Job Description and Qualifications
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer of
industrial gases, has an immediate opportunity for a Cost
Estimation Engineer at our corporate headquarters in Allentown,
Air Products is a world-leading Industrial Gases company having
both process gas applications and gasification technology that has
been in operation for over 75 years. We have multiple product
lines, over 750 production facilities in over 50 countries, and
serve over 30 different industries, creating broad opportunities
for growth and development. And, we are growing!
We pride ourselves on being an innovative technology company
that nurtures an environment of teamwork and inclusion. We need and
seek out people who are dedicated and driven to create the future.
People with passion and dedication to get it right and a
never-ending desire to innovate, learn, improve, and contribute.
Sound like you?
We have an immediate need for a Cost Estimation Engineer
supporting the Process Gases Product Line at our World Headquarters
and Regional Engineering Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
The incumbent will lead the development of capital cost
estimates for new capital project opportunities within the
Americas, working with the Proposal Manager, Engineering
Disciplines, Procurement and Construction Estimating to drive
consistency and perfection in the delivery of timely capital cost
estimates. Through development and application of benchmarking
techniques and critical analysis, the role will be pivotal in the
challenge to drive the best value proposition to win and deliver
new projects optimally.
Within the proposals team under the leadership of the Manager of
Project Development and Proposals, the Cost Estimation Engineer
will work with Proposal Managers and Project Managers to perform
the following tasks:
- Generate accurate and competitive overall project cost
estimates with mentorship and support from different functions for
estimates from $10m to $1bn+ total installed cost
- Take ownership of different type of TIC generation (Budgetary,
Class 0, 1, 2) based on business need and stringent timeline
- Work with cost estimating resources in other offices for
supporting estimates and aligning benchmark approaches
- Collect and consolidate inputs from different functions of the
business; cross check the accuracy and scope assumptions; align as
per project scope and business requirements; and fill gaps of
inputs based on data / mutual agreement with team
- Be adaptable and conversant with various estimation tools,
database methods, benchmarking techniques, etc.
- Ensure completeness of the cost estimation with respect to all
components, e.g., Engineering, Project Execution, Procurement,
Construction, Commissioning, Taxes and Duties, Currency, Commodity,
Insurance, Financing, Risk, Reserve, Contingency.
- Take initiative to the development of new procedures and
database / benchmarking to improve the present cost estimating
- Consolidate past and ongoing proposal / project data for
linkage of technical / commercial data, develop unit rates / target
costs based on different line of business, regions, etc.
- Support all departmental activities, as per the need
Knowledge and experience required:
Qualifications - Technical degree with analytical skills.
Engineering degree preferred.
Job Related (Minimum) - 8 years in a related industry with
ideally 5-6 years in field and/or overall cost estimating /
proposals within the industrial gas industry, EPC/LSTK or in the
EPCm companies for related industrial gas or process industry.
Additionally, the candidate should have
- Validated experience of producing realistic estimates and
capable of organizing the work for major projects. The ability to
demonstrate a good working knowledge of estimating, financial,
contractual, and technical matters is a top priority
- Good communication, interpersonal, motivational, and
organizational with experience of working across multiple
- Standardization, database system and benchmarking
- Commercial acumen, analytical skills, and business
At Air Products, we work in an environment where diversity is
essential, inclusion is our culture, and each person knows they
belong and matter. To learn more, visit About Air Products.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including paid
holidays and vacation, affordable medical, dental, life insurance
and retirement plans. You will be eligible for benefits and also be
100% vested in your retirement benefits on your first day of
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer (U.S.). You will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, national origin, age, citizenship, gender, marital
status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression, disability, or veteran status.