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Senior Estimator

The Senior Estimator scrutinizes incoming inquiries, evaluates all technical issues, prepares estimates of the costs for the execution of the works, submits proposals to clients and negotiates terms and conditions with the clients to contract award. The Senior Estimator has extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles. The Senior Estimator will directly organize and manage a diverse multi-disciplined team of Estimators and support staff. The Senior Estimator will estimate the cost of self-perform work and project indirect costs, review cost estimates prepared by team members, while managing Skanska's risk. The Senior Estimator will be a self-starter and work efficiently, must be able to meet critical deadlines and have the ability to lead and work as part of a greater team. The Senior Estimator can also be named the Sponsor of a particular pursuit should the value of the pursuit require it. The Senior Estimator will report to the Estimating Manager, and Vice President of Estimating.
What You'll Do:
  • Demonstrate commitment to an Injury-Free Environment and Skanska Safety and Health
  • Management Program;
  • Evaluate incoming inquiries;
  • Assist in assigning resources to a pursuit;
  • Evaluates all technical issues of the project;
  • Prepare estimates and proposals;
  • Assist in staff development, business development and client management;
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction;
  • Assist in maintaining effective relationships with internal and external clients;
  • Coordinate complete estimates involving different disciplines and major projects;
    • Lead bid strategy meetings to get operations, safety and quality involved in the bid process;
    • Prepare detailed estimated costs for self-perform work activities: craft hours, labor, material, and equipment costs from a crew based perspective;
    • Formulate all project indirect cost: staffing, on-site facilities, support costs, etc.;
    • Distribute bid requirements to Administrative Assistant;
    • Submit bid bond request forms;
    • Request labor rates from finance;
    • Distribute bid documents including addenda and clarifications;
    • Review all bid documents including contract terms and conditions to create clarification letter;
    • Attend prebid meeting/walk-thru;
    • Consolidate and ask questions during bid stage;
    • Consolidate all estimates into complete estimate summary;
    • Lead bid review meeting and present to management;
    • Coordinate effort to complete all bid forms and assembling of proposal;
  • Review quantities and cost estimates prepared by team members to ensure accuracy and completeness;
  • Assist and/or lead Task Force Meetings;
  • Assist with maintenance of estimating databases for different disciplines;
  • Assist with completing PRB documents, ORAs and pre-ORAs for projects being coordinated;
  • Complete accurate quantity takeoffs for projects;
  • Manage take-off resources and identify work scopes, risk items and temporary work requirements;
  • Determine proper production rates to apply for labor calculations;
  • Manage projects that are not turned over to controls;
  • Be responsible for the complete estimating process/procedures to insure compliance and consistency;
  • Able to successfully and independently lead a Design-Build project through the tender stage, including involvement on task forces, proposal review teams, design evaluation;
  • Analyze and evaluate project's commercial, design and estimate risks utilizing Skanska's risk assessment tools;
  • On successful projects develop procurement plan and secure all major material purchases and opportunity register, construction schedule, subcontractor agreements;
  • Perform site visits on pursuits and ongoing projects, attend industry trade and outreach events including MBE/DBE, insurance, contractual and legal issues, direct and indirect costs, etc. when named as pursuit sponsor;
  • Guide and coordinate the pursuit team, holding each accountable for their respective portion of work;
  • Mentor and train Estimators and Lead Estimators.
We're Looking For:
  • Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint , HCSS Heavy Bid estimating software, online plan rooms, SharePoint and working knowledge of takeoff software (OST, Agtek, etc.), Primavera, AutoCAD and HCSS Estimating Software;
  • Capability to produce any order of magnitude estimate;
  • Understands cost based risk analysis;
  • Ability to lead and mentor a team;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to multi-task;
  • Functions effectively as part of a team;
  • Dependability;
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times;
  • Ability to understand and follow directions;
  • Self-starter with good time management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and present solutions;
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, project date and commercial terms;
  • Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management or Similar Technical Training;
  • Minimum of 15 years experience in estimating of projects of varying size, scope and alternative delivery methods;
  • Preferred experience in heavy civil projects such as transit, waste, road, and bridges.
Developing Your Career at Skanska, You Will:
  • Contribute to a sustainable future improving the lives of people, communities and companies;
  • Collaborate in an open culture where sound values and dedicated people come together for greater results;
  • Thrive in a people-driven international company with countless opportunities to learn and grow.
Skanska is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.
Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation, life sciences and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have nearly 11,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2017, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $7.3 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $18.8 billion in 2017. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.
We are proud to be named one of America's Best Employers of 2017 by Forbes.
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