SENIOR ESTIMATOR

POSITION SUMMARY 

EPFC Corp is looking for a Senior Estimator to join our Project Services team. The Senior Estimator will be responsible for the management of estimates for new project opportunities from proposal through to award, including reading and understanding contract documents, specifications and drawings for projects being tendered. Pricing of work and material take-offs, pricing on materials, equipment and sub-trades. This person will also be responsible for preparing tender forms, finalizing and closing of tenders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead the build up of multidiscipline estimates that may include Engineering, Fabrication, Procurement, Fabrication, Construction and Commissioning and Start-Up depending on project requirements.
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Estimating of work and material, take-offs, pricing on materials, equipment and sub trades.
  • Solicit pricing from subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Develop cost loading for project schedule.
  • Prepare and present project cost reports to internal and external stakeholders, including working with clients through any clarifications. 
  • Identify opportunities including strategies to create a competitive advantage.
  • Prepare and present project cost reports to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Develop, maintain and improve procedures, databases, early phase cost models, templates and tools for cost estimating.
  • Perform cost risk assessment and probabilistic simulations to establish project contingency and project reserve.
  • Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods and procedures that are developing in the industry.
  • Mentor, provide guidance and periodically manage junior and intermediate estimating staff, as required

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • University Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, or a Technical/Trades diploma.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in an estimating role.
  • Strong knowledge of MS Office. Expert level knowledge of MS Excel, including ability to write advanced formulas and use pivot tables to perform calculations.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal direction.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills coupled with the ability to work effectively with all clients, both internal and external.
  • Strong team player with positive collaborative attitude.
  • Ability to perform quality assurance.
  • Advanced technical knowledge of cost estimating, CIQS and AACE guidelines and best practices, engineering design, construction practices and procurement for major projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of estimating methodologies.
  • Advanced knowledge of project schedules and resource/cost loading.
  • Advanced knowledge of construction practices and constraints on large projects.
  • Advanced knowledge of estimating disciplines such as Mechanical, Electrical and industry costing software a benefit.
  • Preference will be given to those candidates who have prior oil and gas manufacturing and construction experience.

While we thank everyone for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. No agency phone calls and/or calls inquiring as to the status of your application will be accepted.