Supports and works with preconstruction/ business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. Performs quantity take-offs, pricing, and bidding of construction projects and have extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles. Responsible for comparing and analyzing subcontractor and supplier bids.
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 method.
Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks.
Understand project logistics and project schedule.
Prepare bid packages. Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.
Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team.
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 3 years of experience as an Estimator, Sr. Project Manager or similar.
A minimum of 3 years of experience as estimator for major civil projects.
A minimum of 5 years of construction experience would be a plus.
Public works sector experience required (Private is a plus).
Familiarity of all aspects of infrastructure projects
Recent experience with a large civil/highway contractor
Strong experience with large civil estimating required
Recent experience with JV bid settings is a plus.
Advanced computer skills with estimating software (knowledge of HCSS Heavy bid is a plus)
Effective presentation skills
Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6
Knowledge AutoCAD and/or Micro Station is a plus
Extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles
Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and multi-tasked.
Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands
Ability to work with other engineers and estimators and be part of a team
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According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in construction and extraction occupations is projected to grow 4 percent from 2019 to 2029, about as fast as the average for all occupations, and gain about 296,300 new jobs. Overall growth in the economy and population will increase demand for new buildings, roads, and other structures, which will create new jobs in construction and extraction occupations.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for all construction and extraction occupations was $48,610 in May 2020, which was higher than the median annual wage for all occupations of $41,950.