Estimator – Johannesburg needed at Turner & Townsend

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Job title : Estimator – Johannesburg

Job Location : Gauteng, Johannesburg

Deadline : July 13, 2024

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Job Description

We are looking for an Estimator who will be responsible to produce estimates by developing, reviewing, and agreeing the scope, basis and methodology of any estimate to be undertaken. Review estimates in accordance with methodology used and agree quality and accuracy of the estimate as well as appropriate contingency levels including preparation and maintenance of project historical data and trends.

Role and responsibilities

  • The role requires a breadth of experience and in-depth knowledge of standard concepts within cost control & cost estimating with a keen focus on data analysis & benchmarking, preferably in the mining environment.  The ideal candidate is an analytical, data-driven problem solver with the ability to build consultative & collaborative partnerships necessary to help define & implement project controls procedures related to mining projects.
  • Drive establishment of new projects at the earliest design phases (pre-conceptual or earlier) to ensure compliance with the program controls.
  • Liaise with project teams to ensure each project’s change management & schedule management is aligned with the standardized WBS & estimating processes.
  • Review detailed construction estimates from contractors at various stages of the design maturity & provide recommendations.
  • Assist in the development of high-level conceptual ROM estimates (prior to contractor engagement) to support early property development planning efforts.
  • Assist in developing & maintaining a library of templates, best practice standards & procedures for all estimating activities for the project teams.  Maintain the program benchmarking database & all project coding structures.
  • Support business unit leadership with ad-hoc cost performance studies, labour rates assessments, market analysis, and other Estimating/ Project Controls related functions as directed by the Business Unit Leadership.
  • Ability to estimate at conceptual, programming, and detailed level.
  • Provide input into value engineering and options analysis.



Qualifications & Experience

  • 7-10 years of experience working as a cost estimator in the mining, process and infrastructure industries.
  • Bachelor’s and /post graduate degree in engineering, construction, or quantitative field.
  • Understanding of mining production and cost metrics.
  • Knowledge of mining processes and operations
  • Demonstrated estimating experience in large-scale and complex projects, including but not limited to Civil, Structural and MEP (Mechanical, Electrical & Piping).
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly, Microsoft Excel). 
  • Experience working in a variety of cost estimating tools.
  • Working knowledge of CCS is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially regarding reports & presentations.
  • Team player with demonstrated professional & interpersonal skills, interfacing with all levels of the organization, clients & vendors.
  • Detail and action-oriented with excellent organization skills & demonstrated ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and quickly pivot in response to evolving priorities.
  • Professional registration will be an added advantage.

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