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Planning/Cost Marine Works

Requisition ID:  232183


Supervises cost estimating, analysis, and control activities. Supervises schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, impact identification, and recovery plan development activities. Supervises the preparation and presentation of estimates. Supports project organizational and administrative activities. Identifies, analyzes, and provides innovative solutions to cost and planning/scheduling problems. Provides generally non-routine cost engineering/planning and scheduling guidance to projects. Responsible for the development, execution, and management of all facets of a staffed Project Execution Risk Management (PERM) program.



A. Supervision Received

§  Reports to and receives technical guidance and operational supervision from designated supervisory personnel.

B. Supervision Exercised

§  Provides technical and operational direction to assigned personnel. Ensures work is completed as scheduled.

C. Contacts

§  Maintains relationships with the Project Manager and project personnel, particularly individual discipline group leaders and engineers.

§  Continuing contacts with Project Manager, project team members, and working and supervisory level personnel of other departments.



The following duties are General/Common across disciplines within the Project Controls function:

1.      Provides comments and recommendations for planning and scheduling/cost requirements relative to staffing and project control. Prepares detailed staffing plans for planning and scheduling/cost construction activities.

2.      Reviews or assists in reviewing proposal provisions related to schedule/cost engineering and material control, and develops supporting data for contract negotiations.

3.      Identifies cost trends and schedule impacts for management attention.

4.      Interfaces with designated Bechtel management and client counterparts for specific planning and schedule tasks/cost presentations.

5.      Prepares and presents cost engineering/estimating/planning and scheduling information to management/client.

6.      Coordinates information input into specific studies. Responsible for integration of activities and total work scope identification. Evaluates study results and recommends conclusions for project team consideration and discussion.

7.      Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the-job training for specific processes and practices.

8.      Conducts personnel performance reviews when delegated. Interviews candidates and makes recommendations for employment decisions.

9.      Reviews and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between the projects.

10.   Performs productivity analysis of construction operations and verifies results by staffing and crew analysis of work operations by craft.

11.   Develops bid evaluation and schedule criteria and prepares bid evaluations. May participate in discussions with vendors.

12.   May review invoices for correct collection of revenue.

13.   Creates and implements measurement systems for established processes, analyzes performance metric results, and identifies improvements. Ability to use statistical tools to analyze metrics (e.g., regression, analysis of variance, correlation), and ability to analyze measurement systems to identify bias, repeatability, and stability issues.

14.   Supports development of Project Controls standards and procedures. Supervises and supports the compilation of historical data.


The following duties are performed with respect to Cost Engineering and Estimating:

1.      Coordinates and establishes scoping requirements for the overall cost control by discipline or other specialty, and coordinates the timely, systematic, and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data. Control quantities for completeness and reasonableness, and coordinates with the project to develop additional estimating bases when information is incomplete. Establishes the conceptual scope of estimates and studies when definition is not available.

2.      Plans, coordinates, and establishes level of quantification appropriate to the objectives of the effort and to the level of scope definition for each discipline or specialty, and designates reference job(s) for source data and/or reconciliations of quantities. Reviews quantities and their completeness and reasonableness.

3.      Supervises the timely and competent preparation of cost / Schedule deliverables at the field. Establishes format and content of summaries and reconciliations, including segregation of cost according to level of confidence and identification of areas of risk.

4.- Coordinates pricing structure or criteria to be used by each discipline or specialty to meet the objectives.

5.- Prepares or reviews distributable and/or contractors’ indirect cost estimates, developing basis for temporary facilities, miscellaneous construction services, construction tools and equipment, non-manual manpower, startup services, payroll taxes and insurance, camp facilities and operation, and other field office costs. Researches and develops or reviews tax estimates, including federal, state, and local tax issues. Assists in developing or develops foreign currency and exchange rate estimates. Prepares or reviews contingency evaluation for estimates, escalation estimates, reconciliations for estimates, and management presentations.

6.      Plans, organizes, and supervises development of project cost budgets.

7.      Defines project needs for cost control in accordance with established Bechtel and client contractual requirements, objectives, and procedures. Supervises the timely and competent performance of cost control activities. Reviews and critiques designs and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggests alternatives when appropriate. Prepares cost trend estimates in support of project cost trend programs.

8.   Supervises cost recording, monitoring, and reporting practices for compliance with applicable standards accuracy and consistency.

9.   Supervises investigating requirements for estimating and/or cost control data for specific discipline or other specialty applications. Identifies needs for cost analysis support for the project, and recommends development or modification of cost engineering data standards. Supervises performance of cost analysis activities within the project.


The following duties are performed with respect to Scheduling:

1.      Supervises the collection, verification, and integration of work scope for all entities into the total project plan. Reviews the representation of project scope in schedules.

2.      Plans and supervises the effort to establish milestones for total project or major portions of the project. Reviews project work activities to ensure support of project milestones.

3.      Provides supervision and assistance to planners in the development and integration of individual schedules into the total project plan. Reviews the performing organization’s and unit’s work logics and determines adequacy of schedules in support of overall project schedule.

4.      Supervises/directs, reviews, and evaluates schedule durations for all disciplines’ activities relative to support of project milestones. Supervises/directs calculation of durations and other considerations affecting activity durations.

5.      Plans, organizes, and supervises schedule resource loading and leveling. Coordinates development of all bulk commodity release and installation curves. Integrates appropriate staffing requirements for each discipline/specialty relative to overall project needs. Determines quantity and staffing levels in support of project needs and schedule philosophy.

6.      Supervises/directs obtaining required schedule information by all disciplines. Supervises identifying of schedule restraints and effect on total project schedule. Works with all departments to ensure understanding of total project schedule needs. Responsible for total integration of schedule activities. Identifies schedule considerations and problems resulting from interdiscipline or group restraints and interfaces.

7.      Monitors and reports critical path and schedule performance of the total project. Supervises project schedule analysis and studies of problem areas to determine criticality of schedule activities. Recommends alternatives for schedule improvement to project team for discussion and/or decision.

8.      Responsible for reviewing the Schedule Impact Report. Responsible for leading the development and review of schedule recovery plans, including evaluation of additional resources/costs required to affect such plans.


The following duties are performed with respect to PERM:

1.      Provides structured leadership and guidance for the overall execution of PERM activities. Provides project leaders and relevant stakeholders with risk awareness support and guidance as necessary.

2.      Provides oversight, training, mentoring, and ensures capability of Project Risk Coordinator(s) and Project Risk Specialist(s) in conducting PERM activities towards the attainment of project objectives.

3.      Develops and maintains project Risk Management Plan (RMP), metrics, and reports. Develops and reviews risk breakdown structures, risk libraries, and risk identification tools and frameworks in support of project needs.

4.      Provides leadership in terms of integrating the risk management process with other key project procedures (e.g. Change Management, Forecasting, Cost, Trends, and Claims and support corporate, GBU, commercial group, and functional stakeholders in managing enterprise level PERM activities as required.



Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing planning and scheduling functions, including schedule development, control, and analysis, and cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost analysis, in the field and the home office.

Knowledge of supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and nontechnical personnel.

Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, perform, review, and present cost engineering and cost estimating products. This includes planning and scheduling products independently with minimal supervision using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to technical planning and scheduling skills and engineering design and construction practices.

Skilled in oral and written communication.

Demonstrates an advanced level of understanding of general Project Controls technical skills.

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.

Demonstrated expertise in delivery, communication, and training of risk processes and procedures.

Expert capabilities using PERM tools and methods including use of Active Risk Manager (ARM) software, @RISK, and Primavera Risk Analysis (PRA) and/or Acumen Risk and includes risk statement drafting, preparation of treatment plans, and providing written risk analysis and reports for Senior Management levels.

This position will be 100% Teleworking until the authorities approve the transfer to site


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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.