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Estimating and Scheduling Officer

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Author ahnationtalk
Date November 27, 2018
Type Full Time
Company Hydro One Networks Inc
Location Toronto, ON
Category Admin / Office
Client Hydro One
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Estimating and Scheduling Officer

Vacancy Number: 29045
Number of positions: 2
Town/City: Toronto, Ontario (CA-ON)
Business Unit: NTW OPRTNS
Division: TRANS & STNS
Department: WRK PRO MGMT (10004888)
Job type: Rotation
Duration of Assignment: 18 months

General Accountabilities:

Reporting to the Manager of Project Estimating & Benchmarking, the successful candidate will be responsible for preparing project estimates in support of the investment approval process.

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Review technical specifications, documents, and drawings and attend project meetings to determine the scope of work and required contents of an estimate.
  • Prepare complete project estimates by having a thorough understanding of the project scope based on limited data.
  • Research and maintain historical data (purchase orders, subcontracts, cost comparison, and bills of materials) to develop precedence and validate estimates.
  • Interface with other lines of business, regarding details of design and construction/commissioning activities.
  • Review and present details of estimates with senior management.
  • Coordinate with Engineering, Investment Administrators, Project Managers, Construction, Grid Operations and other stakeholders (internal and external) in the preparation of complete project estimates.
  • Review estimates provided by other work groups to ensure accuracy and consistency.
  • Review and ensure timeliness and quality of all submissions.
  • Prepare a Basis of Estimate (BoE) for all estimates.
  • Support Risk Management sessions for projects.
  • Develop, define and prepare processes, procedures or methods related to estimating.
  • Prepare project reports as necessary.
  • Provide guidance to others as required, assist in resolution of work problems and train new staff in job responsibilities.
  • Review project performance in order to scrutinize estimating assumptions and continuously improve estimating practices via benchmarking analysis.

Essential Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with station/lines power equipment (both transmission and distribution).
  • Must have detailed knowledge of electrical theory and principles underlying the design and construction of electrical power systems and their protection and control systems.
  • Familiarity with the investment lifecycle process from planning to in-service.
  • A strong understanding of Hydro One’s customers and the need to be customer focused
  • Knowledge of estimating processes and practices.
  • Familiarity with project management practices.
  • Familiarity with AACE an asset.
  • Thorough Understanding of project finance and its impact on the project estimate and plan.
  • Project Management, Construction and/or Engineering experience an asset
  • Sage Estimating experience is an asset.

Essential Competencies:

  • An excellent attitude; positive, energetic and optimistic about the future
  • An openness to change and the ability to be a strong change agent
  • Superior analytical, written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven leadership skills with an ability to lead large diverse teams to a common goal.
  • A strong focus on safety
  • A strong understanding and acceptance of the concept of ‘One Company’
  • Demonstrated team player, organization and planning skills; ability to work in a project environment, interfacing with experts, as well as customers, and field staff.
  • Requires a high degree of professionalism, initiative, self-motivation and independence in carrying out tasks.

If you share our passion for safety, our customer service focus, and are ready to play a lead role in building a bright future, we would love to hear from you!

Thank you for considering this opportunity and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. If you are being considered for an interview or other assessment one of our Recruitment Consultants will be in touch. Furthermore, if you are being considered for an interview and require special accommodations please let us know. Finally, short-listed candidates will be asked to pass a reliability check (which could include criminal background check, driver’s license abstract, education verification, etc.) prior being offered a job at Hydro One.

Deadline: December 10, 2018

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