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Job Code:  2013-15081
Employer:  Stantec.
Categories:  Energy
Experience Required:  10+ years
State/Province:  AB - Alberta
City:  Calgary
Job Description:  Overview:

Our Oil & Gas group provides client-focused solutions in planning, implementing, and maintaining pipelines, plants and facilities within the heavy industrial and oil and gas markets. We specialize in the development, design, installation and integrity maintenance of oil and gas pipeline systems and station facilities. Within our positive team environment, our employees enjoy great career advancement opportunities and the chance to work on a variety of projects including petroleum refineries, upgraders, oil sands, mining, pipelines, forestry, or upstream oil and gas facilities. We provide career opportunities as unique as you are.

We are currently looking for a Sr. Cost Estimator to join our Oil & Gas group in Quarry Park.

  • Create cost estimates in standard formats utilizing an agreed upon WBS/Code of Accounts and in accordance with AACi principles
  • Present and defend cost estimates to Stantec senior managment and to clients
  • Update our database and systems with feedback from completed projects
  • Create Basis of Estimate and Basis of Schedule documents to accompany the cost estimate
  • Provide technical leadership to staff including liaison with 3rd party cost estimating companies
  • Develop parametrics for estimate benchmarking and for developing Class 5 and unclassified cost estimates
  • Gather industry Total Installed Cost information on projects to validate estimates
  • Training for cost estimating staff and discipline engineers
  • Assist with coordination of work for Cost Estimators or assigned discipline engineers including with the project managers
  • Update documentation including workflow diagrams, Cost Estimating procedures and work instructions
  • Work with the Quality Department to ensure processes meet company quality requirements
  • Work with the IT team to support and maintain Cost Estimating software. Liaise with technical support staff of software vendors
  • Work with various project teams to facilitate using Cost Estimating tools and processes to produce accurate, repeatable cost estimates
  • Ensures all work is performed and completed in a safe manner
  • Prepare and present cost estimate sections of proposals to clients
  • An engineering degree and AACEi certification is preferred
  • Minimum of 10+ years as a Sr. Cost Estimator in the engineering or construction fields; facilities/EPCM experience is preferred
  • Construction experience in the oil and gas industry, preferably with pipeline and pipeline facilities
  • A wide-ranging and in-depth understanding of cost estimating concepts, techniques and work flows including documentation of estimate input data and version control

  • Experience with Microsoft Excel in a project environment
  • Demonstrated leadership within project and discipline teams
  • Comfortable dealing with clients and making presentations in support of BD activities
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