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Cost Engineer (Southfield)

Requisition ID:  219416

JOB SUMMARY: 

 

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement and construction, has been selected by South Field Energy LLC to design and build a combined-cycle facility in Columbiana County, Ohio that will deliver a clean, reliable and efficient source of energy to more than one million homes.  The peak construction phase is expected to create approximately 1,000 jobs. The facility is scheduled to enter commercial operation in 2021.  The facility is the second major project in Ohio for the Bechtel-Advanced Power team, who completed the Carroll County Energy Facility in December 2017. The team is also constructing the Cricket Valley Energy Center, a natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power facility in Dover, NY.

 

Bechtel will be responsible for the engineering, procurement, and construction of the electric generating facility, which will use General Electric power generation equipment including two natural gas turbines, each paired with a heat recovery steam generator and steam turbine generator. Bechtel Enterprises partnered with Advanced Power to develop the project.

 

Bechtel is seeking an experienced Cost Engineer for the Southfield Energy Project located in Ohio.  The Cost Engineer performs cost estimating, analysis, and control activities. Supports project organizational and administrative activities when delegated. Supervises cost engineering activities when delegated.

 

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepares Project Controls plans and detailed internal manpower utilization plans for discipline or specialty activities.
  • Assists in preparing cost data for proposals or contract negotiations.
  • Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the-job training programs.
  • Conducts personnel performance reviews, when delegated. Interviews candidates and makes recommendations for employment decisions.
  • 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 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.

 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field with 6 years of project controls or cost related work experience OR In lieu of degree 12 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, in the field and the home office.
  • Knowledge in the use of computers for executing work processes.
  • Statistical knowledge in the areas of sampling, distributions, probability, and hypothesis testing for metrics.
  • Knowledge of supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and nontechnical personnel.
  • Skilled in oral and written communication.
  • Knowledge of financial reporting systems and controller account codes, and an understanding of Controller instructions, which impact Project Controls (including Project Financial Status Reports and Earned Revenue Determination Data).
  • Intermediate level of knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes, as performed by Bechtel.
  • Knowledge of engineering and construction management customarily acquired over time through specialized instruction or practical experience.

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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, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.