|Location:||Lake Mary, FL|
|Education Required:||Bachelors Degree|
|Career Level:||Experienced (Non-Manager)|
Completes a wide variety of difficult and complex estimating activities for large projects (gas turbines, steam turbines, generators, heat recovery steam generators and all applicable auxiliaries). Utilizes broad experience, expertise, and exposure to various types of projects and clients, and regularly exercises familiarity of company and project practices and procedures. Analyzes drawings, 3-D models, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for products, projects, or services by performing the following duties;
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Act as technical lead for all estimations. Support estimators with issues concerning specification and configuration requirements.
Review data to determine material and labor requirements and prepares itemized lists.
Collaborate with Applications, Plant and Process Engineering, Project Management and Construction groups to determine appropriate project specifications.
Compute cost factors and prepare estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work; preparing bids; selecting approved vendors or subcontractors; and determining cost effectiveness.
Provide guidance, direction, and specialized assistance for the resolution of difficult and complex estimating problems. Assist project management with preparation of schedules for estimate preparation, review, and publication.
Prepare material takeoffs on the most complex projects, drawings, and plans. Review takeoffs provided by the Engineering Department and checks for mathematical and technical accuracy. Prepare detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates for systems and subsystems.
Review contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and scope changes.
Create estimating guides and procedures.
Prepare and summarize task and subtask estimates, including rate and unit cost determination and performing mathematical calculations by applying standard factors.
Assign material costs and staffing costs to the takeoffs. Collaborate with Global Sourcing on quotes for materials and services.
Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions.
Interface with other individuals in the organization to obtain support and commitment to the cost estimates.
Organize and manage a centralized cost estimating database and a formal process to support cost estimating to ensure historical data is utilized.
Analyze completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.
Provide improvement recommendations to cost estimating processes and tools to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.
Identify cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Must be able to create formal presentations, write technical papers about specific cost estimating and have a proven ability to interface with senior client and company personnel.
Ability to perform difficult and complex estimating activities typical to the engineering and construction industry is required.
Well versed in industry cost estimating procedures and practices.
Understanding of, and ability to work with, engineering drawings and specifications.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EDUCATION
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor's degree (BS) in Engineering or Construction Management from four-year college or university; and three (3) to five (5) years related experience and/or training. Exp. in power generation, oil/gas, petrochemical or industrial construction is required.
Technical – Understanding of engineered mechanical, electrical and control systems and system integration.
Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Contributes to profits and revenue; Conserves organizational resources.
Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Computer Skills: Knowledge of database, project management, spreadsheet and word processing software (MS Office, Excel A MUST), electronic mail, graphics, technical diagrams, flow charts, etc. Exp. with Windchill and/or SAP exp. a PLUS.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Regularly required to stand and walk. Frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. Hearing protection may be recommended and/or required in some areas.
Interested applicants must submit their resumes to email@example.com with subject line Estimation Engineer.
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