Sr. Cost Estimator

Post Date

Feb 09, 2024



ZIP/Postal Code

Jun 17, 2024 Insight Global

Job Type



Engineering (Non IT)

Req #


Pay Rate

$43 - $65 (hourly estimate)

Job Description

A petrochemical plant in Baytown, TX is seeking a Sr. Cost Estimator to join their team. This individual will be responsible for developing Phase/FEL 1 (Concept) through Phase/FEL 3 (Definitive) Estimates and Estimate Basiss for Site Capital/Expense Construction Projects. They will be maintaining/building/improving past project estimate database, metrics, tools, processes, evaluating contractor & vendor quotes, reading/evaluating/performing take-offs on typical plant engineering deliverables drawings, data, MTOs etc. to develop estimate specs/quantities. This individual will be reading/evaluating typical plant project schedules to develop estimate costs, communicating cost/schedule concerns as they arise through correct channels, coordinating projects estimate kick-offs/walk-downs/quote reviews, completing estimate final reviews with project teams/construction groups/turn-around groups, and completing change order estimates. They may also assist project controls with project budget (WBS) developments, work with site/corporate/contractor/historical resources to develop/analyze time, material, and manpower requirements. They will need to stay up to date on current & future forecasts for: labor resource availabilities, labor market rates, material & equipment, and assist with Leadership/Oversee/Review/Train other site estimators.

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Required Skills & Experience

10+ years of estimating experience with similar plant projects (Multi Discipline Scope Projects $50,000 - $2,000,000)

Oil & Gas/Petrochemical industry experience

Estimating experience to include mechanical, ISC, piping, and civil projects

Proficient in Excel

Strong Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE) skills

Familiar with a wide variety of project types, estimating practices/methods, risk/contingency development, and commercial terminologies

Nice to Have Skills & Experience

Bachelors or higher in engineering or business

10 years in a similar lead estimating role in an Owner/Operator environment with multiple projects over $10MM

SAP experience within project/budget costs oversight/management

AACE Membership and CEP certification

PMP Certification

Contingency/Risk/Mitigation and/or monte-carlo type software experiences

Benefit packages for this role will start on the 31st day of employment and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, as well as HSA, FSA, and DCFSA account options, and 401k retirement account access with employer matching. Employees in this role are also entitled to paid sick leave and/or other paid time off as provided by applicable law.