Estimator – Power (CDB)

Burns & McDonnell

  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
Estimator – Power (CDB)
Job Posted : Apr 12th, 2024

Job Description

  • Working with the US counterparts and the team on project direct and indirect cost estimates independently or in a group
  • Estimating complete power generation projects in accordance with the industry standards and client specifications
  • Completing subcontractor and material supplier bid tabulations, performing detailed cost analysis of project risk, and finalizing comprehensive proposals for project stakeholders
  • Working with engineers, operations department, and construction personnel to identify and review work to be estimated, including review of Request For Proposal (RFP), drawings, specifications, and related internally and externally generated documents
  • Including time and material requirements, labor resources (costs and quantities) and where necessary, the estimator will analyze regional labor rates and per diems to be used in the estimate
  • Preparing material take-offs, developing corresponding estimates as well as obtaining quotations from vendors and subcontractors for materials and contracted tasks not being performed by the company while collaborating with the Engineering and Design teams
  • Conferring with internal and external groups (engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors) on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Identifying opportunities, risks, and contingencies throughout the project duration
  • Scope change management
  • Understanding of cost index and escalation projections
  • Building a conceptual estimate with minimal engineering documents
  • Working with estimating software like Aspen, CostOS, Heavybid, InEight or excel templates already developed for estimation
  • Leading project team review for estimating quantities and scope of project
  • Reviewing and approving quotes on bonds and insurance
  • Leading subcontractor solicitation and pre-qualification reviews
  • Reviewing and approving specialty and standard equipment pricing
  • Reviewing and verifying subcontractor bid packages before being transmitted for quotes
  • Presenting the estimate to internal and external clients
  • Participating actively in the review of final estimate before management review and proposal presentation
  • Being responsible for cost history, database management and estimating process
  • Making final recommendations as to fee, contingency and escalation
  • Providing manhour quotes for required estimating effort
  • Developing strategy on contract partnering agreements
  • Preparing and presenting estimating data for risk review process
  • Verifying and approving estimates for joint venture reviews
  • Reviewing commercial terms and conditions and addressing risk issues
  • Reviewing and validating value engineering items, alternates, and options
  • Being responsible for the accuracy and validity of estimate clarifications and assumptions
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications And Experience:-

  • Minimum diploma or bachelor’s degree in any specialization or related field (Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement)
  • Minimum 5 years of construction experience estimating power generation EPC projects with detailed knowledge and experience applying estimating fundamentals
  • Intermediate level knowledge of engineering, procurement, contracts, construction, and startup work processes and knowledge of all types of power plants
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of fixed price, time and materials, cost plus fixed fee, GMAX, and per unit contract pricing mechanisms
  • Ability to work independently or in groups, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions
  • Working knowledge of Advance Excel is preferred.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Aspen, CostOS, Heavybid, InEight or similar software or excel templates
  • Interest to learn and develop estimation skills and software skills in various industries
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • OSHA 10-hour safety certification required
  • Readiness to work permanently in 2 nd shift (12:30 pm to 9:00 PM) to get 3-4 hours overlap with the US Office


  • Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Company Overview:-

Burns & McDonnell India is a full-service engineering company, with multi-discipline capabilities across oil & gas, chemical & petrochemical, transmission & distribution, energy/power, environmental, and food & consumer product sectors.

Located in Vikhroli (West), Mumbai, Burns & McDonnell India is a subsidiary of Burns & McDonnell, a global, full-service engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting solutions firm with more than 10,000 professionals.

Since being established in 2013, Burns & McDonnell India has been a vital branch of the Burns & McDonnell firm.

Burns & McDonnell India embodies the mission of Burns & McDonnell, which is to make our clients successful, and is committed to wellness, team building and giving back to the community.