Project Estimator (Energy & Utility) in Roanoke, VA at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 10/21/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  1019632
Apex Systems is currently looking for Project Estimator with a strong Energy & Utility background in Roanoke, VA. 
Duration: Long-term contract to hire 
Principal Accountabilities: 

  • Develop or oversee the development of conceptual estimates for assigned projects; support the planning and engineering groups in the development of all levels of estimates; and collect and analyze close out bench-marking data. 

  • Interface with engineering, outage planning, project engineering/management, construction, plant personnel and project controls-scheduling to identify/initiate, scope, status and follow-up (if necessary) estimate efforts. This includes providing recommendations and guidance to interfacing groups/individuals regarding estimate approach and input requirements. 

  • Establish policies and procedures for allocating risk based contingency; monitor labor market trends; work closely with procurement to track equipment pricing trends; develop and analyze historical records of project costs; review and critique designs and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggests alternatives when appropriate. 

  • Implement policies and procedures defined in project estimating methods developed by the controls group for the long-range planning and capital development process; develop and maintain standardized processes and procedures for estimating; review estimate basis and assumptions for completeness and reasonableness; work with functional departments and service organization to develop services labor and material estimates. 

  • Provide advanced technical direction and guidance regarding estimate approach /development, assumptions/qualifications, and resolution of estimate issues. 

  • Plan, instruct, and/or coordinate the training and development of estimating employees, as required. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Education: BS or BA Engineering, Construction Sciences, Engineering 
    Technology equivalent discipline.


  • Understand corporate overheads and adders, and how they apply to different items within the estimates

  • Experience: Estimating experience that includes cost estimating for heavy industrial /process and/or power generation

  • Strong knowledge of current market pricing trends

  • Sound knowledge of estimating software packages

  • Experience with Primavera a plus

  • Strong communication skills required

If interested, please send updated resumes to Hannah at
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