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Kingston, TN
Estimated Start Date
October/November 2023
Estimated Duration of Work
1 year

Job Title: Cost Estimator
Project: TVA Small Modular Reactor Project
Location: Kingston TN
Rate Range: $50-70/hr non-exempt
Per diem: $400.00/week
Mob/Demob: $500.00 each way
Duration: 1 year
Project Timeline: Starting approximately October/November 2023.

Job Description: 

The Cost Estimator should have experience using Maximo and have knowledge of cost and scheduling techniques, methods and procedures. Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills a must. Prior nuclear experience and a university degree in a technical or business field preferred, or equivalent experience working in a nuclear estimating and/or construction environment is required. Experience in nuclear plant screening, feasibility, control, and detailed level estimating, including 5 plus years of on-site walk downs at nuclear plants for project scope development and information gathering.

  • Engineering or Design experience is desirable, with major emphasis is on the implementation costs of projects.
  • Proven success in setting priorities, and managing resources and workload and experience in working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment is required.
  • Solid understanding of estimating and material take-off techniques, unit price cost data, classes of estimates, work breakdown structures (WBS), and estimating database maintenance as they apply to complex nuclear industry projects.
  • Knowledge of engineering, procurement, and construction processes associated with nuclear projects. Knowledge of estimating software and tools; (ESOMS experience highly preferred) familiarity with cost control and scheduling tools and processes.
  • Knowledge of Maximo and its capabilities as a resource to support material pricing for estimating development. Understanding of PowerPlant and the ability to obtain actual project costs for use in comparing estimates to actual costs.
  • Knowledge of risk analysis, contingency, and escalation assessment.
  • Understanding of heavy industrial construction procedures and methods, nuclear site factors and market condition’s impact on project costs and properly reflect in estimate.
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical and problem-solving skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Excellent listening and interpersonal skills. Personal ownership and initiative
  • Must have demonstrated an ability to successfully set priorities & implement objectives
  • Ability to communicate in a technical and user- friendly language Ability to take personal ownership and initiative.

College Degree: University degree in a technical or business field preferred
Level: Mid – Senior Level

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Primary Contact

Sharon Fennell