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Estimator, Intermediate

Estimator, Intermediate

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood currently has a long-term career opportunity for an Intermediate Estimator with experience in cost estimating Transmission and Distribution (T&D) projects including transmission lines, distribution systems as well as substations. Reporting to the Estimating Manager, this position is located in our Vancouver, BC office. This role will perform general cost estimating, analysis, and control activities for the power transmission and distribution projects, from conceptual to detail design. If you have a successful track record and thrive on challenges in a fast-paced environment, this opportunity is for you.  


Key Responsibilities

Under general supervision, responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Developing capital costs for labour, materials, equipment, consumables, construction equipment, construction indirect costs, contingency, escalation, etc.
  • Providing input to and maintaining estimate factors and indices such as contingency, escalation, and productivity
  • Assisting in general estimate preparation in accordance with industry, client and Amec Foster Wheeler standards
  • Build strong relationships with project personnel
  • Communicating, consulting, and liaising with staff and engineers
  • Successfully working under deadline pressures in an efficient and effective manner
  • Participating in improving the cost estimating process, procedures and tools to efficiently deliver capital cost estimates
  • Maintaining and updating the estimating database in terms of material price, labour man-hours and other reference materials
  • Build and maintain technical expertise, including familiarity with latest construction methods

Skills / Qualifications

  • Proactive individual with effective, clear and concise communication skills
  • A minimum of 5 years experience in estimating capital costs
  • Experience within power transmission and distribution projects will be an asset.
  • Knowledge of the industrial pricing environment. Experience within the electrical construction industry with a qualification in Electrical Engineering or an equivalent technical background would be considered an asset
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, mentoring, coaching and collaboration skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and computerized estimating programs
  • Strong organizational, leadership, interpersonal and client relationship skills
  • Sound knowledge of construction processes with knowledge of a wide variety of electrical equipment and methods of installation

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of over $11 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life-cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, chemicals, environment and infrastructure, power & process, clean energy, mining and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in. 


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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