Senior Estimator - Distributed Energy

  • Woodbridge, NJ

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Energy/Power

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Centrica / Direct Energy is one of North Americas largest retail providers of electricity, natural gas, and home and business energy-related services with over four million individual customers and 240,000 large energy customers in states with deregulated energy markets . We give customers choice, simplicity, and innovation where energy, data, and technology meet. As an international energy and services company, Centrica / Direct Energy, its subsidiaries and/or affiliates, operate in 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and eight provinces in Canada. Centrica plc (LSE:CNA) is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees worldwide. We are committed to becoming the most recommended energy and services provider and leading the transition to a low carbon society. Centricas international Business Solutions group has been established to deliver distributed energy platforms to large energy users as part of a more flexible energy landscape. We expect to invest 700 million (~$1 billion) into the Business Solutions group by 2020. Combined, our UK and US businesses already have over 1,000 customers across 3,700 sites and 6 countries.

Centrica Business Solutions (CBS) is a global business unit within Centrica, set with the mission to help customers discover and unlock value via the energy-consuming and existing or new energy-producing assets on their sites. In North America, we design build and manage projects from small to large scale in the distributed energy spectrum. We have existing and forthcoming solutions for which we provide development, engineering, and construction services to deliver products and projects across North America for commercial, industrial, and institutional customers wishing to reduce energy consumption and/or generate energy.

CBS North America is seeking a top performing Senior Estimator to prepare new bids and proposals, with particular emphasis on supply chain costs for project proposals for industrial and commercial customers. Provide internal project management and prelim costs to ensure overall program estimation is accurate, risk and contingency is assessed along with clear assumptions on all capital projects. Partner with the Director of Contractor Management to review the requirements for an estimating team for the delivery function of Distributed Energy & Power North America operations for industrial and commercial customers.Work with the Director of Contractor Management to review the requirements for an Estimating team for the delivery function of Distributed Energy. Provide consultative technical/analytical and functional support in the area of contract administration for the project management, project controls, and construction management processes. Create the culture and processes to manage the energy solutions estimating aspects of bids and proposals so that bids and proposals that are submitted are:

  • Capable of achieving required margins
  • Capable of achieving required programs
  • Capable of achieving required project quality
  • Capable of achieving Health & Safety standards
  • Contractually low risk
  • Capable of achieving customer satisfaction
  • Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the purposes of project estimating is being achieved in scope, scale and skill in a streamlined fashion
  • Being consulted on the design and preparation of the bid or proposal
  • Strategic sourcing of supply chain in building estimates
  • Being responsible for facilitating (commercial) Post Completion reviews of completed projects
  • Influencing stakeholders on the overall program costs for internal approval
  • Working across multiple functions to seek information in a collaborative but also engaging manner, building valuable relationships with Sales, Commercial, Finance, Program/ Project Management, Construction, Design & Engineering
  • Championing the development of estimating tools across various different technologies and building pricing catalogs
  • Working with Group Procurement to utilizing group scale on pricing for large value commodity and services procurement
  • Recruit, when required, people into your team with the capabilities and behaviors required to perform the job and to deliver the customer service and health and safety standards of our business
  • Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years experience of Estimating
  • At least 5 years in commerce and/or energy industry experience
  • Experience of working in a Commercial sector and/or consultancy
  • A proactive, collaborative self-starter who can take people with them, working across business units and disciplines.
  • Strong business acumen and effective decision making that challenge the status quo and deliver business goals.
  • Ability to manage, lead and drive change with the capacity to work flexibly and calmly under pressure.
  • Sound written and presentation skills as well as excellent general communications skills
  • Numerate with analysis and reporting skills.
  • Bachelors degree preferred Business/ STEM/ Construction Management.
  • MBA, Masters Degree in Management, Business or Energy related fields is a strong plus.
  • Good understanding of IT, use of ERP systems and MS Office.
  • Centrica / Direct Energy is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you need special assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment, please email . We will make a determination of your request for a reasonable accommodation on a case-by-case basis. Centrica / Direct Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer EOE/AA/Veterans/Disabled.

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