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Entergy | Hahnville, Louisiana
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Job Description

Primary Location: Louisiana-Killona
Job Function: Power Plant
FLSA Status: Professional
Relocation Option: Not approved
Union description/code: NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU
Number of Openings: 1.00
Req ID: 73331
Travel Percentage:Up to 25%


Job Summary/Purpose

The Site Project Estimator has functional responsibility for developing estimates for Projects in support of Project Delivery Systems requirements when required and for directing, communicating, and providing guidance to the Site Project Estimators.


Job Duties/Responsibilities


Provide governance and oversight of the estimating process and provide support to site Project Manager to ensure consistency in estimate development and procedure adherence.


Develop project estimates for Projects, including FVET and EVAL model development in support of the Project Delivery System requirements where applicable.


Develop/maintain estimating tools, procedures and guidance for the site and ensure supporting cost data tables and unit rates are updated appropriately.


Periodically review project/estimates for the site (including estimates from contractors and suppliers) as well as the supporting Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), assumptions, alternatives, and other supporting documentation, to ensure consistency, accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established procedures. Work with Fleet when necessary.


Periodic verification that project estimates are updated as required during the project life cycle and that impacted stakeholder’s reviews and approvals are included with the project documentation file.


Develop/maintain/produce metrics/reports which monitor performance, such as estimate quality, estimating aging, estimate compared to actual recorded cost, etc.


Minimum Requirements


Minimum education required of the position

BS degree in engineering, related technical degree or equivalent or comparable experience. Equivalent is defined as 4 years of estimating experience associated with power plant operations and/or major projects. In lieu of direct estimating experience, need 4 years of experience in maintenance or construction projects in a Management role (Project Lead or Project Manager).


Minimum experience required of the position

Fully versed with cost control principles and techniques.

Technical understanding of nuclear generation principles and operations or ability to pass BWR or PWR Systems training within 12 months of obtaining position.

A minimum of 6 years of experience in estimating, nuclear power and/or major construction projects.


Minimum knowledge, skills and abilities required of the position

Proficient with Microsoft Office Software, especially Excel.

Proficiency with current computer business applications.

Desired: Proficiency with estimating software.


Any certificates, licenses, etc. required for the position

Desired: SRO license or certification on BWR and/or PWR.

Desired: Professional certifications such as PMP, CPE, or CEP or the ability to obtain the certification.


EEO Statement: The Entergy System of Companies provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a protected veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Entergy System of Companies complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

The Entergy System of Companies expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of the Entergy System of Company employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.

Entergy provides reasonable accommodations for online applicants. Requests for a reasonable accommodation may be made orally or in writing by an applicant, employee, or third party on his or her behalf.


Additional Responsibilities: As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.


Pre-employment Testing: One way that Entergy has found to identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs is through pre-employment testing. If this position does require an EEI test, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting. If you are invited to a test session, we strongly recommend you review and complete the practice test as well as review the testing brochure for your respective test.  The test brochure will give you critical information on the test such as time allocated and number of questions.  Also, keep in mind that the actual test is timed; you should practice timing yourself while doing the practice tests. The practice test information and test brochures can be located by going to the EEI website, http://www.eei.org/practicetests, Logon ID:  entergy, password:  practice test (2 words).

In addition to EEI testing there is also Fit-for-Duty testing which will identify and assess the abilities and skills needed for certain jobs. If this position does require Fit-for-Duty testing, the type of test will be located under the qualifications section of the job posting.

About Entergy

Entergy Corporation (Entergy) is an integrated energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. It owns and operates power plants with approximately 30,000 megawatt of aggregate electric generating capacity. The Company is also a nuclear power generator in the United States. The Company operates in two business segments: Utility and Non-Utility Nuclear. In addition to its two primary, reportable, operating segments, Entergy also operates the non-nuclear wholesale assets business. The non-nuclear wholesale assets business sells to wholesale customers the electric power produced by power plants that it owns while it focuses on improving performance and exploring sales or restructuring opportunities for its power plants. As of December 31, 2009, Entergy delivered electricity to 2.7 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

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