Cost Systems Lead

Requisition ID: 271058 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

Company Overview

Since 1898, Bechtel has 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. For over 70 years, Bechtel has been at the forefront of nuclear innovation delivering clean, reliable energy worldwide on over 150 nuclear power plants, adding more than 74,000 megawatts of nuclear generation capacity to the world.  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.


Project Summary

Bechtel and Westinghouse Electric Company have partnered to deliver the first AP1000 nuclear power reactors in Poland for our customer, the Polish Entity Polskie Elektrownie Jadrowe (PEJ). Bechtel will be the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contractor for the project. As the EPC, our responsibilities will include providing the design for the Turbine Island and Balance of Plant as well as the construction of the entire facility. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity, and we are looking for the talent that will help expand Poland’s nuclear base and build a strong and long-lasting energy future for generations to come.


Role Overview:

  • Creates and integrates cost control systems for data automation, analyzes cost control processes, and implements system improvements. 
  • Works hands-on in Project Controls databases (Oracle/SQL/Access/P6/EcoSys) that include Data Model Design, Database Backup/Recovery, and Queries, Indexes, Procedures, Views, etc.
  • Standard and custom report development (Access, SSRS, HTML5) to support Project Controls needs.
  • Interfaces with Bechtel management and client counterparts for coordination of cost system applications.
  • Facilitates information gathering and input into specific performance studies. 
  • Responsible for integration of cost reporting systems and overall system execution. 
  • Evaluates performance study results and recommends conclusions for project team consideration and discussion.
  • Performs productivity analysis of project cost systems and recommends improvements by work group. 
  • Uses 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.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university and at least 9 years of professional experience, or in lieu of a degree, a high school diploma or equivalent and at least 15 years of professional experience.
  • Possess the legal right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Must be able to pass nuclear security screening requirements and be able to obtain and maintain unescorted access to a nuclear power facility.
  • Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check including verification of employment, education, and travel.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Will be experienced in leading the production of management information reporting at a project level including the use of enterprise level systems.
  • Experienced in developing and leading processes for reporting that are tailored to the program environment and to meeting customer requirements.
  • Experienced in monitoring and reviewing cost performance, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost analysis.
  • Demonstrated strong background with and an ability to review and present cost engineering and cost estimating products using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge of engineering design, procurement, and construction practices.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Demonstrated advanced level of understanding of Project Controls technical skills.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people of varied backgrounds and objectives.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project Controls leadership experience on nuclear new build EPC/EPCM power plant projects. 
  • Proven track record of successful project controls delivery across cost engineering, cost estimating and change management.
  • Experienced in the application of Power BI Analytics to deliver management information across a program.


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.

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