Doyon Universal Utility Engineer - Estimator in Fairbanks, Alaska


POSITION OBJECTIVES: The Utility Engineer-Estimator position is primarily responsible for the delivery of standard, consistent and realistic cost estimates for Doyon Utilities Projects. Which includes preparing estimates for RFPs, analyzing contractor proposals vs estimates, and support of the Capital Program Manager with the capital plan. The position also assists in the development of short and long term plans addressing the continued development, future expansions and rehabilitation of the Doyon Utilities owned assets, and assist in the preparation of responses to requests for proposals. The position will also be responsible for maintaining an estimating database and coordinating with the Engineering group and Project Managers on peer reviews of proposal packages.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Utilize cost methodologies and tools to produce cost estimates. 2. Have a thorough understanding of Earned Value Management theory and practices, productivity measurement, and calculating cost and schedule performance indices. 3. Translate the identified project scope and deliverables into the estimate of capital expenditure costs for design, procurement, construction, installation, commissioning and start-up of the projects. 4. Manage estimating data – establish process to collect actual cost performance, condition and normalize data for future use, develop metrics and benchmarking information. 5. Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing. 6. Evaluate bids received by Doyon Utilities for completeness and address any issues such as items that may be omitted or incorrectly addressed by bidders. 7. Assist in the compilation of RFP responses. 8. Assist in the creation, planning, and submittal of the 5-year capital plan. 9. Provide technical support to all DU sites and DU project managers. 10. Determine methods and materials necessary to complete projects. 11. Other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES 1. Analytical skills. Accurately evaluate detailed specifications. For example, a cost estimator must determine how to minimize costs without sacrificing quality. 2. Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills. 3. Technical skills. Detailed knowledge of industry processes, materials, and costs are vital. In addition, must be proficient in using the Microsoft Office Suite and internet applications and should be able to use specialized computer programs to calculate equations and handle large databases. Strong understanding of RSMeans and its application to Utility estimating

  1. Experience in the utility industry is highly desired, to include electrical, mechanical, and general construction estimating experience. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  2. The incumbent is subject to pre-hire and random drug testing in accordance with the published policy of Doyon Utilities.
  3. Must be eligible to work on a military installation in Alaska.
  4. Must have a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Alaska.
  5. Willingness and ability to travel to job sites within Alaska.

ENVIRONMENT: The majority of the work is performed in a professional office setting. The work is generally sedentary, requiring routine walking, standing, bending and carrying items weighing less than 40 pounds. Incumbent must be physically capable of visiting construction sites, undeveloped areas, and potential project locations on military installations in Alaska. Reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, will be provided to all qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: 1. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. 2. Professional Engineering license is highly desired. 3. Minimum of 4 years’ experience in construction cost and scheduling.

Title: Utility Engineer - Estimator

Job Reference: 18-0156

Post Date: 7/9/2018


City/Location: Fairbanks

State: AK

Point of Hire: Fairbanks, AK

Company: DU - Doyon Utilities

Reports To: Engineer Manager

Starting Pay: DOE

Type of Position: Regular Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: 8am-5pm

Schedule: Monday - Friday