Estimator (Specialist) North Atlantic Project Development
Location: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Type: Full Time
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Welcome to Vale in Canada. As a leader in the mining industry, our responsibility is to positively impact our people, communities, and the environment. We value our workforce and offer continuous training and career development opportunities for our people.
Vale is a global leader in the production of iron ore and one of the largest producers of nickel. Active in Canada for over 100 years, Vale employs nearly 6,000 people across our corporate office in Toronto and sites in Manitoba, Ontario, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Applying the latest technologies to sustainably produce nickel, copper, cobalt, platinum group metals, gold and silver is at the heart of what we do.
With our global headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and approximately 125,000 employees in over 30 countries, Vale is constantly growing and changing. We invite you to be part of our evolution.
We are currently seeking a Estimator (Specialist) to join our Planning, Engineering, Technology and Development team in Sudbury. This is a permanent position.
Responsible for development and review of cost estimates using various techniques practiced in metal and mining business. This position is also responsible for maintaining cost database and carrying out cost bench marking. Additionally, in this position you will be…
Responsible for developing Project Estimate Plans, Estimates and Basis of Estimate for North Atlantic Project Development team (FEL1, FEL2, FEL3 and Execution).
Responsible for developing scopes of work, WBS and EBS, quantity takeoffs, assumptions, design and commercial growth, escalation, contingencies and cost-flow (baselines);
Review and approve Estimate Plans, Estimates and Basis of Estimate developed by third parties (engineering and/or construction companies); Provide input related to estimates in final reports.
Responsible to ensure that Capital Cost Estimating on Study projects for study or execution phases are developed, managed, maintained, and reported in accordance with corporate policies and project procedures.
Key participant in Alignment Sessions, QRA Reviews, Technical/Peer Reviews, and Maturity Assessment during the project study and execution phases to ensure a high level of Capital Cost Estimating quality on projects.
Responsible for supporting Risk analysis sessions to contribute aspects of CAPEX and OPEX risk and ensure the integrity of the QRA Monte Carlo simulations for the development and incorporation of risk elements into all project estimates.
Accountable for the configuration, set-up and maintenance of project management software tools, estimating tools, being deployed on projects (E.g.: Prism, InEight Estimate);
Develops and maintains a database of historical project cost information.
Analyze cost reports and prepare cost comparisons as deemed necessary (i.e. check estimates, review of contractor claim submissions, trend alerts) and provide guidance to project managers and senior management.
Benchmarking of CAPEX/OPEX against other similar projects internally and externally to ensure alignment with industry standards.
Participate in Project Close Out sessions to help identify Lessons Learned and work with Project Development Team to update or develop standards or procedures.
Develop standardized templates and other documents, as part of continuous improvement, streamlining estimating process and data to reduce errors, reduce review period and improve quality/accuracy.
Develop and present cost estimates/details to various audiences as required.
Coordinate with Scheduler, engineering consultants and other team members integration of cost related information in scheduling and/or other places.
AACE Certification is preferred
11 to 15 years of experience in a similar subject area
Excellent knowledge of project estimating, historical cost database development and maintenance, and benchmarking.
Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail. Highly organized individual, strong accounting skills, and documentation management.
Proven ability to work in a team environment, effective communicator, problem solving skills. Ability to work both independently as well as in a team environment.
Continuous improvement approach to getting things done and a track record of improving things.
Knowledge of procurement/contracts, construction management, scheduling, and document control.
Advanced knowledge of MS Word, EXCEL, and PowerPoint.
Ability to deal effectively and professionally with all staff levels within the office.
Ability to travel.
How can Vale grow your career?
Additionally, Vale Canada Offers a Series Of Benefits Including
The Estimator (Specialist) position will allow the right candidate to shape our mining operations.
Attractive pension and benefits (company paid core coverage, flex health and dental coverage, flex accounts, disability plans and optional insurances)
Leave for all of life’s reasons (vacation, flex, sick, top up for maternity/parental)
Flexible work arrangements
Work culture dedicated to safety, diversity & inclusion, and career growth
Grow your career in a large and global company, and mining industry leader
Employee Family Assistance Program
Online training and career development opportunities
Opportunities to advise and oversee the design, budget and construction of new mines and expansions
Difference Makes All the Difference
At Vale, we are committed to ensuring an inclusive work environment where people feel comfortable to be themselves. Vale encourages everyone to express their ideas and opinions and values the plurality of individual profiles. We want our people to feel that all voices are heard, all cultures respected and that a variety of perspectives are not only welcome – they are essential to our success. We treat each other fairly and with dignity regardless of race, gender, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, or any other personal consideration that makes us different.
Vale is an equal opportunity employer seeking to increase diversity across our operations and improve equal opportunity at Vale and in the mining industry.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, accommodation is available throughout our recruitment process for applicants with disabilities.
We are a global mining company producing iron ore, pellets, and nickel, and we are committed to becoming one of the safest, most trustworthy mining company in the world. With a workforce of 120,000 employees, we work every day to transform natural resources into prosperity and sustainable development for the approximately 30 countries in which we operate.
In addition to mining, we have operations in logistics, energy, and steelmaking. We self-generate 54% of the energy we use, and in Brazil alone, more than 1 million people travel on our passenger trains on the Vitória-Minas and Carajás railroads every year.
We continuously reassert our commitment to the future of our planet by, among other initiatives, protecting 8,500 km² of natural land and investing in R&D to lead the sustainable mining revolution, with the ultimate goal of becoming a carbon-neutral company by 2050.
We are constantly evolving, always aiming to be a diverse and inclusive company. We are pursuing a goal of doubling our female workforce by 2030 and increasing representation among our leadership. Our activities are governed by a policy of transparency, safety and security, ethics, and respect in order to protect the environment and encourage the development of our employees.