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Lead Estimator, Engineering, Transmission and Distribution

Company: Eversource
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Job Description:

1. Role and Scope of Position:
Lead Estimator is responsible for responsible for assigning, prioritizing and directing the work performed by other Estimators and staff. Also, responsible for performing larger project estimates. The Lead Estimator reports to the Mgr. of Estimating and is responsible for development, expansion, planning, design, maintenance and operation of the Eversource three-state cost estimating process and associated major project cost estimates, to meet the mission and objectives of the organization. In addition, this position coordinates the evaluation of cost estimates vs. actual project costs, identifying process improvements to drive improved accuracy for cost estimates. Responsible for ensuring that detailed scope for major projects is identified and documented to support accurate and timely cost estimates to support the Eversource Capital Plan. Individual must collaborate with Estimate stake holders which include System Planning, Engineering, Standards, Major Projects, Procurement, Siting, Environmental, etc. to ensure cost estimates consider the various risks and challenges experienced with constructing major projects in the electric industry. Eversource Energy is the largest Energy delivery company in New England. We support 3.7 million Gas and Electric customers across CT, MA and NH. Be a part of our mission to deliver reliable energy and superior customer service. ENERGY- BRINGS US TOGETHER!! Role and Scope of Position: Lead Estimator is responsible for responsible for assigning, prioritizing and directing the work performed by other Estimators and staff. Also, can be responsible for major project estimates. The Lead Estimator reports to the Mgr. of Estimating and is responsible for development, expansion, planning, design, maintenance and operation of the Eversource three-state cost estimating process and associated major project cost estimates, to meet the mission and objectives of the organization. In addition, this position coordinates the evaluation of cost estimates vs. actual project costs, identifying process improvements to drive improved accuracy for cost estimates. Responsible for ensuring that detailed scope for major projects is identified and documented to support accurate and timely cost estimates to support the Eversource Capital Plan. Individual must collaborate with Estimate stake holders which include System Planning, Engineering, Standards, Major Projects, Procurement, Siting, Environmental, etc. to ensure cost estimates consider the various risks and challenges experienced with constructing major projects in the electric industry. Essential Functions: Cost Estimating Support establishment of a new cost estimating function to support major projects, including the development of estimates for major projects (typically over $1M).Standardize on cost estimating templates across the three state territory to ensure consistency and efficiency for developing cost estimates.Develop strong collaboration with discipline engineering and support services to ensure accurate and complete cost estimates.Establish clear expectations for the identification and quantification of project risks and associated risk/contingency cost impacts and clarifications.Ability to present estimates to mgmt. in the review process.Utilize industry best practices for incorporating direct costs, indirect costs, support cost and overheads into project estimates.Oversee establish and maintaining cost estimating tools and databases to ensure estimates are well documented and updated based on project actuals.Integrate process improvement tools and metrics to measure cost estimate accuracy, man-hour estimates to actuals, speed accuracy and cost to develop estimates, and ensure evolve estimate precision based on historical project estimates vs. actuals.Establish QA/QC measures to ensure coordination and process improvement with other stakeholders including Major Projects, Engineering, Operations, etc.Develop Transmission Cost Allocation (TCA) documentation to support ISO-NE requirements with support from the project team. Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications: Technical Knowledge/Skill: Expert Knowledge of transmission and substation power system planning, engineering, maintenance, and operations.A combination of strong technical knowledge and business acumen.Understanding of the Federal and New England Regulatory environment and the impact for the Transmission Business.Ability to interpret and analyze financial documents.Ability to motivate and lead a team, applying effective leadership skills.Working knowledge of information technology and use of Eversource's office automation and information systems.Ability to enhance internal and external customer satisfaction.Strong communication skills, including the ability to make formal presentations and translate technical information into terms that are meaningful to the audience.Ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals.Project Accounting System Knowledge (Power Plan - FSSP)Comprehensive Electric Industry Estimating Knowledge and ExperienceStorm duty assignment as needed. Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word. Experience with an estimating system implementation and usage desirable. Education: A Bachelor's degree in engineering or project estimating is required. A focus in electrical engineering or estimating is preferred. An advanced degree Engineering or Business Administration is desirable. Experience: Minimum of ten (10) years in the technical, operational, estimating or engineering aspects of the electrical utility/construction industry. Four (4) years' experience in one or more aspects of the job is required and transmission and supervisory experience is strongly preferred. Working Conditions: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by and employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work is performed primarily in an office environment. Job can require traveling to substations and right-of-ways to support estimate development across the Eversource territory. Please submit a resume with your application. Worker Type: RegularNumber of Openings: 1EEO Statement Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status. VEVRRA Federal Contractor PandoLogic.Category: Finance, Keywords: Estimating Manager

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