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Cost Estimation Engineer (Senior)

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/06/2019
  • Duration: 12 months renewable
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The Role:
Reporting to the Project Controls Manager, you will be accountable for providing cost estimating proficiency related to pipeline project and facilities. The role requires strong customer service and communication skills to align with the needs of the project leadership and the client.
This position will be based in Calgary, AB.

* Prepare cost estimates for natural gas transmission pipeline and facilities (Compressor and meter stations);
* Identify information needs for developing accurate estimates, as well as identifying any technical issues related to project implementation;
* Identify improved methods for project implementation (lower cost/alternative construction techniques) if known;
* Develop and implement improved estimating guidelines when identified;
* Maintain benchmark information for cost trending and estimate review purposes;
* Work closely with the Project Controls team in implementing consistent estimating standards, processes, and procedures;
* Work closely with other cost estimators when required, and support a learning environment;
* Verify change orders
* Review and evaluate bidder's proposals
* Review the Capex estimate and identify whether a raised trend is included in the estimate, to support management of change process
* Review and comment on the estimate prepared by contractors

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Knowledge and understanding of estimating principles and practices and general industry knowledge in the application of these principles to produce credible cost estimates;
* Familiarity with industry contacts to confirm reasonableness of major material costs and contractor costs;
* Familiarity with natural gas pipeline and facility construction techniques and approximate construction durations;
* Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite of software tools, including Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Projects, Visio, etc.;
* Comprehensive understanding of capital projects and the Project Management process;
* Ability to apply estimating principles;
* Project construction experience is a major asset;
* Strong communication skills for estimate scoping and presentation are key and tenacity to work an estimate through to completion and on schedule are essential.
* Experience in conceptual estimating and ability to perform quantity based estimates is an asse

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Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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