Sr. Estimator – Heavy Civil Construction

at Planet Forward
Location Knoxville
Date Posted June 10, 2021
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Summary:

Provide estimating and proposal deliverables and support for ROW Services Group while representing Core Values and Priorities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Review bid packages to determine scope of work and proposal response requirements.
  • Perform and evaluate accurate quantity takeoffs for ROW Clearing, Erosion Controls, Access Roads, Work Pads, Access Matting, and Substation Site Development projects.
  • Build complete production driven cost estimates based on the labor, equipment, and material resources required to fulfill the scope of work.
  • Review design and specifications for value engineering/optimization opportunities and recommend a bid strategy that complies with the scope of work and provides best value to the client.
  • Analyze subcontractor and material quotes for responsiveness to the Quote Request and project scope of work.
  • Identify bid qualifications, risks, and assumptions along with quantities and pricing.
  • Participate in estimate reviews and presentations to Senior Managers and executive management.
  • Ensure estimates are performed in accordance with company practices and standards.
  • Support other department personnel as required - may include preparing or assisting with estimates in other civil construction disciplines.
  • Lead, mentor, and train Junior Estimators.
  • Prepare responses to Request for Qualifications (RFQ's) and Request for Proposals (RFP's).
  • Maintain estimate files according company/division estimating standards.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May supervise 1 - 2 Estimators or Junior Estimators performing estimating functions as part of an estimating team.

 Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of related experience in heavy construction / estimating.
  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in civil engineering, construction management, construction technology or extensive related work experience.
  • Knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing.
  • Strong all-around knowledge of civil sitework, access construction, and earthwork.
  • Experience in Heavy Civil construction with a focus on Site Development, ROW Clearing, Erosion Control, Access Construction, Access Matting, and ROW Restoration.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Able to travel occasionally and perform tasks independently with little or no supervision.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office products (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint).
  • Working knowledge of Hard Dollar / InEight Estimate, HCSS, B2W, or any similar software suite.
  • Basic knowledge of P6 Scheduling software (or equal).

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