Construction Estimator

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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

DTE Energy Detroit, MI

DTE Energy
Detroit, MI
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DURATION: The duration of this contract is for more than 1year and is likely to be extended.

PLEASE NOTE: _This is a contract position for a local energy company. Doshi Associates is looking for a candidate on behalf of said company._


This is a full-time contract position lasting approximately one year for a local energy company. The position entails:

* Assisting the project management teams by developing, monitoring and updating estimates as part of an integrated project plan, so that the project may be executed in the most efficient manner possible.
* Applying methods and techniques, standards, processes, procedures, guidelines and templates, to efficiently manage, develop, and control project estimates.
* Receiving assignments in the form of results expected within operating policies and procedures.
* Decisions involving changes to normal work processes.
* Supporting project team and estimating personnel efforts toward the development of the project plan and translating the project plan into the project estimate.
* Developing and providing analysis of project estimates as applicable.
* Ensuring the credibility of the information contained in the estimate and associated cost management plans.
* Assisting with the preparation of project time and/or cost claims.
* Developing and recording project historical estimate information and lessons learned.
* Appling methodologies, techniques and tools, software, standards and guidelines for estimating
* Ensuring that required project estimating and/or planning controls are appropriately implemented and maintained.
* Participating in continuous improvement through benchmarking and maintaining affiliations with industry organizations and local/national chapters.



* Knowledgeable in application of estimating software and application of the software.
* TIMBERLINE estimating software experiencepreferred.


* Knowledgeable in application of estimating software and application of the software.
* May require the physical ability to work in a power plant environment (e.g. climb stairs, work in hot, confined environments.
* Communicates effectively (verbally and in writing) with individuals at all levels, inside and outside the Corporation.
* Written and verbal communication and advocacy skills consistent with the ability to present results of projects and research, and engage in persuasive written and verbal interaction with all levels of the business unit.
* Analytical and problem-solving skills consistent with the ability to identify key issues from a broad range of alternatives, and recommend optimal solutions for various situations. Ability to coordinate cross functional work groups and projects, yielding optimal outcomes.
* Working knowledge of financial and economic analysis, project and risk management. Knowledge in design, construction, program estimating. This includes developing various levels of cost estimate classifications (ROM, conceptual, parametric, definitive, etc.), financial and economic estimating and analysis, establishment of contingencies based on type of estimate and risk models.
* Understanding of estimating models, techniques and methods, estimating quality and accuracy analysis, estimating strategy and estimating optimization (creating estimating models, simulations and sensitivity analysis), life cycle costing, budgeting, cash flow and forecasting, developing estimate basis, understanding of market conditions and how they affect estimates.
* Knowledge in cost elements, cost dimensions, cost classifications, cost types (material, equipment, labor, overhead and profit), subcontract and purchased costs, pricing strategies, development of code of accounts, quantification, estimating factors, ratios and indices, product and project costs.
* Ability to apply project planning and implementation and/or continuous improvement principles (typically acquired through several years of experience in these areas) to affect tangible, positive outcomes.
* Promotes an atmosphere conducive to the open exchange of new ideas, and alternatives to orthodox approaches. Ability to work in a team and/or matrixed structure, supporting multiple clients.
* Ability to travel to various work locations is required.
* Flexibility and the ability to work with shifting priorities embrace new/evolving responsibilities.
* Assignments are received in the form of results expected within operating policies and procedures.


* Bachelor's degree in Business, Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or a related field and the knowledge / capabilities typically acquired through 3+ years of job relevant experience.


* Preferred: 2+ years' experience in construction estimating on large projects.