Senior Estimator

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Woodmead South Africa
  1. Project Controls and Estimating
  2. Contract
1095136
Negotiable
Job Title: Senior Estimator
Location: Woodmead, Johannesburg
Salary: Negotiable
Contract/ Perm: Contract
Discipline: Mining
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Job description:
• This position is responsible for the overall implementation and direction for the assigned area of the estimating functions to provide services, procedures, and methods for the timely and accurate issuance of estimates and supporting documentation to the client and project management. In responding to estimating requests, is responsible for ensuring that departmental and company requirements are met. This position may direct the quantitative development of material, labor, and subcontract take-offs, as well as the coordination of information among Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Maintenance.
• Develop the estimate plan and coordinate estimate development with the project team
• Lead the development of the total project estimate; detailed and/or conceptual
• Prepare an estimate from first principals
• Strong understanding of the African construction market and construction techniques.
• Prepare the total Project Basis of Estimate
• Prepare the Estimate Risk Analysis and make cost contingency recommendations
• Analyze and make independent recommendations regarding solutions to problems with varying complexity in accordance with organization and/or project objectives and guidelines
• Present the estimate to upper level management and / or clients
• Support sales in proposal development
• Other duties as assigned

Basic requirements:
• Accredited four (4) year degree or global equivalent in applicable field of study and ten (10) years of work-related experience or a combination of education and directly related experience equal to sixteen (16) years if non-degreed; In addition the following experience is preferred:
Materials Handling/Crushing/Mineral processing and brownfields experience in the mining industry.
• Previous work with a large EPCM.
• Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and visitors
• Job related technical knowledge necessary to complete the job
• Ability to learn and apply knowledge of applicable local, state/province, and federal/national statutes and guidelines
• Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner

Other requirements:
• Stay abreast of current estimating techniques by maintaining expertise through the numerous opportunities provided by professional organizations
• Update, as required, common rates that are used in the business line estimates
• Be active in knowledge management portals and communities with regard to forum questions and discussions
• Be knowledgeable about the benefits of Cost Competitive Execution, Excel to Win, Business Risk Management Framework (BRMF) and Strategy to Win; actively promote innovative ideas and solutions

Preffered qualifications:
• Seasoned expertise to ensure that all pertinent information is updated in relation to the present scope of work
• Should be involved with an Estimating professional society
• Minimum of zero (0) years of experience using any of the Fluor Estimating Systems or five (5) years of experience using Industry recognized estimating systems
• Minimum of two (2) years of field experience, preferably in project controls, construction, contracts, or estimating
• Demonstrate strong technical ability, combined with communicative skills, to lead estimate development
• Knowledgeable about Lump Sum and/or Cost Reimbursable estimating
• Knowledgeable about Self-Perform and/or Construction Management Execution
• Knowledgeable about internal Cost Systems, Progressing Systems, Level I and II Schedules, Work Breakdown Structures and Project Status Reports

Recognized as being proficient in the following areas:
• Direct Field Costs, Indirect Field Costs, Fluor Services Costs, Escalation, Selling an Estimate, Benchmarking and Unit Rates for Key Commodities, Insurance, performance bonds & letter of credit costs, Estimate Plan, Basis of Estimate, Input and Use of Business Risk Management Framework (BRMF), Use of Allowances, Cost Contingency, Input of Estimate into Global Pricing Model’s Template, Productivity Worksheets, Craft Mix and Crew Mix, Expatriate Policy Costs, Data Analyst, Comparison Analyst, Input into and Use of Historical Data (EMS – Experience Management System), Procurement including a comprehensive understanding of Purchase Order, Budget Quotations and “Procurement Action – Request for Proposal” (PARP) and “Procurement Action - Request for Quotation” (PARQ) work processes
• Recognized as being familiar, but requiring guidance and supervision in the following areas: Currency fluctuation and tax costs
• Good analytical and computer skills


"You must be able to attend a local interview to be considered for this role"

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Contact
cobus.steyn@trsstaffing.com

TRS Staffing does not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and complies with all relevant South African legislation. As per legislation, due consideration is given to previously disadvantaged individuals.

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