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Senior Estimator, Minerals & Metals

  1. Minerals & metallurgy
  2. Scottsdale

Why join us? 

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data, and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships, and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thrive.  We need energetic, passionate, and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis!

We are seeking a Senior Estimator to join our growing Minerals & Metals team in Salt Lake City, UT or Phoenix, AZ.

About Us:

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering, and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

Our Minerals and Metals team combines global-caliber expertise with local capabilities to provide tailored solutions for projects of any size, scope or complexity in the aluminum, gold, copper, iron ore, nickel, fertilizers, and sulfur product sectors, among others. As a Minerals and Metals life cycle service provider of choice, we provide cutting edge, innovative technologies and achieve mining value by integrating cross-functional teams with our clients to deliver services at the heart of their mining environments. We believe in working openly and transparently, together, delivering world-class projects.

How your experience will contribute to the team:

  • Work within an integrated-multidisciplinary team to successfully develop Capital Cost estimates.

  • Provide progressing estimates from initial concept, through the stage gate process to establish a control budget for implementation.

  • Act as the single estimating contact for all contributors to the estimate including Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Owner and any other internal/external parties.

  • Provide parties with crucial inputs for estimate development accountable and takes a pro-active approach in addressing potential obstacles.

  • Provide strategic application of industry estimating methodologies and techniques to develop Capital Cost estimates within desired accuracy ranges while respecting Project timelines.

  • Develop Capital Cost for all classes of estimates including; Order of Magnitude, Prefeasibility, Feasibility and Definitive class estimates as outlined by AACE International.

  • Manage several estimates at any given time in a dynamic work environment.

  • Implement estimate coding structures aligned to AtkinsRéalis and Client Guidelines and Procedures, including establishing Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Commodity Resource Coding (CRC), and Packaging (procurement, construction and engineering work packaging).

  • Adopt, maintain, and contribute to AtkinsRéalis unit rate databases and benchmarks including development of unit rates from first principals and subsequent calibration against contractor data when received.

  • Perform benchmarking to evaluate key performance metrics of current and future estimates.

  • Performs probabilistic contingency evaluations in @Risk.

  • Actively contribute to the advancement of AtkinsRéalis Estimating Procedures, Guidelines, Benchmarking and Lesson’s Learned.

  • Preparate comprehensive Estimating Plans and Basis of Estimate documents.

Role Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in technical discipline with thirteen years relevant experience; twelve years’ experience required with Master's degree; or fifteen years’ experience in project control or cost analysis with an Associate’s Degree.

  • Previous experience with performing multidisciplinary estimates for Mining Projects; Site Development, Processing Facilitates, Non-Process support Infrastructure, Sustaining Capital and/or Closure estimates.

  • Keen sense of prioritizing tasks to ensure an optimal level of progress is achieved.

  • Knowledge of change management principles and processes including Design Change Notices (DCN’s) and Project Change Notices (PCN’s).

  • Advanced experienced and knowledge of MS Office of MS Excel.

  • Ability to cipher information from a detailed level to a higher level suitable for discussion and presentations.

  • Very high level of analytical ability is required.

  • Ability to manage and manipulate large sets of data frequently and with ease.

  • Good conceptual design skills and the ability to communicate ideas to management and clients both orally and in writing. 

  • A commitment to a culture of workplace safety.

  • Ability to work in a construction site.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work. 

Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage for domestic partners and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan.

At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:


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By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. 

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies

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