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Capital Project Cost Estimator
This position is: Full Time
Position Location: Lake Charles, LA area
ReCon Engineering and Management Services is seeking a qualified Capital Project Cost Estimator for a contract, in-plant opportunity in the Southwest Louisiana area.

Job Responsibilities

  • Compiling different classes of estimates through the different phases of a project varying from a very rough order of magnitude up to a definitive estimate
  • Participate / lead the estimate risk and contingency evaluation and related probability analysis activities
  • Compile and update various estimate related matrices for the engineering department
  • Compile, review and update estimate related procedures and systems
  • Participate in soliciting budget quotations and estimates from vendors and contractors as part of the estimating process.
  • Critical analysis and review of estimates
  • Compiling and / or providing inputs into the basis of the estimate documents and estimate compilation plans
  • Up keeping of estimate indices and data base
  • Evaluation of proposals, quotations and change orders
  • Providing support to project managers and new members
  • Participate in IPA reviews and related estimate benchmark activities
  • Participate in audit activities

Experience/Education Requirements

  • Minimum B.S. in Engineering or related field or demonstrated equivalent experience in project controls
  • 10 years of capital project estimating experience (preferred)

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of ICARUS / Aspen Tech Capital Cost Estimator
  • Thorough understanding of the estimating process and the different input requirements at the different stages
  • Knowledge of relevant project implementation models and the estimating requirements at the different stages
  • Extensive Excel and MS Office expertise
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, written, and verbal skills
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of personnel and stakeholders at different levels of engineering, design, maintenance, and management as well as external stakeholders
  • Knowledge of relevant project implementation models
  • Well-developed initiation, coordination and integration skills
  • Systematic and procedural
  • Good analytical and judgment skills
  • Dedicated with strong work ethics, enthusiastic and positive attitude
  • Working in a multi-cultural team
  • Conflict management and resolution
  • Good communication, networking & negotiation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships


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