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Senior Estimator, Transmission

Company: Eversource
Location: Hartford
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Senior Estimator is responsible for developing estimates across the Eversource three-state area. Responsible for ensuring that detailed scope for major projects is identified and documented to support accurate and timely cost estimates. In addition, this position supports the evaluation of cost estimates vs. actual project costs, identifying process improvements to drive improved accuracy for cost estimates. Individual must collaborate with estimate stake holders which include System Planning, Engineering, Standards, Major Projects, Procurement, Siting, Environmental, etc. to ensure cost estimates consider the various risks and challenges experienced with constructing major projects in the electric industry.Essential Functions: -

  • Development of estimates for major projects (typically over $1M).
  • Support standardization of cost estimating templates across the three-state territory to ensure consistency and efficiency for developing cost estimates.
  • Develop strong collaboration with discipline engineering and support services to ensure accurate and complete cost estimates.
  • Identification and quantification of project risks and associated risk/contingency cost impacts and clarifications.
  • Ability to present estimates to mgmt. in the review process.
  • Utilize industry best practices for incorporating direct costs, indirect costs, support cost and overheads into project estimates.
  • Support cost estimating tools and databases to ensure estimates are well documented and updated based on project actuals.
  • Support process improvement program for tools and metrics to measure cost estimate accuracy, man-hour estimates to actuals, speed accuracy and cost to develop estimates, and ensure evolve estimate precision based on historical project estimates vs. actuals.
  • Support QA/QC measures to ensure coordination and process improvement with other stakeholders including Major Projects, Engineering, Operations, etc.Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:Technical Knowledge/Skill: -
    • Knowledge of transmission and substation power system planning, engineering, maintenance, and operations
    • Strong technical knowledge and business acumen
    • Understanding of the Federal and New England Regulatory environment and the impact for the Transmission Business
    • Ability to interpret and analyze financial documents
    • Working knowledge of information technology and use of Eversource's office automation and information systems
    • Ability to enhance internal and external customer satisfaction
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to make formal presentations and translate technical information into terms that are meaningful to the audience
    • Ability to develop and use collaborative relationships to facilitate the accomplishment of work goals
    • Project Accounting System Knowledge (Power Plan - FSSP)
    • Comprehensive Electric Industry Estimating Knowledge and Experience
    • Expert knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word
    • Experience with an estimating system desirableEducation: - - - - - - - - -
      • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Project Estimating or related discipline Or Equivalent
      • Advanced degree in Engineering or Business Administration preferredExperience: - - - - - - -
        • Five to eight years' experience in technical, operational, estimating or engineering aspects of the electrical utility/construction industryWorking Conditions:
          • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.
          • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.Leadership Behaviors/Competencies:Set and Communicate Direction and Priorities
            • Know the business plan and how your role connects to it
            • Identify problems, issues; take responsibility for resolution
            • Set high standards for self; deliver quality performance
            • Raise ideas for improvement
            • Communicate, communicate, communicateBuild Trusting Relationships
              • Follow through on commitments made to manager, colleagues, and customers.
              • Address difficult or controversial issues and encourage others to do the same.
              • Have honest dialogue with othersManage and Develop People
                • Set performance goals that align with department and company goals
                • Meet regularly with your supervisor/manager to discuss your performance
                • Seek opportunities to develop skills and gain knowledge through on the job opportunities, i.e. working on projects, attending meetings, etc.Foster Teamwork and Cross-functional Collaboration
                  • Work collaboratively within and across the organization to achieve "One Company" and other goals
                  • Recognize and address cross functional implications of your workCreate a Diverse, Inclusive Workforce
                    • Incorporate the diverse ideas and perspectives of team, colleagues, and customers in your workLead Change
                      • Proactively seek out opportunities to improve business performance and customer service.
                      • Respond positively to new demands or circumstances
                      • Exhibit a "can-do" attitude to support changes in priorities and work processesFocus on the Customer
                        • Deliver superior service to our customers, both internal and external, in a reliable, attentive, courteous, quality, proactive and timely mannerWorker Type:RegularNumber of Openings:1EEO StatementEversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. - All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.VEVRRA Federal ContractorVaccination Information: Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. -If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource's HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.Emergency Response:Responding to emergency situations to meet customers' needs is part of every employee's role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. -This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location. -

Keywords: Eversource, Hartford , Senior Estimator, Transmission, Accounting, Auditing , Hartford, Connecticut

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