Senior Estimator

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Date: Nov 21, 2023

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 90217 

Job Category: Project Controls; Finance; Project Engineering; Project Management 

Location: Pittsburgh, PA, United States 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. 


Join our Project Delivery Group (PDG), a dynamic team of professionals passionately committed to world-class project delivery across the globe. With expertise in sustainable studies, asset building and operations, and industry-leading efficiencies, our best-in-class team leverages methodologies, governance and systems that are unparalleled in the engineering space. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Senior Estimator to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Pittsburgh,PA.
PDG helps clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.  
We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies.   Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change–providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!   
The estimator is responsible develop project Capital Cost Estimates through the range of AACE estimate classifications.
As a successful candidate, you will:



  • A strong personal commitment to safety
  • Personal responsibility for safety incident reporting
  • Behavioral-based safety ethos to be embraced
  • Personal responsibility for stopping any unsafe behavior as and when it occurs, and thereafter reporting the safety incident so that corrective action may be obtained
  • Familiarization with Hatch safety processes, protocols and procedures.


Key Responsibilities 

  • Understanding estimating scope of work, deliverables, schedule of execution, estimate structure, formats, reports etc.  
  • Develop estimate plan  
  • Delivery of an accurate and comprehensive estimate in accordance with estimating procedures, standards and practices  
  • Calculation of direct and indirect costs form a first principle basis or factorisation as applicable  
  • Calculation of cash expenditure, predicted escalation over project duration  
  • Monitoring and upgrading of estimating database
  • Develop the basis of estimate covering all estimate assumptions
  • Present estimate to project stakeholders


You bring to the role:


  • Graduate degree in engineering (civil, mechanical or electrical)
  • Five to Eight years experience in a first principle estimating environment, ideally on multi-discipline projects (civil, structure, mechanical, piping, electrical and instrumentation) in an EPCM environment throughout various classes of estimate  
  • Strong MS Office skills
  • Interpersonal and good communication skills in the areas of both written and verbal communication 
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Problem solving and mitigating skills 
  • Presentation skills
  • Positive, enthusiastic, proactive attitude


  • Knowledge of AACE estimating standards
  • Experience with estimating tools and systems
  • Commercial/ contractual knowledge
  • Site experience including hands on knowledge of production rates
  • Knowledge of risk and uncertainty management


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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