Chief Estimator

Location: Costa Mesa, California
Date Posted: 11-07-2017
Chief Estimator


Our client is an international contractor that specializes in major infrastructure projects. They are part of the construction arm of global construction firm, and is one of the leading infrastructure developers in more than 40 countries. They target large design build bridges, highways, tunnels, rail, transit, and dams of significant size or technical intricacy. The Senior Estimator will support and work with pre-construction/ business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. 

  • Organizes strategic plan for pursuit of identified projects
  • Reviews and assesses market data with VP Estimating and business development team to accurately prepare bids for proposals. 
  • Preparation of bids.
  • Must have the ability and experience to prepare project schedule from scratch.
  • Works closely with management and legal teams to review local and federal regulations to ensure all are covered for proposals. 
  • Pursues, builds and maintains strong relationships in the industry to enable effective communication/ties to the local market.
  • Executes additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Engineering and Design of complex construction projects
  • Determine labor and equipment costs.
  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing.
  • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks.
  • Understand project logistics and project schedule.
  • 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.  
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in, Engineering or Construction Management is preferred
  • At least (15) years of experience in project management / Estimating
  • Knowledge and experience of construction practices in the Western US region.
  • Capacity to organize and manage large teams. 
  • Extensive knowledge in the area of cost for labor, materials, etc. to accurately prepare bids.
  • Ability to review and address technical issues with solutions in a timely manner.
  • Travel is required as needed
  • Knowledge and experience with HCSS HeavyBid, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Communication – excellent oral presentation and written skills
  • Goal oriented – able to set goals and achieve them
  • Interpersonal – able to work well and persuade people at all organization levels
  • Organizational ability – able to plan, prioritize, organize and monitor activities and projects. Able to work well in a group environment and foster a team approach.
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