2024 University Graduate (Canada) - Project Controls (Estimating, Scheduling & Cost) Engineer

Requisition ID: 276491 

  • Relocation Authorized: National - Single 
  • Telework Type: Full-Time Office/Project 
  • Work Location: Toronto, ON 

Extraordinary teams building inspiring projects:

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; Mining & Metals, and the Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. 

Core to Bechtel is our Vision, Values and Commitments. They are what we believe, what customers can expect, and how we deliver. Learn more about our extraordinary teams building inspiring projects in our Impact Report

Project Overview:

Bechtel has a long tradition of technical and engineering excellence in supporting the design and construction of some of the most challenging mega projects located all over the world.  Project Controls is one of the key functions within Bechtel.  The function provides Estimating, Planning and Scheduling, and Cost Engineering services to the rest of the company.

Job Summary:

Supports cost estimating, analysis, and control activities and schedule development, maintenance, reporting, and monitoring activities, as directed.  For a large project or staff group, duties encompass a variety of tasks, but remain within parameters established by the procedure or process being supported.  For a medium project staff group, duties encompass a variety of tasks that are required to support the project/group. In this role, you will coordinate development and author project reporting including cross-functional input, compiling information received, status input, incorporating into reporting deliverables, and reviewing for quality. You will assist in basic cost control, schedule development, maintenance, monitoring, and programs. Your attention to detail and support will be key to project success.

The following duties are general/common across disciplines within the Project Controls function:

  • Collects or receives, as directed, drawings and other scope definition documentation that applies to assigned discipline or commodity specialty and verifies adequacy and completeness.
  • Performs, as directed, routine quantity takeoffs, within discipline or commodity specialty, from engineering and construction drawings.
  • Collects and tabulates quantity data for summary comparisons and reconciliations, or verifies quantities provided by others.
  • Prepares and presents cost/schedule information at meetings, as directed.

Major Responsibilities:

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

  • Applies unit rates (cost and job hour) to quantities and performs extensions for total cost estimates, as assigned within a discipline or commodity specialty.
  • Assembles and compiles estimate data and prepares designated portions of budgets, as directed.
  • Performs routine assigned tasks related to preparation and application of cost monitoring and control standards, techniques, programs, and reports.
  • Assists in collecting and classifying cost data, as directed. Assists in analyzing cost data, as directed.

The following duties are performed with respect to Scheduling:

  • Assists in identifying the scope associated with schedule activities, as directed.
  • Gathers appropriate information that defines general work requirements for a performing organization and unit.
  • Prepares broad activity logic and any required interfaces between activities on schedules.
  • Prepares durations for schedule activities within a discipline or specialty, as directed.
  • Gathers and organizes appropriate quantity and workforce information for an assigned discipline or specialty.
  • Assists in routine quantity/workforce loading in support of discipline or specialty work logic.
  • Identifies information needs from other disciplines to support activities for an assigned discipline or specialty.
  • Traces critical-path events or activities, as directed.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Engineering Management, Construction Engineering, Construction Management, Project Management, or related Business degree
  • Ability to conduct site walkdowns which may consist of climbing ladders, climbing scaffolding, walking on elevated platforms, walking on uneven surfaces and within confined spaces, with reasonable accommodations
  • Possess the eligibility to work and remain in Canada without visa sponsorship, now or in the future

Required Knowledge and Skills:

  • Working knowledge of Primavera or Microsoft Project Scheduling software, Power BI, Access, and/or Excel.
  • Prior internship experience working in an engineering, project management, construction management environment.
  • Prior internship or college project experience in estimating, planning and scheduling, budget control and cost control.
  • Basic understanding of technical processes, interpretation of engineering drawings, and project management practices associated with engineering and construction projects.
  • Ability and willingness to frequently relocate and/or travel to domestic and/or international project jobsite locations.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated levels of initiative and engagement via positions of leadership in academic, sports and/or extracurricular activities

Total Rewards/Benefits

For decades, Bechtel has worked to inspire the next generation of engineers and beyond! Because our teams face some of the world's toughest challenges, we offer robust benefits to ensure our people thrive. Whether it is advancing careers, delivering programs to enhance our culture, or providing time to recharge, Bechtel has the benefits to build a legacy of sustainable growth. Learn more at bechtel.com/total-rewards.

Diverse teams build the extraordinary:

As a global company, Bechtel has long been home to a vibrant multitude of nationalities, cultures, ethnicities, and life experiences. This diversity has made us a more trusted partner, more effective problem solvers and innovators, and a more attractive destination for leading talent.

We are committed to being a company where every colleague feels that they belong-where colleagues feel part of "One Team," respected and rewarded for what they bring, supported in pursuing their goals, invested in our values and purpose, and treated equitably. Click here to learn more about the people who power our legacy.

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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.