Renewables Project Estimator

Requisition ID:  271831

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 (civil, mechanical, piping, electrical, construction distributable, services) estimates in Clean Energy (Solar, Wind and Storage) businesses.  Responsible for conceptual estimating, cost analysis and estimate planning, coordination, and consolidation.  Responsible for directing the cost estimate effort on a major project and/or multiple small projects.  Performs department organizational and administrative activities when delegated.  Provides direction to others on project/program level tasks.


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:

  • Manages the development of estimates from inception to completion.  Develops an achievable estimate plan, inclusive of budget, and leads the estimating team in executing the estimate.  Consolidates the estimate components and prepares the proposal internal review documents and bid forms. 
  • Reviews estimates and ensures quality and integrity.  Ensures lessons learned are incorporated into the estimate.
  • Manages proposal strategies with Proposal Management and joint venture partners as applicable. 
  • Prepares Estimate basis and assumption documentation. 
  • Reviews design or Request for Proposal (RFP) scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness, and coordinates with the project to develop additional estimating basis when information is incomplete. 
  • Support supply chain bid evaluation of cost and schedule criteria.  May participate in discussions with vendors.
  • Leads team and performs contingency analysis.
  • Prepares non-manual, distributable or contractors indirect cost estimates, developing basis for temporary facilities, miscellaneous construction services, construction tools and equipment, non manual staffing, startup services, payroll taxes and insurance, camp facilities and operation, and other field costs.
  • Effectively presents estimate Management Review package to estimate team, department management and business line management.  Schedules internal reviews.
  • Prepares and provides guidance in the preparation of proposal cash flow models and working capital analysis.
  • Performs and reviews escalation calculations.
  • Assesses and integrates commercial terms and conditions into estimates.
  • Identifies risk items and assigns risk levels to portions of the project work; identifies measures to mitigate risk.
  • Evaluates productivity and develops probable construction cost based on crew craft productivity.


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 in management and coordination of major estimate, proposal efforts and/or project forecasts.
  • Experience with civil/mechanical/electrical or construction indirect estimate development
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to present cost information to peers, management and customers.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with EPC estimating methods, processes, and procedures including the full range estimate classifications levels.  Specifically understands detail level estimates and design packages.  Experience with Lump Sum Design Build and/or OOM estimates. 
  • Experience with development of crew and equipment based estimating. Ability to perform productivity analysis of construction operations and verify results by staffing and crew analysis of work operations by craft.
  • Experience with development of contingency and risk assessment models and tools.
  • Understanding of cost index and escalation projections.
  • Ability to Travel
  • Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques. 


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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.

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