Project Controls Estimator
Company: Exelon Corporation
Posted on: January 14, 2021
Description At Exelon, we've got a place for you!
Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of
the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer
bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies
that strives for the highest standards of power generation,
competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of
outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought
leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a
diverse and inclusive workforce.
Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design,
build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to
motivating the success of our employees through competitive base
salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.
Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune
100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly
shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize
your career at Exelon!
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION
Utilizing industry best practices, prepare bottoms up cost
estimates for Substation, Transmission, Distribution and Gas
projects. Perform field walk downs with Sr. Project Controls
Estimators and Project Team to identify potential cost bearing
issues at the project site which will impact the detailed estimate.
Utilize most detailed documentation available per each phase of the
project estimate (phase 1, 2 and 3) for continuous refinement of
expected project costs. Develop and organize estimates and analysis
for both internal and external use. Perform analysis of project
actuals against latest estimates and incorporate results into
estimating methodology to ensure continuous improvement of estimate
accuracy. Contribute to the development of short-term and
long-range business planning. Provide detailed process and cash
flow based on estimate assumptions to aid in the development of the
project baseline. Provide analytical and operational support to the
business unit. Research and provide statistical estimate and
Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7
coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES
- Support and contribute to the development of Phase 1, 2, and 3
project cost estimates in WBS format with all required assumptions
that support development of current and LRP budgets. Prepare
standard WBS estimates and assumptions with documentation of
confidence factors ranging from study to construction phases of
- Conduct modeling, forecasting, trending, variance analysis, and
other estimate-related financial and implementation analysis.
Track, maintain, analyze and provide current estimating information
on scorecard or key performance indicators (KPIs). Prepare, update
and maintain standard material and labor unit costs to support
estimate creation and database updates.
- Develop unit cost and parametric estimate range for standard
scope of work. Continuously analyze and update parametric values
reflecting current trends and costs.
- Update estimates for each phase approval with current
documentation and meeting information. Conduct estimate peer
reviews prior to estimate issuance. Perform engineering drawing
reviews, general analysis and prepare reports to support business
- Work with Project Managers to ensure that estimates are
properly understood, challenged and reviewed. Prepare for and
participate in estimate challenge meetings with all stakeholders
(Planning, Engineering, Project Manager, Construction Manager,
etc.) to ensure that all stakeholders have had an opportunity to
provide critical feedback.
- Prepare for and participate in contractor estimate (or bid)
challenge meetings. Prepare side by side analysis of estimates upon
request to provide lessons learned and to generate parametric
This is an individual contributor position that woks under general
supervision and frequently performs non-routine work. This position
is expected to resolve most questions and problems through
interaction with internal and/or external stakeholders and staff
across the organization and refers more complex issues to Sr.
Project Controls Estimator.
May require working extended hours and/or shift work to support
business operations. Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Academic/Formal Training: Bachelor's degree in Business or
Job Related/Experience: 2-5 years related experience, or in lieu of
Bachelor's degree, a minimum of 6-10 years relevant experience is
required. Specialized Skills, Knowledge, License
- Ability to build a high level or detailed estimate from a
Project Diagram, detailed design, or verbal Scope of Work.
- Ability to effectively interface with all levels of
- Ability to facilitate project meetings with all stakeholders in
office or field environment to develop a project estimate.
- Strong understanding of applicable standards, methods,
processes and practices, business fundamentals, and performance
metrics in the electric and gas, distribution, transmission, and
- Strong understanding of design drawings and detailed
engineering and construction prints. The ability to calculate job
requirements from design documents, including quantities, resource
hours, duration, limitations, etc.
- General proficiency in standard software applications (e.g.,
Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project), specialized
business technologies and applications (e.g., workforce management,
project management, Asset Suite 8, Brio, CIS, EPS, Business
Objects, SAP planning, business modeling, forecasting, work
management, outage management) to retrieve and analyze data in
support of business needs. Expert understanding and ability in
Excel, good understanding of WinEst (ComEd/PECO) and the estimating
component of Asset Suite 8.
- Ability to provide detailed analysis and apply managerial
accounting concepts, customer intelligence gathering, forecasting,
staff planning, scheduling, analytical and statistical problem
solving, financial, accounting, business and budget analysis.
- Advanced analytical skills for project evaluation including
analysis of projects with economic, financial, risk and decision
analysis. Ability to quickly estimate several scenarios to
determine least cost technical solution.
- Customer driven with excellent oral and written communications
skills and general analytical, problem solving and project
management skills. Strong knowledge of the practices, procedures
and principles of performance analysis (trending, root cause and
gap analysis) benchmarking and audit compliance.
- Ability to analyze organizational data and problems, interpret
and recommend alternative courses of action, and implement
intervention strategies to attain performance targets.
- Bachelor's degree with some relevant post-undergraduate
- 2-5 years estimating experience in electric / gas transmission,
distribution, and substation industry.
- Knowledge of or experience with estimating software.
Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees
or applicants will receive consideration for employment without
regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran
status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
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