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Principal Estimator

Company: Albemarle Corporation
Location: Friendswood
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Are you inspired by "what's next"? So are we.

When you join the Albemarle team, you contribute to a better tomorrow. You will play a role in powering many of the world's largest and most critical industries, from energy and communications to transportation and electronics. We are putting innovation to work to improve people's lives and we want YOU to be a part of it.

Job Description

Albemarle Corporation is seeking a Principal Corporate Estimator to work as an integral part of the assigned project team and meet the expectations of the assigned project manager, while taking estimating procedural direction from the Albemarle Director of Estimating.


  • Adhering to Albemarle Core Values.
  • Produce, review, and validate estimates for all project phases as required, beginning FEL1 Phase 1 or Concept Development (+/- 50%) through Definitive or Implementation FEL3 Phase 3 (+/- 10%)
  • Coordinating and attending all estimate kick-off and review meetings
  • Assure that the Albemarle Project Process (APP) is being adhered to
  • Review and evaluate all documentation for required level of proper engineering deliverables to produce requested level of estimate
  • Display a proficiency in the use of current tools used to produce and evaluate requested estimates. (ASPEN, Cleopatra, or Internal EPC Developed Tools)
  • File all completed estimates according to the Albemarle estimating procedure for document retention
  • Track & record estimate values through the various levels of estimates produced, including options and multiple iterations of produced estimated values

    Skills and Qualifications:
    • Demonstrate core competency and complete understanding of Estimating core processes requiring minimal direction and supervision.
    • Strong organization skills, the capacity to successfully manage competing priorities, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines.
    • Proficient in various estimating methods, processes, and procedures, in addition to the estimate types, classifications, and components.
    • Complete understanding of market pricing and pricing sources in area of specialization.
    • Broad knowledge and experience in EPC and construction estimating practices and methods.
    • Extensive experience in understanding project scope including performing, leading, and directing quantity takeoffs, statistical analysis, and cost and price analysis. Skill in understanding technical discipline processes. Broad knowledge of engineering and construction codes and standards.
    • Working knowledge with commercial terms and conditions (contractor relationships, currency exchange, taxation, inflation, insurance, escalation, etc.).
    • Proficiency in the understanding and use of cost indexing (Domestic and International) including escalation projections sources.
    • Understanding of project cash flows and the corresponding time value of money as the cost of working capital.
    • Proficient in developing and applying risk models identifying project risk. Recommending and setting contingency amounts. Leading and directing Risk/Contingency development workshops.
    • Excellent applied analytical and quantitative skills. Effective in utilizing metrics to provide reasonableness checks.
    • Knowledge of financial report systems and controller account codes.

      • Bachelor's degree, Construction Sciences, Engineering, or related field.
      • 15 - 20+ years of estimating experience on projects in the Chemical and Petrochemical industry.
      • Previous work experience in Major Project development and execution circa > US$100M execution cost.
      • Previous experience in Chemical refinement and extraction technologies, a plus.
      • Previous estimating experience functioning as an Owner Operator, a plus.
        Choose to unlock your full POTENTIAL. Apply today.

Keywords: Albemarle Corporation, Houston , Principal Estimator, Professions , Friendswood, Texas

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