Lead Cost Engineer

Requisition ID:  211608

Responsible for cost engineering, cost estimating, and cost analysis and control activities for a major project(s), or for discipline/project/proposal estimating or staff planning activities that require a high degree of technical skill and experience. Demonstrated skill in identifying, analyzing, and providing innovative solutions to cost engineering problems. Provides generally non-routine cost engineering guidance to projects.  Supports and promotes improvement measures and implementation of recommendations for the global business unit. Supports organizational and administrative activities.


Position Duties/Responsibilities


On the Mid-Scale LNG Projects, the Lead Home Office Cost Engineer will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Project Code of Accounts, development and maintenance of the Total Installed Cost (TIC) Budget utilizing ePCWorks. Additional duties include forecast coordination, change management, cash flows and Project Financial Status Reporting(PFSR). Other duties include analyses and input to the Monthly Progress Report on cost related issues and production of a separate internal monthly cost report. Interfaces directly with Project Accounting and Project Procurement to resolve discrepancies.  Applicant will provide technical and operational direction to assigned cost personnel.  Prepares detailed staffing plans for cost engineering activities.  Prepares or reviews distributable and/or contractor’s indirect cost estimates, and develops the basis for temporary facilities, miscellaneous construction services, construction tools and equipment, non manual manpower, startup services, payroll taxes and insurance, camp facilities and operation, and other field office costs. Researches and develops or reviews tax estimates, including federal, state, and local tax issues. Assists in developing or develops foreign currency and exchange rate estimates.

Job Quailfications

Experience with process plants and petrochemical facilities is preferred.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present data and analysis to PC, other groups, Bechtel Mgmt and Client Mgmt. Leadership skills, supervisory skills, and the ability to adapt project controls principles into a multi-company environment is essential.  A working knowledge of planning work processes related to cost engineering activities is required.  Familiarity with Bechtel standards, procedures, organization and automated systems preferred.  Familiarity with international project execution is preferred. At least 10 years of experience preferred in EPC cost engineering for OG&C projects.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right—no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries.

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.

Full time
Houston, TX 77001, US