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Mechanical Senior Estimator - Dallas, TX

Job description

Primary Functions: Provide and/or coordinate full estimating services on all projects including large, complex mechanical and/or electrical construction projects.  Mentor junior estimators.


Key Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  1. Coordinate and lead total estimating effort relevant to particular bid or project.
  2. Provide complete conceptual and final estimating input on complex projects.
  3. Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc., to determine scope of work and required contents of project estimate.
  4. Utilize and understand historical data from estimate, purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc., as part of risk management.
  5. Prepare estimates by calculating complete takeoff for scope of work using FastPipe/Fastduct estimating software.
  6. Interpret and/or fill in scope gaps when drawings or designs are Seek assistance from Engineering 
  7. Identify any unique quality control provisions or safety requirements for the project and incorporate related costs into bid.
  8. Identify any schedule requirements for the project and incorporate related costs into bid.
  9. Ascertain any risks related to the project in order to guarantee that provisions are made for those risks and incorporate related cost into bid.
  10. Incorporate project information, qualifications, clarifications, and exclusions into standard proposal letter template for final execution with preconstruction
  11. Develop final estimate summary sheet and coordinate with Chief/Estimating Manager to finalize related items including general conditions work sheet.
  12. Do what it takes to ensure that estimates are complete, well-organized, and ready for review before the given deadline. Including, but not limited to, scheduling and leading plan review meeting.
  13. Maintain files of working documents as back-ups.
  14. Coordinate with the field operations team on successful bids to provide a thorough transition to the project team.
  15. Follow awarded contracts, as assigned – may include estimating additional work items, change orders, procuring material, etc.
  16. Provide leadership and mentor junior estimators and other members of the Preconstruction group.
  17. Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.
  18. Confirm compliance and accuracy of all vendor quotes with scope of work and specifications.
  19. Maintain and update vendor call list.
  20. Develop, maintain and submit a conformed set of drawings and documents to operations for secured projects.
  21. Execute Spec Review Form for all bidding projects.
  • Engineering or construction science degree
  • 5 years estimating, cost control and/or engineering experience related to mechanical and/or electrical construction.
  • Successful track record estimating and negotiating large, complex projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of company procedures, estimating techniques, FastPipe/Fastduct estimating software, cost control systems and accounts.
  • Ability to successfully coordinate and supervise group work effort.
  • Superior technical, analytical, organizational and communication skills.