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Senior Project Controls Estimator

Job Title:  Senior Project Controls ESTIMATOR

Duration: 12 months (W2 Contract)

Location: Baltimore, MD-21244

Job Description:

  • Provide project controls Estimating support per PC-EU-2004 to the director, manager of projects, project managers, contractors and other key team members.
  • Utilize independent estimates to challenge contractor proposals Identify project/program scope, schedule, and budget issues early and developing resolutions to ensure the successful execution of projects and programs.
  • Provide Phase 1, 2, and 3 level estimates Prepare estimates and cash flows in support of authorization presentations Provide historical estimate accuracy report of complete projects and program and update parametric unit rates as needed Prepare standard WBS estimates and assumptions with confidence factors ranging from study to construction phases of the project.
  • Provide 24/7 on call estimating services for emergent projects Develop unit cost and parametric estimate range for standard scope of work.
  • Review the basis of an estimate during Project Estimate Challenge meetings.
  • Incorporate project actuals into estimating methodology in order to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Report project actuals against estimate at project completion Work with the project managers to ensure that the estimates are properly challenged and reviewed.
  • Utilize the current Exelon financial management system at each utility

 

Requirements:

• Academic/Formal Training: Bachelor’s degree in Business or Technical Field.

• 5- 8 years related experience, or in lieu of Bachelor’s degree, a minimum of 9– 12 years relevant experience is required.

• Ability to build a high level or detailed estimate from a Project Diagram, detailed design, or verbal Scope of Work.

• Ability to effectively interface with all levels of management.

• Ability to facilitate project meetings with all stakeholders in office or field environment to develop a project estimate.

• Strong understanding of utility industry both electric and gas systems, applicable standards, methods, processes and practices, business fundamentals, and performance metrics in the electric and gas, distribution, transmission, and substation areas.

• Strong understanding of design drawings and detailed engineering and construction prints. The ability to calculate job requirements from design documents, including quantities, resource hours, duration, limitations, etc.

• Ability to provide detailed analysis and apply managerial accounting concepts, customer intelligence gathering, forecasting, staff planning, scheduling, analytical and statistical problem solving, financial, accounting, business and budget analysis.

• Advanced analytical skills for project evaluation including analysis of projects with economic, financial, risk and decision analysis. Ability to quickly estimate several scenarios to determine least cost technical solution.

• Customer driven with excellent oral and written communications skills and general analytical, problem solving and project management skills. Strong knowledge of the practices, procedures and principles of performance analysis (trending, root cause and gap analysis) benchmarking and audit compliance.

• Ability to analyze organizational data and problems, interpret and recommend alternative courses of action, and implement intervention strategies to attain performance targets.

• General proficiency in standard software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project), specialized business technologies and applications (e.g., workforce management, project management, Asset Suite 8, Brio, CIS, EPS, Business Objects, SAP planning, business modeling, forecasting, work management, outage management) to retrieve and analyze data in support of business needs.

• Proficient ability with Excel.

• Knowledge of or experience with estimating software such as WinEst, InEight is preferred

• Knowledge of estimating component of Asset Suite 8 is a plus.

• Certification in schedule management (PMI-SP, PSP or PMP) is a plus.

• Professional estimating certification (AACEI, ASPE, or SCEA) is a plus

 

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