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Power Plant Cost Engineer


Salary band: $10k - $15k
Location: North America, United States, New York
Job type: Permanent
Contact: QuEST Global Engineering
Category: Engineer
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Job Description:

QuEST is looking for a Power Plant Cost Engineer. Essential Job Functions: Create thorough documentation and specifications of power systems' components. Be aware of the requirement of a variety of transmission facilities, equipment and media Have an understanding and general knowledge of NERC Standards Responsible for the estimating cost of power plant construction projects including, forecast and risk updates, and support of project manager on all cost related matters Perform cost analysis of components and systems during benchmarking, competitive product teardowns and new product development initiatives. Monitors all cost components, analyzes budget variances, develops forecasts, and reports on cost Analyze and establish cost estimates of: Product costs and investment requirements in tooling/equipment and supplier manufacturing facilities Suppliers' current production processes. Change order Active participation in supplier meetings and Purchasing negotiations to develop (piece) cost and investment (tool) estimates for assigned projects through extensive analysis of manufacturing cost structure and supplier capabilities Communicate with vendors, quality, productions and reliability engineering. Perform feasibility studies in all phases of the innovation process related to new product projects and support business case evaluations. Execute feasibility studies regarding alternative production methods to reduce costs Maintain cost program databases and metrics and do cost forecasting based on the schedule Performs regular reviews of all risks and opportunities with the project team and manages the updates to the tracking system Coordinate project reporting to project managers Perform forecasting analysis based on trends; progress/productivity measurement, risk analysis & change management Support of design reviews and tollgate process Seek out new work opportunities for QuEST Secondary Job Functions: At QuEST, we often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization. Some of these roles and opportunities include: Execution within multiple services Project Management: Execution and Support Technical Leadership and Technical Reviews Develop work instructions to ensure repeatability Personnel Management Onboarding and Professional Development: collaborate and mentor QuEST Team Members Cross-functional teams Geographic re-assignments Account Management and Sales Enabler roles, such as Human Resources, Technology Development, and IT Quality Management and Continuous Improvement Qualifications Bachelor's degree required in Construction Management/, Finance/Accounting or Engineering Experience in working on large, heavy industrial EPC projects Specific experience supporting power plant projects is preferred Must have working knowledge of Cost Management and Earned Value analysis and be able to perform forecasting analysis based on trends; progress/productivity measurement, risk analysis & change management Comfortable leading/driving complex issues/processes to completion among multiple parties with differing viewpoints. Experience in determining and evaluating progress in accordance with a Schedule of Values Must possess experience in task identification, resource management, project tracking, financial tracking and forecasting Proficiency with MS Office suite Basic knowledge of power plants Excellent verbal and written communication skills Personal Work Attributes Superior communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills Excellent Leadership qualities Team skills and organizational skills Natural curiosity and willingness to try new things Ability to resolve conflicting situations Effective problem-solving skills An understanding of QuEST's business goals and objectives Core Value Alignment: Customer Focus: Strive to exceed our customers' expectations each and every time Teamwork: Draw strength from teamwork / collaboration irrespective of geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries. Accountability: We shall be quality conscious, process disciplined and strive for continuous improvement. Change Championship: The speed at which we adapt is critical to our success. QuEST's continued success is based on the sustained alignment to the core values. Please be prepared to discuss the alignment of your personal values to these core values. Typical Career Paths Technical Leadership: provide technical guidance, review other team members' work, evaluate capabilities, develop team competencies, develop and improve technical processes, create technical collateral, and create technical tools. Managerial Leadership: project management, personnel management, alignment of team members' efforts, set and evaluates annual goals, performance feedback, hire and onboard, and strategic business decision-making. QuEST is a rapidly growing world-wide company with a need for future global engineering leaders in our operations and sales organizations. Potential future roles could include operational business unit leader, global sales leader, or technical service line leader. Physical Requirements & Work Environment: Mostly Office Environments. Occasional Shop Floor involvement Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work. Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures. Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early. Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Location: Malta, NY Travel: Occasional Compensation Type: Full time Salaried Reports to: Program Manager QuEST Global is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA

Company Description:

About QuEST Global:
QuEST Global is an Engineering Solutions company incorporated in 1997 in Schenectady, NY, with current headquarters in Singapore. QuEST's culture, focused around the QuEST core values (Customer Focus, Change Championship, Accountability, and Teamwork) as well as our passion for engineering, has allowed QuEST to be recognized as one of the leading global Engineering Services providers in the world.

QuEST caters to multiple high technology verticals such as Aero Engines, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Products, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Power Generation, Oil & Gas and Nuclear Engineering. Our portfolio of services and solutions covers all aspects of the product development and engineering process such as Product Design, Product Development, Prototyping, Testing, Certification, Manufacturing Support, Product Support (sustenance, repair, documentation, etc.), Product re-engineering, as well Consulting Services. With our diversified portfolio and geographic spread we have been able to conceptualize, design & develop, test, manufacture, certify and support different kinds of products worldwide.

QuEST Global Engineering has a Global Product Development framework that is anchored on a local-global approach to Product Engineering to ensure close co-operation between the customer teams and QuEST's Global teams. We have successfully implemented a network of collaboration across teams in 21 geographically dispersed engineering centers catering to an exclusive list of customers. QuEST is a unique company that has cracked the code for stitching multi-national engineering teams to work together as one team to serve our demanding customers providing high quality product design and engineering services.

QuEST is a global company and employs the best of talent across geographies India, North America, UK, Spain, Italy and Australia.

QuEST Global is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
EOE/AAE
Job Description:

QuEST is looking for a Power Plant Cost Engineer. Essential Job Functions: Create thorough documentation and specifications of power systems' components. Be aware of the requirement of a variety of transmission facilities, equipment and media Have an understanding and general knowledge of NERC Standards Responsible for the estimating cost of power plant construction projects including, forecast and risk updates, and support of project manager on all cost related matters Perform cost analysis of components and systems during benchmarking, competitive product teardowns and new product development initiatives. Monitors all cost components, analyzes budget variances, develops forecasts, and reports on cost Analyze and establish cost estimates of: Product costs and investment requirements in tooling/equipment and supplier manufacturing facilities Suppliers' current production processes. Change order Active participation in supplier meetings and Purchasing negotiations to develop (piece) cost and investment (tool) estimates for assigned projects through extensive analysis of manufacturing cost structure and supplier capabilities Communicate with vendors, quality, productions and reliability engineering. Perform feasibility studies in all phases of the innovation process related to new product projects and support business case evaluations. Execute feasibility studies regarding alternative production methods to reduce costs Maintain cost program databases and metrics and do cost forecasting based on the schedule Performs regular reviews of all risks and opportunities with the project team and manages the updates to the tracking system Coordinate project reporting to project managers Perform forecasting analysis based on trends; progress/productivity measurement, risk analysis & change management Support of design reviews and tollgate process Seek out new work opportunities for QuEST Secondary Job Functions: At QuEST, we often challenge our team members to temporarily work outside the scope of their primary job functions to broaden their skills and help the organization. Some of these roles and opportunities include: Execution within multiple services Project Management: Execution and Support Technical Leadership and Technical Reviews Develop work instructions to ensure repeatability Personnel Management Onboarding and Professional Development: collaborate and mentor QuEST Team Members Cross-functional teams Geographic re-assignments Account Management and Sales Enabler roles, such as Human Resources, Technology Development, and IT Quality Management and Continuous Improvement Qualifications Bachelor's degree required in Construction Management/, Finance/Accounting or Engineering Experience in working on large, heavy industrial EPC projects Specific experience supporting power plant projects is preferred Must have working knowledge of Cost Management and Earned Value analysis and be able to perform forecasting analysis based on trends; progress/productivity measurement, risk analysis & change management Comfortable leading/driving complex issues/processes to completion among multiple parties with differing viewpoints. Experience in determining and evaluating progress in accordance with a Schedule of Values Must possess experience in task identification, resource management, project tracking, financial tracking and forecasting Proficiency with MS Office suite Basic knowledge of power plants Excellent verbal and written communication skills Personal Work Attributes Superior communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills Excellent Leadership qualities Team skills and organizational skills Natural curiosity and willingness to try new things Ability to resolve conflicting situations Effective problem-solving skills An understanding of QuEST's business goals and objectives Core Value Alignment: Customer Focus: Strive to exceed our customers' expectations each and every time Teamwork: Draw strength from teamwork / collaboration irrespective of geographical, organizational, and cultural boundaries. Accountability: We shall be quality conscious, process disciplined and strive for continuous improvement. Change Championship: The speed at which we adapt is critical to our success. QuEST's continued success is based on the sustained alignment to the core values. Please be prepared to discuss the alignment of your personal values to these core values. Typical Career Paths Technical Leadership: provide technical guidance, review other team members' work, evaluate capabilities, develop team competencies, develop and improve technical processes, create technical collateral, and create technical tools. Managerial Leadership: project management, personnel management, alignment of team members' efforts, set and evaluates annual goals, performance feedback, hire and onboard, and strategic business decision-making. QuEST is a rapidly growing world-wide company with a need for future global engineering leaders in our operations and sales organizations. Potential future roles could include operational business unit leader, global sales leader, or technical service line leader. Physical Requirements & Work Environment: Mostly Office Environments. Occasional Shop Floor involvement Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work. Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures. Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early. Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9 AM to 4 PM Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Location: Malta, NY Travel: Occasional Compensation Type: Full time Salaried Reports to: Program Manager QuEST Global is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. EOE/AA

Company Description:

About QuEST Global:
QuEST Global is an Engineering Solutions company incorporated in 1997 in Schenectady, NY, with current headquarters in Singapore. QuEST's culture, focused around the QuEST core values (Customer Focus, Change Championship, Accountability, and Teamwork) as well as our passion for engineering, has allowed QuEST to be recognized as one of the leading global Engineering Services providers in the world.

QuEST caters to multiple high technology verticals such as Aero Engines, Aerospace and Defense, Industrial Products, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Power Generation, Oil & Gas and Nuclear Engineering. Our portfolio of services and solutions covers all aspects of the product development and engineering process such as Product Design, Product Development, Prototyping, Testing, Certification, Manufacturing Support, Product Support (sustenance, repair, documentation, etc.), Product re-engineering, as well Consulting Services. With our diversified portfolio and geographic spread we have been able to conceptualize, design & develop, test, manufacture, certify and support different kinds of products worldwide.

QuEST Global Engineering has a Global Product Development framework that is anchored on a local-global approach to Product Engineering to ensure close co-operation between the customer teams and QuEST's Global teams. We have successfully implemented a network of collaboration across teams in 21 geographically dispersed engineering centers catering to an exclusive list of customers. QuEST is a unique company that has cracked the code for stitching multi-national engineering teams to work together as one team to serve our demanding customers providing high quality product design and engineering services.

QuEST is a global company and employs the best of talent across geographies India, North America, UK, Spain, Italy and Australia.

QuEST Global is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
EOE/AAE

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