Engineering Estimator

FPCS is seeking an Engineering Estimator to successfully engineer, design and estimate Government outside plant and inside plant telecommunications projects.  

Responsibilities include:

Gathering any and all data required in preparing lump sum, unit rate and lowest price, technically expectable estimates. Responsible for conceptual estimating, cost analysis, and estimate coordination. Duties include review of and development of a detailed bill of material (BOM) through multidiscipline material rake offs, evaluation and/or development of construction labor rates and evaluation of subcontract cost estimates and proposals.  Perform analysis of cost estimates, comparisons of scope, quantities and cost data between projects; prepare management presentations and develop an estimate contract line item number (CLIN) description list and base line.

Review of process designs and engineering specifications for cost effectiveness and suggestions for alternatives where applicable.

At some point in time, this individual would be expected to assist in supervision of individuals assigned to the estimating group.   Must also be able to coordinate team activities, conduct project cost estimate review meetings, and interface with executive management.

The preferred candidate will possess: 10 - 20 years experience. Significant and relevant experience in Estimating or Design and Site Construction management may be substituted for a BS in Engineering.   The individual must be competent in performing all aspects of cost estimating, and does not require direct supervision.   Skills include the ability to read, interpret and comprehend engineering specifications, process design drawings (CADD / Micro-station, Equipment Data Sheets, etc.) and detailed requirements within scope and contract.

Activities will include reviewing and analyzing complex bill of materials, assessing labor costs, researching vendor, manufacturing and construction costs.   He or she must be able to enter data into a combination of spreadsheet and database programs and create useful information from raw data submitted by others on the team.

The individual must be able to document and organize a complex stream of information and paperwork very quickly. Field experience is a significant advantage and should exist in this individual\'s background of completed projects.

Good verbal and written communications skills are required. Good presentation skills and interpersonal communication and team management skills are also required.


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