Principal Estimator
Mexico - Mexico City
hace 31 días

Purpose :

Cost estimators collect and analyze data in order to estimate the cost related to labor, equipment, direct and indirect components required for the execution of a specific job.


Must be fluent in written and verbal communication in both Spanish and English


Responsible for the overall coordination, development and submittal of MDR’s commercial proposals.

The Principal Cost Estimator prepares the Estimate Plan prior to commencing and the Basis of Estimate document upon completion of the estimate.

In addition, the professional provides guidance, direction and specialized assistance for the resolution of complex estimating problems in accordance with the company’s procedures.

Additional duties include but are not limited to the following :

  • Provides guidance and direction to the Project Management team.
  • Provides the project management team with Project Schedule input data from the estimate
  • Preparation and reviews process.
  • Organizes and supervises assigned staff as appropriate.
  • Plans and works pro-actively with the other functional departments to identify priorities and expedites estimate input data to achieve the planned completion date and quality.
  • Combines inputs from functional departments into a total estimate. Completes management review forms as well as executive bid summary cost templates.
  • Reviews material takeoffs for mathematical and technical consistency.
  • Reviews contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and scope changes.
  • Obtains early phase quotes for materials and services and assigns these costs within the estimate.
  • Develops labor cost rates and productivity ratios.
  • Participate in risk assessment meetings and runs Monte Carlo risk analysis
  • Accumulates, evaluates and documents historical cost data and construction procedures and methods to maintain current estimating standards and databases.
  • Develops and presents relevant cost background information.
  • Participates in client presentations and negotiations as required.
  • Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
  • Additionally :

  • Must be deadline driven
  • Ability to work independently
  • Must be a team player
  • Ability to work well under pressure and balance multiple tasks / bids at a time
  • Education : Civil Engineering

    Civil Engineering

  • Minimum experience over 10 years.
  • Experience :

  • 10 years experience working direct or indirect with oil projects / proposals.
  • Multidisciplinary knowledge in the unit rate analysis and bids development, in accordance with the law of public works.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal.
  • Previous experience in construction, cost estimating, cost control, planning and scheduling for industrial EPCI projects.
  • Must be self motivated and be able to work independently and in team environment.
  • Strong written / verbal communication skills, leadership, numeric ability, organization and control skills, analysis and problem solving skills.
  • skillfully in NEODATA, OPUS, Word, Excel and Power Point.
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