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Construction Estimator

Job Description:

  • Provide project controls Estimating support to the director, manager of projects, project managers, contractors and other key team members.
  • Utilize independent estimates to challenge contractor proposals Provide Phase 1, 2, and 3 level estimates.
  • Prepare standard WBS estimates and assumptions with confidence factors ranging from study to construction phases of the project.
  • Develop unit cost and parametric estimate range for standard scope of work.
  • Review the basis of an estimate during Project Estimate Challenge meetings.
  • Work with the project managers to ensure that the estimates are properly challenged and reviewed.

Experience:

  • Prefers construction estimating experience in an Electrical Utility environment.
    • Winest experience is required (might consider candidates who have experience in a tool that is similar to Winest for estimating). 
    • Cost Estimating background is important, but not required.
    • Will need to be able to read the scope document and engineering drawings to come up with an estimate that is as accurate as possible (client does estimates based on phases and therefore the accuracy is different based on the phases).
  • Prefers Bachelors’ degree (preferably science/engineering degree), but will consider experience in lieu of a degree.
  • Day-to-day: Project estimate form submitted along with associated documents (scope, engineering drawings, etc); Estimator will review all documentation provided by the requestor; might go on site walk down with engineering and/or PM in order to ascertain site information; also involved in scheduling and leading the challenge meetings with all of the stakeholders to review the scope and go over the estimate once the project hits the appropriate phase.
  • Breakdown of day: 25% in the field / 75% in the office.
  • PPE/FR: Required and will allow an allowance of up to $500.
  • Prefer more estimating experience or more industry knowledge: prefers industry knowledge over expansive estimating experience, but will need to have the construction experience.
  • Range of projects estimated: $100k and up (through $50mil+).

 

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