Stevens Engineers & Constructors has an excellent opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated Estimator to join our Canonsburg Operations Team. The ideal candidate will have estimating experience for industrial construction projects in the steel, chemical, power, and gas & oil markets for the purpose of bidding on projects or negotiating contracts to perform the construction work. The Estimator position is responsible for creating accurate and complete estimates, based on both conceptual design ideas and complete design documents. Experience in piping estimating is preferred.
The ideal candidate will also have a client focus approach and will work well independently and as part of the project team.
Develops scope for bid packages after reading, reviewing, and studying construction documents (specifications, plans, addendum's, RFIs) for the purpose of understanding the design intent and constructability of the project.
Prepares estimates with the proper level of detail for all design stages: Conceptual, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents.
Assists with maintaining the estimating cost data base to ensure costs are up to date.
Consults with clients, project team members, subcontractors, and material suppliers to discuss and formulate estimates, effect cost reductions, and resolve issues.
Studies specifications to assist the operations team in planning procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of construction.
Researches construction documents and analyzes specifications to determine estimated costs.
Works with the operations team throughout the preconstruction process in reviewing plans and specifications for constructability issues and determining general requirements on the project.
Reviews design documents for proper information to receive accurate pricing from subcontractors and suppliers, generates acceptable value engineering ideas, and prepares life-cycle costing.
Prepares quantity take-offs and estimates costs of materials, labor, and use of equipment required to fulfill all provisions of the contract.
Understands how to create proper bid packages and works with the design team on the information required in each package to assure complete bids and giving the field team the right information needed to start construction or maintain the project schedule.
Reviews subcontractor and supplier bids for conformity to contract requirements and determines acceptable bids.
Presents and explains project budgets to clients, designers, and operations teams.
Maintain files of working documents as back-up for the estimate, including current information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
Support other estimating unit personnel as needed, which would include but not limited to assistance with computer work and preparation of one or more discipline estimates.
Research, negotiate and prepare purchase orders and subcontract for awarded projects, including obtaining the necessary insurance requirements.
Prepare internal job setup documentation, including Award of Contract form, code of accounts, quantity sheet and copy estimate file.
Participate in pre-job meeting with project management personnel.