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Senior Estimator, Ras-Al-Khair (International Assignment) 1

Requisition ID:  257764

Requisition Posting End Date: 

Essential Technical:

  • College/University Degree required in Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Minimum of eight (8) years’ experience in Engineering and Construction Industry.
  • At least five (5) years’ work experience as an Estimator on Heavy Civil / Infrastructure projects.
  • Is able to Demonstrate advanced understanding of Estimating core processes and procedures.
  • Advanced working knowledge of EPC estimating practices and methods, including demonstrated ability to organize, perform, and present cost estimating products.

Essential Behavioral:

  • Candidate should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work closely with peers, external customers, and client counterparts.
  • Ability to train junior Estimators.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.

Preferred Technical:

  • Takes ownership of sections of the estimating database(s) summarizing, updating and maintaining databases for discipline estimates and historical cost data.
  • Supports development of estimating standards and procedures.
  • Prior experience working as client representation or in PM/CM role preferred.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Prepares cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis and cost and quantity comparisons. Innovates new techniques as required to meet specific needs.
  • Understands and summarizes the data in the required presentation for management reviews.
  • Analyzes cost/price data from suppliers/subcontractors, with the ability to generate comparative data (historical costs and other metrics) as part of the cost/price analysis.
  • Ability to present estimating information to peers and management.
  • In-depth knowledge of project schedules and ability to predict/extrapolate costs curves based on experience of scheduled-activities/cost correlation analysis.
  • Knowledge of manual labor performance, equipment production and derivation of composite craft/category labor rates. Understanding of charging practices and the relationship of charging practices to commercial terms, invoicing and profitability.
  • Proficiency in PC operating systems currently being used by Bechtel (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Power BI, Primavera, Microsoft Project). 
  • Proficiency in estimating applications used for discipline estimates and basic knowledge of general estimating systems currently being used by Bechtel is preferred. (EPIC, BETK, HCSS, Candy).


Preferred Behavioral:

  • Prior experience overseeing multiple projects, contractor estimates reviews and negotiation. Experience in leading a team of junior estimating engineers.
  • Prior Middle-East work experience preferred.

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.

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.


In accordance with the laws of Saudi Arabia, Bechtel has adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for all work locations in the country.  These requirements may include vaccination and testing.  Any and all offers of employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia are expressly conditioned upon the applicant’s willingness and ability to comply with all COVID-19 related safety laws and Bechtel protocols in place at the time of a candidate’s start date.  A candidate’s failure or refusal to comply with such laws and protocols renders an issued offer null and void.  This requirement cannot be waived by a recruiter, manager, or supervisor.  Your submission of an application for employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia constitutes your understanding and acknowledgment of this express condition.