Mechanical Estimator

Requisition ID:  271829

Requisition Posting End Date: 12/08/2023


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. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customer’s objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining and Metals; and Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values-ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants-integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers expect, and how we deliver.


Job Summary:

Prepare, review and present general and/or discipline (mechanical, piping) estimates in heavy civil, airport, rail, Renewables and Clean Energy.  Perform historical data analysis and maintains historical database. Supports estimate reporting and reviews.


Job Responsibilities:

The following duties are performed with respect to Estimate Execution, the process of conducting an evaluation of services and/or capital cost elements of a project or effort as defined by an agreed-upon scope that will be used to make key management decisions:

  • Performs quantity takeoffs for a discipline or commodity specialty using defined documents.  Collects, reconciles, and verifies data for summary comparisons.
  • Prepares portions of estimates by contacting project team and others, including vendors, to develop and apply unit rates and installation rates to quantity takeoffs and work operations within a discipline or other specialty.
  • Produces cost estimates using crew-based approach including formation of crews from multiple crafts.
  • Provides input to estimate basis documentation capturing assumptions, rationale, scope inclusions and exclusions for specific contributions.
  • Supports reporting efforts and estimate summary presentations for estimate reviews. 
  • Supports identification of risk items to portions of the project work; identifies measures to mitigate risk.
  • Evaluates productivity and develops probable construction cost based on crew craft productivity and production.
  • Provides support for special estimating and other assignments, including post-Proposal support converting the estimate to a budget (budgeting, revenue loading, data entry and collection, etc.)

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, construction management, business management or related field OR minimum of 10 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Estimating or Project Controls.
  • Experience with mechanical/piping estimate development
  • Experience in estimating, planning, or cost engineering on engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects in the Infrastructure industry or other heavy industrial work.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication with demonstrated ability to present cost information to peers and management.
  • Demonstrates inclusive leadership and teamwork as an associate project or discipline estimator. Values diverse perspectives from teammates.
  • Ability to support and take guidance from project estimators or estimating managers for the development of estimates from inception to completion.
  • Ability to ensure estimate quality and integrity, including quality data checks.
  • Basic understanding with bid evaluations of cost and schedule criteria.  May participate in discussions with procurement team members.
  • Basic knowledge of engineering, procurement, and construction functions customarily acquired through experience in the EPC industry.
  • Experience using standard software applications such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, and PowerBI to assess estimating and project performance data.
  • Right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship.


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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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