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Posted by Adam Hickman on August 11, 2008 at 19:25:44:
We are currently seeking a Senior Cost Estimating Engineer to assist in the definition and implementation of our exciting solar thermal power generation projects.
This is a key role within the engineering and construction group to develop and maintain cost estimating models for the turnkey execution of Ausra's innovative solar thermal projects. The successful applicant will be self-motivated with the ability to gather information from a variety of internal and external sources, organize and present it in a clear and logical format and produce realistic cost estimates for a variety of different configurations and project specific factors.
Duties will include:
-Preparation of cost estimates for thermal power plant projects working from specifications, drawings and bills of material
-Preparation and update of cost data bases for procurement, manufacture and construction activities
-Realistic application of cost indices, escalation rates and new costing data to maintain model validity
-Working with our engineering, construction and development teams to optimize cost and performance
-Gathering cost data based on completed projects and establishing processes for continuous update
-Coordinating closely with the procurement team
-Experience in the cost estimation of heavy industrial process plant projects including pipework and rotating machinery. Experience with power plant projects is preferred
-Understanding of the key components and drivers of process plant costing
-Familiarity with process plant engineering and construction processes
-Ability to make realistic estimates and extrapolate from base data and existing knowledge
-Comfortable working across Mechanical, Electrical and Civil disciplines
-Strong spreadsheet skills
-Good written and oral communication skills
-A proven ability to work independently on challenging and time-constrained projects
-Bachelor of Science
-CA Professional Engineer registration is preferred
Must be willing to submit to a drug screen and background investigation (motor vehicle record, criminal, education and prior employment).
As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.
For more information regarding this position, please contact Adam Hickman at firstname.lastname@example.org
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