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Heavy Civil Estimator
Bechtel Corporation Reston, VA

Heavy Civil Estimator

Bechtel Corporation
Reston, VA
Expired: May 01, 2024 Applications are no longer accepted.
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Job Description
Company Info

Requisition ID: 274048 

  •  Relocation Authorized: National - Family 
  • Telework Type: Part-Time Telework 
  • Work Location: Reston, VA 

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world's infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place. Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customer's objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining and Metals; and Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations. Core to Bechtel are our values-ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants-integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers expect, and how we deliver.


Position Summary

Prepare, review and present general and/or discipline (civil, construction distributables) estimates in heavy civil, airport, light rail businesses. Perform historical data analysis and maintains historical database. Supports estimate reporting and reviews.



The following duties are performed with respect to Estimate Execution, the process of conducting an evaluation of services and/or capital cost elements of a project or effort as defined by an agreed-upon scope that will be used to make key management decisions: 

  • Performs quantity takeoffs for a discipline or commodity specialty using defined documents. Collects, reconciles, and verifies data for summary comparisons.
  • Prepares portions of estimates by contacting project team and others, including vendors, to develop and apply unit rates and installation rates to quantity takeoffs and work operations within a discipline or other specialty. 
  • Produces cost estimates using crew-based approach including formation of crews from multiple crafts.
  • Provides input to estimate basis documentation capturing assumptions, rationale, scope inclusions and exclusions for specific contributions.
  • Supports reporting efforts and estimate summary presentations for estimate reviews.  
  • Supports identification of risk items to portions of the project work; identifies measures to mitigate risk.
  • Evaluates productivity and develops probable construction cost based on crew craft productivity and production. 
  • Provides support for special estimating and other assignments, including post-Proposal support converting the estimate to a budget (budgeting, revenue loading, data entry and collection, etc.)


Qulaifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, construction management, business management or related field OR minimum of 10 years of experience in lieu of degree.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in Estimating or Project Controls.
  • Advanced level of expertise in the use of MS Word and MS Excel. 
  • Basic knowledge of project controls concepts, processes and procedures specifically project schedules, work breakdown structure and budgets.
  • Experience with heavy civil estimate development . 
  • Right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship


Additional Qualifications

  • Skilled in oral and written communication with demonstrated ability to present cost information to peers and management.
  • Experience with capital cost estimate development.
  • Experience in Heavy Civil, Rail Transit systems and or highway estimating
  • Ability to perform productivity analysis of construction operations and verify results by staffing and crew analysis of work operations by craft.
  • Understanding of cost index and escalation projections.
  • Proficient in estimating applications used for discipline estimates and basic knowledge of general estimating systems currently being used by Bechtel (Microsoft Suite of Tools, HCSS, etc.).

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 five global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining & Metals; and Manufacturing & Technology. 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.

Bechtel employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or show proof of a negative test result prior to accessing Bechtel sites/facilities to the extent required by applicable law or by customer requirements.

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