Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS) is seeking a Project Estimator to work in the Oak Brook, IL or Merrillville, IN area. This is a direct placement position that offers a variety of great benefits including competitive salary, health insurance, 401(k), and paid time off.
Seeking a Project Estimator working for a leading engineering and consulting firm with experience in metals, oil/gas, chemical or heavy construction. The position is hybrid (2 days from home) and includes a very competitive compensation. Project Estimator - Position and Responsibilities
As a Project Estimator, you will provide planning and cost basis support on Total Installed Cost (TIC) project estimates. The Estimator will work independently on estimates as part of a project team with support from the Estimating Department and report to the Project Controls Discipline Manager. Services include preparing cost estimates, risk & contingency analysis, and database development & input. The Project Estimator has experience creating AACE Class 1-5 Estimates for projects and has some experience in the Refining, Chemical, Food, Pharma, and Facilities industries.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Use Advanced Project Procedures as a tool for project implementation and complies with work process requirements.
Align the scope, schedule and budget to assemble Total Installed Cost (TIC) data for assigned projects.
Plan and provide cost estimating support of a project or business unit throughout project phase and life cycle.
Proactively develops, plans, calculates, and conveys scope, schedule, and cost data for project estimates.
Develop AACE Class 1-5 Estimates and prepares accompanying Basis of Estimate with every estimate.
Analyze unit rates to be sure they are well understood and defendable to peer review.
Maintain data of current labor, material, and equipment rates, cost escalation trends, and labor availability information.
Assemble cost data and inputs for dissemination into the project control database and/or the project or leadership before, during, and after the project is complete.
If required, participate in claim support information development and claims analysis.
Prepare reports and financial information for the Project Controls Discipline Manager, and/or Project Manager / Senior Project Manager when requested.
Perform project risk and contingency analysis that may affect project costs and schedules.
Advise on pricing strategies for EPC, DB and DBB projects.
Education, Experience and Skills
The successful candidate will possess the following:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business preferred.
Hands-on experience with AspenTech (ACCE, Aspen In-plant, Economic Evaluator) (Formerly KBase/Icarus), Richardsons, R.S. Means Costworks and/or similar estimating software.
5+ years of experience in estimating AACE Class 1-5 Estimates TIC of Agribusiness, Chemical, Food and Consumer Products, Government and Institutional, Manufacturing, Metals, Pharma-Bio, Power and/or Refining.
Estimating experience on engineering, EPC, and construction-only projects.
Construction field experience and/or assignments preferred.
Knowledge of cost estimating, budgeting, change orders, and forecasting.
Experience with Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project Software, and Primavera P6.
Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and attention to detail abilities.
Excellent multitasking and organizational abilities for project efficiency.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
About Integrated Talent Strategies (ITS)
ITS is an international recruiting and staffing firm specializing in Engineering, Technical and Professional positions. Founded in 1984 as a subsidiary of an engineering firm, ITS continues to remain a strategic partner for the job seeker.
Our clients include some of the largest and most respected architectural, engineering, and manufacturing companies in business today. Our ability to offer a wide range of services, and the flexibility to adjust to the changing needs of our clients, has allowed us to maintain a solid reputation for several decades.