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Estimator

R-044812
  1. Oil & gas

Estimator

This position is based out of our office in Sweeny, Texas and reports to the Mechanical and Piping Department Manager. The Estimator is responsible for providing technical expertise for all phases of FEL, implementing good work process to ensure accurate estimates that will assist in developing good economic decisions by Phillips 66 management. The team is committed to meeting the external and internal needs of SNC-Lavalin’s stakeholders worldwide, while presenting a clear and consistent corporate identity.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Supervise, develop, and review all phases of FEL estimates
  • Performs in a Project Estimator capacity supervising cost estimate efforts on small projects/proposals
  • Provides estimating assistance and guidance to the projects
  • Propose, implement, and use new automation techniques to enhance discipline estimating processes.
  • Has sufficient knowledge of the estimating process to develop conceptual estimates.
  • Supports project organizational and administrative activities.
  • Provides technical and operational supervision to assigned personnel.
  • Maintains relationships with project personnel, particularly with individual discipline group leaders and engineers.
  • Present estimate results with Project Manager and project team members.
  • May have continuing contacts with working and supervisory level personnel of other departments.
  • Prepares or supervises preparation of cost studies, trend estimates, life cycle cost estimates and estimates in specialized areas.
  • Review of 3rd party estimate. 
  • Reviews design scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness, coordinates with the project to develop additional estimating bases when information is incomplete.
  • Work with project business analysts and technical team leads in gathering and understanding
    requirements to design solutions that produce best practices and improves work process.
  • Establishes the conceptual scope of studies when definition is not available.
  • Coordinates and establishes scoping requirements for the overall cost estimate for discipline or other specialty, and coordinates the timely, systematic, and complete acquisition of scope definition and related data.
  • Prepares basis and assumption documentation.
  • Coordinates pricing structure or criteria to be used for discipline or specialty which meet the objectives of the cost estimate.
  • Establishes format and content of summaries and reconciliations, including segregation of cost according to level of confidence and identifies areas of risk.
  • Develops specific project codes of accounts and recommends appropriate modifications and revisions.
  • Plans, coordinates, and establishes level of quantification appropriate to the objectives of the effort.
  • Develops conceptual quantities to supplement partial Design Build design documents.
  • Reviews or assists in reviewing cost/pricing provisions of proposals and develops supporting data for contract negotiations.
  • Participates in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates.
  • Performs cost and price analysis to establish price reasonableness.
  • May participate in discussions with vendors.
  • Reviews labor estimates for reasonableness.
  • Take a lead role in estimate reviews and presentations,

What will you contribute?

  • Minimum of fifteen (15) years’ experience with Refining, Oil, Gas, and Chemical Estimating core processes and procedures.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years hand on experience with the Aspentech Estimating software tools (Icarus 2000, KBase, Capital Cost Estimator).
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in EPC estimating practices and methods, including demonstrated ability to organize, direct, perform, review and present cost estimating products with a minimum of supervision.
  • Ability to work with internal and site functional teams to achieve project and business objectives.
  • Ability to develop forced detail estimates with limited Engineering input.
  • Ability to develop an indirect staffing plan and other indirect construction cost
  • Proficient in Aspentech Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE), Kbase, and Microsoft software.
  • Ability to develop site specific contracting strategy and develop site contractor wage rates
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in EPC estimating practices and methods, including demonstrated ability to organize, direct, perform, review and present cost estimating products with a minimum of supervision.

What we offer at SNC-Lavalin:

At SNC-Lavalin, you will enjoy competitive compensation, a safe and healthy work environment, and a full range of benefits (ie.: group insurance, retirement savings plan, share purchase plan, continuing education program, etc.). or

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes
  • Competitive salary
  • Motivational financial package & flexible benefits
  • Defined contribution pension plan in which SNC-Lavalin contributes
  • Work equipment provided according to the season (boot, bib, helmet, gloves, etc.);
  • Employee Share Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 3 weeks of vacation time
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities

Founded in 1911, SNC-Lavalin is a global fully integrated professional services and project Management Company and a major player in the ownership of infrastructure. From offices around the world, SNC-Lavalin's employees are proud to build what matters. Our teams provide comprehensive end-to-end project solutions – including capital investment, consulting, design, engineering, construction, sustaining capital and operations and maintenance – to clients in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. On July 3, 2017, SNC-Lavalin acquired Atkins, one of the world's most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. http://www.snclavalin.com.

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