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Project Estimator

Date: Jul 10, 2019

LOCATION: Commerce City, Colorado (US-CO)
JOB NUMBER: 26718

Why you should join us:

Working in our Commerce City refinery, where we produce 98,000 barrels-per-day and where we are the only petroleum refinery in the area (and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain region), you will be responsible for providing cost estimates for capital projects in new construction, turnaround and sustaining projects. You will work on all levels of estimates in each stage of the project following Suncor corporate standards for project execution.

You will use your expertise to:

  • Ensure that the estimates produced adhere to the estimating standards and procedures as outlined by the Commerce City Refinery (CCR) Procedures and those established in the Suncor Asset Development and Execution Model (ADEM) Standards and Governance related to estimating.
  • Work collaboratively with engineering house estimators and extended estimating teams
  • Support and participate in the development of a cohesive project team and support positive relationships with other groups such as the engineering contractor, construction, internal Suncor groups, contract resources and diverse groups related to the project
  • Develop project estimates of all categories and in all project stages
  • Generate and maintain all levels of estimates including pre-scoping, scoping, stage 2 concept selection, stage 3 front end engineering design, stage 4 detailed design and construction, and stage 5 benefit analysis
  • Provide analysis on project cost variance to estimate, as required
  • Maintain cost estimate risk register for each project throughout the project lifecycle
  • Ensure project cost estimate basis is understood and in accordance with corporate financial guidance
  • Understand the importance of scope definition, execution on project cost and identify and present key cost drivers for a project

We’d like to review your application if you have…

Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • Five years’ related work experience or an appropriate combination of education and experience in preparing cost estimates and project controls for sustaining projects
  • A High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED)
  • Functional knowledge in Aspen-tech In Plant Estimator estimating program
  • Familiarity with Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS) and Earned Value Management (EVM)
  • Experience in both brownfield and greenfield projects
  • The ability to work on multiple estimates at a time
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or a Technical diploma
  • The ability to work with team members to produce estimating deliverables in a timely manner.
  • A self-starter who is able to work with minimal supervision
  • The ability to provide personal and technical mentorship to junior staff members and extended teams
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to collaborate with diverse groups in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • A highly motivated individual who is committed to providing exceptional customer service

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other meaningful information:

  • You will work out of our Denver Refinery Business Center, located at 5455 Brighton Blvd.
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • You will need to manage multiple projects at various stages, and prioritize work based on business unit needs
  • Field visits may be required to view scope of work being estimated
  • You will participate in multiple project meetings SAP:IND

Why Suncor?

Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Suncor Energy Inc., a leading integrated energy company based in Calgary, Canada with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing. Suncor’s downstream business operates four refineries including the Commerce City refinery, the only petroleum refinery in the area and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Colorado’s only refinery - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

We want you to have a job that will fit your life - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs and an annual incentive program
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from all qualified individuals. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment where every employee feels valued and respected. We will consider accessibility accommodations to applicants upon request.

Please note that our job postings are typically open for two weeks, so don't delay, apply now.


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