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Estimating Engineer

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Work type: Full-time
Location: *Avon, MN - Corporate Office
Categories: Corporate Office

Education Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering


Experience:  Minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience


Essential Job Functions


  1. Read and understand the electrical scope of projects that are in RFP/estimating phase and develop a plan/design that incorporates power quality, reliability, cost efficiency, and BEI lessons learned into each proposal.
  2. Responsible for generation of design drawings and documents for the Estimators and Procurement Team to bid.  Ensure takeoffs are complete and accurate.
  3. Perform drawing reviews of third party design packages to ensure designs meet industry and Blattner standards and best practices.
  4. Ensure that designs support safe work practices and are in compliance with all applicable safety standards including NESC, NEC, and NFPA.
  5. Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop a clear and concise electrical scope of work that is supported throughout the bid proposal.  Review implications of changes and make recommendations.  Provide insight and technology in the marketplace.
  6. In many cases, designs will need to be established based on minimal information and input from the Client.  The Estimating Engineer will utilize prudent engineering practice to develop and substantiate a conceptual drawing package that is safe, reliable, and economical. 
  7. Manage RFP’s to ensure deadlines are met and the Estimators and Procurement Team have the necessary engineering information to produce high quality estimates and competitive proposals.
  8. Share the design philosophy with other procurement team members to create comprehensive specification documents, Subcontractor RFP’s, material lists, physical layouts, and contract clarifications defining risk and opportunity.
  9. Seek opportunities to add value to the RFP.  Perform economic analysis/value engineering to determine cost effective solutions and prepare written recommendations.   Ensure value engineering is incorporated into RFP designs.
  10. Continually build upon understanding of the relationship between design decisions and costs.
  11. Nurture and maintain key professional relationships with Clients, Engineers of Record, Utilities, and subject matter experts.
  12. Serve as a technical resource for the Procurement Team and Clients throughout the RFP process.
  13. Upon project award, support the transition from procurement to the Design Phase Engineer and project team ensuring there is an understanding of the RFP design and scope.


Additional Job Functions


  1. Provides contract and subcontract review and comments.
  2. Perform in-depth project constructability assessments.
  3. Review implication of project changes and make recommendations.
  4. Recommend training and when approved, follow through with identifying training resources, and schedule arrangements for appropriate training.
  5. Provides leadership and acts as a technical resource for electrical supervisors on assignments with unusual or difficult problems.
  6. Additional responsibilities include creating RFP’s to send to EOR’s during the bid stage and evaluating their proposals. 
  7. Identifies opportunities to streamline work and reduce waste to improve efficiency.
  8. Occasional travel for procurement and project-based purposes (nationwide).


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Engineering and Technology:  Knowledge of engineering science and technology in applying principals, techniques, procedures and equipment to the design of generation services.
  • Administration and Management:  Must be able to prioritize between multiple ongoing projects with a drive for attaining results supported by a sound process.
  • Customer Service:  Knowledge and skills for providing best in class customer service including needs assessment, quality and safety standards, and to achieve overall customer satisfaction.
  • Critical Thinking:  Uses logic and reasoning to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, and/or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making:  Consider the relative costs, benefits, and impacts of potential actions to choose the most appropriate approach.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results:  Must ensure there are results and accountability for work performed.
  • Electrical power engineering principles and familiarity with computer and analytical tools as related to equipment sizing, load flow, and power quality.
  • In depth knowledge of equipment and practices used in power plant operation and construction.
  • Must be willing to work long, irregular hours for sustained periods of time and occasional weekends.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to keep information confidential.
  • Preferred Engineer in Training (EIT) status.

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