The Sr. Estimator works with preconstruction, bidding and business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. The Sr. Estimator is responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of estimates for jobs to be bid, specifically for the structures part, including complex bridges, walls and other structural elements. The Sr. Estimator has extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering and industry principles, focused on the construction of structures.
- Review project plans, requirements, and specifications.
- Prepare and/or review accurate quantity takeoffs, breakdowns and materials pricing.
- Determine labor and equipment costs.
- Discuss and propose the most proper means and methods for structures and identify constructability issues.
- Identify and propose alternative methods of construction and value-engineering opportunities
- Evalute all bid documents and assess project risks.
- Understand project logistics and project schedule.
- Prepare bid packages. Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.
- Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.)
- Perform certain post-bid buyouts.
- Perform pre-construction duties and meetings with Clients, Owners, Engineers, Subs and Suppliers, and JV Partners.
- Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or Architecture
- A minimum of 10 years of experience as an Estimator
- A minimum of 8 years of experience in a senior level estimating role, project manager or construction manager, for major bridges and structures.
- A minimum of 15 years of construction experience. More than 15 years would be considered as a plus. Onsite experience is a plus.
- Public works sector experience required (Private is a plus).
- Familiarity of all aspects of horizontal and infrastructure projects
- Recent experience with a large civil/highway/bridge contractor
- Strong experience with Bridge estimating required
- Design-Build experience would be a plus
- Recent experience with JV bid settings is a plus.
- Advanced computer skills with estimating software (knowledge of HCSS Heavybid is preferred)
- Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6
- Knowledge AutoCAD and/or MicroStation is a plus
- Extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles
- Design Build experience (contractor or designer side)
- Ability to interpret construction drawings
- Knowledge of means and methods and construction techniques
- Knowledge of construction industry, trends, innovation, etc.
- On-site and field experience on civil projects will be appreciated.
- Effective communication (verbal and written) and presentation skills
- Demonstrated aptitude to understand engineering projects
- Organizational ability - able to plan, prioritize, organize and monitor activities and projects. Able to work well in a group environment and foster a team approach.
- Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and multi-tasked.
- Teamwork: Work collaboratively with other team members to achieve goals, ask for inputs by valuing others' ideas and expertise, and support and acts in accordance with final decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
- Ability to establish and maintain good relationships and partnerships with clients, vendors, subcontractors and construction partners.
- Ability to raise topics that needs to be discussed with team or required a company decision
- Ability to identify project risks
- Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands
- Ability to meet deadlines without compromising quality of work
- Foster development of junior staff
- Ability to work with other engineers and estimators and be part of a cohesive team
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)