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Project Estimator

Assignment Description

The Project Estimator supports the execution of a global portfolio of projects ranging from $10 million to $2+ billion. They will be responsible for developing FEL 1 and 2 estimates and reviewing and assessing the validity of contractor’s estimates in FEL 3. The position will be expected to manage a workload of multiple estimates for different projects in various phases of develop.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Works with project managers and teams in developing estimates at various stages of the project’s life.
  • Support maintenance of the estimating tools, methodology, and historical data to assist the conceptual estimating process.
  • Reviews contractor’s estimates for completeness and a reasonable cost basis that supports the project’s physical scope.
  • Assist the project team in resolution of estimating issues involving cost, schedule, and changes.
  • Assist with the implementation, collection, data storage, and publishing of project metrics.
  • Conduct post project audits to collect actual data versus estimated data for the purpose of making adjustments to estimating assumptions and processes.
  • Generates and publishes project metrics and is accountable for benchmarking and calibration of estimating tools with current market and industry standards.
  • Evaluates and sets escalation in accordance with company guidelines.
  • Participates in continuing education and professional development as appropriate.
  • Assist the department to complete specific initiatives, company goals, and process development.

Qualifications Required

Min. Qualifications

  • Knowledge of AACE International recommended practices related to estimating is preferred.
  • Experience utilizing Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE)
  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in business, engineering, or construction management is preferred.  Greater work experience required for non-degreed individuals. 
  • 10+ years of experience in capital projects, chemical, or petrochemical industry required with a degree.
  • Non-degreed candidates should have 12+ years of experience in project execution and/or project estimation.
  • Past work experience in industrial construction, estimating, cost, or scheduling is preferred.
  • English, additional language preferred
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and effectively handle multiple projects and/or changing priorities.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing with internal and external clients.


  • Builds effective teams
  • Collaborates
  • Cultivates innovation
  • Customer focus
  • Demonstrates courage
  • Drives results
  • Ensures accountability
  • Instills trust and exemplifies integrity




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Melissa Macklin



Lyondell Chemical Company



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