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Project Manager

Requisition ID:  254702

Requisition Posting End Date: 05/09/2022

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; Energy; 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 costumers can expect, and how we deliver.


Position Summary

Bechtel is seeking a Project Manager for the Mining & Metals team, based in Chile. Position will be responsible for leading teams on major programs that have numerous projects or sub-jobs comprising one effort or may oversee several different projects. Assists Business Development in defining customer requirements and expectations, determining significant schedule milestones, developing optimum execution plans, and providing input to enhance profitability of commercial arrangements. Manages the development of program plans, budgets, and schedules. Has overall responsibility for project/program execution, ensuring that all customer requirements and expectations are met or exceeded.



The Project Manager is principally responsible for:

  • Provides overall leadership of Bechtel teams by ensuring project completion in a safe manner, within budget, on schedule. Determines and defines project requirements, objectives and customer expectations, and clearly communicates this information to project teams.’ Ensures compliance with appropriate codes, standards, and regulations (including those for environmental work).

  • Oversees the planning and execution of the work with organizations such as Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Project Controls, Labor Relations, Controller, and other services to achieve an assignment of work scope which will result in an integrated project team approach.

  • Reviews the prime contract, proposal documents, and data for projects; takes the lead in determining the extent of participation in proposal efforts by each department. Establishes plans, schedules, and budgets for prime contract obligations and reviews the technical input for the formal proposal prior to turnover to Business Development. Participates in prime contract negotiations.

  • Directs the planning and development of project execution plans, scope definition, project procedures, budgets, and project schedules and ensures acceptance by the customer and Bechtel project teams.

  • Assures that appropriate customer contact, including major correspondence and working relationships between the customer and Bechtel, is maintained throughout the duration of the projects. Monitors and controls all contractual commitments to assure that work is being performed in accordance with the specifications, drawings, and terms of the contracts,

  • Oversees the review and approval of project controls plans including trend programs, project cost estimates, forecasts, schedules, and financial reports and may review commitments that exceed assigned budgets. Periodically reviews change order controls to assure that all changes are being handled appropriately.

  • Oversees the administration of prime contracts to ensure that the terms and conditions stated therein are fulfilled and Bechtel’s profitability objectives are achieved.

  • Develops a Continuous Improvement (CI) awareness such that the project management function is viewed as the leader of the CI process within the project teams.

  • Monitors cash flow to minimize Bechtel investment in projects and informs the customer of the current and anticipated cash requirements for the work. Approves budgets and control mechanisms for non-reimbursable project costs.

  • Conducts periodic project and customer meetings to review progress and discuss project issues. Ensures problems involving coordination, schedule, and the setting of priorities are resolved by the project teams.

  • Directs the preparation of progress and special reports to customers and Bechtel management.

  • Conducts training of new project managers through formal training courses and on-the-job training when called on to do so by business line management.

  • Promotes and practices team building across the project.

Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

The Project Manager shall be knowledgeable and/or experienced in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline.

  • Extensive relevant experience.


Additional Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of (EPCM/EPC,direct hire, fixed unitrate/lump sum), construction, engineering, procurement, and other project-related activities, including their interfaces and interdependencies. Broad knowledge of industry standards and the Construction Industry Institute (CII) work and recommendations.

  • Must have mining (copper/gold preferred) experience and preferably have worked in South America.

  • Advance Spanish speaking, reading preferred.

  • Understands and is committed to Bechtel’s Continuous Improvement (CI) process.

  • Understands and practices Bechtel’s leadership principles. Ability to be people sensitive, to promote an open and informal communications environment, to develop mutual trust and teamwork and to facilitate employee self-development.

  • Ability to plan, organize, lead and monitor a wide variety of team efforts to their successful conclusion.

  • Ability and interest to establish and maintain strong and effective customer relations.

  • Understands financial concepts such as project financing, currency exchange and cash flow.

  • Ability to anticipate change and to adjust promptly and effectively.

  • Experience in business development strategy and presentations.

  • Ability to recognize people for their accomplishments and ensure that customers and the Bechtel organization are made aware of these accomplishments.


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; 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.

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 or call +1-800-749-2372 for assistance. Determinations on request for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


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; Energía; 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.

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 para recibir apoyo. Determinaciones referentes a los requerimientos de ajustes razonables serán revisados  caso a caso.