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Preconstruction Estimator

March 15, 2024

BlueWave Energy

About the role

BlueWave has an immediate opening for a Preconstruction Estimator on the Project Operations Team.  The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating to ensure seamless transition from the project development stage to the execution stage. The successful candidate will continually seek to improve processes. The ability to work independently and as a team member are critical, as well as the desire and innovative mindset to operate as an important contributor within a fast paced and dynamic company environment.    


What you'll do

  • Creation or management of all estimates and budgets in support of Development and Project Execution 

  • Maintain accountability for the success of projects in construction 

  • Update and maintain costs and cost codes for proper cost breakdown 

  • Review all project documents to clearly define project scope.

  • Perform a careful review of preliminary and final scoping documents (engineering, RFP, contract terms and conditions) and contracting apparatus to gain a clear understanding of project risk and responsibilities 

  • Research local conditions, area-specific cost, tax liabilities, permitting and interconnection 

  • requirements, and labor markets to capture all cost for inclusion in the estimate 

  • Identify any scope gaps; ensure all cost are covered by either subcontractor pricing or internal estimates 

  • Track estimates through the life of projects, analyzing cost and variables for project controls support and to improve future estimate accuracy 

  • Responsible for developing and sustaining relationships with diverse suppliers, vendors, and service 

  • providers  

  • Negotiate favorable price and delivery terms 

  • Creating and upkeep of historical data for forward-looking cost analyses 

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