Construction Estimator

Construction Estimator

  • Direct Hire
  • Taylor, TX
  • Job ID: 161632

Balance Staffing

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Job Description:
We are Hiring Immediately for a Construction Estimator position in Taylor, TX!

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

Job Objectives
Prepares and reviews the preparation and presentation of general and/or discipline estimates.
Responsible for conceptual estimating, cost analysis and estimate planning, coordination, and consolidation.
Responsible for directing the cost estimate effort on a major project or on multiple small projects.
Provides estimating assistance and guidance to the projects.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Manages the development of estimates from inception to completion. Develops an achievable estimate plan and inclusive of budget.
Consolidates the estimate components and prepares the cost volume.
Reviews estimate and ensures quality and integrity. Ensures lessons learned are incorporated into the estimate. ? Manages proposal strategies with Management.
Prepares basis and assumption documentation. Ensures lessons learned are incorporated. Fully understands the needs of the customer.
Reviews design or Request for Proposal (RFP) scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness, and coordinates with the project to develop additional estimating basis when information is incomplete. Suggests alternatives when appropriate.
Establishes and reviews the conceptual scopes of estimates and studies when definition is not available through a demonstrated ability to conceptualize the design of the finished product. Demonstrates specialized contingency skills to compensate for undefined scope.
Support bid evaluation of cost and schedule criteria and prepares bid evaluations. May participate in discussions with vendors.
Prepares contractors indirect cost estimates, developing basis for temporary facilities, miscellaneous construction services, construction tools and equipment, professional staffing, startup services, payroll taxes and insurance, camp facilities and operation, and other field costs
Prepares and provides guidance in the preparation of proposal cash flow models and working capital analysis when delegated.
Performs and reviews escalation and contingency calculations for estimates.
Identifies ways to mitigate risk. Assesses the uncertainties associated with productivity, material pricing, wage rates and quantity variation.
Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Company

BS Degree or certifications relevant to construction management, engineering, architecture or equivalent
At least 5 years of field experience in large infrastructure/ construction projects
Demonstrated advanced understanding of Estimating core processes and procedures.
In-depth knowledge of project schedules and ability to predict/extrapolate costs curves based on experience of scheduled activities/cost correlation analysis.
Thorough understanding of cost indexes, escalation projections and contingency calculations.
Technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques.
Knowledge of administrative and supervisory procedures and practices.
Knowledge of global market pricing and construction practices.
Skilled in oral and written communication with demonstrated ability to present Estimating information to peers, management, and clients.
Understanding charging practices, the relevant commercial influences (i.e., insurance, taxes, etc.) and the relationship of charging practices to commercial terms, invoicing, and profitability.
Understanding risk, where risk can exist, factors contributing to risk, risk management and categorization, and terms in risk management.
Proficient in Reimbursable, Lump Sum and Design Build estimates for competitive bid projects.
Excellent MS Office skills and documentation

Job Location:
Taylor, TX

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