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Chief Estimator (Underground) - Sylmar, CA

Job description

As a Chief Estimator, reporting to the CEO, you will have the opportunity to:
  • Lead, review and sign off on all estimating activities for tunneling projects
  • Lead the thorough review of the contract plans, specifications, and other documents for the bid
  • Supervise estimating personnel assigned to tunneling bids
  • Identify major and unusual items in RFQs & RFPs
  • Solicit quotations from major subcontractors and suppliers
  • Prepare HCSS comparison sheets
  • Identify D/M/WBE requirements and prepare plans to meet the requirements
  • Develop clear write-ups and documentation required for SOQ / RFP type proposals
  • Prepare documents for bid and proposal submission
  • For Joint Venture bids, set up JV manual
  • Set up Bid in HCSS
  • Price-up bid items and review with project team
  • Timeline equipment procurement and logistics
  • Provide assignments and monitor take-off estimators
  • Maintain dialogue with owner’s representatives, owners, and JV partners throughout bid process
  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or similar field of study from an accredited institution and 10 or more years of relevant estimating, project management and / or construction experience. Or 14 or more years of relevant experience if the degree requirement is not met.
  • 10 or more years of tunneling and or heavy civil project experience
  • 5 or more years of experience estimating on tunneling projects
  • 5 or more years of experience leading/ supervising estimating teams
  • Experience with HCSS, Primavera P6 and Procore or similar software
  • Willingness to travel up to 15-20%