Senior Structures Estimator

  • Flatiron
  • Benicia, CA, USA
  • Feb 07, 2018
Design

Job Description



Flatiron

Location: Benicia, CA USA
Duration: Full-time Regular
Department: Estimating
# of Openings: 1
Req #: 2233


Description

As a Senior Structures Estimator, you will prepare and/or coordinate complete estimates for assigned medium-sized projects, including analyzing specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare estimates and preparing portions of contract proposal estimates, to include the determination of applicable project plans and specifications.

Responsibilities
  • Coordinate total estimating effort relevant to a particular bid/project as assigned
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate
  • Review schedules of projects being estimated
  • Organize estimating team to prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid
  • Perform Risk and Contract Management responsibilities as required
  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man-hour figures
  • Prepare discipline estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work
  • Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials
  • Work with Company employees, owners and subcontractors to get commitment/consensus regarding proposed bids
  • Obtain knowledge of project and appropriate regulations required to construct the project to meet affirmative action requirements and MBE/WBE requirements
  • Review list of work to be performed by subcontractors
  • Review final estimate and apply strategic cost factors if necessary
  • Monitor client changes and advise the estimating team of all changes in scope during the estimate period
  • Partner with other estimators to turn project over to production team
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned - may include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits
  • Advise on major changes in scope of work.
  • Monitor actual cost to estimated cost
  • Upon project completion, conduct debriefing with estimating, engineering and production teams to discuss positive and negative aspects of the project
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current/accurate information on prices from suppliers and subcontractors
  • Conduct or assist Estimating Manager with performance reviews
  • Search and analyze options for most effective means and methods of construction
  • Understand best value approach to winning new work
  • Prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid
  • Set productive, consistent, and acceptable work example
  • Maintains knowledge of Flatiron's company values and strategic plan
  • Support published corporate policies
  • Perform additional assignments per management's direction

Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited institution and 10 years estimating & cost control related experience and/or training
  • Or 15 years related experience and/or training
  • Construction, design, finance and management experience required
  • Expert knowledge of HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software

Benefits

Some of the benefits you can expect as a Flatiron employee are:
  • Comprehensive compensation package and paid time off program
  • Industry leading 401(k)/RRSP
  • Medical/Extended Health Care, Dental, Vison and/or Provincial Medical
  • Wellness benefits & Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Program

Flatiron is an EEO/AA/ADA/Veterans employer.

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