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Project - Senior Estimator

Date: Dec 4, 2018

Location: South Plainfield, NJ, US

Company: PSEG

Requisition ID:  52378 

Job Function/Category:  Transmission and Distribution 

Employment Type:  Exempt Full Time 

This is an exciting time to be joining PSEG. Our commitments, which include safety, integrity, customer focus, and diversity & inclusion, are the fabric of our culture and help drive the success of our business. We are fortunate to have an outstanding workforce of diverse and highly skilled talent who move us forward in our operational excellence journey.  PSEG has more than 12,000 employees who are dedicated to the communities we serve and embody our vision: People providing Safe, Reliable, Economic and Greener Energy.


This is a “Project” position designed to support project work for a limited duration. While the exact duration of the project is yet to be determined, we currently anticipate a period of 3-5 years based on business needs at the present time following which you will separate from the Company. It is important for you to understand that this period may be shortened based on business needs in the future at which point you will separate from the Company. It is also important for you to understand that this employment is of a limited duration and that you will not be entitled to separation benefits under any PSEG plan at the time you separate from the Company. Director Level approval and waiver will be required for you to bid on other PSEG opportunities within the first 3 years of assignment. From year 4 through the end of your assignment, Director level approval and waiver will not be required. If your assignment ends prior to the anticipated timeframe based on business needs, you will be allowed to bid on other PSEG opportunities without Director level approval from the time you are notified your assignment will be ending through the end date of the assignment.

Position description:

Provide project related estimating services to the Lines of Business in managing their business decisions that result in reliable, total project cost estimates. This requires thinking out of the box using strong conceptual, engineering and estimating skills for utility construction projects.  The incumbent acts in a consulting capacity to review and understand investment strategies, aligning cost estimates and scope assessments (risk) to those strategies. 


• Prepare reliable, complex, high level financial cost estimates for utility construction projects.
• Perform review of project scope and scope assessments (risk).
• Consults with various businesses, on options, and costs
• Develop detailed bid estimates, evaluations and analysis that allow regulated and non-regulated entities to perform contractor reviews. Analyze and assess project alternatives to identify most cost effective option.
• Prepare range estimates for ambiguous scope items. 
• Analyze vendor proposals and create specialized cost estimates to mitigate claims and control project “extras”. Increased communication with industry experts to obtain and evaluate information relating to productivity standards, equipment and technological advances leading to the preparation of more diverse estimates.
• Identification of scope assessment (risk) to determine financial exposure of a project assuring proper funding to complete the project. Provide project team with identification of areas that require increased project control effort to avoid over-expenditures.
• Collects, analyzes and archives project data. Develops historical documentation.



Bachelor’s degree or higher, with 4+ years of experience working in a utility/engineering field.
• Ability to create a high energy team climate whereby team members are able to discuss relevant issues freely and where there is a strong emphasis on continuous improvement, questioning the value of every activity and creating better solutions.
• Must be a self-starter capable of seeking out project related information from Project Stakeholders.
• 8+ years of experience – at least 4 years of which are in Estimating. The balance can be made up of either construction or design experience.  
• Typically possess 4+ years of experience on a project performing work outside the estimating function.
• Must have estimating experience with an electrical concentration.
• Ability to prepare conceptual cost estimates from one line diagrams and general arrangement drawings.
• Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Previous experience with any estimating software is a plus
• Adaptable, self-starter who is client-focused and encourages teamwork.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Ability to develop high level, complex estimates.
• Interpret and understand project requirements.
• Candidate must foster an inclusive work environment and respect all aspects of diversity. Successful candidate must demonstrate and value differences in others' strengths, perspectives, approaches, and personal choices



• Experience in performing Monte Carlo simulation to identify minimum, maximum and expected cost for the indeterminate scope items.
• Professional society membership.
• Previous EPC, or Utility experience.
• Previous experience with EOS/Sage 300 estimating software as plus.


As an employee of PSE&G or PSEG Long Island, you should be aware that during storm restoration efforts, you may be required to perform functions outside of your routine duties and on a schedule that may be different from normal operations.

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Business needs may cause PSEG to cancel or delay filling position at any time during the selection process

Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment, including the hiring process, based on any legal protected characteristic. Legally protected characteristics included, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law in locations where PSEG employs individuals.

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