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Cost Engineer - Trend Lead - Expression of interest

Requisition ID:  234474

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/17/2021

Important: Please note that this job requisition is for the early identification of potential candidates for prospective work that may become available during next year. You will only be contacted once your profile matches a position that has become available and you may be required to apply as usual.

 

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 customers’ objectives to create a lasting positive impact.

We serve 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.

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 can expect, and how we deliver.

This job requisition is for the early identification of potential candidates for prospective work that may become available during the year. You will be contacted if your profile matches a position that has become available, and you may be required to apply again.

 

This job requisition is for the early identification of potential candidates for prospective work that may become available during the year. You will be contacted if your profile matches a position that has become available, and you may be required to apply again.

M&M are engaged in multiple projects, based in Santiago for the Engineering, Procurement and Construction of Copper concentrators. Our projects range in scope and complexity from new concentrator plants with a nominal processing capacity around 95 ktpd, with its associated infrastructure and auxiliary facilities to new over 150 ktpd concentrators with desalination plants, water and copper concentrate pipeline and port facilities.

Typically, the scope consists of the detail engineering, procurement and construction of the Concentrator Plant from the primary crusher station, stockpiling of coarse ore to the filtration of copper concentrates and discharge of thickened tailings to a Tailings Storage Facility. Typical facilities include primary crushing, coarse ore storage, in-plant conveying systems crushing with SAG / HPGR and secondary ball milling, bulk flotation, concentrate regrind and flotation cleaner stages, bulk and copper concentrate thickening and filtration , tailings thickening.

 

Position Summary

Our team in Chile is growing and looking for potential candidates with broad knowledge and experience in Project Controls. The Cost Engineer - Trend Lead is responsible for the establishment of the Project Controls cost tools, systems, and procedures onto the Project. The position will be required to interact with the Project Team including the Client, to provide cost engineering, cost estimating and cost analysis/control activities and will require a high degree of technical skill and experience.

 

Responsibilities

  1. Provides comments and recommendations for cost engineering requirements relative to staffing and project control. Prepares detailed staffing plans for cost engineering activities.
  2. Reviews proposal provisions related to cost engineering and material control and develops supporting data for contract negotiations. Participates in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates. Obtains vendor information to update the cost data file. Applies material unit rates to quantities. Maintains cost data files.
  3. Interfaces with designated Bechtel management and client counterparts for specific cost presentations.
  4. Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the- job training for specific processes and practices.
  5. Conducts personnel performance reviews when delegated. Interviews candidates and makes recommendations for employment decisions.
  6. Coordinates pricing structure or criteria to be used by each discipline or specialty to meet the objectives of the cost estimate. Establishes format and content of summaries and reconciliations, including segregation of cost according to level of confidence and identification of areas of risk.
  7. Prepares or reviews distributable and/or contractors’ indirect cost estimates, developing basis for temporary facilities, miscellaneous construction services, construction tools and equipment, nonmanual manpower, startup services, payroll taxes and insurance, camp facilities and operation, and other field office costs. Researches and develops or reviews tax estimates, including federal, state and local tax issues. Assists in developing or develops foreign currency and exchange rate estimates.
  8. Participates in discussions with vendors.
  9. Plans, organizes, and supervises project cost budgets.
  10. Defines project needs for cost control in accordance with established Bechtel and client contractual requirements, objectives, and procedures. Supervises the timely performance of cost control activities. Reviews and critiques designs and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggests alternatives when appropriate. Prepares cost trend estimates in support of project cost trend programs.
  11. Supervises cost recording, monitoring, and reporting practices for compliance with applicable standards accuracy and consistency.
  12. Supervises investigating requirements for cost control data for specific discipline or other specialty applications. Identifies needs for cost analysis support for the project, and recommends development or modification of cost engineering data standards. Supervises performance of cost analysis activities within the project.
  13. Coordinates information input into specific studies. Responsible for integration of activities and total work scope identification. Evaluates study results and recommends conclusions for project team consideration and discussion.
  14. Develops unit job hour and pricing data for a specific discipline or other specialty, including estimating parameters, factors indices, productivity and craft distribution reference data, etc., based on analysis of Bechtel and industry experience. Performs data analysis, identifies problems, and makes recommendations.
  15. Creates and implements measurement systems for given processes, analyzes performance metric results, and identifies improvements. Ability to use 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.
  16. Prepares and presents cost engineering information to management/client.

 

Qualifications and skills

  1. Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost analysis, in the field and the home office.
  2. Statistical knowledge in the areas of sampling distributions, probability, and hypothesis testing. Knowledge in supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel.
  3. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, perform, review, and present cost engineering and cost estimating products. This includes planning and scheduling products independently with minimal supervision using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to technical planning and scheduling skills and engineering design and construction practices.
  4. Skilled in oral and written communication.
  5. Advanced level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel.
  6. Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.

 

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.  
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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.

Applicants with a disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to acesstmt@bechtel.com or call +1-800-749-2372 for assistance. Determinations on request for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Juntos formando el mañana

Bechtel es una de las empresas de ingeniería, construcción y gestión de proyectos más respetadas a nivel mundial. Junto con nuestros clientes, entregamos proyectos emblemáticos que fomentan el progreso y el crecimiento económico a largo plazo. Desde 1898, hemos completado más de 25.000 proyectos extraordinarios en 160 países de los siete continentes. Operamos a través de cuatro unidades de negocios globales: Infraestructura; Nuclear, Seguridad y Medio Ambiente; Petróleo, Gas y Productos Químicos; y Minería y Metales. Nuestra empresa y nuestra cultura se basan en más de un siglo de liderazgo y una adherencia incesante a nuestros valores, cuyo núcleo son la seguridad, la calidad, la ética y la integridad. Estos valores son lo que creemos, lo que esperamos, lo que entregamos y lo que vivimos.

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Bechtel es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. Todos los postulantes calificados serán considerados para su contratación sin distinción de raza, color, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, identidad y expresión de género, edad, nacionalidad, discapacidad, estado de ciudadanía (según lo autorice la ley), estatus militar, información genética y cualquier otra característica protegida por la ley federal, estatal o local.

Postulantes en situación de discapacidad, que requieran de ajustes razonables para cualquier etapa del proceso de reclutamiento y contratación, pueden enviar su solicitud por correo electrónico a acesstmt@bechtel.com para recibir apoyo. Determinaciones referentes a los requerimientos de ajustes razonables serán revisados  caso a caso.