Estimator - MEP - Trojena

Requisition ID: 263320 

  • Relocation Authorized: International - Camp 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Sharma 

About Bechtel:

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 customers can expect, and how we deliver.


Project Overview:

TROJENA (The Mountains of NEOM) will be an iconic, world-class destination, blending natural and developed landscapes and will offer unique experiences for residents and visitors alike. Located in the northwest of Saudi Arabia in the region of Tabuk just 50km from the coast, TROJENA will be a destination like no other on earth. Based upon the principles of eco-tourism facilities will include a folded vertical village, a lake with water sports and event facilities, high altitude ski village, observatory, world leading health and wellbeing facilities and a nature reserve which will be home to unique wildlife, heritage sites and exploration opportunities.


With over 3,600 hotel, 2,200 homes, 9 iconic buildings and 100 world class indoor and outdoor experiences Trojena will become the ultimate mountain destination. Bechtel will provide a full range of project management services to support the delivery of this iconic destination.


We encourage you to watch this video which gives a glimpse at what we (you) are about to build!


Job Overview:

The primary responsibility of a MEP Estimator is the oversight and preparation of detailed cost estimates including quantity take off, material pricing, crew set development, construction equipment and subcontract assessments. Duties include conducting cost and price analysis, converting estimates into cost budget, preparing cost studies, and beyond. The Lead Estimator is responsible for:


  • Developing methods, procedures, and processes to develop estimates and forecasts on the Project
  • Create and maintain a database of unit rates
  • Review and challenge contractors estimate
  • Produce estimates for the infrastructure projects
  • Produce reports as and when required by the project
  • Support the Cost engineer for the evaluation of trends


Essential Job Duties:

  • 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.
  • The following duties are performed with respect to Foundation Development, the process of establishing and maintaining technical capabilities for personnel, cost databases and tools:
  • Takes ownership of sections of the estimating database(s) summarizing, updating and maintaining databases for discipline estimates and historical cost data.
  • Supports development of estimating standards and procedures.
  • Generates and retrieves reports in the appropriate software application, understands and summarizes the data in the required presentation for management reviews.
  • The following duties are performed with respect to Project/Site Management Support, the process of providing support services to projects/sites in the form of external cost analysis and estimate reviews in addition to estimate-to-budget conversions:
  • Prepares cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis and cost and quantity comparisons. Innovates new techniques as required to meet specific needs.
  • Assists projects in identifying scope deviations.
  • Analyzes cost/price data from suppliers/subcontractors, PCWorks, EPPR with the ability to generate comparative data (historical costs and other metrics) as part of the cost/price analysis.
  • Participates in and contributes to Value Engineering studies.


Job Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of Estimating core processes and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in EPC estimating practices and methods, including demonstrated ability to organize, perform, and present cost estimating products with a minimum of supervision.
  • Skilled in the preparation of discipline estimates in specialized area.
  • In-depth knowledge of project schedules and ability to predict/extrapolate costs curves based on experience of scheduled activities/cost correlation analysis.
  • Knowledge of manual labor performance, equipment production and derivation of composite craft/category labor rates. Understanding of charging practices and the relationship of charging practices to commercial terms, invoicing and profitability.
  • Knowledge of current industry and technical developments. Knowledge of global market pricing for commodities and construction practices. Ability to negotiate successfully with procurement and vendors and accurately evaluate alternative solutions.
  • Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques.
  • In-depth knowledge of the applicable Bechtel work processes and systems. Knowledge of administrative and supervisory procedures and practices.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft and scheduling software applications currently being used by Bechtel (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Primavera, Microsoft Project). Proficiency in estimating applications used for discipline estimates and basic knowledge of general estimating systems currently being used by Bechtel (EPIC, BETK, HCSS, Candy).
  • Skilled in oral and written communication with demonstrated ability to present estimating information to peers and management. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction or Business management, or other relevant discipline from an accredited university and minimum of ten years relevant work experience.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field.
  • Minimum 10 years professional experience in project controls with emphasis on cost and project estimating. 



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.

In accordance with the laws of Saudi Arabia, Bechtel has adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for all work locations in the country. These requirements may include vaccination and testing. Any and all offers of employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia are expressly conditioned upon the applicant’s willingness and ability to comply with all COVID-19 related safety laws and Bechtel protocols in place at the time of a candidate’s start date. A candidate’s failure or refusal to comply with such laws and protocols renders an issued offer null and void.
This requirement cannot be waived by a recruiter, manager, or supervisor. Your submission of an application for employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia constitutes your understanding and acknowledgment of this express condition.