Senior Cost Estimator

Everest Recruiting

If you are passionate about Cost Estimating, have a proven successful leadership ability, possess excellent critical thinking skills, and a strong business acumen, then we would like to hear from you!

Responsibilities of Senior Cost Estimator:

  • Prepare and/or review final estimates including factors such as Operations, Shift, Resources, Time Constraints and Budgeting impacts
  • Develop detailed cost estimates from the engineering drawings; proactively identify deficiencies and ask questions; and actively assist the project team toward the answers
  • Actively reconcile the internal estimates with those prepared by third-parties; engage the third-party entities in an informative, collaborative reconciliation; and communicate the results of the reconciliation effort
  • Prepare and review material take-offs from planning documents or engineering drawings
  • Prepare detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates for systems and subsystems
  • Prepare estimates by applying unit rates for man hours, labor dollars, material dollars, and construction equipment dollars and all-in unit cost determination, calculating extensions and the application of standard factors, overhead rates and fees.
  • Accumulate, evaluate and document historical cost data for the development of future estimates
  • Review contract documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and equitable cost allowance for scope changes
  • Conduct Weekly Estimate Review Meetings of Contractor Potential Change Notices and prepare Meeting Minutes
  • Develop the record of negotiation documentation
  • Provide coordination and liaison with project management and project engineering personnel throughout the estimate development
  • Proactively establish a routine reporting cycle that clearly communicates when an estimate changes and why
  • Prepare required reports and correspondence
  • Contribute to the advancement of company’s goals through commitment to productive collaboration with all stakeholders

Qualifications of Senior Cost Estimator:

  • Ten years of general estimating experience directly related to both engineering and construction projects is required
  • Demonstrates a proactive, firm and respectful approach to estimate reconciliation efforts and change order processing
  • Demonstrated experience with complex estimate reconciliations and change order negotiations
  • Demonstrated experience in getting independent estimates from vendors/contractors as check estimates against contractor proposal estimated costs and negotiations
  • Comprehensive knowledge of construction-related processes, as well as a thorough knowledge of industry practices
  • Establish a personable, but contractual stance with the contractor
  • Proved accuracy, reliability and completeness in job accomplishment
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Must possess the ability to effectively interact with various departments to maintain open lines of communication
  • Demonstrated experience working on multiple projects at the same time
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering preferred
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