Lead Estimator

Evansville, IN 47708

Posted: 10/01/2019 Industry: Engineering Job Number: 172929 Pay Rate: DOE

The Lead Estimator, along with the Senior Estimator develops accurate, timely and detailed cost estimates on large, complex heavy civil and mechanical construction projects for bid-build, design-build, and Engineer, Procure and Construct projects.

Will be responsible for accurate quantity surveys, preparation of subcontractor and vendor work scopes and quote analysis and estimating the cost of self-perform work.

Develop, as part of a team, full-scope cost estimates based on proposal documentation on a variety of bid build, design build and EPC projects for various public and private clients

Interpret and analyze project drawings and specifications, proposals and other documentation

Responsible for accurate, detailed take-off of quantities from project drawings and specifications

Develop detailed cost estimates for discrete self-perform work elements

Setup and maintain the estimating file and associated pursuit specific databases

Manage of Joint Venture Estimate comparisons: Compile JV Instruction Book, Quantity comparison process, Cost comparisons and close out

Assist in developing the initial project execution and logistics plans and the project schedule

On Design/Build pursuits participate on Design Task forces and with Proposal development

Identify, solicit and analyze subcontractor and vendor proposals

Complete peer review of takeoffs and cost estimates prepared by estimating staff

Assist with the maintenance of estimating databases

 Assist with the procurement of major materials and subcontracts on successful pursuits

Perform research for means and methods, materials, equipment, costs and construction techniques and services to increase competitiveness

Assist and/or lead Task Force Meetings

Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management or Similar Technical Training

Minimum of 7 years of experience in estimating of projects in the discipline

Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products [Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint], HCSS estimating software, online plan rooms, SharePoint and working knowledge of takeoff software (OST, Agtek, etc.),

Demonstrate proficiency with all Estimating processes employed by Skanska Estimating including: Equipment Buy/Sell analysis, Sub vs Self Perform analysis, Holding Accounts, Quote System, Estimate closeout procedure, JV Estimates, @Risk, etc.

Capability to manage an entire estimate of a moderate sized project under the supervision of a Senior Estimator or Estimating Manager.

Mentor and train Estimators and Estimating Engineers

Understands cost- based risk analysis

Ability to manage and direct junior estimating staff assigned to the pursuit and mentor a team

Effective written and verbal communication skills

 Ability to multi-task

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