Senior Proposals & Estimation Engineer / Pipeline Estimator

  • Finezi,
  • San Ramon, CA
Senior Pipeline Estimator (known as Senior Target Pricing Analyst)
Contract W2, 5 months+
Telecommuting not available Travel required to 25%.

Job Description

Title: Sr Pipeline Estimator (Sr Target Pricing Analyst)

Location :  San Ramon, CA

Duration: 5 month+.


Minimum Qualifications:


• Experience in pipeline or mechanical estimating, utility pipeline estimating preferred

• 5-7 years of estimating experience with an emphasis on pipeline projects

• 4-year degree or equivalent experience

• Extensive knowledge and experience in EPC, crew- based estimating practices and methods

• Ability to organize, direct, perform, review and present cost estimating products with minimum supervision

• Demonstrated ability in pricing negotiation

• In-depth knowledge of pipeline construction activities, crew composition, realistic production rates, working restriction, and project schedules; first-hand experience setting up activity based resource loaded estimates; knowledge of estimating indirect costs to support large pipeline projects

• Thorough understanding of established cost index, escalation calculations and projections; thorough understanding of cost engineering and estimating industry standards for administrative, supervisory procedures and practices.


This position requires specific experience in estimating pipeline installation and/or pipeline upgrade projects.


Travel Requirements:


• Up to 25% travel to project sites (typically no overnight travel is required)

• Site visits include site meetings job walks 




Senior Pipeline Estimator (known as Senior Target Pricing Analyst) Responsibilities:


• Provide pipeline project estimates

• Provide target price negotiating support within a 6–10 person team, directly with contractors/company representatives (in person) bidding for the project

• Research and develop target pricing for ongoing projects, ultimately developing a “bottoms-up” resource loaded estimate detail

• Aid and assist with the development of historical data, archival and analysis comparison reports

• Assist the price validation team

• Provide change order support when needed, during project construction and close-out

• Support estimate reporting and reviews

• Prepare, review and/or supervise (when delegated) the preparation and presentation of pipeline estimates with minimal supervision

• Provide technical direction and support training activities, when delegated

• Work with construction and contracts personnel to prepare crew-based estimates assigning labor, equipment and materials to standard pipeline activities to meet project requirements

• Provide “means and methods” and constructability analysis during early stages of project design and in project review meetings

• Develop conceptual estimates, supporting project organizational and administrative activities

• Maintain relationships with project personnel, particularly with individual discipline group leaders and project managers

• Prepare and supervise the preparation of cost studies, trend estimates, capital cost estimates, alternatives and estimates in specialized areas

• Assist in the overall negotiation of received bids by negotiating target pricing directly with the contractor and project management groups

• Review design scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness; coordinate with project personnel to develop additional estimating bases when information provided is incomplete; establish the conceptual scope of studies when the definition is not available

• Prepare basis and assumption documentation

• Coordinate pricing structure and/or criteria to be used for the pipeline discipline which meet the objectives of the cost estimate 


Dice Id : 10309206
Position Id : MA-Est-CA
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