| Full time

Project Cost Estimator (mining)

Job Description

This is a remote position based in the USA; you must possess current US employment authorization; sponsorship is not available for this position.

GateSource HR Mining Division is partnering with a leading industry player in the mineral processing sector. We are seeking a skilled and experienced Project Cost Estimator to join a dedicated Engineering team.
As a Cost Estimator, you will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects, support plant modifications, and contribute to the continuous improvement of the company processes.

You will be responsible for:

  • Responsible for project management during Preliminary Project phase – Business cases
  • Responsible for developing project baselines (Schedule, Scope and Cost)
  • Manage the Project through the Preliminary Project phase – business phase
  • Be involved in the Preliminary Definition phase for managing or supporting in agreement with the PEX
  • Support the PEX (Project Executive) through preliminary project phase and business cases
  • Prepare project baselines (Scope, Cost and Schedule)
  • Manage all changes to project baselines
  • Manage project risk with PEX
  • Coordinate Engineering teams including both internal and external resources
  • Ensure effective coordination and communication between Project Team and vendors, contractors and suppliers
  • Ensure that specifications, group recommendations and regional requirements and regulations are implemented as defined in the Pre-Project phase
  • Coordinate commissioning with internal and external resources
  • Prepare project reports for PEX
  • Ensure effective Sustainability Management (Quality, Health, Safety and Environment) in accordance with policies and local laws and regulations
  • Ensure the project has sufficient insurance and is in compliance with policies
  • Educate the resources working on the project to Project Management System (procedures, templates and tools) with the support of the PMO (Project Management Office)
  • Lead at lessons learned at the closure of the project
  • Perform other duties as assigned


To be successful in this role, you should have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related discipline.
  • Minimum of ten years of engineering experience with at least five years managing projects and strong working knowledge in all engineering fields with emphasis on mechanical and electrical.
  • PMP certification from the Project Management Institute is desired.
  • Well-developed leadership skills and the ability to work well with others including both line workers and top management.
  • In-depth knowledge of both the wet and dry processes to include processes to include quarrying, crushing, hauling, grinding, classification, conveying, packaging, storage and shipping.
  • Ability to work in metric system.
  • Understanding of company policies and ability to lead and direct people.
  • Fluency in English is required; Spanish and/or Portuguese skills are nice to have.
  • Ability to travel up to 30%.


Competitive compensation package based on experience, along with a comprehensive benefits plan.

Job Information



Work Experience

5+ years


$Market related

Job Type

Full time




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