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Renewable Energy Construction Estimator

RWE Renewables Americas LLC, Austin, Vereinigte Staaten (US) 

To start on 01/11/2021 or To start as soon as possible, Full time, Permanent


Functional area: Renewables 

Remuneration: Exempt


The Renewable Energy Construction Estimator works to provide construction estimates for RWE Renewables energy storage, solar and wind projects. The main purpose of the role is to provide CapEx estimates to facilitate on-going project development, offtake discussions, financial investment decisions, and assist during BoP negotations.  Initially the role will establish the in-house solar/EES construction estimating capabilities and processes for RWE Renewables Americas.    The role may augment the current construction estimating process for onshore wind in the U.S in the future.


Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop the in-house CapEx estimating process with RWE Renewables Americas for industrial scale solar and energy storage projects;
  • Establish an estimation process with Construction, Engineering, and Development;
    • Establish minimum timeline and information required for a construction estimate
    • Includes a level of certainty for estimates
      • (i.e. - 30% engineering available +/- 15% cost)
    • Establish databases necessary for construction estimating;
  • Provide CapEx estimates for BoP and equipment costs to data books for financial investment decisions;
  • Estimates must be coordinated with the Construction Project Management Team and lessons learned;
  • Also coordinate construction estimates with Engineering and Development;
  • Develop a cost data base from our historical cost, other datasources, and continual interactions with balance of plant contractors;
  • Routinely engage the BoP market to understand the market in various regions of the country;
  • Develop “clean sheets” for the costs of construction task to aid negotiations; and
  • Participate in BoP negotiations, work with Engineering to obtain the necessary cost/quality for a project, and participate in cost reduction workshops with Engineering and Construction. 



  • Experience in developing cost estimates for BoP contractors in the renewable energy business in the United States
  • 4 year degree from accredited university highly preferred
  • 10 years experience in estimating


This role will require between 10% and 20% travel (post COVID restrictions)


This position can be located in Austin, TX or Chicago, IL. 

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Any questions? Contact in Recruiting: Jaime Prechtel  jaime.prechtel@rwe.com


We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.

Nearest Major Market: Austin

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