Estimator – Heavy Civil Construction

at Webber
Location Charlotte, North Carolina
Date Posted September 23, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Permanent


Estimator - Heavy Civil Construction Objective The position of Estimator will analyze, prepare and review bids (including earthwork, utilities, mechanical piping, and amenities) for heavy civil (roadway, highway, bridge) projects. Must have experience estimating on large ($50 mm plus) projects utilizing all delivery methods. Regular Job Duties Access cost effectiveness of products, projects or service. Track actual costs relative to bids as the project develops. Track actual commodities pricing for items that may impact cost before bid or during buy-out phase. Consult with clients, vendors and personnel in other departments to discuss project and formulate strategies, estimates and resolve conflict issues. Confer with engineers, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates. Review plans and specifications for general compliance and standard industry practices for utility and water/wastewater treatment plant projects. Responsible for through review and understanding of all correspondence required during bidding phase of project including but not limited to: Plans, Specifications, Bid Forms, RFI's, Clarifications and Addenda. Administer full cycle take-offs and pricing for your assigned divisions, subcontractor coordination, evaluation of skills, bid preparation and submittal of bid. This includes when only 30-60% plans are available. Maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors and subcontractors for your divisions using SmartBidNet software. Prepare sub-bid analysis documents for use by project team in qualifying sub-bids and material. Prepare electronic estimates including preliminary cost information Prepare documentation and estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work. Provide leadership to others through example and by sharing knowledge and skill. Maintain a highly organized work environment and manage multiple projects with various bid dates simultaneously. Present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public. Complete post-bid analysis after bid for lessons learned and problems that were encountered. Train and development less experienced estimators Other duties as assigned by manager Qualifications Experience in all delivery methods - Hard Bid, CSP, CMAR, CMGC and Design Build. 8+ (eight) or more years of experience in all aspects of utility construction with exposure to at least three different market segments: water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, water reclamation/purification and de-salinization A minimum Bachelor Degree in Construction Management, Environmental Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering or similar degree. Experience in operating estimating software such as AutoCAD, Primavera, Timberline, WinEst, etc. Moderate to high level of proficiency operating MS Excel, MS Outlook, MS Word. Ability to work largely independently, be self-motivated and demonstrate initiative, managing multiple deadlines at one time. Ability to work as part of a team throughout pre-construction stage. Valid driver license for occasional, required travel Spatial Reasoning and ability to read and interpret plans and specifications Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, or governmental regulations and government forms and data. Full understanding of Construction Math concepts. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature. Some exposure to outdoors with changing weather conditions such as rain, sun, snow, and wind. Ability to physically maneuver by foot minor obstacles at construction projects Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items and work with the fingers The Statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and levels of work performed by employees, but are not a complete list of responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer. Webber, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam Era or special disabled veteran in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Webber, LLC complies with applicable local, state and federal laws governing nondiscrimination in employment at each location the Company operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to: hiring, placement, promotion, termination, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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