Zachry Group is seeking a Senior Estimating Manager to prepare or supervise the preparation of cost estimates and bid proposals for large construction projects and provides technical advice and assistance to other estimators. In addition, monitors construction information sources and reports on potential projects to bid on to Chief Estimator.
Provides technical assistance and advice to estimators regarding their bid proposals and reviews estimates prepared by other estimators
Reviews and analyzes historical cost reports and other data to obtain information relevant to the bidding process
Supervises the preparation of cost estimates and bid proposals for assigned projects, including personnel assigned to the project, and designs estimate summaries for assigned projects
Supervises a complete review, evaluation and quantification of work scope, including the terms and conditions of bid documents; may conduct site visits to analyze soil conditions and soil testing; and communicates and coordinates the exchange of data with client/owner and engineer to gain a clear definition and understanding of the project scope
Calculates total resources required for projects, including direct and indirect costs. Applies appropriate cost values for required resources such as wage rates, equipment rates, productivity, historical experience, waste, valid quotations, time schedule, resources availability and market conditions. In addition, prepares a preliminary project schedule and recommends escalation, contingency allowance, and field profit
Obtains and evaluates quotes from vendors and subcontractors and makes recommendations on the selection of vendors and subcontractors. Also, provides assistance to purchasing in preparing purchase orders and subcontract agreements
Submits estimates to management for formal bid review, supervises bid adjustments according to management instruction, and oversees the completion and delivery of the proposal document
Supervises the preparation of detailed cost breakdown using standard work codes when possible, and assists in preparing detailed work schedules upon request
Instructs, trains and develops less experienced estimators and performs other related duties as required
Perform others duties as assigned
5-10 years of knowledge and experience with all aspects of estimating software, procedures, and processes
High School Diploma / GED
Good work ethic and excellent organizational skills
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, with an emphasis on Word, Excel and Power Point
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines
Ability to work with minimal supervision on most projects or tasks
Demonstrate strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to present complex information in an understandable and compelling manner
Occasional travel to regional offices or field locations may be required
Experience in the field of estimating and/or estimating systems management
Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or equivalent related work experience
7+ years of construction estimating support, engineering, field support, or similar experience
5+ years quantity take-off and estimating experience
Employee will be required to communicate in person, via telephone, email, use of arm/hand steadiness, manual dexterity, finger dexterity, multi limb coordination, oral expression, and comprehension. May be required to lift, carry and move objects safely. While traveling, employee will work in multiple environments including an office, warehouse and in a trailer or building on construction sites. On construction sites noise levels will be moderate to high. Job site will contain: light to heavy equipment vehicles, small to large equipment, materials, communication equipment and tools, people standing, walking, sitting, signaling and talking, bells whistles and alarms. Weather conditions ranging from warm/hot – cool/cold and occasional rain. May be required to work in close, confined spaces or in different elevations for a long period of time. Noise levels will be moderate to high.
Will work in a general office environment. Capable of operating and functioning in a fast-paced work environment. Must possess a vision (corrected or uncorrected) that allows for clear visibility from a distance of 20 inches or less.
The above description covers the fundamental responsibilities of the Sr. Estimating Manager position. It shall not be construed as a complete listing of all miscellaneous, incidental or similar duties which may be required from day-to-day.
Zachry Group is dedicated to providing a Safe and Drug Free work environment; and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Zachry Group is America's pace-setter in turnkey construction, engineering, maintenance, turnaround and fabrication services in the power, energy, chemicals, manufacturing and industrial sectors. We work with customers to plan, build and renew their most critical facilities, so they can achieve their immediate and long-term goals, all at the highest safety standards. We operate 35 offices, and our... 20,000 employees work in more than 400 locations nationwide, united by a shared set of values and the desire to deliver the very best outcome for our customers.
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