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Sr. Highway Estimator

Dragados

This is a Full-time position in New York, NY posted July 16, 2021.

SUMMARY

The Senior Estimator will support and work with preconstruction, bidding and 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, all kind of civil projects and specifically for highways projects (and other linear projects such as rail), including earthwork, drainage, pavement, utilities, and other related activities and supervision of take offs and coordination and/or supervisions of other estimators and engineers.

The Senior Estimator shall have extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering and industry principles.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Review project plans, requirements, and specifications.

Determine labor and equipment costs Prepare and/or review accurate quantity takeoffs, breakdowns and materials pricing.

Discuss and propose optimal means and methods and identify constructability issues.

Evaluate all bid documents and assess project risks.

Understand project logistics and project schedule.

Prepare bid packages.

Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.

Procurement and quote solicitation effort Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.), including production rates, creating WBS structure and unit prices for all activities..) Perform certain post-bid buyouts.

Perform pre-construction duties and meetings with Clients, Owners, and Suppliers, and JV Partners.

Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

REQUIREMENTS
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management, A minimum of 8 years of experience as an Estimator A minimum of 5 years of experience in a senior level estimating role or project manager role for major civil projects and highways or rails.

A minimum of 10 years of construction experience.

More than 10 years would be considered as a plus.

Onsite experience is a plus.

Public works sector experience required (Private is a plus).

Familiarity of all aspects of horizontal and infrastructure projects Recent experience with a large civil/highway/bridge contractor Strong experience with civil estimating required Design-Build experience would be a plus Recent experience with JV bid settings is a plus.

Advanced computer skills with estimating software (knowledge of HCSS Heavybid is preferred) Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6, Agtek Knowledge AutoCAD Civil 3D and/or MicroStation is a plus Extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles Design Build experience (contractor or designer side) Ability to interpret construction drawings Knowledge of means and methods and construction techniques Knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles Knowledge of construction industry, trends, innovation, etc.

On-site and field experience on civil projects will be appreciated.

Effective presentation and communication skills Demonstrated aptitude to understand engineering projects 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.

Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and multi-tasked.

Teamwork: Work collaboratively with other team members to achieve goals, ask for inputs by valuing others’ ideas and expertise, and support and acts in accordance with final decisions, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.

Ability to establish and maintain good relationships and partnerships with clients, vendors, subcontractors and construction partners.

Ability to raise topics that needs to be discussed with team or required a company decision Ability to identify project risks Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands Ability to meet deadlines without compromising quality of work Foster development of junior staff Ability to work with other engineers and estimators and be part of a cohesive team.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.

However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

41 CFR 60-1.35(c)