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Estimator III

Syracuse, NY 13202

Posted: 03/20/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Other Job Number: 545265 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to)
  • Prepare accurate and timely construction estimates based on engineering designs, drawings, site visits, contractual agreements, materials, permitting, environmental, construction labor, and equipment. Incorporate solid understanding of the utility construction process into complex estimates.
  • Analyze key themes and trends to ensure all factors are properly considered, priced and included in the project estimate.
  • Determine understanding of risk associated with large capital projects and the application of contingency. This would include application and development of risk registers, Quantitative Risk Assessments, and/or Monte Carlo Simulations.
  • Revise and update the estimating system software to support storage and retrieval of estimating information and

enhance efficiency and operability of the system.
  • Monitor year-on-year accuracy of estimated costs and challenge business processes in order to ensure the company is compliant with applicable regulations and deliver projects on budget. Perform planned versus actual evaluations upon project completions for costs and schedule. Document findings and develop improvement plans based on the analysis.
  • Consult and collaborate with vendors, personnel in other departments or engineers to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Challenge existing ways of working and continuously seek ways to do things better in order to drive greater efficiencies within assigned area.
  • Work independently to manage schedule and workload in order to meet need dates.

Qualifications Knowledge & Experience Required:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or closely related field. ex: Project Management, Business Degree.
  • Or Associate Degree with 5+ years of relevant work experience or in lieu of a degree, 10+ years of relevant work

experience and training may be considered.
  • Preferred - Utility Project Management, Risk Management and/or Estimating experience.
  • Proficient MS Office computer skills (Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, etc.)
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proven interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of planning, design, and construction process.
  • Able to work and interact with various team members during all phases of projects.
  • Must have a valid driver's license with safe driving history.

Preferences for Current Position:
  • Professional Estimator Certification in AACE International, ICEAA, or ASPE.
  • 5+ years of estimating work experience
  • Knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles.
  • Experience managing the unit cost libraries of professional estimating software programs.
  • Knowledge of Sage (Timberline) or other estimating software applications.
  • Significant portfolio of completed construction estimates with documented success in actual results achieved.
  • Experience working on Electric Utility construction projects.

This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills.

We will review the minimum qualifications of the internal candidates for the role that they post for and determine the level of the offer. The offer of lateral move or increase in level will be dependent on experience and qualifications of the individual. This applies to candidates moving within the same career path (e.g., analyst, supervisor, engineer), or to a different career path (e.g., analyst to engineer, supervisor to analyst).
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