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Bayer Estimating Manager in Creve Coeur, Missouri

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At Bayer you have the opportunity to be part of a culture where we value the passion of our employees to innovate and give them the power to change.

Estimating Manager


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 5 Million USD to over 30 Million USD, 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 10+ 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 8+ 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:

  • Highly preferred work experience in Pharmaceuticals and/or Biotech;

  • AACE and/or PMI certification;

  • Spanish and/or Portuguese language skills and experience in Latin American markets;

  • Knowledge using Cleopatra estimating software.

This position can be residence-based in the following Tech Hub locations: Berkeley, CA; Boston, MA; Charlotte or Raleigh/Durham, NC; or Whippany, NJ



Bayer offers a wide variety of competitive compensation and benefits programs. If you meet the requirements of this unique opportunity, and you have the "Passion to Innovate" and the "Power to Change", we encourage you to apply now. To all recruitment agencies: Bayer does not accept unsolicited third party resumes.

Bayer is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans

Bayer is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s) using the contact information below.

Location: United States : California : Berkeley || United States : Massachusetts : Boston || United States : Massachusetts : Cambridge || United States : Missouri : Creve Coeur || United States : Missouri : St. Louis || United States : New Jersey : Whippany

Division: Enabling Functions

Reference Code: 287285

Contact Us

Email: hrop_usa@bayer.com

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