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Area Lead Cost Engineer

  • Requisition ID: 222854
  • Relocation Authorised: National - Single
  • Project: NS&E UK
  • Location: Various Locations, UK
  • Other Requirements: Ability to obtain and maintain required SC security clearance

About Bechtel

Bechtel is a trusted engineering, construction and project management partner to industry and government. 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.  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. 

Bechtel serves the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Oil, Gas & Chemicals; and Mining & Metals markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. www.bechtel.com

Project Description:

Multi-year UK nuclear infrastructure programme for which Bechtel will provide PMO (including Project, Engineering, Commercial and Construction Management) services. This programme involves a multi—billion investment in nuclear and non-nuclear facilities.

The job is likely to be executed through an NEC3/NEC4 target cost reimbursable/incentive fee contract.

 

Role Overview:

  1. Works at project level involved in the delivery of infrastructure several hundred million pounds in value. Reports to the Project Manager and by matrix reporting to the Project Controls Manager.
  2. Provides comments and recommendations for cost engineering requirements relative to staffing and project control. Prepares detailed staffing plans for cost engineering activities.
  3. Reviews proposal provisions related to cost engineering and material control and develops supporting data for contract negotiations. Participates in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates. Obtains vendor information to update the cost data file. Applies material unit rates to quantities. Maintains cost data files.
  4. Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the-job training for specific processes and practices.
  5. Conducts personnel performance reviews when delegated. Interviews candidates and makes recommendations for employment decisions.
  6. Supervises the timely preparation of cost estimates. Prepares and analyzes comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between the projects. Performs productivity analysis of Construction operations and verifies results.
  7. Reviews project work activities to ensure support of project milestones. Coordinates and establishes scoping requirements for the overall cost estimate by discipline or other specialty, and coordinates the timely, systematic, and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data.
  8. Coordinates pricing structure or criteria to be used by each discipline or specialty to meet the objectives of the project. Establishes format and content of summaries and reconciliations, including segregation of cost according to level of confidence and identification of areas of risk. 
  9. Prepares or reviews distributable and/or contractors’ indirect costs, developing basis for temporary facilities, miscellaneous construction services, construction tools and equipment, nonmanual manpower, startup services, payroll taxes and insurance, support 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 cost data.
  10. Participates in discussions with suppliers.
  11. Plans, organizes, and supervises project cost budgets.
  12. Defines project needs for cost control in accordance with established Bechtel and client contractual requirements, objectives, and procedures. Supervises the timely performance of cost control activities. Reviews and critiques design and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggests alternatives when appropriate. Prepares cost trend estimates in support of project cost trend programs.
  13. Supervises cost recording, monitoring, and reporting practices for compliance with applicable standards accuracy and consistency.
  14. Supervises investigating requirements for 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Develops unit job hour and pricing data for a specific discipline or other specialty, including estimating parameters, factors indices, productivity and craft distribution reference data, etc., based on analysis of Bechtel and industry experience. Performs data analysis, identifies problems, and makes recommendations.
  17. Creates and implements measurement systems for given 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.
  18. Prepares and presents cost engineering information to management/client.

Basic Qualifications:

  • The candidate will have gained cost engineering experience across multiple projects in progressive positions of increased responsibility.
  • The candidate will have led cost engineering on at least one project of £100M capital value.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • The position is open to United Kingdom (UK) Nationals only.  UK/US dual citizens may be considered. 
  • This position is also subject to a successful interview and agreement upon terms and conditions of employment.  Candidate must be able to obtain an SC security clearance.
  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost analysis.
  • Statistical knowledge in the areas of sampling distributions, probability, and hypothesis testing.
  • Knowledge in supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical 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.
  • Advanced level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • EPC/EPCM/EVMS experience on major infrastructure programmes.
  • Cost Engineering leadership experience on nuclear and/or defence projects.
  • Experience on UK construction projects of >£500M TIC.
  • APM / PMI qualifications or similar.

Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

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