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Engineering Estimator

Company: Aerotek
Location: Vancouver
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Description:This Estimator will join the Transmission Asset Management (TPWC) program within the Transmission Asset Management Oversight and Program Support (TPW) organization. The position will provide cost estimates and other capital program support for our Capital expansion and sustain engineering and construction projects. This support includes coordinating process improvements, operational excellence efforts, creating and facilitating granular TPW activities and facilitation and coordination between engineering staff, project manager, program (asset) managers and various planning and engineering organizations.Responsibilities Include:Draft estimates for Capital projects for high voltage substation, line, communication, relay, and control projects.Draft complex construction take-off estimates for bundled high voltage transmission assets.Provide input in regards to the full spectrum of estimating needs for integration of cross-organizational process improvement and requirements gathering for data-driven solutions.Provide recommendations to the manager or other federal approving authority regarding:oInitial components (resources and materials) for development of assemblies and compatible units for improved estimatingoDevelopment of basis for new cost estimate "typicals" (order of magnitude/feasibility) for high voltage substation assets.Collaborate and coordinate with various design and/or planning engineers, program managers, project managers, commodity managers, environmental and land representatives, providing input in the development of project scope and incorporating their feedback into estimates. Prepare detailed design, material, and/or procurement specifications for equipment, verifying that technical tradeoffs have been considered and that decisions conform to existing policies and standards and are within budgetary constraints.Provide planning support, coordinate plans of service with stakeholders, and implement management-approved plans for assigned projects.Perform field research by traveling to remote sites throughout the service area to collect physical data from transmission assets such as transmission lines, radio stations, and substations; use data to factor into numerous estimatesPrepare preliminary design layouts for estimating costs of High Voltage Substation, Line, and Communication & Control projects.Compile technical results in summary forms such as tables, reports, and graphics to support engineering staffAnalyze actual vs. estimated costs of projects, monitoring market trends, and update the estimating Catalog and "typical" estimates based on findings. Provide input and analysis of bids received for turnkey work to explain variances and provide feedback to estimating for improvement of overall work and catalog updates.Provide input and recommendations to TPW Management, Project Management teams, and other asset management personnel in regards to best practices on cost estimation techniques; facilitate training and knowledge sharing throughout TPW to verify consistent, comprehensive, and accurate project cost estimatesSupport, develop and maintain databases related to engineering, scientific and administrative applications.Additional Skills & Qualifications:An Associate's Degree in Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Computer/Information Technology (or closely related field or a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science (or closely related field) is preferred:oWith an applicable Bachelor's degree, 6 years' of experience is required. oWith an applicable Associates degree, 8 years' of experience is required.oWithout an applicable degree, 10 years of experience is required.Experience must be consistent with the specific requirements of engineering, computer science or a related field.Required:Directly-related engineering technician experience, sufficient to enable candidates to translate engineering requirements into design and material specifications and correlating cost estimates.3+ years' experience in reading construction drawings and specifications.Preferred:Prior electric utility work experienceProficiency in technical writingKnowledge of SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) data / tools Working knowledge of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)Experience applying engineering principles, techniques, and practices relating to High Voltage Substation, Line, and Communication and Control projects, sufficient to translate engineering requirements for BPA and customer facilities into conceptual designs and accompanying cost estimation Please see API for full requirements. About Aerotek:We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at Aerotek.com.The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Aerotek, Vancouver , Engineering Estimator, Other , Vancouver, Washington

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