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Requisition Number 21-0490
Title Sr. Project Estimator
City Pasadena
State TX
Job Family Power Operations
Shift Days
Employee Type Regular
Subject to DOT Regulations No
Percent of Travel Required 25
Relocation Provided Yes
Location Pasadena Fleet Solutions
Description Job Summary: (includes but is not limited to the following, other duties may be assigned):

Provides cost estimating services to support Capital and Expense projects (Industrial Construction). Supports and assists Project Engineers, Project Managers, and Developers to develop and estimate costs for Power, which includes Fossil Fuel (Natural Gas), Geothermal, Solar, Bulk Energy Storage Systems (BESS) projects, and other Renewables, as well as Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCUS).

Assist in developing estimating databases and templates for future project use. Develops conceptual and detailed cost estimates for large capital projects and smaller maintenance projects with indicative accuracy from +/-10% to +/-30%.

Develops estimating to validate EPC and Construction Subcontractor proposals, including change order and equipment supplier pricing evaluation. Evaluate alternatives and assist in developing alternative estimates during project definition and conceptual planning phase.

Job Responsibilities:
• In-depth or broad, extensive knowledge.
• Highly skilled professional with wide-ranging, advanced technical experience to resolve complex issues.
• Competent to work at very high level in multiple knowledge areas or functions as an advanced contributor.
• Makes decisions on complex issues regarding project components and advanced tasks.
• Leads the researches for innovations from external sources, and identifies opportunities to develop new processes, tools, services and techniques within the function.
• Works on complex issues and projects.
• Uses independent judgment requiring in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Independently selects methods, techniques, analytical approach and evaluation criteria.
• Determines methods and procedures for new assignments.
• Serves as project/technical lead on medium to large projects; regularly coordinates work of professionals, technicians and others outside of own department.
• Trains and mentors employees on technical skills.
• Collaborate and solve problems – works with others to resolve significant issues, clarify or interpret complex information, provide initial screening/negotiations.
Requirements • • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.
• In-depth experience across knowledge areas and multiple functions including project management; typically requires 10+ years experience.
• Proficiency with MS Office software and specifically MS Excel.
  • Vaccination Information: Calpine requires an individual who is newly hired into this position to be vaccinated for COVID-19 within the first 28 days of employment - if not already vaccinated prior to starting employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Calpine’s HR department after a decision has been made about whether or not to make you a conditional offer of employment. Calpine does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws requiring reasonable accommodation.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
  • Calpine is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to use our website or to apply for a position, please send an e-mail with your request to hrrecruitment@calpine.com. Determination on requests for reasonable accommodation are made on case-by-case basis.
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