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Project Estimating-Heavy Civil / Structural Estimating Specialist (Sharma, N/A, SA)

Bechtel Corporation

Riyadh - Saudi Arabia
Full-Time Job Apply Method - External site
Posted Date - November 27, 2020 Expiry Date - N/A
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Job Description
  • Requisition ID:  230783

    Requisition Posting End Date: 09/17/2020


    Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide project management consultancy services (including technical, commercial and construction management) for the development of certain defined aspects of the NEOM Infrastructure in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”  


    NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of EgyptIsrael and Jordan. It will cover a total area of 26,500 km2 (10,200 sq. mi) and will extend 460 km along the coast of the Red Sea.”


    NEOM will be the home and workplace to more than a million residents from around the world. It will include towns and cities, ports and enterprise zones, research centers, sports and entertainment venues, and tourist destinations. As a hub for innovation, entrepreneurs, business leaders and companies will come to research, incubate and commercialize new technologies and enterprises in groundbreaking ways.



    Position Description: 

    The Project Estimating Specialist is a key contributor to the success of this project to help estimate major highways, bridges and mountain roads and related civil structures including tunnels, water and utilities including, piping and electrical systems that may tie-in with renewable power plants. As design progresses through the design definition phase, the estimator will coordinate quantity take-offs and develop market pricing data to update and refine the estimate for budget approval and subsequent bidding and award. The ideal candidate should be a proactive self-starter with a proven ability to work independently and efficiently, while also engaging closely with the client, design consultants, contractors. The Estimating Specialist responsibilities are:


    Job Responsibilities:

    ·      Applies his knowledge of urban infrastructure facilities including heavy civil highways, major roads, intersections, bridges and related transportation facilities and related utilities to assist regional industrial projects. May also assist estimate related to international airports, sports stadiums, and residential towers and building projects.

    ·      Reviews project scope documents and estimate details as provided by the design consultant including review and coordination of conceptual and detail estimates.

    ·      Examines and formalizes contractor and consultant estimates. Effectively presents estimate review package to Customer

    ·      Develops, prepares and reviews the conceptual scopes of estimates and studies when a definition is not available through a demonstrated ability to conceptualize the design of the finished product. Prepares specialized cost contingency analysis tools to compensate for an undefined scope.

    ·      Assist bid evaluation of cost and schedule criteria and prepares bid evaluations. May participate in discussions with vendors/contractors.

    ·      Review and evaluate contractor change orders and/or pricing. 

    ·      Prepares and reviews escalation calculations for estimates of complex jobs.

    ·      Along with the project team identifies ways to reduce project risk. Assesses the uncertainties associated with productivity, material pricing, wage rates, and quantity variation. 

    ·      May review contract drafts for adequacy of cost and scope definition, and coordinates development of all data in assist of negotiations.

    ·      Prepares, coordinates, and directs cost estimating presentations to Bechtel and client management, as required.

    ·      Interprets and executes policy, objectives, and standards applicable to cost estimating and cost analysis activities.

    ·      Assists proposal activities as required.

    ·      Performs or directs functional audits of project activities to ensure technical adequacy of project cost estimating activities as required.

    ·      Maintains liaison within a global business unit to coordinate work processes and procedures.

    ·      Develops and assists improvement measure institutionalization for the global business unit.

    ·      Serves as a subject matter expert within the global business unit.


    ES&H requirements:

    ·      Take personal responsibility to ensure your own and others’ health and safety – including those who may be affected by the delivery of this role.

    ·      Co‐operate in all matters relating to health, safety and environment, including following safe working procedures at all times and not deviating from agreed safe system of work

    ·      Advocate, promote and engage Bechtel’s health, safety and environmental policies and initiatives.



    Job Qualification:

    ·      Experience with development and construction of major industrial and civil projects.

    ·      Has regional estimating and if familiar with the local market including Saudi Arabia and Middle East.

    ·      Experience and demonstrated skill in directing and writing cost estimate reports for customers and familiar with cost analysis of heavy civil and building projects.

    ·      Knowledge of statistical correlation and regression analysis of estimate variance, with an advanced understanding of how to apply real-world applications of statistical theory.

    ·      Skilled in providing direction, personnel administration, and training of technical and nontechnical personnel.

    ·      Familiar with regional quantification methods such as CESSM4 and NRM

    ·      Has excellent skills with estimating programs such as COSTX or similar estimating program.

    ·      Demonstrated skill in identifying, assessing, and solving problems.


    Grade 27 Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field.

    • Minimum 13 years professional experience in project controls with emphasis on cost and project estimating. In lieu of degree, 19 years of related work experience required.



    Living and in Saudi Arabia: Bechtel employees are provided free accommodations in the company secured single status camp facilities in the Neom area near Sharma. The standard work week is 60hours per week. Single status employees are entitled to a rotation leave of 14 days after completing 8 weeks.


    Note: All positions are being posted as long-term singles status.  

    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 and expression, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


About Bechtel Corporation
Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, procurement, 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 the project. Bechtel operates through five global business units that specialize in civil infrastructure; power generation; communications and transmission; mining and metals; oil, gas and chemicals; and government services. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 22,000 projects in 140 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 employees team with customers, partners and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 50 countries.


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