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Sr. Estimator

Boston, MA 02119

Posted: 01/04/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Construction Management Job Number: 514783 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The Role Sr. Estimator

Seeking people who are bold. Curious. Innovative. Caring. Looking for the career opportunity of a lifetime. We’ll challenge and inspire you to be your very best. We’ll embrace what makes you unique and lift you up as you take chances. Here, you’ll find a place where you can act with purpose and integrity, bringing intelligence and grit to every aspect of your job. Join us for the chance to achieve your ambitions and build your legacy.

The Senior Estimator is responsible for all aspects of estimating the most complex and large-scale jobs, including pre-construction, hard bids, negotiated bids, budgets, general conditions, systems studies and comparisons, value engineering, subcontractor relations and staying abreast of industry developments applicable to estimating.

  • Ensure that the estimating process runs smoothly and efficiently, and client expectations are exceeded throughout the duration of the project(s)
  • Build relationships to understand client, designer and subcontractor needs and expectations
  • Effectively facilitates collaboration amongst team members
  • Effectively communicate with all stakeholders
  • Manage Assistant Estimators
  • Participate in business development activities, presentations, and interviews
  • Lead the Estimating team including Assistant Estimators, MEP Estimators and Career Start team members on projects
  • Develop others and act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME)
  • Prepare an in-house budget and GMP
  • Prepare quantity take-offs and apply unit pricing for material and labor to establish a value for the work
  • Understand the full scope of the project through document review and asking questions of the design team and owner
  • Prepare value engineering and risk analysis
  • Prepare qualifications and assumptions for the estimate
  • Prepare cost comparisons/reconcile with previous estimates
  • Reconcile with outside Estimators
  • Lead constructability reviews
  • Manage Subcontractor solicitation & selection process
  • Prepare Exhibit B, and/or scope sheets
  • Ensure quality control of departments bids and estimates

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Estimating, or equivalent
  • Computer skills
  • Working knowledge of Excel spread sheets, and Word processing programs
  • Experience with estimating software such as Timberline, OST, MC2
  • Understanding of the influence of market conditions on pricing
  • Candidate must possess Suffolk’s Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism, and Caring
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