Project Controls Engineer

Requisition ID: 265611 

  • Relocation Authorized: None 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Sugar Land, TX 

Position Summary:

Responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of equipment estimates for project and/or proposal efforts globally. Performs historical data analysis and champions the office estimating database, Equipment Scheduling System. Responsible for conceptual estimating, cost analysis and estimate planning, coordination, and consolidation.


Job Dimensions:

  • Supervision Received
    • Reports to and receives technical and operational supervision from designated supervisory personnel.
  • Contacts
    • Maintains relationships with functional and project personnel, particularly Bechtel Equipment Operations (BEO) business line leaders and department heads.
    • Provides routine or well-defined data, at supervisor’s request, to internal project customers.



The following duties are General/Common across disciplines within the Project Controls function:

  • Supports preparation of cost/schedule data for proposals or contracts.
  • Supports development of specific project codes of accounts and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions.


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

  • Performs quantity takeoffs for equipment mix and schedule using defined systems. 
  • Assists in developing and implementing requirements for cost recording, reporting, and analyzing standards, programs, and reports. Performs performance monitoring and control functions for specific applications.
  • Prepares portions of estimates by contacting project team and others, to develop different project Construction Equipment Schedules (CES).
  • Participates in validation and consolidation of market basket rate calculations provided by procurement in support of the CES.
  • Investigates the requirements for estimating and/or cost control data.
  • Collects, reconciles, and verifies data for summary comparisons.
  • Supports the development of BEO Capital Expenditures (CapEx) estimates for project prospects and future years schedule using Equipment Schedule System (ESS).
  • Assists in reporting of BEO strategic equipment purchase, and rentals look ahead to procurement in support of price negotiations using ESS.
  • Identifies risks and develops contingency plans to mitigate impacts to the CES.
  • Review and approve coding of purchase orders, service orders, and field material requests.


The following duties are performed with respect to Scheduling:

  • Consolidates and maintains prospect pipeline listing and duration.
  • Assists with BEO Headcount and staffing forecasting.


Qualifications and Skills

Basic Requirements:

  • Must have bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Finance/Business related degree with up to 2 years of related professional work experience.
  • Must have advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft Excel including advanced functions and pivot reporting.
  • Must have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) and be comfortable working with and presenting financial information to senior management.
  • Must be a self-starter capable of working complex tasks through to completion with limited direction, supervision, time, and little or no support staff.
  • Must exercise utmost discretion in the handling of Bechtel/GBU strictly confidential financial information.
  • With exception of initial training period, this position will be work from home part time.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • General knowledge of EPC work processes and Controller procedures.
  • Experience with Microsoft Power BI and Power Pivot.


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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