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Estimator II - Boilermaker Estimator

Category: Engineering Work Type: Contract Location: Burlington
Mechanical Engineer
Location: Burlington
Duration: Option for Permanent or 5 Year Contract 
Job Summary
An Estimator II (Boilermaker Trade) is responsible for developing project cost estimates for multiple mechanical trades, with a specialty for Boilermaker trade work in a unionized environment. This will require a knowledge of the work being performed and the ability to do quantity take-offs from the available documents and enter those into a standardized database. The Estimator will need to be organized to meet the companies and clients expected structure.
Essential Functions
• Actively supports the Company’s commitment to safety and its “Core Values.”
• Follow the standard of ethics and integrity that are laid down in company policy and ensure that company information and information entrusted to us by our clients is kept with the appropriate level of confidentiality.
• Lead in assembling, organizing and submitting estimates for a variety of clients and markets. Specifically, Oil, Gas & Chemical, Industrial, Power and Tank/Storage sectors.
• Able to self-perform quantity based takeoffs accurately from partial information for Boilermaker and other mechanical elements of the project work and estimate them appropriately (labour & material). Must have a strong attention to detail.
Specifically, new tank installations and tank refurbishment activities, exchanger and heater tubing installations/replacements, Blast furnace refurbishment activities, pressure vessel installations and refurbishment activities, pressure vessel internal refurbishment activities etc.
• Thoroughly know and understand unit rate estimating analysis to determine all aspects of project man hours e.g. cutting, welding, fitting etc.
• Responsibilities will include but are not limited to review of all tendering document information for completeness, i.e. drawings, specifications, technical reports. Identify deficiencies in the drawings/documentation.
• Ensure all proposal documentation is properly maintained and filed.
• Be familiar with construction work and terminology.
• Attend bid walks and formulate questions to provide clarity regarding the overall project scope.
• Solicit subcontract, vendor and tooling pricing utilizing uniform corporate structure and evaluate returned bids for completeness. Maintain and use budget pricing where appropriate. Perform detailed reviews with Subcontractors, Vendors, Tool Suppliers etc. to ensure their pricing is comprehensive.
• Follow up assessment of the subcontracted quotes and third party quotes received in accordance with company procedures.
• Use appropriately selected data from other projects.
• Monitor the scope of the project to ensure that all mechanical trades have been coordinated and a complete mechanical project scope is being provided.
• Assist in preparing bridging documents demonstrating an understanding of how Boilermaker and other mechanical estimated costs have changed from previous estimates.
• Participate in constructability reviews and cost saving enhancement discussions.
• Coordinate with the safety department to identify key safety concerns on a project by project basis and include the safety team in the proposal writing process.
• Organize the estimate and supporting documentation in a manner required to meet the needs of the project and client. Facilitate understanding of the estimate by other team members.
• Understand work sequence and assist in the development of a resource loaded proposal schedule. Identify critical phases and resources.
• Estimate the requirements for craft support labour, staff, equipment and facilities. Select appropriate equipment including cranes e.g. Scaffolding, Cranes, Manlifts etc.
• Refine constructability assessments from team members to efficiently utilize and analyze for final costing e.g. installation access, manlifts, scaffolding, cranes etc.
• Understand the principals of project cash flow and assist in the development of project milestone billing schedules and cash flow diagrams.
• Ability to prioritize and work on multiple projects and capable of working independently.
• Perform other duties as required or assigned.
• 6+ years of appropriate field and/or office experience with a unionized construction firm. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field or 8+ years of field and/or office experience if no degree.
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field preferred.
• Have the ability to quickly visualize the finished product from the drawings and other documents provided.
• Have solid technical skills and be familiar with the various classes of estimates and the purpose that they are intended for. Have a clear understanding of the deliverables needed to achieve them.
• Ability to write and compile all necessary information for a professional project proposal, inclusive of estimate basis documents.
• Good oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Make clear and concise presentations to senior management.
• Have a good understanding of the operating process at the facilities being estimated such as steel mills, refineries, terminals, power plants, mining or other heavy industrial facilities.
• Have a good understanding of current market conditions, availability of labour and other risks that may affect work and project pricing.
• Be a self-motivated enthusiastic team player willing to work and/or mentor others while adopting new ideas and method e.g. provide guidance to field personnel and level I estimators.
• Good computer skills including an operating knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Sage estimating or other estimating software, project scheduling software (MS Project or Primavera) and databases will be an advantage.
• Attending site walk, pre-bid and post tender review meetings.
• This position is based in the Burlington, ON office and may require occasional travel and extended workdays.
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