• Estimator at First Quantum Minerals LTD

  • Posted on: 19 December, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • First Quantum Minerals has grown from a single mining operation in Zambia to a multinational business, employing over 17,000 people in eight countries across five continents. Our remarkable track record is the result of a unique and highly entrepreneurial culture. From the behaviours we live by to the structure of our business, everything is designed to free individual and collective ingenuity. The result is that our people achieve extraordinary things… personally, commercially, technically and for the communities and environments in which we operate. From the acquisition of Canada-based Inmet Mining Corporation in 2013 to our on-going multi-billion dollar investment in Cobre Panama, First Quantum Minerals is not just one of the world’s leading copper producers, it’s also one of its fastest growing. Fast Facts • First incorporated in 1983 • Seven operating mines – Kansanshi (80% owned) in Zambia, Guelb Moghrein (100% owned) in Mauritania, Las Cruces (100% owned) in Spain, Kevitsa (100% owned) and Pyhäsalmi (100% owned) in Finland, Ravensthorpe (100% owned) in Australia and Çayeli (100% owned) in Turkey • Development projects – copper smelter (Zambia), Sentinel (Zambia), Enterprise (Zambia), Haquira (Peru) and Cobre Panama (Panama) • Compounded annual return of over 30% since listing on the TSX in 2000 • Stock exchange listings & symbols: TSX: FM; LSE: FQM; LuSE: FQMZ

    Estimator - E&I


    Job description

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Taking off quantities from drawings, lists and schedules produced by the engineers and building up bills of quantities for each project based on FQM specifications and requirements. This also includes managing changes made to the design and identifying possible shortfalls.
    • Capturing quantities into CCS software and assigning manhour norms and material resources to generate an estimate of work to be carried out and material purchasing lists per project, codifying materials in the Materials Expediting Report.
    • Assist with the procurement of materials and site requisitions, issuing enquiries and adjudicating pricing and technical submissions for materials followed by submitting material requisition adjudications to the Perth office for purchasing.
    • Assist the Project Engineer: E&I with manpower requirement planning for each project.
    • Assist with site progress measurement & reporting when required.
    • Managing the document control system.


    An electrical qualification or qualified by experience.


    A minimum of 2-3 years' experience in mining construction and estimating including E&I construction site experience, advanced excel skills, and experience in using CCS software.

    Behavioural Traits:

    • Driven and able to multi task
    • Ability to work on many projects and details simultaneously
    • Ability to break down large complex projects into logical pieces
    • Ability to think on your feet and come up with practical solutions
    • Work unsupervised
    • Interpersonal skills, as there is constant interaction with site, suppliers, procurement and project managers.

    Other Requirements:

    Occasional travel to remote sites.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to First Quantum Minerals LTD career website on secure.dc3.pageuppeople.com to apply

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