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Senior Estimator

Atlanta, GA 30318

Posted: 04/01/2024 Job Number: 21928241

Job Description

Summary The Senior Estimator will lead the estimating team to calculate the cost of a broad range of projects. The goal is to provide accurate information that will help in operations and strategic planning, performing quantity takeoffs, producing proposals, reviewing bid instructions, blueprints, specifications, and related bid documents. The position will manage estimating staff, subcontractors, vendors, and project owners and must have experience in bridges, trail projects, excavation, underground utilities, heavy highway including GDOT and federal contracting.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Creates, manages and maintains bid schedule
Prepares cost estimates and budgets for projects being bid
Provide verification of quantity takeoffs from bid documents completed by support staff
Both hard bid and design/build conceptual estimating is required
Prepare and identify cost factors such as construction duration, labor, equipment, and materials Analyze project construction staging and workflows and their constructability and/or identify means and methods to improve the schedule
Extensive experience bidding projects ranging in size from $5 million to $100 million
Provide and coordinate full estimating duties on heavy-civil, GDOT heavy-highway and other construction projects
Review of specifications and plans
Attends regular bid meetings, mandatory preconstruction events and other site visits
Bid and pre-construction scoping
Solicit and coordinate subcontractor and supplier quotes
Issue subcontractor award notices or letters of intent
Coordinate successful bid hand-offs to project management group
Directs and participates in obtaining quotes for materials and subcontractor participation
Reviews, understands and incorporates project historical data to assist in determining appropriate equipment and labor requirements and production costs
Lead bid review and review technical proposal details with company senior management prior to bid submission
Participates in review of required bid documentation, close-out process and submission of bid to project owner
Works with the company centralized cost estimating software (HCSS Heavy Bid), to assist with improvements and refinements needed in that process
Analyzes completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies
Identifies cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts
Visit project sites, prepare RFI's, and partake in pre-proposal meetings
Partner with team members and other stakeholders to generate strategy for the project
Develop estimates for the trades that are self-performed
Work alongside stakeholders, suppliers, and subcontractors through the bid process
Identify risk as part of the proposal preparation process
Prepare written statement of qualifications and/or proposals that respond directly to project owners' requests for qualifications and requests for proposals
Partner with team members to close the estimate
Review pricing history for estimates based on regional and historical costs.
Reviews and evaluates requests for estimates and prepares project information for presentation to management for selection to pursue
Lead and participate in estimate strategy planning
Oversee HCSS estimate entry from creation thru close-out
Prepare cost analysis by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontractor, and overhead costs occurred in heavy civil industry projects
Reviews estimates and construction documents for efficiency and understands scope of work to bid.
Attends client pre-bid meetings, job showings, and job site visits
Maintains detailed notes and records of all verbal information disseminated by the client during pre-bid meetings and job showings
Must have the ability to explain details behind each estimate, including the basis of the man-hours allocated for each task, personnel resources needed to execute each task, etc.
Maintains cost estimating tools including databases, spreadsheets, and other computer-based applications to keep updated information on past performance and industry standards
Determines and evaluate alternative project execution approaches based on the scope of work and the most cost-effective execution methods available
Maintains lines of communication between company departments, project managers, and client with regards to cost estimating activities
Collaborate with our operational staff to validate any construction productions as well as the means, methods, and equipment ideas utilized in item pricing
Manage bid process and conduct bid review
Other duties as assigned Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction management, or related field is preferred;or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience preferred
10+ years of relatable estimating experience with knowledge of Heavy Bid, Heavy Job, AGTEK, Microsoft Project, P6 (Primavera), Bluebeam, Vista, and Procore
Specific knowledge and experience in estimating utility, structural concrete, and deep foundation work is a plus
Working knowledge of the Microsoft 360 platform preferred
Leadership attributes including, but and not limited to organizational and critical thinking skills, the ability to analyze data and trends, professional conduct at all times
High-stress tolerance;must be able to thrive in a high-pressure environment
A highly motivated self-starting, autonomous individual who can work independently and set their own priorities, yet also function well as part of the overall team.
10+ years of experience as an estimator in hard bid and unit priced work in a DOT or Federal contract setting
Conduct business with 100% integrity and professionalism
Ability to prioritize estimating tasks and workflow to meet estimate review schedules and bid dates
Ability to read, interpret, and understand project plans, specifications, and scope of work and have in-depth understanding of contract administration
Flexibility to effectively deal with changing priorities and timelines through analytical problem-solving
Experience with scheduling and scheduling software
Displays tactful, mature, and professional demeanor with well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work with diverse teams
Fluent in reading plans/drawings/standards and documents in order to prepare estimates
Must be able to adapt easily to changing deadlines Performance Standards
Safety Culture: Foster a safety culture by modeling and reinforcing expected jobsite behaviors
Team Orientation: Communicate in an open, honest, and respectful manner
High Integrity: Acts with unyielding integrity and honesty in business transactions, promoting company policies and holding self and other employees accountable, keeping promises and commitments
Ownership Mentality: Assumes responsibility and makes decisions within own level of authority;seeks approval when appropriate
Good Judgment: Knows when to stand tough and when to be flexible. Sees the big picture and the ramifications of actions
Versatility: Is open to change. Adjusts positively to changing work priorities and business conditions
Physical Requirements
Sit, stand and walk continuously throughout the scheduled workday
Stand, reach, drive and use fine motor skills frequently throughout the day
Occasionally bend, kneel, squat and climb throughout the workday
Lift up to 50lbs. On occasion
Must work in a manner that will not jeopardize the health and safety of him/herself or others
Ability to travel as needed Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Language Skills
Must be able to read and comprehend English
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