Sr Estimating Engineer

Cleveland, OH

Post Date: 05/16/2017 Job ID: 10131026
Coordinates and participates in the preparation of all estimates that are provided by the Estimating Department. Manages and is responsible for all estimating functions that may be required during preconstruction including value engineering, alternative and comparative studies. Takes the lead from an estimating/preconstruction basis on projects assigned.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Review quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate, and studies for all items incorporated in the assigned scope.
  • Take lead role in lump sum bids.
  • Review drawings, specifications and all other construction documents. Make senior management aware of design-related problems, completeness of documents and other potential risks.
  • Work in conjunction with Operations to ensure that detailed General Conditions/Requirements estimates are prepared, and review with others as needed.
  • Responsible for the value engineering process during preconstruction for the assigned projects.
  • Manage the Estimating Engineers and Assistant Estimating Engineers, including completing performance evaluations.
  • Ensure strict adherence to safety, QA/QC, ethics and compliance requirements at all times.
  • Manage the allocation of work hours for staff assigned to projects to ensure it is within budgetary guidelines.
  • Communicate and collaborate with Operations and Purchasing during preconstruction efforts.
  • Develop and enhance owner, architect, subcontractor and vendor relations.
  • Analyze cost data, unit prices, back-page costs, and information that can be developed and used as a " rule of thumb for all building systems estimated costs.
  • Responsible for the preparation of preliminary estimates and studies during preconstruction to monitor design development cost trends in order to detect over-runs and potential problem areas.
  • Ensure assigned tasks are completed and delivered with timeframes allotted.
  • Assists Purchasing in evaluating and analyzing subcontractor proposals.
  • Derive systems quantities from BIM models and other estimating software in order to provide complete estimate

Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in engineering, construction management, building construction or similar
  • 6+ years of estimating experience
  • Knowledge of building construction, materials, systems, market conditions and trade practices.
  • Experience in project engineering, field supervision or purchasing is desirable
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft office suite programs, Prolog Manager and Primavera scheduling desirable.

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