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Senior Project Estimator

Company: Middough Inc.
Location: Oak Brook
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Job Description:

Middough Inc. - 'TOP WORKPLACES' Award Winner!Senior Project Estimator - Position and ResponsibilitiesAs a Senior Project Estimator with Middough, you will provide planning and cost basis support on Total Installed Cost (TIC) project estimates. The Senior Estimator will work independently on estimates as part of a project team with support from the Estimating Department and report to the Project Controls Discipline Manager. Services include preparing cost estimates, risk & contingency analysis, and database development & input. The Senior Project Estimator has experience creating AACE Class 1-5 Estimates for projects and has some experience in the Refining, Chemical, Food, Pharma, and Facilities industries.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Use Middough Advanced Project Procedures (MAPP) as a tool for project implementation and complies with Middough work process requirements.
  • Align the scope, schedule and budget to assemble Total Installed Cost (TIC) data for assigned projects.
  • Plan and provide cost estimating support of a project or business unit throughout project phase and life cycle. -
  • Proactively develops, plans, calculates, and conveys scope, schedule, and cost data for project estimates.
  • Develop AACE Class 1-5 Estimates and prepares accompanying Basis of Estimate with every estimate.
  • Analyze unit rates to be sure they are well understood and defendable to peer review.
  • Maintain data of current labor, material, and equipment rates, cost escalation trends, and labor availability information.
  • Assemble cost data and inputs for dissemination into the project control database and/or the project or leadership before, during, and after the project is complete.
  • If required, participate in claim support information development and claims analysis.
  • Prepare reports and financial information for the Project Controls Discipline Manager, and/or Project Manager / Senior Project Manager when requested.
  • Perform project risk and contingency analysis that may affect project costs and schedules.
  • Advise on pricing strategies for EPC, DB and DBB projects. - - Education, Experience and SkillsThe successful candidate will possess the following:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or Business preferred.
    • Hands-on experience with AspenTech (ACCE, Aspen In-plant, Economic Evaluator) (Formerly KBase/Icarus), Richardsons, R.S. Means Costworks and/or similar estimating software.
    • 10-15+ years of experience in estimating AACE Class 1-5 Estimates TIC of Agribusiness, Chemical, Food and Consumer Products, Government and Institutional, Manufacturing, Metals, Pharma-Bio, Power and/or Refining.
    • Estimating experience on engineering, EPC, and construction-only projects.
    • Construction field experience and/or assignments preferred.
    • Knowledge of cost estimating, budgeting, change orders, and forecasting.
    • Experience with Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project Software, and Primavera P6.
    • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and attention to detail abilities.
    • Excellent multitasking and organizational abilities for project efficiency.
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. - Physical RequirementsThe characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this position, the successful candidate will:
      • Remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
      • Frequently walk, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop or kneel, twist/bend, use repeating motions that may include the wrists/hands/fingers and talk and hear.
      • Frequently use up-close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
      • Should not expect adverse environmental conditions within company offices.
      • May be exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as climbing ladders and/or stairs, extreme heat and/or cold, and/or poor air quality) if or when on-site at a client facility. Noise levels may be moderate to high at various client sites, hearing protection may be required and/or provided. Safety protections to be provided by the client and/or company and are required to be used and followed.
      • May require occasional car or air travel to other company locations or client sites.
      • This position requires the candidate/employee to possess and maintain a valid driver's license in their state of residence.About MiddoughMiddough Inc. (Middough), founded in 1950, is a leading professional engineering, architecture and project solutions company providing services to a broad spectrum of Fortune 500 clients in nine core industries with offices across the Central, Midwest and Northeast regions. Our diversified team is our greatest asset, and they are challenged with a large variety of interesting projects, management and technical development opportunities and team building experiences. - Middough employs the best and brightest individuals who share our passion for excellence and who are dedicated to client satisfaction, quality service, safety awareness and professional development.What Middough OffersWe offer a growth and learning culture which encourages and supports employee development through a wide variety of tools and resources such as the company Learning Management System, Middough Learning Center. Middough provides an opportunity to bring your talents and expertise to a successful and growing organization for your career advancement goals. Additionally, we offer a highly competitive compensation and the following comprehensive benefits package, based on eligibility and plan terms/changes:
        • A hybrid work model for work-life flexibility (based on business and client needs)
        • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
        • Company paid Short/Long Term Disability, Life, AD&D, and Travel Insurance
        • Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
        • 401(k) Plan
        • Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays
        • Tuition Assistance
        • Paid Certifications and Registrations (as applicable)
        • Employee Assistance ProgramMiddough participates in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) E-Verify program to confirm work authorization.Equal Opportunity EmploymentWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors or any other protected characteristic under protected by federal, state, or local laws. Middough does not support sponsorship for any applicant that requires an employment visa (i.e., H-1B) to work lawfully in the US.

Keywords: Middough Inc., Chicago , Senior Project Estimator, Professions , Oak Brook, Illinois

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