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Estimator

Location : Detroit, MI
Job Type : Contract
Reference Code : 1102
Hours : Full Time
Required Years of Experience : 4-5 years experience in construction estimating on large projects.
Required Education : Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management.
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

Assists project management teams by developing, monitoring and updating estimates as part of an integrated project plan, so that the project may be executed in the most efficient manner possible.


Applies methods and techniques, standards, processes, procedures, guidelines and templates, to efficiently manage, develop, and control project estimates. Assignments are received in the form of results expected; within operating policies and procedures.


Decisions may involve changes to normal work processes.


Supports project team and estimating personnel efforts toward the development of the project plan and translating the project plan into the project estimate.


Develops and provides analysis of project estimates as applicable.


 Ensures the credibility of the information contained in the estimate and associated cost management plans.


Assists with the preparation of project time and/or cost claims.


Develops and records project historical estimate information and lessons learned.


Applies methodologies, techniques and tools, software, standards and guidelines for estimating; knowledgeable in application of estimating software and application of the software.


Timberline estimating software experience preferred.


Ensures that required project estimating and/or planning controls are appropriately implemented and maintained.


Participates in continuous improvement through benchmarking and maintaining affiliations with industry organizations and local/national chapters.


May require the physical ability to work in a power plant environment (e.g. climb stairs, work in hot, confined environments.


Communicates effectively (verbally & in writing) with individuals at all levels, inside and outside the Corporation. Written and verbal communication & advocacy skills consistent with the ability to present results of projects & research, and engage in persuasive written & verbal interaction with all levels of the business unit.


Analytical & problem solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations.


Ability to coordinate cross-functional work groups and projects, yielding optimal outcomes. Working knowledge of financial & economic analysis, project & risk management.


Knowledge in design, construction, program estimating.


This includes developing various levels of cost estimate classifications (ROM, conceptual, parametric, definitive, etc.), financial and economic estimating and analysis, establishment of contingencies based on type of estimate and risk models. Understanding of estimating models, techniques and methods, estimating quality and accuracy analysis, estimating strategy and estimating optimization (creating estimating models, simulations and sensitivity analysis), life cycle costing, budgeting, cash flow and forecasting, developing estimate basis, understanding of market conditions and how they affect estimates.


Knowledge in cost elements, cost dimensions, cost classifications, cost types (material, equipment, labor, overhead and profit), subcontract and purchased costs, pricing strategies, development of code of accounts, quantification, estimating factors, ratios and indices, product and project costs.


Ability to apply project planning & implementation and/or continuous improvement principles (typically acquired through several years of experience in these areas) to affect tangible, positive outcomes. Promotes an atmosphere conducive to the open exchange of new ideas, and alternatives to orthodox approaches.


Ability to work in a team and/or matrixed structure, supporting multiple clients.


Ability to travel to various work locations is required.


Flexibility & the ability to work with shifting priorities; embrace new/evolving responsibilities.


Assignments are received in the form of results expected; within operating policies and procedures. Decisions may involve changes to normal work processes.


 


$35/hour


 


Required Qualifications :
Required: 4-5 years experience in construction estimating on large projects. Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management.
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