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Cost Estimator
Dow     Houston, TX 77007
 Posted 26 days    

Cost Estimator

At a glance

Position:Cost Estimator

Primary Location:Houston (TX, USA), Texas, United States of America

Schedule:Full time

Date Posted:06/17/2024

Job Number:R2052593

Position Type:Regular

At Dow, we believe in putting people first and we’re passionate about delivering integrity, respect and safety to our customers, our employees and the planet.

Our people are at the heart of our solutions. They reflect the communities we live in and the world where we do business. Their diversity is our strength. We’re a community of relentless problem solvers that offers the daily opportunity to contribute with your perspective, transform industries and shape the future. Our purpose is simple - to deliver a sustainable future for the world through science and collaboration. If you’re looking for a challenge and meaningful role, you’re in the right place.

About You and this Role

Dowis seeking aCost Estimatorto join our team inHouston, TX!

In this role, you will be responsible to prepare estimates for Capital Projects valued at or above $10MM. You will coordinate data inputs from various disciplines and functions to ensure accurate and competitive estimates. In addition, you will engage with the project steering team to understand causes of any deviations and the need to establish actions to mitigate, where deviations from established tolerances occur.


+ Serves as estimating subject matter expert.

+ Provides estimates to evaluate various conceptual alternates and support economic evaluations.

+ Utilizes historical data with appropriate installation factors, site specific factors and experience to produce cost estimates for project authorization and execution purposes.

+ Collects and correlates necessary project-related cost and schedule data needed to determine equipment, material, subcontract, construction labor, expenses, and in-direct reports such as engineering, taxes, etc.

+ Ensures accuracy of estimates by working closely with Project Team members to understand scope and details of project.

+ Evaluates project deviations in order to provide data to project steering team for proper decision making.

+ Keeps abreast of global economic trends and execution methods that affect project capital costs.

+ Provides supporting data for project measurements, external benchmarking and project closure.

+ Utilizes project estimated scope of work and aligns costs with schedule.

+ Contributes to improvement of Cost Estimating Work Process and leveraging of learning experiences.

+ Supports the implementation of Most Effective Technology (MET).

+ Provides coaching to developing estimators.


+ A minimum of a bachelor’s degree or relevant military experience at or above a U.S. E6 ranking OR Canadian Petty Officer 2nd Class ranking plus 3 years of relevant experience OR (in lieu of a degree) 8 years of relevant experience in Project controls estimating.

+ Prior experience in the Chemical, Petrochemical, Oil and Gas or Energy industry.

+ A minimum requirement for this U.S. based position is the ability to work legally in the United States. No visa sponsorship/support is available for this position, including for any type of U.S. permanent residency (green card) process.

Preferred Skills

+ Proficient using Aspen Capital Cost Estimator (ACCE) estimating tool.

+ Experience in all phases of estimating from FEL through detailed for project authorization/funding.

+ Prior experience estimating in all disciplines including material takeoff.

+ Proficient in Microsoft applications, such as Word and Excel.

+ Strong facilitation skills and ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment.

Additional Notes

+ This position is located in Houston, TX.

+ This position does not offer relocation assistance.

Benefits – What Dow offers you

We invest in you.

Dow invests in total rewards programs to help you manage all aspects of you: your pay, your health, your life, your future, and your career. You bring your background, talent and perspective to work every day. Dow rewards that commitment by investing in your total wellbeing.

Here are just a few highlights of what you would be offered as a Dow employee:

+ Equitable and market-competitive base pay and bonus opportunity across our global markets, along with locally relevant incentives.

+ Benefits and programs to support your physical, mental and emotional well-being, to help you get the care you need...when you need it.

+ Competitive retirement program that may include company-provided benefits, savings opportunities, financial planning and educational resources to help you achieve your long term financial-goals.

+ Become a Dow shareholder through various employee stock programs.

+ Opportunities to learn and grow through training and mentoring, work experiences, community involvement and team building.

+ Workplace culture empowering role-based flexibility to maximize personal productivity and balance personal needs.

+ Global Paid Time Off (PTO) policies:

+ Paid time off for new parents (birthing and non-birthing, including adoptive and foster parents).

+ ​Paid time off to care for family members who are sick or injured.

+ Paid time off to support volunteering and Employee Resource Group’s (ERG) participation.

Join our team, we can make a difference together.

About Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) is one of the world’s leading materials science companies, serving customers in high-growth markets such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Our global breadth, asset integration and scale, focused innovation, leading business positions and commitment to sustainability enable us to achieve profitable growth and help deliver a sustainable future. We operate manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employ approximately 35,900 people. Dow delivered sales of approximately $45 billion in 2023. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. ​​​​Learn more about us and our ambition to be the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world by

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Dow is committed to equal opportunities in employment. We encourage every employee to bring their whole self to work each day to not only deliver more value, but also have a more fulfilling career. Further information regarding Dow's equal opportunities is available

Dow is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing opportunities without regard for race, color, religion, sex, including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity, national origin, age, disability and genetic information, including family medical history. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at 1-833-My Dow HR (833-693-6947) and select option 8.

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