Senior Project Estimator in Rock Hill, SC at Westinghouse Electric Company

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

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    Rock Hill, SC
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Job Description

Job ID: 30569BR

Are you interested in being part of an innovative team that supports Westinghouse’s mission to provide clean energy solutions? At Westinghouse, we recognize that our employees are our most valuable asset and we seek to identify, attract and recruit the most qualified talent while recognizing and encouraging the value of diversity in the global workplace.

If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Estimator.

Your Day-to-Day:

* Develop complete and accurate specialty welding and machining project estimates that are aligned with current market price points. Primary focus will be on industrial sector projects including but not limited to: petrochemical, fossil plant power generation, natural gas facilities, and specialized services to EPCs.
* Responsible to develop, capture, and close competitive cost estimates for maintenance, modifications, and new installation projects. Must collect and analyze data on all of the factors that can affect costs, such as materials, labor, location, duration of the project, and special machinery/equipment requirements.
* Track historical estimates and analyze to continuously improve quality of bids.
* Review customer RFQs / RFPs, including engineering specifications and drawings, to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project and overall plan for the actual project execution as basis for the estimate.
* Perform “Take-Offs” to determine the quantity of materials and labor required to complete the project. Must make decisions concerning equipment needs, the sequence of operations, the size of the crew required, and physical constraints at the site; including allowances for wasted materials, inclement weather, shipping delays, and other factors that may impact estimate.
* Attend site pre-bid meetings and walk-downs prior to form a plan of operations and identify any problems or conditions that may influence execution.
* Understand all aspects of project processes including project management plans, scope of work, schedule, cost baselines, and risk management.
* Develop scope, schedule, and requirements for subcontractor RFQ’s, through supply chain. Manage vendor offers/estimate as a strategic advantage.
* Develop preliminary project schedules and Work Breakdown Structures to ensure alignment with RFQ and project delivery goals.
* Interpersonal skills to cultivate positive relationships with team and customer.
* Limited travel may be required
* Identify, assess, and implement improvement or recovery opportunities that will promote successful project delivery.

Minimum Requirements:

Who You Are:
As a successful candidate, you will bring the following to the team:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Project Management, Engineering, Business, Construction Management, or related technical discipline or equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as a project estimator and a history of estimating large scale welding and machining projects (5 years in technical/project management role and 5 years as a project estimator may be considered as equivalent); full experience in project estimating preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, such as effective verbal and written communications; ability to lead team members; ability to develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders; and ability to make decisions and carry out multiple tasks as assigned
  • Knowledge and skill of project scheduling and bottom-up cost estimating.
  • Must possess strong experience and user ability for MS Project Scheduling and MS Excel.
  • Strong understanding and experience with large scale specialty welding and machining projects for high energy piping at power plants and other industrial settings.​


"Why Westinghouse?

Westinghouse Electric Company is the global nuclear energy industry’s first choice for safe, clean, and efficient energy solutions. We enable our delivery of this vision by living our value system:

  • Safety & Quality First

  • Valuing Ethics, Integrity & Diversity

  • Passion for Serving Our Customers Globally

  • Dedication to Each Other Through Servant Leadership

  • Creating Value for Shareholders, Customers and Employees

  • Consistently Delivering Our Commitments.

Westinghouse offers competitive benefits to all our employees around the globe to keep them healthy and enhance their well-being. In the U.S. the following are representative of what we offer:
  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Health, Wellness and Income Protection Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan with Company Match
  • Paid Vacations and Holidays
  • Opportunities for Flexible Work Arrangements
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Employee Referral Program

While our Global Headquarters are located in Cranberry Township, PA, we have over 9,000 employees working at locations in 19 different countries. You can learn more by visiting link

EOE of Minorities / Females / Vets / Disability.

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