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Estimator at PTAG


PTAG Chalk River, Ontario Contractor
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PTAG is a Project Management Advisory & Services firm, which is recognized in the industry by Project & Construction Management Industry think-tanks, innovative service delivery partners and world leading industrial clients.  We are looking for an Estimator to help us expand our presence with our clients in the Nuclear Industry. We seek Project Professionals who will align with our corporate mission, vision & values:

Our mission is to help our clients ensure successful delivery and efficient operation of their major capital projects. Our goal is to employ innovation and strategic thinking by capital project subject matter experts to deliver optimum project results.
PTAG???s vision is to help our clients become global leaders in the selection, planning, and execution of their capital and sustaining projects.
Our values include:
  • Safety: The safety of our employees, suppliers and clients is our top priority
  • Collaboration: Creating true partnerships with our clients and service providers
  • Leadership: Improving project performance through the application of best practices
  • Accountability: Being accountable to our clients for every aspect of an engagement
  • Client Satisfaction: Delivering 100% client satisfaction on every project
  • Integrity: Open and clear communication in every aspect of our business
Location: Chalk River, ON - Remote

Type of Employment: Contract

Role & Responsibilities:
The Estimator will be responsible for supporting various projects with cost estimating and related tasks as assigned by the Manager, ERM/Capital, and as more specifically detailed below.
Essential duties of this position are likely to include:
  • Providing an Estimate-to-Complete of all remaining work.
  • Assisting with monitoring of contractor cost.
  • Interpreting field schedule information to generate an algorithm to calculate and forecast average costs per property based on actual costs incurred to date.
  • Reviewing bid packages alongside the Class A estimates provided by our design consultants and providing recommendations to the design team aimed at improving cost estimates.
  • Reviewing and validating change requests/orders/claims from contractors.
  • Providing "ballpark estimates" quickly for emergent work so as to better position the project in negotiations with Contractor.
  • Actively assisting with the cost definition, coordination, and implementation of the various engineering work packages under the scope of services described as Small-Scale Sites, Major Sites and Industrial Sites (i.e., developing strategies, developing schedules, etc.).
  • Assisting with estimating cost risks in the various project risk registers and identifying cost risks to add to same.
  • Providing cost estimating support for "what if" scenarios for various options related to characterization, design, and remediation.
  • Reviewing technical studies and detailed reports prepared by survey and design consultants and other contributing parties to ensure high quality (accuracy and appropriateness) and consistency with cost estimating requirements and standards.
  • Assisting with the development of practical and economical solutions to specific problems encountered by the project.
  • Monitoring deliverables for cost accuracy and adequacy, checking calculations, and assessing needs for potential changes in scope, cost, schedule or quality.
  • Providing input into contractual matters and assisting in the identification and scoping of project deliverables and associated cost projections.
  • Reviewing various project documents including Technical Scope of Work, Statement of work, project schedules and project budgets.
  • Other tasks as assigned.
Qualifications / Requirements:

The Estimator should hold a degree in a recognized field and have at least 8 years of cost estimating experience. The following knowledge, skills and abilities are required:
  • Experience in completing large projects.
  • Experience and capability in managing and supporting project teams, providing input to investigation and design teams and the development and implementation of estimates.
  • Must have knowledge of estimating procedures and practices, organization, and quality processes. A good understanding of compliance program requirements (e.g., radiation protection) and knowledgeable of procurement practices.
  • Technical background or demonstrated understanding of engineering and/or construction contracts.
  • Technical background or demonstrated understanding of engineering and/or construction contracts.
  • Sound knowledge of ethical project management and business practices.
  • Strong analytical, business and negotiation skills to manage adherence to contractual requirements.
  • In-depth knowledge of and experience in applying commercial and contractual formats and specific terms and conditions.
  • Must be able to work independently, establishing priorities in meeting conflicting requirement deadlines.
  • Willingness to devote additional/extended hours and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in a large complex matrix organization.
  • Must be a team player with superior verbal communication and technical writing skills as well as the ability to work effectively with personnel of varying disciplines.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications (e.g., WORD, EXCEL, ACCESS, MS PROJECT, etc.), experience with Primavera 6 and InEight Estimating software (or any estimating software) would be an asset.
  • Ability to work effectively and responsibly under minimal supervision, to take action and display initiative with good judgment in all matters related to cost estimating.
  • Must be solutions-oriented and capable of offering valuable input for improving challenges with existing estimates, while helping to carry these initiatives forward efficiently.
  • The Estimator needs to be comfortable offering critical review/comment of contractor estimates, while also being capable of defending Project???s viewpoint in a diplomatic and collaborative manner.
PTAG is growing and seeking project professionals who want to join a fast paced, innovative, and team-oriented company. PTAG provides industry competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including an employee share purchase plan. PTAG provides an environment to develop and grow professionally and personally.


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