Major Projects Estimator

Job Order Number: rzk21248

Posted on Fri, 02/02/2018 - 11:57

Job Order Number: 
rzk21248
Job Description: 
Major Projects Estimator Needed in Norco, LA

• Per Diem is not being Offered
• Estimated Project Duration: on-going contract position
• Supporting: Major Capital Projects Group
• Work Schedule: 9/80 – every other Friday Off with overtime opportunities
• Full Benefits Offered
• Software experience: Trained in Aspen, SAP and Excel
• Background: Engineering Estimating experience preferred


The Major Projects Estimator will support Major Projects and responsible for:
• Perform work activities efficiently while continuously looking for cost-saving opportunities
• Knowledgeable of standard business cost control procedures and practices
• Become familiar with and comply with cost control procedures and practices
• Deliver and maintain standard, consistent, and realistic cost estimates reflecting the assessed risk parameters for each project
• Utilize cost methodologies and tools to produce cost estimates inclusive of engineering, procurement, construction, pre-commissioning, and start-up scope and costs
• Incorporate project complexity factors into project estimates and assemble key input data such as project objectives, scope, and execution plan
• Formulate methodologies for deriving quantities from design parameters
• Perform scenario comparisons and uncertainty analysis and sensitivities on cost estimates reflecting analysis of project risks
• Support reviews and assurance of cost estimates
• Benchmark against historical performance, industry norms, and established KPIs
• Identify areas of uncertainty and apply appropriate allowances
• Incorporate project actuals to date and detailed MTOs matched with detailed pricing and construction unit hours for to-go costs
• Develop an estimate plan detailing how the estimate will be developed
• Develop an estimate basis in order to document how estimate was developed
• Support the estimating data process by collecting actual cost performance, conditioning and normalizing data for future use, and developing metrics and benchmarking information
• Support the process to store estimate files in a consistent secure location
Desired Skills: 
The ideal Major Projects Estimator will have:
• Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in working cost estimation on capital project, turnarounds and major maintenance
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (or related discipline) or Construction Management preferred
• Estimator certifications such as a Certified Cost Consultant, Certified Cost Engineer, or Certified Cost Technician, through the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering are a plus
• Knowledge of Aspen Tech preferred but not mandatory
• Advanced level with standard petrochemical project, turnaround, and major maintenance estimating tools
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office products
• Strong math and analytical skills
• Ability to work independently and develop logical process
• Ability to recognize potential risk
• Ability to read and interpret drawings and specifications
• Possess strong organizational skills
• Ability to gather and compile historical data for use in future estimates
• Understand and utilize standard auditing requirements
• Intermediate/advanced level in SAP, MS Excel, MS Word

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