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Cost Manager-NEOM

Requisition ID:  242087

Requisition Posting End Date: 11/10/2021


Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide project management consultancy services (including technical, commercial and construction management) for the development of certain defined aspects of the NEOM Infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.  


NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of EgyptIsrael and Jordan. It will cover a total area of 26,500 km2 (10,200 sq mi) and will extend 460 km along the coast of the Red Sea.”


NEOM will be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from around the world. It will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come to research, incubate and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways.



The Cost Manager is a key contributor to the success of this project. The ideal candidate should be a proactive self-starter with a proven ability to work independently and efficiently, while also engaging closely with the client, subcontractors, and project management team. The Cost Manager will be responsible for managing the activities of and performing cost engineering, cost estimating, and cost analysis/control for the project. The Cost Manager will also manage and/or perform activities related to cost trend estimating, analysis, and control activities, maintenance, monitoring, impact identification, mitigation costs. He/She will direct and/or perform the preparation and presentation of on-project estimates and cost forecasts; will support project organizational and administrative activities; will provides non-routine cost engineering/planning and potentially scheduling guidance; will identify, analyze, and provide innovative solutions to cost engineering and potentially planning/scheduling problems.


Typical responsibilities include:


  • Prepares Project Controls plans, and detailed manpower utilization plans for discipline or specialty activities.
  • Provides technical direction, training, day-to-day supervision and coaching to project assigned Project Controls personnel.
  • Provide leadership to the trending and cost control teams as necessary to meet internal and external customer requirements while adhering to the budget and schedule demands of the project.
  • Assists with contract management and payments.
  • Determines scope definition requirements for discipline or other specialty and works with Engineering and other sources to coordinate the production of required data to conform to the overall estimate preparation plan.
  • Performs or coordinates quantity development and verification for discipline or specialty. Develops, or assists in the development of, quantity bases for the assumption.
  • Performs, or coordinates the performance of, pricing structure development and application to takeoffs, derived quantities, quantity assumption, and cost allowances within a discipline or other specialty.
  • Plans, coordinates, and directs the preparation of specific budgets. Assists in developing requirements for budgeting standards.
  • Develops and implements requirements for cost recording, reporting, and analyzing standards, programs, and reports. Performs performance monitoring and control functions.
  • Assists in developing specific project codes of accounts and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions. This includes training in the proper use of and definitions for the cost accounts.
  • Investigates requirements for estimating and/or cost control data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.
  • Identifies or defines data sources and techniques for data acquisition and collects required data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.
  • Assists in developing unit hour and pricing data for a specific discipline or another 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.
  • Creates and implements measurement systems for given processes, analyzes performance metric results, and identifies improvements.
  • Provide timely and accurate analysis and reporting to the Project Director/Manager. Provide quality support to project and corporate management with organizational and administrative activities, including non-routine cost engineering/planning and scheduling guidance analysis, and presentations.
  • Assist in commercial operations and prime contract administration, and interface with customers.
  • Meet with and make presentations to client personnel.
  • Interface with Project Controls functional department for reporting oversight and consistent application of procedures.





·       Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, Construction Management or related field with more than 20 years of project controls or cost related work experience. In lieu of Bachelor’s degree 25 years of project controls or cost control experience.

  • Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing cost engineering functions, which include cost estimating, cost control, and cost analysis.
  • Experience with EcoSys, preferred
  • Excellent oral and written Communication.
  • High level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes.

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.

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