Senior Estimator - Civil Construction

Location: Miami, FL
Date Posted: 02-07-2018
Our client is a $20 billion, global construction firm.  They have engaged us to find a Senior Estimator in the Miami, Florida area.  This is a fantastic opportunity to be with a secure, growing business with incredible benefits, and growth opportunity.
The Senior Estimator will support and work with preconstruction/business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. The Senior Estimator is responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of estimates for jobs to be bid, including preparation and supervision of take offs and coordination and/or supervisions of other estimators and engineers. This individual will provide overall coordination and contract administration of transportation design-build project from design conception through final construction acceptance. The Senior Estimator shall also have extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering and industry principles.
  • 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.
  • Initiate, coordinate, and design projects and calculations
  • 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.
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or Architecture
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience as an Estimator, Sr. Project Manager or similar.
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience as estimator for major civil projects.
  • A minimum of 15 years of construction experience is a plus.
  • Experience working with the Georgia and/or Alabama Department of Transportation
  • Willingness to relocate.
  • 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 Heavybid is a plus)
Other Skills
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6
  • Knowledge AutoCAD and/or MicroStation 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
 If you would consider making a change, please submit your resume in confidence for immediate consideration.

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