Job Type






2023- Cost / Change Manager -Connector - Km 0 to75 Saudi Arabia


Bechtel Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

3 months ago

Requisition ID: 264679
• Relocation Authorized: International - Camp
• Telework Type: N/A
• Work Location: Sharma

Cost / Change Manager

Project Description

NEOM Project Summary: Saudi Arabian Bechtel Company will provide executive 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 Egypt, Israel 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.

Role Overview

Working within project management consultancy environment (PMC),

· The Cost / Change Manager will supervise and execute all cost analysis, change management, and control activities.

· Supports project organizational and administrative activities.

· Supervises cost engineering, cost estimating, and cost analysis/control activities for large projects; major projects with significant non-routine requirements; or discipline/project/proposal estimating or staff planning activities which require a high degree of technical skill and experience.

· Explain skill in identifying, analyzing, and providing innovative solutions to cost engineering problems.

· Provides generally non-routine cost engineering guidance to projects. Ensures work is completed as scheduled. Identifies cost trends for management attention.

Position Duties / Responsibilities

· Provides comments and recommendations for cost engineering requirements relative to staffing and project control. Prepares detailed staffing plans for cost engineering activities.

· Reviews proposal provisions related to cost engineering and material control and develops helping data for contract negotiations. Participates in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates. Obtains vendor information to update cost data. Applies material unit rates to quantities. Maintains cost data files.

· Interfaces with designated project management and client counterparts for specific cost presentations.

· Participates in developing and presenting training classes on designated subjects and on-the- job training for specific processes and practices.

· Conducts personnel performance reviews when delegated. Interviews candidates and makes recommendations for employment decisions.

· Prepares and examines comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between projects. Performs productivity analysis of Construction operations and verifies results.

· Reviews project work activities to ensure support of project milestones. Arranges and establishes scoping requirements for the overall cost estimate by discipline or other specialty, and arranges the timely, formal, and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data.

· Arranges pricing structure or criteria to be used by each discipline or specialty to meet the objectives of the cost estimate. Establishes format and content of summaries and reconciliations, including segregation of cost according to level of confidence and identification of areas of risk.

· Reviews contractors’ indirect cost estimates, basis for temporary facilities, miscellaneous construction services, construction tools and equipment, nonmanual 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. Oversees development of foreign currency and exchange rate estimates.

· Participates in discussions with contractors.

· Plans, organizes, and supervises project cost budgets.

· Defines project needs for cost control in accordance with established Bechtel and client contractual requirements, objectives, and procedures. Supervises the timely performance of cost control activities. Reviews and critiques designs and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggests alternatives when appropriate. Prepares cost trend estimates in support of project cost trend programs.

· Supervises cost recording, monitoring, and reporting practices for compliance with applicable standards accuracy and consistency.

· Supervises investigating requirements for cost control data for specific discipline or other specialty applications. Identifies needs for cost analysis support for the project and recommends development or modification of cost engineering data standards. Supervises performance of cost analysis activities within the project.

· Arranges information input into specific studies. Responsible for integration of activities and total work scope identification. Evaluates study results and recommends conclusions for project team consideration and discussion.

· Develops unit job 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 project and industry experience. Performs data analysis, identifies problems, and makes recommendations.

· Creates and implements measurement systems for given processes, examines performance metric results, and identifies improvements. Ability to use statistical tools to assess metrics (e.g., regression, analysis of variance, correlation), and ability to assess measurement systems to identify bias, repeatability, and stability issues.

· Prepares and presents cost engineering information to management/client.

· Fully knowledgeable about all cost engineering elements in an PMC contract environment

· High level proficiency in use of Cost control systems and ERP interface.

· Understanding of Scheduling and estimating interfaces with cost engineering

· Understanding of Earned Value management principles

Basic Qualifications

· 25 years proven experience

· 15 years in project cost control and accounting position in a large company

· Knowledge of Project and construction market in terms of contractors, suppliers and cost management.

· Knowledge/experience in project cost control engineering.

· Knowledge of accounting and budgeting principles and requirements.

· Comprehensive knowledge of international cost management standards e.g. CSI Master Format, BCIS, GIFA;

· Knowledge of cost Management systems .e.g. Ecosys, Costex, Unifier is an advantage

· Strong communication, leadership, planning and organization skills.

· Excellent analytical skills with ability to assess large and complex data and worksheets.

· Proficiency in English (required)

· Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Project/Construction Management or related fields

Job Knowledge

· Experience in performing, monitoring, and reviewing cost engineering functions, including cost estimating, cost control, financial reporting systems, and cost analysis, in the field and the home office.

· Statistical knowledge in the areas of sampling distributions, probability, and hypothesis testing. Knowledge in supervision, personnel administration, and training of technical and non-technical personnel.

· Explain ability to plan, organize, direct, perform, review, and present cost engineering and cost estimating products. This includes planning and scheduling products independently with minimal supervision using a high level of professional judgment and knowledge related to technical planning and scheduling skills and engineering design and construction practices.

· Skilled in oral and written communication.

· Advanced 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

· Experience with Rail and Depot Projects is an Advantage

· Experience in Claims Management is an Advantage

· KSA / GCC Experience is an advantage

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; Energy; 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, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with the laws of Saudi Arabia, Bechtel has adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for all work locations in the country. These requirements may include vaccination and testing. Any and all offers of employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia are expressly conditioned upon the applicant’s willingness and ability to comply with all COVID-19 related safety laws and Bechtel protocols in place at the time of a candidate’s start date. A candidate’s failure or refusal to comply with such laws and protocols renders an issued offer null and void.

This requirement cannot be waived by a recruiter, manager, or supervisor. Your submission of an application for employment with Bechtel in Saudi Arabia constitutes your understanding and acknowledgment of this express condition
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