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Desal & MW Cost Engineer

Requisition ID:  [[222173]]


Performs cost estimating, analysis, and control activities. Supports project organizational and administrative activities when delegated. Supervises cost engineering activities when delegated.


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, when delegated.

C. Contacts

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



1.      Prepares Project Controls plans and detailed internal manpower utilization plans for discipline or specialty activities.

2.      Assists in preparing cost data for proposals or contract negotiations.

3.      Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the-job training programs.

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

5.      Determines scope definition requirements for a discipline or other specialty, and works with Engineering and other sources to coordinate the production of required data to conform to the overall estimate preparation plan.

6.      Performs or coordinates quantity development and verification for a discipline or specialty. Develops, or assists in the development of, quantity bases for assumption.

7.      Performs, or coordinates the performance of, pricing structure development and application to takeoffs, derived quantities, quantity assumption, and cost allowances within a discipline or other specialty.

8.      Plans, coordinates, and directs preparation of specific budgets. Assists in developing requirements for budgeting standards.

9.      Develops and implements requirements for cost recording, reporting, and analyzing standards, programs, and reports. Performs performance monitoring and control functions.

10.   Assists in developing specific project codes of accounts and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions. This includes training in the proper use of and definitions for the cost accounts.

11.   Investigates requirements for estimating and/or cost control data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.

12.   Identifies or defines data sources and techniques for data acquisition, and collects required data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.

13.   Assists in developing unit 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.

14.   Creates and implements measurement systems for given processes, analyzes performance metric results, and identifies improvements.



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 in the use of computers for executing work processes.

Statistical knowledge in the areas of sampling, distributions, probability, and hypothesis testing for metrics.

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

Skilled in oral and written communication.

Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.

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.