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Project Estimator Assc

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American Electric Power.

Columbus, OH

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Project Estimator Assc

American Electric Power



Job #682333924



Project Estimator Assc

Job Description:

Position Summary:

Under direct supervision, position is responsible to develop estimates and perform highly technical estimating evaluations for complex projects and outage activities in a safe, efficient and economical manner.

This group is responsible for ensuring compliance to defined project estimating and scope control procedures, establishing the process of gathering and integrating estimate and cost information to build master estimating cost models and databases, mentor and train the organization on proper development of project estimates, and developing criteria for estimation and use of project and portfolio contingency. Work with project stakeholders (i.e. project management, engineering, planning, contractors, etc.) to develop, implement and continuously improve estimating and scope change management processes.

Principal Accountabilities:

Development of conceptual and budgetary estimates for assigned projects; support Project Management, Construction, Engineering, and other Customers in the development of AACEI Class estimates in accordance with Quality Management System Guidelines. Collect and analyze benchmarking data on selected projects.

Interface with engineering, outage planning, project engineering/management, construction, plant personnel and project controls-scheduling to identify/initiate, scope, status and follow-up estimate efforts. This includes providing recommendations and guidance to interfacing groups/individuals regarding estimate approach and input requirements.

Develop and analyze historical records of project costs; review and critique designs and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggests alternatives when appropriate.

Implement policies and procedures defined in project estimating methods for the long-range planning and capital development process; develop and maintain standardized processes and procedures for estimating; review estimate basis and assumptions for completeness and reasonableness; work with functional departments and service organization to develop services labor estimates.

Provide technical direction and guidance regarding estimate approach/development, assumptions/qualifications, and resolution of estimate issues.

Assist with maintaining the integrity of the estimating software and associated resource assembly cost data.

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Columbus, OH

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Minimum Requirements:


BS or BA Engineering, Construction Sciences, Engineering Technology, or equivalent discipline; Non-degree applicants will be considered as described under the experience section below.


Entry level applicants with a college degree are not required to have experience. Non-degreed applicants will be considered with a high school diploma/GED and a minimum of 4 years of either experience or combined college & experience. Estimating experience includes cost estimating for heavy industrial/process and/or power generation; strong knowledge of current market pricing trends and construction execution for capital projects. Sound knowledge of estimating software packages.

Additional Information:

Experience with Winest estimating software a plus; Knowledge of Solar, Wind, and Battery Storage Estimating and Construction is preferred.

Develop effective leadership, team building and meeting management skills.

Develop outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal, with all stakeholders including team members, sponsors, and management.

Develop an economic and business acumen with an understanding of the Engineering & Design, Procurement, Contracting, Estimating, Construction and Startup procedures and processes.

Develop strategic thinking, planning, risk assessment and prioritization of project activities.

Utilize cultural toolbox concepts to resolve disputes and to maximize synergies with an overriding goal to do the \right thing\ for the company.

Develop an understanding of scope management and work breakdown structure.

Accountable for timely completion and quality of project assignments.

Position may require extended hours to accomplish assigned tasks and meet project/outage requirements and schedules.

Demonstrate ability to maintain a professional working atmosphere.

Equal Opportunity Employer | Minorities/Females/Disability/Vets

Updated 06/12/2018

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American Electric Power.
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At AEP, we dedicate ourselves to providing reliable, affordable service and shareholder value, with a continued focus on safety.

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