Lead Estimator

Confidential Company  •  Anchorage, AK

8 - 10 years experience  •  Market Research

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/08/17
Confidential Company
Anchorage, AK
8 - 10 years experience
Market Research
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/08/17

Job Description:

Brief Posting Description

We are currently sourcing a LEAD ESTIMATOR to join our team in Anchorage, AK. The successful candidate will be required to undertake all required duties.

This position will report directly to the Business Services Manager.



Detailed Description


  • Understand the corporate and contract specific estimating procedures and carry out all work in accordance with these.
  • Study and understand all relevant project documents pertaining to the preparation and evaluation of estimates
  • Work with all relevant project and discipline personnel, pertaining to the preparation and evaluation of estimates.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of corporate estimating software
  • Co-ordinate the preparation and ensure the timely issue of estimates to clients.
  • Ensure consistency across estimates and discipline CTRs in accordance with the project Scope of Work.
  • Ensure all deliverables detailed on estimates have corresponding man-hours and are built up using agreed industry/corporate norms.
  • Ensure estimates and discipline CTRs have suitable assumptions and exclusions and those narratives are of an acceptable standard to facilitate future change order justification.
  • Liaise with cost discipline to ensure all cost elements used in the compilation of estimates are accurate and aligned to current client contract T&Cs
  • Liaise with planning department and project engineer to verify project start date and duration
  • Liaise with procurement and engineering departments on 3rd party cost estimation.
  • Liaise with project controls and engineering disciplines to proactively identify projects which may require Change Request prepared in advance of work taking place.
  • Responsible for historical analysis of the accuracy of past estimates, identifying trends and potential accuracy improvement opportunities.
  • Responsible for obtaining approvals, formally transmitting, passing estimate hardcopy to cost department for system input, maintaining estimate preparation register.
  • Supervise junior and assistant personnel including, where applicable, checking their work.
  • Train, encourage and provide guidance to junior and assistant personnel.
  • Develop budget forecasts as required
  • Schedule, coordinate and facilitate cost/ schedulerisk analysis as required
  • Maintain updated co-estimating norms/metrics
  • Evaluate past performance of project estimates in a suitable database
  • Develop and revise estimating procedures as applicable
  • Perform all other job-related functions as required


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Very good understanding of engineering and construction projects.
  • Excellent understanding of the basic principles of Project Management.
  • Excellent general understanding of Cost Management, Planning and Change Control.
  • Very good understanding of Project Estimating
  • Experience in the oil & gas industry.
  • At least seven (7) years’ experience in a Project Controls role.
  • High degree of Computer Literacy, particularly in MS Office applications
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to provide direction to and supervise others.
  • Ability to work unsupervised.
  • Strong commercial focus.
  • Ability to work in a Team environment.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work well with external and internal customers.
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