Estimator, Project – Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline – Owensboro, KY 42303

Estimator, Project
Southern Star Central Gas PipelineOwensboro, KY 42303

Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline (SSCGP) is an interstate natural gas transportation company, headquartered in Owensboro, KY. SSCGP operates a 6,000-mile pipeline system transporting natural gas from Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming and Colorado to markets in the Mid-continent.

Southern Star provides a fun, friendly, and modern working environment as well as competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are seeking an experienced professional with skills and qualifications in the following area:

Job # 17-0042 – Estimator, Project – Owensboro, KY

Position Information:

This position answers directly to the Manager of Design Engineering and prepares the cost estimates and spend schedules used by management to assess, plan, and schedule projects

Estimates will be prepared with a close working alliance between the Facility Planning, Design Engineering, Integrity Services, and Project Engineering areas and requires an understanding of engineering specifications, design drawings and requires attendance at pre-project reviews for facilities associated with a natural gas transmission pipeline system

Primary Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to):

Estimating and Budgeting

 Prepare timely and accurate cost estimates and spend schedules (equipment/material/soft costs) for various phases of project scoping; project feasibility (order of magnitude +/- 50%), preliminary scope (preliminary +/- 25), and budget quality (definitive +/- 10%)

 Assist in the preparation of project schedules based on cost estimates

 Research current market data for accurate estimation of construction, material, equipment, and soft costs associated with project construction

 Coordinate, expedite, organize, integrate, and analyze cost data and related input from various sources.

 Assist with cost estimates for project evaluation and bidding

 Provide cost estimate adjustments and options throughout project life based on evolving conditions

 Track actual costs relative to estimates and bids as projects progress

 Assist in the preparation of project budgeting and forecasting

 Research and establish cost data base for estimating and project cost monitoring


 Communicate with numerous internal groups as well as suppliers and third parties

 Support development of project estimate spreadsheets

 Provide reports on regular and as-needed basis

 Communicate analyses in written and verbal formats

 Participate on Company teams and projects as requested

 Support intra-area and Company-wide communications plan relative to project estimation and follow up

 Provide project team timely information regarding areas that require increased project control to avoid over-expenditures and/or time delays

Project Planning and Monitoring

 Support reporting systems and procedures

 Assist with the development of project time lines

 Assist in the preparation and maintenance of project master schedule

 Other duties as assigned



 Bachelor’s degree plus 3-6 years of relevant experience

 2-5 years technical experience in one of the following areas;  Natural gas or oil facilities design or construction  Natural gas or oil facilities operations  Commercial aspects of project origination and/or development  Project Accounting  Project Management  Pipeline Integrity

 Experience in estimating and developing order of magnitude, preliminary or definitive cost estimates and spend schedules for project specific categories and/or estimates in their entirety

 Strong verbal and written communication skills

 Evidence of technical aptitude

 Understanding of risk analyses

 Intermediate skill level on Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

 Knowledge of commonly used estimating software, tools, and concepts for contrast and comparison purposes to Company estimating tools and procedures

 Demonstrated skills to successfully handle multiple projects in a tight deadline-driven environment and deliver appropriate results

 Valid driver’s license  Ability to travel

 Understanding of engineering and construction drawings


 Major in engineering, mathematics, accounting, or commercial field

 Experience in the design, construction, and commissioning of natural gas/oil transmission facilities

 Construction or construction related experience

 Familiarity with risk analyses, Monte Carlo simulation, etc.

 Familiarity with the energy industry, particularly natural gas transmission

 Certifications in cost estimating

 Working knowledge of engineering, purchasing, accounting or construction practices

 Willingness to participate in professional organizations and committees affiliated with cost estimation

 Moderate experience with Microsoft Project, Primavera, Navision, SharePoint, K2 Workflow, GIS applications

 Advanced skill level on Microsoft Excel

Physical Requirements

 Travel up to &

lt; 25% of time by plane and/or automobile, sometimes for extended periods of time  Ability to work long, irregular hours on an often extended basis, including nights and weekends, with little or no notice  Ability to effectively manage multiple, competing, time-sensitive projects

 Ability to work alone and in a team environment

Working Location: Owensboro, KY

Website: Deadline: June 16, 2017

How to apply:

If you have qualifications we need, want a job that uses your existing skills and encourages you to develop new ones, provides varied work challenges, and allows you to work with a great group of people, this position might be a perfect fit. Please forward your resume, which should provide evidence of how you meet each minimum requirement mentioned and any preferences listed, to: SSCGP Human Resources Department, Job Postings, PO Box 20010, Owensboro, KY 42304 or e-mail your resume to You must include the Job # identified above or your resume will not be considered.

No Phone Calls Please

SSCGP is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYEE We thank all applicants for their interest, but will only respond to those selected for interviews

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