Senior Project Estimator

Date: Feb 6, 2024

Location: USA: Cedar Bayou, TX, US, 77521

Company: CPChem

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Project Estimator for Capital Projects Group at Chevron Phillips Cedar Bayou Facility in Baytown, TX


  • Develop Phase/FEL 1 (Concept) thru Phase/FEL 3 (Definitive) Estimates and Estimate Basis’s for Site Capital/Expense Construction Projects
  • Maintain/Build/Improve:  past project estimate database, metrics, tools, processes
  • Evaluate contractor & vendor quotes
  • Read/Evaluate/Perform take-offs on typical plant engineering deliverables drawings, data, MTO’s etc. to develop estimate specs/quantities
  • Read/Evaluate typical plant project schedules to develop estimate costs
  • Communicate cost/schedule concerns as they arise through correct channels
  • Coordinate projects estimate kick-offs/walk-downs/quote reviews
  • Complete estimate final reviews with project teams/construction groups/turn-around groups
  • Complete change order estimates
  • Assist project controls with project budget (WBS) developments
  • Work with site/corporate/contractor/historical resources to develop/analyze time, material, and manpower requirements
  • Stay up to date on current & future forecasts for:  labor resource availabilities, labor market rates, material & equipment
  • Assist with Leadership/Oversee/Review/Train other site estimators

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 10+ years successful estimating experience with similar plant projects (Multi Discipline Scope Projects $50,000 - $2,000,000)
  • Very strong Excel skills
  • Very strong Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE) skills
  • Highly organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Valid driver’s license with ability to travel
  • Familiar with a wide variety of project types, estimating practices/methods, risk/contingency development, and commercial terminologies

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in engineering or business
  • 10 years in a similar lead estimating role in an Owner/Operator environment with multiple projects over $10MM
  • SAP experience within project/budget costs oversight/management
  • AACE Membership and CEP certification
  • Project Management Professional Certification (PMP)
  • Contingency/Risk/Mitigation and/or monte-carlo type software experiences


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Travel Requirements: Up to 10%

Eligibility for Relocation: Yes

Closing Date: 03/06/2024

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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