Construction Estimator, Energy

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Construction & Facilities

Sparks, Nevada

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What to Expect
As Construction Estimator at Tesla you will be playing a critical role in company projects at Tesla facilities. You will understand cost drivers at the fundamental level while facilitating value engineering efforts cross functionally, enabling Tesla to rapidly scale our manufacturing facilities at Ludacris speed.
What You’ll Do
  • Understand, develop, compile and present high-level cost estimates for multiple projects at a time here at Tesla
  • Develop detailed cost estimates as designs develop, communicating with various stakeholders on cost drivers and value engineering opportunities across all trades
  • Create what-if scenario estimates for program strategy and decision making
  • Develop long term strategy on estimation methodology, tool and systems for CAPEX projects
  • Estimate cost impact related to changes in design and construction strategy during project execution that vary from the Baseline Work closely with the project team to forecast project costs in a timely manner
  • Provide support in identifying, analyzing, and providing innovative solutions to cost estimating problems
  • Assist in cost estimating input into specific studies and providing team guidance in key decisions with scope options, various work proposals and decision making
What You’ll Bring
  • Degree in Estimation with Civil, Structural, Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Life Safety Systems or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years of estimation experience required (All trades preferred)
  • Experience in value engineering and cost modeling with fast turnaround results
  • Knowledge of how things are built at the fundamental level, experience with construction management preferred
  • Ability to work within a high-performance, cross-functional organization with extremely tight timelines, aggressive goals, and a demanding work environment
  • Experience with change management procedures is valued. Ability to provide or prepare cost trend/change estimates in support of the project
  • Demonstrate competency with relevant software such as MS Office Suite and estimating related specific software and tools
Compensation and Benefits

Along with competitive pay, as a full-time Tesla employee, you are eligible for the following benefits at day 1 of hire:
  • Aetna PPO and HSA plans > 2 medical plan options with $0 payroll deduction
  • Family-building, fertility, adoption and surrogacy benefits
  • Dental (including orthodontic coverage) and vision plans, both have options with a $0 paycheck contribution
  • Company Paid (Health Savings Account) HSA Contribution when enrolled in the High Deductible Aetna medical plan with HSA
  • Healthcare and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • LGBTQ+ care concierge services
  • 401(k) with employer match, Employee Stock Purchase Plans, and other financial benefits
  • Company paid Basic Life, AD&D, short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Sick and Vacation time (Flex time for salary positions), and Paid Holidays
  • Back-up childcare and parenting support resources
  • Voluntary benefits to include: critical illness, hospital indemnity, accident insurance, theft & legal services, and pet insurance
  • Weight Loss and Tobacco Cessation Programs
  • Tesla Babies program
  • Commuter benefits
  • Employee discounts and perks program

Tesla is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.
Tesla is also committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. Please let your recruiter know if you need an accommodation at any point during the interview process.