Estimator

Plainfield, IN

Post Date: 06/27/2017 Job ID: 14941 Industry: Engineering Pay Rate: Open
 
Prefer a BS in Engineering or Construction Management or 8 years of relevant field experience and minimum of 5 years estimating transmission line and substation project costs.
Frequent travel to project locations will be required; most trips will be day trips but an occasional overnight stay will be required.
 
Determine quantities of pre-defined units of labor for the construction of: Overhead transmission lines from 44kv to 230kV Substation below grade facilities from 44kV to 230kv Identify and estimate the labor hours for work not covered by the pre-defined units: Overhead transmission lines from 44kV to 230kV Substation below grade facilities from 44kV to 230kV Substation above grade facilities from 44kV to 230kV (excluding installation of relays)
 Job Duties
1) Prepare estimates for use in planning, organizing and scheduling work
2) Analyze drawings and other documents to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates
3) Conduct periodic site visits to confirm work methods and work approaches are consistent with the estimate
4) Assess project cost performance by tracking actuals against contractor bids or the project estimate
5) Communicate with engineering, construction or sub-contractors on proposed changes and adjustments to cost estimates
6) Prepare cost reports and projections as requested by management
7) Establish cost monitoring and reporting mechanism and procedures
8) Establish a mechanism to continuously update cost and man-hour databases
Job Activities
1) Communicating with supervisors, peers and subordinates to obtain and supply information
2) Communicating with persons outside the organization including sub-contractors, the public or regulators as directed by management
3) Securing information by observation, email, telephone, corporate databases and the Internet
4) Establishing and maintaining constructive and cooperative working relationships
5) Estimating sizes, distances and quantities and determining time, costs, resources, equipment and materials required for specific work activities
6) Analyzing information and evaluating results to identify the best solutions to problems
7) Organizing, planning and prioritizing assigned work
8) Resolving conflicts and negotiating with others
9) Thinking creatively
10) Developing and sustaining team spirit
11) Using provided software and technology
12) Performing assigned administrative duties
13) Updating and using relevant knowledge and information
14) Interpreting the meaning of information to others
15) Providing consultation and advice to others
16) Analyzing data and information 

Shannon Spurlock


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