Cost Control Specialist/Estimator II

Hargrove Engineers & Constructors

Who We Are

Hargrove supplies unparalleled services in engineering, procurement, construction management, and technical services in the industrial, commercial, and government sectors. With over 2,000 Teammates across the US, we build long-term support relationships in the energy generation, manufacturing, research and development, and process-heavy industry in on-site support arrangements, in plant-level small projects and consulting roles, and in larger capital projects.

Hargrove’s key operating principle is to provide the Right People, in the Right Place, at the Right Time. We believe that relationships and partnering together provide the best results and long-term benefits for our clients.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Hargrove. We’re happy to discuss flexible working hours, patterns, and locations to suit you and the business.

What Youll Be Doing

Job Scope: Generally responsible for planning and scheduling of heavy industrial engineering projects, monitoring project costs and/or estimating projects. Work will be performed under general supervision.

Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Developing schedules and analysis for contract packages to forecast construction activities and identify coordination issues where safety and schedule can potentially be in conflict.

Monitoring and updating schedules by obtaining updates through meetings, construction coordination interviews and field verification.

Monitoring and maintaining the change notice/change order management system. Assist in facilitating weekly change notice hearings and change committee meetings.

Developing estimates for construction projects including but not limited to estimates associated with change notices.

Developing and maintaining the cost system including reconciling commitments, change orders, contractor invoices and producing cost reports.

Ideal Background

Education: High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor or Master degree in Construction Science, Building Science or advanced coursework is highly preferred.

Certification: No certification is required for this position.

Experience: This position requires 5 years of relevant industrial experience in planning, scheduling, cost control and estimating.

Knowledge and application of company business standards and good practices.

Extreme attention to detail.

Possesses a comprehensive understanding of the function of all engineering disciplines.

Understanding of existing and potential customer deliverable expectations and preferences.

Ability to set priorities.

Ability to effectively discuss and correspond with engineering disciplines and/or contractors to ascertain and understand pertinent information concerning schedules, scopes of work, estimates and/or project costs.

Excellent listening and communication skills, both verbal and written.

Excellent presentation skills.

Excellent organizational skills.

Knowledge of other disciplines deliverable development to ensure coordination of efforts.

Knowledge and understanding of schedule constraints and information requirements for the production of all project controls deliverables.

Ability to develop a construction cost estimate, a detailed engineering schedule and a man-hour budget for a small project or an area for a larger project.

Ability to determine construction material quantities.

Experienced in estimating and scheduling professional service hours and assessing the progress and quality of project controls work. Ability to accurately estimate completion of assigned tasks.

Proficient in the use of Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project scheduling software and Timberline Estimating software.

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.

Physical Requirements:

Ability to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.

Hargrove Culture

We work to create an environment founded on trust, personal integrity, and a “team mentality” so that each person understands the value of their contributions both on a project and company-wide level. We know that each person on our team contributes to the success of our company by pairing expertise and passion to meet and exceed the needs of the clients we serve across the globe.

Our safety culture protects and promotes the well-being of every person who works with us and every person touched by our work.

As a 100% Teammate owned company, we proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package including, paid holidays, personal paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible Teammates.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement

Hargrove is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, sexual identity, marital or family status), disability, military service or obligations, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Hargrove is a drug-free workplace.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

Hargrove is passionate about serving our clients within our industry and the local economy, and we recognize that our impact goes beyond building great projects. Our extraordinary teammates serve the community with their time, talent, and generosity. The Hargrove team is a family whose volunteerism makes a huge impact on our communities, and The Hargrove Foundation is the vehicle for making a true difference in the lives of others.

We work to create an environment founded on trust, personal integrity, and a “team mentality” so that each person understands the value of their contributions both on a project and company-wide level. Hargrove has consistently been ranked one of the “Best Firms to Work For” by organizations such as ZweigWhite and Business Alabama.

We pair expertise and passion to meet and exceed the needs of the clients we serve across the globe. Our teammates strive to expand their knowledge and contribute to the success of the organization.