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Staff Estimator

Wallingford, CT 06492

Posted: 11/29/2022 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Construction Management Job Number: 530637 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

The Staff Estimator is responsible for preparation of all levels of estimates and proposals relating to their discipline(s) that are required to support the engineering and design-build construction projects. This position will prepare and present lump sum bids, proposals, unit cost and quantities for various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.
  • Assemble material and labor costs for clients and proposals for construction projects.
  • Analyze and incorporate quotes on bonds and insurance into the estimate for review.
  • Conduct small and disadvantaged business solicitation and evaluation.
  • Conduct subcontractor solicitation and pre-qualification tasks.
  • Analyze and insert specialty and standard equipment and material pricing into the estimate.
  • Prepare and deliver bid packages to subcontractors.
  • Present estimating information in site and pre bid meetings.
  • Conduct subcontractor labor and market studies, and make recommendations based on those results.
  • Develop project summary schedules.
  • Evaluate and condition subcontractor and supplier quotes.
  • Support pre-construction services on client estimates and joint venture reviews.
  • Develop and present estimating strategy and plan.
  • Research cost history and update data base(s).
  • Provide preliminary pricing for indirect and general conditions.
  • Evaluate fee, contingency and escalation and make recommendations.
  • Responsible for reviewing specialty and standard equipment pricing.
  • Review plans and specifications for risk issues and propose a mitigation strategy
  • Review commercial terms and conditions for cost and risk items and present concerns to lead estimator.
  • Responsible the accuracy and validity of estimate clarifications and assumptions.
  • Analyze and price value engineering for submission.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.
  • A minimum of 4 years of direct project estimating experience.
  • Ability to work independently or in groups, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, ConEst and K-Base.
  • OSHA 10-hour safety certification required.
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