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Senior Project Controls Engineer, Reston (221003) 1


  • Requisition ID:  228055
  • Position Title: Senior Electrical Estimator (228055)
  • Location: Reston, VA
  • Grade:  26-27
  • Posting End Date: 9/19/19
  • Relocation Authorized:  National - Family  
  • Position to be Panel Interviewed?  No  
  • US Citizenship Required: Yes
  • Dual Citizenship Allowed: No
  • Other Requirements: Pre-employment drug screen, background check



Bechtel is one of the most respected engineering, project management and construction companies in the world. In our Nuclear, Security and Environmental (NS&E) global business unit, the demand for our expertise is growing as we deliver the entire project life cycle from research and development through engineering, procurement, construction and operation to decontamination and decommissioning. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that make the world cleaner and safer.

Role Overview

Prepares, reviews and presents discipline estimates for specific project proposal activities.  Provides estimating assistance and guidance to projects, develops conceptual estimates and performs cost analysis.  Responsible for assisting in the development of discipline/service estimators, developing and updating historical databases, and assisting in the development of department procedures.  Provides direction to others on project/program level tasks.

Essential 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:
1.    Prepares and reviews capital cost estimates.  Develops productivity analysis of construction operations and verifies results by manpower and crew analysis of work operations by craft.  
2.    Works with other disciplines and functions to collect all necessary data on scope and quantities to prepare an accurate estimate in specialty discipline areas. Performs analysis on functional input. 
3.    Participates in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates.  Ensures that estimate is in line with market trends and pricing.
4.    Manages variations and changes to base estimate and ensures that implications of changes are evaluated before finalizing the solution.
5.    Influences aspects of the specification in the interests of cost rationalization.

The following duties are performed with respect to Foundation Development, the process of establishing and maintaining technical capabilities for personnel, cost databases and tools:

1.    Takes ownership of sections of the estimating database(s) summarizing, updating and maintaining databases for discipline estimates and historical cost data. 
2.    Supports development of estimating standards and procedures.
3.    Generates and retrieves reports in the appropriate software application, understands and summarizes the data in the required presentation for management reviews. 

The following duties are performed with respect to Project/Site Management Support, the process of providing support services to projects/sites in the form of external cost analysis and estimate reviews in addition to estimate-to-budget conversions:

1.    Prepares cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis and cost and quantity comparisons. Innovates new techniques as required to meet specific needs.
2.    Assists projects in identifying scope deviations.
3.    Analyzes cost/price data from suppliers/subcontractors and direct work with the ability to generate comparative data (historical costs and other metrics) as part of the cost/price analysis. 

4.    Participates in and contributes to Value Engineering studies


Basic Qualifications 

•    Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 9 years of professional experience or, in lieu of a degree, 15 or more years of professional experience.
•    Must be able to complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check which includes verification of employment and education.  
•    Must possess legal right to work in US without sponsorship


Minimum Requirements:

•    Significant experience in heavy electrical infrastructure estimating.
•    Demonstrated advanced understanding of Estimating core processes and procedures.
•    Extensive knowledge and experience in EPC estimating practices and methods, including demonstrated ability to organize, perform, and present cost estimating products with a minimum of supervision.
•    Skilled in the preparation of electrical discipline estimates.
•    In-depth knowledge of project schedules and ability to predict/extrapolate costs curves based on experience of scheduled activities/cost correlation analysis.
•    Knowledge of manual labor performance, equipment production and derivation of composite craft/category labor rates. Understanding of charging practices and the relationship of charging practices to commercial terms, invoicing and profitability.
•    Knowledge of current industry and technical developments.  Knowledge of global market pricing for commodities and construction practices.  Ability to negotiate successfully with procurement and vendors and accurately evaluate alternative solutions.
•    Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques.
•    In-depth knowledge of the applicable work processes and systems.  Knowledge of administrative and supervisory procedures and practices.
•    Proficiency in Microsoft software applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
•    Proficiency in estimating applications used for discipline estimates.
•    Skilled in oral and written communication with demonstrated ability to present estimating information to peers and management.


Preferred requirements:

•    Experience in parametric estimating techniques.
•    EPC/EPCM/EVMS experience on major infrastructure projects.

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.


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.


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.