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Senior Project Estimator (International Assignment) 1

Requisition ID:  229089



Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

This position is open for applicants as an International Assignee that meet the requirements of the job specification.


Job Summary:


Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Today, our colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

Bechtel is seeking an Estimator Professional to join the Jubail, SA team. In the Senior Project Estimator role, you will have an opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team of industry professional across the globe to support the Team.


Project Description: 


Jubail is one of Bechtel’s most remarkable achievements—a city built from the sand up, requiring vast resources and logistical planning on an unprecedented scale. It the biggest civil engineering project in modern times—and it's getting bigger.  Bechtel has managed the Jubail project, located in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, since it began in the mid-1970s. The Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu later asked the company to manage Jubail II, an $11 billion (2006-2016) expansion of the city’s industrial and residential areas.  The project was expanded for a further five-years in 2016 with Bechtel’s work focusing on providing residential accommodation and education facilities - including a 18,000-student 'greenfield' university - as well as roads, bridges, medical centers, and power, water and waste facilities. 


Job Responsibilities:


  • Prepares and reviews services cost estimates. Properly applies payroll adds, commercial terms and conditions, and creates cost models for fee calculations, and/or:
  • 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.  Establishes productivity basis to be utilized in estimates.
  • 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.
  • Participates in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates.  Ensures that estimate is in line with market trends and pricing.
  • Manages variations and changes to base estimate and ensures that implications of changes are evaluated before finalizing the solution.
  • Influences aspects of the specification in the interests of cost rationalization
  • Develops pricing levels, comparisons, etc. as required for each contract.
  • Assists/ supports all Estimating task required by the Engineering/Construction.



Basic Qualifications:


  • College/University Degree required in Engineering or Construction Management.
  • Minimum thirteen (13) years related work experience.
  • 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 of supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Statistical knowledge in the areas of sampling, distributions, probability, and hypothesis testing for metrics.
  • Proficiency with PC operating systems, with proficiency in several basic software applications.   Advanced knowledge of excel to produce well designed graphs, charts, and reports to communicate with key stakeholders.


Basic Behavioral:


  • Candidate should possess excellent organizational and interpersonal skills with an ability to work closely with peers, external customers, and client counterparts.
  • Ability to train junior planning engineers.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.




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.