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Project Controls Engineer

Requisition ID:  228484


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 a Project Controls Engineer (Early Career Hire) for the team based in Chile. The position will report to the GBU Functional Senior Project Controls Engineer and will be based in Mining & Metals Headquarter office in Santiago, Chile, and maintains relationships within the assigned group and outside of work groups, as designated by supervisor.


Job Responsibilities

  • Supports cost estimating, analysis, and control activities and schedule development, maintenance, reporting, and monitoring activities, as directed.
  • Support the development of innovative processes within M&M Project Controls and facilitate innovation initiatives as they relate to the Project Controls function. This includes the development of creative and innovative insights and forward-looking Business Intelligence analytics in Power BI.
  • Assist in project controls (PC) tool setup on new projects, answer/resolve Power BI user questions and problems.
  • Support development of PC tool setup procedures, guidelines and desktops. Supports PC organizational and administrative activities.
  • Design and development of business intelligence and data analytical Power BI dashboards and visualizations.
  • Performs cost engineering, analysis, and control activities. PC organizational and administrative activities when delegated.
  • Interfaces with designated Bechtel management and functional counterparts in support of initiatives.
  • Assists with cost reporting for function or projects as required.
  • Collects or receives, as directed, drawings and other scope definition documentation that applies to assigned discipline or commodity specialty, and verifies adequacy and completeness.
  • Performs, as directed, routine quantity takeoffs, within discipline or commodity specialty, from engineering and construction drawings. Collects and tabulates quantity data for summary comparisons and reconciliations, or verifies quantities provided by others.
  • Prepares and presents cost/schedule information at meetings, as directed.


The following duties are performed with respect to Cost Engineering and Estimating:

  1. Applies unit rates (cost and jobhour) to quantities and performs extensions for total cost estimates, as assigned within a discipline or commodity specialty.
  2. Assembles and compiles estimate data and prepares designated portions of budgets, as directed.
  3. Performs routine assigned tasks related to preparation and application of cost monitoring and control standards, techniques, programs, and reports.
  4. Assists in collecting and classifying cost data, as directed.
  5. Assists in analyzing cost data, as directed.


The following duties are performed with respect to Scheduling:

  1. Assists in identifying the scope associated with schedule activities, as directed.
  2. Gathers appropriate information that defines general work requirements for a performing organization and unit. Prepares broad activity logic and any required interfaces between activities on schedules.
  3. Prepares durations for schedule activities within a discipline or specialty, as directed.
  4. Gathers and organizes appropriate quantity and work force information for an assigned discipline or specialty. Assists in routine quantity/work force loading in support of discipline or specialty work logic.
  5. Identifies information needs from other disciplines to support activities for an assigned discipline or specialty.
  6. Traces critical-path events or activities, as directed.
  7. Performs routine assigned tasks related to preparation and application of schedule update and monitoring activities. Reports schedule deviations on assigned tasks related to a discipline or specialty. Gathers information to support specific schedule studies, as directed. Gathers schedule work force and quantity data for updating and providing current actual information (status) for discipline or specialty progress and performance reports, as directed.


Basic Qualifications

  • 3 to 4 years of professional experience (calendar) from the degree certification. 
  • Intermediate experience with MS Excel & PowerBI.
  • Intermediate experience with SQL Programming & working with databases.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Cost System EcoSys.


Other Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, or equivalent technical field of study from an accredited university.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of Project Controls general technical skills.
  • Skilled in understanding technical processes, engineering drawings, quantity determinations, and mathematical and financial records.
  • Beginning level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present dashboards and analysis to PC, other functions, & Senior Mgmt. Leadership skills and the ability to adapt project controls principles into a multi-project environment is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a team within a fast-paced environment. As well as the ability to multi-task under pressure and work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Capability and flexibility to handle multiple tasks in restricted timeframes to support organizational goals.


All applicants must have the right to work and remain in Chile

Salary will be based on current market rates and the posted grade will not be adjusted to suit the successful candidate

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.