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Estimator (Electrical Focus)

Estimator (Electrical Focus)

United States
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Sargent & Lundy is a worldwide leader in professional services for the electric power industry. Our distinctive capabilities provide domestic and international clients with a reliable source of comprehensive expertise. Sargent & Lundy offers challenge, flexibility, competitive salaries and benefits.


Sargent and Lundy is currently hiring an Electrical Cost Estimator on a Full-time, Temporary basis. 


Duties/responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop project specific estimates based on project plans and schedules.
  • Prepare and maintain a Basis of Estimate (BOE) for each project.
  • Perform estimate benchmarking and compile project estimates prior to the internal and external review.
  • Develop the estimate plan and communicate related information.
  • Lead reviews of project estimates with the appropriate engineering disciplines.
  • Ensure that estimates are consistent with client common processes and quality standards and accurately reflect project staffing requirements.
  • Analyze project documentation in order to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labor cost estimates.
  • Prepare and develop bills of material from design engineering drawings.
  • Present project estimates to project management teams.
  • Establish craft labor rates and productivity and location factors, for estimating purposes.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineering personnel, or construction contractors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.



Essential skills and experience:

  • Experience with Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE) required.
  • Instrumentation & Electrical (I&E) experience is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of estimating types (Class 1 to 5), methodologies and techniques.  Also known as a stage-gate process (CVP).
  • Experience with lump sum and reimbursable project estimates in the oil and gas industry. 
  • Understanding of the following basic engineering drawings: General Arrangement, Single Line, and P&ID.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel and Word.
  • Experience preparing cost and/or quantity estimates for oil refineries, -fossil, nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent Verbal and written communication skills.
  • Project scheduling experience.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Experience with cost estimating tools and database applications.
  • Knowledge of resources for estimating craft labor rates, man-hours, labor productivity, and commodity pricing.

Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Power plant experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of IPA project benchmarking and philosophies.
  • Experience using Timberline Cost Estimating Software a plus.


Sargent & Lundy is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any protected status as defined by law.