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Senior Estimator

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Roanoke
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Kelly Services is seeking an Senior Estimator for our well-known client in the Electrical Utility industry in Roanoke VA. The ideal candidate BS or BA Engineering, Construction Sciences, Engineering Technology equivalent discipline. A minimum of six years of estimating experience that includes cost estimating for heavy industrial/process, power generation and/or transmission. This is a 12-month contract role with a possibility of extension.

Title: Senior Estimator

Location: Roanoke VA

Duration: 12 months

Job Description

Purpose:

Under some supervision, responsible for performing highly technical estimating evaluations for complex projects and outage activities in a safe, efficient and economical manner. This group is responsible for ensuring compliance to defined project estimating and scope control procedures; establishing the process of gathering and integrating estimate and cost information to build master estimating cost models and databases; mentor and train the organization on proper development of project estimates; and developing criteria for estimation and use of project and portfolio contingency. Work with project stakeholders (i.e. project management, engineering, planning, contractors, etc.) to develop, implement and continuously improve estimating and scope change management processes.

Primary Responsibilities:



  • Develop or oversee the development of conceptual estimates for assigned projects; support the planning and engineering groups in the development of all levels of estimates; and collect and analyze close out benchmarking data.

  • Interface with engineering, outage planning, project engineering/management, construction, plant personnel and project controls-scheduling to identify/initiate, scope, status and follow-up (if necessary) estimate efforts. This includes providing recommendations and guidance to interfacing groups/individuals regarding estimate approach and input requirements.

  • Establish policies and procedures for allocating risk based contingency; monitor labor market trends; work closely with procurement to track equipment pricing trends; develop and analyze historical records of project costs; review and critique designs and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggests alternatives when appropriate.

  • Implement policies and procedures defined in project estimating methods developed by the controls group for the long-range planning and capital development process; develop and maintain standardized processes and procedures for estimating; review estimate basis and assumptions for completeness and reasonableness; work with functional departments and service organization to develop services labor and material estimates.

  • Provide advanced technical direction and guidance regarding estimate approach /development, assumptions/qualifications, and resolution of estimate issues.

  • Plan, instruct, and/or coordinate the training and development of estimating employees, as required.

    Requirements: -



    • BS or BA Engineering, Construction Sciences, Engineering Technology equivalent discipline.

    • A minimum of six years of estimating experience that includes cost estimating for heavy industrial/process, power generation and/or transmission.

    • Estimating experience that includes cost estimating for heavy industrial /process and/or power generation; strong knowledge of current market pricing trends and construction execution for capital projects.

    • Experience with Primavera a plus; strong communication skills.

    • Develop and demonstrate effective leadership, team building and meeting management skills.

    • Develop and demonstrate a high-level of confidence in the ability to lead a team and a project to successful conclusion.

      Why Kelly?

      As a Kelly employee, you'll have access to premier perks, including:



      • Kelly-sponsored Affordable Care Act health care coverage available to eligible employees

      • Group insurance options

      • Service bonus plan

      • Holiday pay plan

      • Weekly electronic pay options

      • Online training campus that provides more than 3,000 free courses to help improve and develop skills

      • Outstanding online employee community Corporate discounts




        • Transportation Spending Accounts

        • Offered and coordinated by Leslie & Associates. These plans are not sponsored by Kelly Services.


          Why Kelly--?Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity, and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short-term project engagements or prefer contract-to-hire or direct-hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.About Kelly--At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

          Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.

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