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Senior Analyst, Estimating

Company: Canadian Solar Inc.
Location: Walnut Creek
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

Summary Reporting to the Estimating Manager, the Senior Analyst, Estimating will work closely with the Engineering, Procurement and Construction department in developing value-engineered estimates for various types of Photovoltaic Solar Systems, including Ground Mounted Fixed-Tilt & Tracking systems, and Roof Mounted systems. All systems include but are not limited to Commercial, Industrial, and Utility interconnections. - Principal Responsibilities/Key Results Areas - - Coordinate with internal Engineering Department regarding "best fit" - electrical components for all types of PV solar system construction. - - Establish and maintain effective communication channels with Project Management, Engineering, and Development department personnel in order to more accurately estimate costs by project type and region. - - Set up and manage estimating working files for projects, and maintain files electronically within the company's web-based document management system. - - Estimate solar projects utilizing a conceptual, or defined, scope of work from an internal layout and/or design inputs - - Prepare accurate and detailed quantity take-offs and estimates. Ensure take-offs and estimates are well notated for hand-over to the Project team. Knowledge of cost estimating software systems a plus - - Prepare detailed manpower & equipment calculations for each project. - - Coordinate with Procurement department on the preparation of bid packages, on analysis of EPC bids, and recommend award to senior management. - - Review any and all permit-related documentation, e.g. geotechnical and hydrological surveys, Conditional Use Permit requirements, and incorporate these aspects into the civil portion of the estimate as needed - - On active projects, assist with developing and/or validating project cost estimates, or EPC change orders, - - Assist in developing approaches to site construction and in developing a project schedule upon which the estimate is built - - Provide input to internal teams on all financial matters affected by these estimates - - Provide oversight of department estimators - - Perform collateral duties as assigned - Finan cial & Organizational Scope - Reporting Relationships & Interactions - - Significant indirect financial impact dependent on accuracy of estimates - - Responsible for producing accurate and reliable estimates for projects as well as analyzing winning EPC bids that will have a direct financial impact on the company's success. - - - - Reports to Manager, Estimating - - Interfaces with a variety of internal departments - - Interacts with a variety of external contacts including contractors, vendors and suppliers - Requirements - Knowledge & Skills - - Must be able to estimate all electrical components associated with both DC Solar and AC Distribution - - - Thorough knowledge of the cost estimating and contractor bid process. - - Familiar with electrical and general construction materials, methods, costs and scheduling - - Working knowledge of estimating software such as "On Screen" - - - Skillful at understanding electrical plans in relation to large electrical systems; PV systems understanding preferred - - Thorough understanding of Civil, Structural, and Electrical estimating. - - Knowledge of NEC and UBC guidelines and regulations - - Specific knowledge of NEC 690 code requirements and associated equipment, applications, and costs - - Proven ability to interpret conceptual and completed drawings - - Advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Project and Outlook. - - - Abilities - - Highly driven and hard working with high standards for themselves and others - - Ability to prioritize tasks and juggle competing and changing deadlines effectively while remaining calm under pressure - - Effective interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a team environment and to follow directions - - Excellent customer relation skills, including professional appearance and demeanor - - Effective oral and written communication skills - - Ability to perform effectively within the corporate office environment Experience & Education - - Electrical Estimator with a minimum 5 years of commercial, industrial, or utility -field experience with electrical installation and applications preferred - - Bachelor's and/or post-secondary education degree related to Engineering, Construction Management, and/or Estimating - - Solar experience preferred - - - - - - - - - - - - - Other Comments Travel required: 0-25% - - - - - -

Keywords: Canadian Solar Inc., Walnut Creek , Senior Analyst, Estimating, Professions , Walnut Creek, California

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