Estimator

at Dragados
Location Costa Mesa
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Supports and works with preconstruction/ business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. Performs quantity take‐offs, pricing, and bidding of construction projects and have extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles. Responsible for comparing and analyzing subcontractor and supplier bids.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Review project plans, requirements, and specifications.
  • Prepare and/or review accurate quantity takeoffs, breakdowns and materials pricing.
  • Determine labor and equipment costs.
  • Discuss and propose the most proper means and method.
  • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks.
  • Understand project logistics and project schedule.
  • Prepare bid packages. Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.
  • Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team.
  • Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.)
  • Perform certain post-bid buyouts.
  • Perform pre-construction duties and meetings with Clients, Owners, Engineers, Subs and Suppliers, and JV Partners.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or Architecture
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as an Estimator, Sr. Project Manager or similar.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as estimator for major civil projects.
  • A minimum of 5 years of construction experience would be a plus.
  • Public works sector experience required (Private is a plus).
  • Familiarity of all aspects of infrastructure projects
  • Recent experience with a large civil/highway contractor
  • Strong experience with large civil estimating required
  • Recent experience with JV bid settings is a plus.
  • Advanced computer skills with estimating software (knowledge of HCSS Heavy bid is a plus)
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6
  • Knowledge AutoCAD and/or Micro Station is a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles
  • Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and multi-tasked.
  • Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands
  • Ability to work with other engineers and estimators and be part of a team

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