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Senior Estimating Manager

Requisition ID:  233974

Requisition Posting End Date: 04/15/2021

Project Description:

NEOM Project Summary: Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide executive 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.


This position will be seconded into the client organization.

Role Purpose

  • Leads and manages cost estimation teams in Neom’s corporate Cost Estimation division;
  • Develops accurate, effective and timely Capital and Operational cost estimates;
  • Coordinates and controls the management of cost estimation activity across Neom;
  • Development and stewardship of a corporate cost database, benchmarking and related information;
  • Development of datasets and systems for efficient generation of cost estimates, and;
  • Develops and maintains estimating procedures and ensures their compatibility with the estimating database and contracting strategy.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads, manages and evaluates the performance of Cost Estimation, team members and coordinates their work.
  • Plans and schedules Cost Estimation and related activities.
  • Develops, executes and manages Estimation methods, processes, procedures and estimation requests.
  • Oversees cost benchmarking exercises, development and maintenance of a database of all consultant, vendors, contractors and sub-contractors rates (with contracts, quotations and bids);
  • Reviews and endorses Company estimates for high value contracts or change orders;
  • Generates, Supervises and/or Endorses cost estimates (from 40% to 10%+/- estimate);
  • Reviews and manages material take offs from design drawings as part of the cost estimation process;
  • Reviews and advises on project cost schedules to see they are in-line with Company agreed benchmarks;
  • Assures value for money on all Neom services, Works and materials procurement;
  • Proposes and sets up Cost Estimation objectives and KPIs, and;
  • Performs any other duties related to Cost Estimation and forecasting

Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • 12+ years proven experience in Cost Estimation or a related area;
  • 3+ years in management position in a large company, and;
  • Experience in KSA/GCC region (highly recommended)
  • Knowledge of Project and construction market in terms of contractors, suppliers and cost management;
  • Strong Knowledge/experience in estimation and quantity surveying;
  • Strong knowledge of various type of estimates and methods;
  • Strong knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and requirements;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international cost management standards e.g. CSI Master Format, BCIS, GIFA;
  • Knowledge of ASTM E2516-11 Standard Classification for Cost Estimate Classification System, AACE International Recommended Practice;
  • Knowledge of Cost Estimation, Cost Management, Project and Document Management Software such as Cost X, Aconex, OpenText, Newforma etc;
  • Knowledge of Planning and scheduling software, like Primavera, and;
  • Knowledge of BIM software and link to material take-off, ability to implement cost data into the 4D/5D BIM model.
  • Strong communication, leadership, planning and organization skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills with ability to analyze large and complex data and worksheets, and;
  • Proficiency in English (required) and Arabic (preferred) languages.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering, Project/Construction Management or related fields;
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Economics or related field (preferred), and;
  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor / Membership in professional associations e.g. AACE, RICS or similar (advantage).

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 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.