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Senior Cost Engineer - GTW

Requisition ID:  219826


Gatwick stands as the United Kingdom’s second-largest airport and the world’s busiest single-runway airport. The Bechtel team, in partnership with Gatwick Airport Limited, has successfully completed or is completing a number of projects that will dramatically improve performance and passenger satisfaction. We’ve performed all of this work without jeopardizing Gatwick's continued operation and its ability to serve 34 million passengers each year. The $124 million North Terminal extension encompasses: Additional check-in areas; A new multistory North Terminal short-term car park; Reconfiguring and renovating Pier 5. These developments will enable more than 4 million passengers per year to travel through the extension.




Performs cost estimating, analysis, and control activities. Supports project organizational and administrative activities when delegated. Supervises cost engineering activities when delegated.


A. Supervision Received

  • Reports to and receives technical guidance and operational supervision from designated supervisory personnel.

B. Supervision Exercised

  • Provides technical and operational direction to assigned personnel, when delegated.

C. Contacts

  • Maintains relationships with project personnel, particularly with individual discipline group leaders and engineers.



  1. Assists in preparing cost data for proposals or contract negotiations.
  2. Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the-job training programs.
  3. Performs quantity takeoffs for a discipline or specialty using defined documents or undefined scope assumptions. Develops, or assists in the development of, quantity assumptions. Verifies quantities provided by others.
  4. Identifies or defines data sources and techniques for data acquisition, and collects required data for a specific discipline or other specialty applications.
  5. Assists in developing unit hour and pricing data for a specific discipline or other 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.
  6. Develops and applies unit rates (cost and jobhours) to quantity takeoffs and to otherwise developed quantities within a discipline or other specialty.
  7. Prepares specific budgets in accordance with prescribed standards and procedures.
  8. 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, including the consistent use of applicable procedures.
  9. Independently provides financial reporting and trending, with oversight, for the Project Cost Engineer. 
  10. Assists in developing specific project codes of accounts and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions.  This includes training in the proper use and definitions for the cost accounts.
  11. Investigates the requirements for estimating and/or cost control data for a specific discipline/other specialty application.
  12. Collects and classifies cost engineering data.
  13. Performs data analysis and development.
  14. Carry out risk and trend analysis as necessary in conjunction with the Project Team.




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.

Experience performing quantity takeoffs, statistical analysis, and computer operations, or skilled in understanding technical processes, engineering drawings, quantity determinations, and mathematical and financial reports. 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.

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