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Electrical Estimator - Project Lead

Electrical Estimator - Project Lead

United States
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Sargent & Lundy has provided comprehensive consulting, engineering, design, and analysis for electric power generation and power delivery projects worldwide.  With a highly experienced staff solely dedicated to the energy business, we have the ability and know-how to take on the smallest tasks as well as the largest projects.


  • Lead the work of Associate and Senior Estimators and provide management guidance for projects
  • Analyze project documentation in order to scope, organize, and deliver equipment, material, and labor cost estimates, particularly in the Electrical discipline. Focus is on preparation of estimates for power systems in electrical generating facilities, transmission lines, and substations. Cost estimates range from conceptual installed costs to detailed firm price bases for engineering, material, and construction
  • Prepare cash flow, escalation, and interest during construction calculations for estimates
  • erform risk analysis/ range estimating for the purpose of establishing cost contingency
  • Prepare and develop bills of material from design engineering drawings
  • Consult with clients, vendors, engineering personnel, or construction contractors, to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Coordinate information flow and schedules with project team members, in order to complete estimates on time
  • Prepare, supply, and continuously update the cost and quantity details for internal database of equipment, suppliers, contractors and subcontractors
  • Act as mentor for Associate and Senior Estimators


Essential skills and experience:

  • 10+ years experience in a lead role in overseeing the preparation of cost and/or quantity estimates for auxiliary power systems, cable tray, conduit, wiring, lighting and other miscellaneous electrical systems for fossil or nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants
  • Experience as the lead in preparing cost and/or quantity estimates for substations and transmission lines for fossil or nuclear power plants or heavy industrial plants
  • Experience using cost estimating software with a strong preference for Sage Timberline
  • Experience in reviewing and assessing the quality and accuracy of estimates created by others
  • Experience with guiding others in the development and utilization of cost estimating tools & database applications
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with cost estimating tools and database applications
  • Understanding of the following basic engineering drawings: General Arrangement, Single Line, and P&ID
  • Knowledge of resources for estimating craft labor rates, man-hours, and labor productivity
  • Knowledge of resources for commodity pricing
  • Intermediate skills in Word, Excel, Access
  • Verbal and written communication skills


Valued but not required skills and experience:

  • Construction and/or power plant start-up experience a plus
  • BS from an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission-approved program 
  • Project scheduling experience 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.