Estimating Manager

Whippany, NJ
Feb 24, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time


The primary responsibilities of this role, Estimating Manager, are to: 

  • Be responsible for the project estimation during all phases of capital projects ranging in values from 5M EUR to over 250M EUR, either in-house or through one or multiple external parties;
  • Determine independently and execute estimating structures and workflows for project, within the project estimation framework;
  • Work with project managers and engineers both upstream and downstream of front-end loading design to create meaningful scope decomposition to facilitate accurate estimates;
  • Maintain knowledge bases and other data bases of historic project information from project analysis and evaluation, both detailed rate information as well as aggregated benchmarks;
  • Conduct risk analysis sessions with project teams and stakeholders and assess contingency and allowances in accordance with corporate directives;
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert during project reviews;
  • Support the Group Head Project Services Planning in continuous improvement of tools and methods in alignment with the global cost estimating community, in order to optimize accuracy and effort;
  • Work closely with external engineering contractors in order to ensure that estimates serve Bayer’s requirements regarding structures, benchmarking, project controlling and accuracy;
  • Develop subject matter training material and trains project controllers, project managers, engineers and other stakeholders.


Your success will be driven by your demonstration of our LIFE values.  More specifically related to this position, Bayer seeks an incumbent who possesses the following:

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with at least years of experience in project management and controlling OR Master's degree in Engineering, construction Sciences, Construction Management or other project management-related fields with at least eight years of experience in project management and controlling OR at least 15 years of experience in project management and controlling;
  • Expert knowledge of cost estimation;
  • Field experience for capital projects;
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering, procurement and construction, and understanding of how these functions work together to meet project objectives;
  • Advanced knowledge of databases;
  • Excellent knowledge of risk assessment tools and techniques;
  • Willingness to travel within the Bayer sites in North America and Latin America on a regular basis (25 – 50%) when working on projects outside of the hub areas;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • High degree of interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse set of stakeholders, to resolve conflicts in a constructive spirit and to communicate requirements and results to project contributors effectively.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • AACE and/or PMI certification;
  • Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills and experience in Latin American markets;
  • Knowledge using Cleopatra estimating software.
  • Multiple locations allowed