Chief Senior Estimator

Chief Senior Estimator

Job Overview
Job Order:JO000084456
Date Posted:Jan 16
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Start Date:Feb 4

One of the largest design, engineering, and construction companies in the world is seeking a Sr. Estimator to join their rapidly growing division. Incumbent will be offered the best benefits available and the opportunity of growth, if desired, to work globally. The organization offers some of the most advanced technology in the building industry as well.

The Chief Estimator is the primary member of the Commercial/Industrial Estimating Team who has overall responsibility for the creation of budgets and estimates. The Chief Estimator is responsible for the oversight of the estimating process for all projects bid and awarded and will establish standardized procedures, methods and processes for estimating.
Assigns responsibilities for estimating team on each project.
Reviews project plans and specifications and coordinates with the team to confirm complete scope.
Identify risk issues and their order of magnitude
Solicit subcontractor and/or supplier information & pricing
Assist in Good Faith Efforts as required
Prepares instructions to bidders, bid form and other bid solicitation information as required.
Performs and/or manages the quantity survey and pricing effort for internal budgets.
Prepares conceptual budgets based on minimal information.
Reviews general conditions, schedule, scopes of work, hoisting plans, site logistics and other exhibits as prepared by Operations.
Ensures the flow of project information is maintained and documented.
Reviews and/or manages the review and scoping of specialty contractor bids.
Coordinates insurance requirements with Risk Manager.
Coordinates technical proposal requirements with Marketing Department.
Reviews constructability issues with operational staff.
Maintains and communicates data on construction and material cost trends affecting project costs.
Analyze alternate means and methods to determine the most economic alternative
Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, specialty contractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer's expectations.
Actively participates in industry, client and community relations to enhance company image.
Performs other related duties as needed.
Assist project personnel on successful proposals as follows:
Participate in the transfer of information on successful projects including the Job Kick-off Meeting
Assist in the preparation and review of work plans as requested
Participate in periodic reviews and visits to projects as appropriate
Pricing of change impacts as required

Be proficient in computer software programs used in estimating.
Possess strong mathematical and computer skills. Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
Expertise in one or more areas of commercial, industrial civil engineering/construction.
Ability to breakdown construction operations into a logical sequence of activities.
Ability to work in a team environment.
Ability to professionally communicate the basis for individual work product when in a highly stressed environment.
Must be able to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done.
Effective oral and written communication skills.
Candidates must possess a strong work ethic.
Strong organizational, interpersonal skills.
Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.

Education & Experience:
Minimum High School Diploma or GED
Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Administration a plus
Minimum of 15 or more years estimating or project experience on heavy civil projects
Minimum of 10 or more years estimating experience

Salary: $100,000 to $140,000/year