC). We are the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) managers, managing design submissions from local AE firms, and overseeing the actual construction work being performed by local contractors and sub-contractors in Jubail Industrial City. In June 2021, Bechtel’s contract with the Royal Commission was renewed for another 5 years with work focusing on building new residential communities, iconic buildings/ bridges, major site preparation, commercial buildings, mosques, schools, hospitals, sports facilities, clinics, universities, utility services and infrastructure (electrical sub-stations, lift stations), roads and highways, port & pipeline expansions, and more.  


Detailed Job Description

Supervises cost estimating, analysis, and control activities. Helps project organizational and administrative activities. Identifies cost trends for management attention. May review invoices for correct collection of revenue. Answerable for cost engineering, cost estimating, and cost analysis/control activities for small to medium size projects.


Essential Job Duties:

  • Provide and manage cost control by recording project cost and progress under Project Controls Supervisor direction. Assists in supervision of staff and acts as Project Controls Supervisor during delegations and/or absences.
  • Assists in preparing cost data for Expenditure and Cash Flow preparation and reconciliation. Set up and maintain tracking reports for submittal of Monthly Progress Invoices. Record inception to date expenditure and prepare the monthly progress report / Contract Status reports.
  • Participate in resolving and expediting invoice processing restraints between construction, F&A, Revenue, etc. Participate in assisting client’s Planning & Budget Department regarding construction budgets/expenditure for each work plan.
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs preparation of specific budgets. Assists in developing requirements for budgeting standards. Identifies or defines data sources and techniques for data acquisition, and collects required data.
  • Ensure proper monitoring, management and close-out of projects.
  • Report on a regular basis to management and liaise when necessary with other disciplines in the project team and the owner's organization.


Essential Technical:

  • College/University Degree required in Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Minimum ten (10) years related work experience.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing cost engineering functions, which include cost estimating, cost control, and cost analysis, in the field and the home office.
  • Knowledge of supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Proficiency with PC operating systems, with proficiency in several basic software applications.  Advanced knowledge of excel to produce well designed graphs, charts, and reports to communicate with key stakeholders. 


Essential Behavioral:

  • Candidate should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work closely with peers, external customers, and client counterparts.
  • Knowledge of supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel. 
  • Ability to train junior planning engineers.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication both Arabic and English.


Preferred Technical:

  • Prior Middle-East work experience preferred.
  • Prior experience working as client representation or in PM/CM role preferred. 
  • Proficiency with multiple discipline specific software applications currently used in Bechtel (PC Works or Primavera and Microsoft Office Applications, for example).
  • Proficiency with PC operating systems, with proficiency in several basic software applications. Knowledge of financial reporting systems and controller account codes, and understanding of Controller instructions, which impact Project Controls (including Project Financial Status Reports and Earned Revenue Determination Data).
  • Intermediate 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 PFSR and Trend
  • Statistical knowledge in the areas of sampling, distributions, probability, and hypothesis testing for metrics


Preferred Behavioral:

  • Prior experience overseeing multiple contractor planning engineers or experience leading team of junior planning / scheduling engineers is 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.