Stantec System

Intermediate Cost Estimators

1 month ago(12/19/2017 8:48 PM)
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Oil and Gas EPCM Services

Your Opportunity

Finding efficient, safe, and economical ways to develop and deliver oil and gas is an ongoing challenge. From the Arctic to the Canadian oil sands and the US shale plays, our Oil & Gas team partners with clients to provide engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM), permitting, survey, and environmental services across the upstream, midstream, and downstream oil and gas industry. We design facilities, pipelines, terminals, and refineries, as well as critical infrastructure like processing plants and field facilities. Through our partnerships, industry experience, and use of technology, we develop new and inventive ways to solve emerging issues, meet regulations, and increase productivity. Explore your career options with us.  


Our Oil & Gas division is currently seeking Intermediate Cost Estimators to join our team in the Calgary Southeast or Houston, Texas offices.  Reporting to the Cost Estimating Lead, the Cost Estimators will be a key part of executing and developing the processes, standards, templates and databases used in the development of capital cost estimates for pipeline and facilities. Capital projects (cost ranges from several millions to several billions of dollars) in conventional oil and gas.

Your Duties

  • Delivery of pipeline and facilities estimates on varying project sizes.
  • Delivery of complete estimate packages including Estimate Preparation Plan (EPP), Basis of Estimate (BOE), Material Take-Offs (MTO), and detailed backup.
  • Understand and contribute to the development of project and construction schedules.
  • Contribute to estimate development for materials, construction, engineering, and subcontract costs.
  • Planning, scheduling and coordinating for timely delivery of capital estimates.
  • Mapping estimated capital costs to Stantec and client WBS coding structures.
  • Maintenance and development of cost history, benchmarking, commodity data management, market tracking.
  • Ownership and autonomy of work product, output and recommendations.
  • Continuous interaction with Stantec project managers to schedule and prioritize estimates.
  • Close interaction with client’s corporate project controls, finance teams and project managers.

Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Strong technical background in Pipeline estimating.
  • Engineering degree or Technology diploma preferred.
  • Background in construction, fabrication, EPC/EPCM environment, process industries or field experience.
  • 5-10 years’ experience in an Oil & Gas  or Pipeline construction environment. 
  • You are competent with analysis, numeration, research, and the use of spreadsheets.
  • Working knowledge of Win-Est, Accubid, TiLoS (Time Location System for Linear Projects), and scheduling software (specifically Hard Dollar, MS Office and Primavera.)  
  • Excellent data management and MS Word and MS Excel skills.
  • Understanding of AACE Estimating Classifications and its requirements.
  • Unit price development and benchmarking an asset.
  • Understanding of labor market, craft mix, labor unit rates and work plans is an asset.
  • Candidate with detailed estimating methodology will be preferred.
  • Proven ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Quality focused with acute attention to detail and knowledge of reading drawings and technical documents.
  • You possess strong communication skills, both written and verbal, along with excellent interpersonal abilities and willingness to work in a team atmosphere. 
  • You have a commitment to thrive in a proactive organization where client service is second to none.

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