Lead Estimator - Heavy Highway

McKinney, TX

Posted: 02/23/2023 Employment Type: Permanent Industry: Construction/Engineering Job Number: 11699 Pay Rate: 150000

Job Description

General Summary
The Heavy Highway Estimator will help lead and coordinate accurate and timely preparation of estimates for project bids and proposals. If you are interested in working with a company that has created an empowering culture that makes work exciting and rewarding, look no futher. They actively promote respect, challenge and motivate everyone to be innovative.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Quantify project components assigned
  • Visit project to understand site conditions/restrictions
  • Work with the project team to build the estimate, then price assigned items in HCSS
  • Review plans and specifications
  • Provide accurate take-off
  • Work with project team on a preliminary project schedule based on the information provided in the plans and specifications utilizing Primavera P6
  • Work with the project team to close the estimate
  • Contact subcontractors, suppliers and specialty services for quotes
  • Coordinating with subcontractors about prospective work
  • Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. Into unit and man-hour figures
  • Develop thorough, timely and accurate estimates, proposals and bid documents.
  • Lead the team to close the estimate.
  • Works closely with the Project Managers and Field Supervisors once a bid has been won.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with key departments and Company affiliates to ensure cooperation and teamwork.
  • Attends all scheduled meetings, missing no more than 10% annually.
  • Follows all OSHA and other safety guidelines.
  • Manages any stress on the job, including but not limited to meeting deadlines.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
  • Strong prioritization and organizational skills; detail-oriented
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Excel and Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • HCSS and Primavera P6 experience is strongly preferred
  • Additional working knowledge preferred but not required: Bluebeam, Auto Cad
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience as an Estimator working in all aspects of large heavy/highway construction projects (Structures, Bridges, Underground, Earthwork and Concrete Paving)
  • Participate in project pre-construction meetings and assist in project buyout of subcontractors and
  • Previous field operations experience a plus
  • Experience with collaborating with owner, contractors and other project team members, to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility
  • Skilled in time management.
  • Skilled in multi-tasking
  • Ability to learn and perform primary functions of positions within department
  • Demonstrates solid communication, customer service skills, and verbal/written skills with all levels of company personnel and outside vendors/suppliers
  • Ability to manage to deadlines
  • Ability to conduct presentations to executives.
  • Demonstrates high level of organization and attention to detail
  • Ability to meet physical demands of the job which include, but are not limited to: walking, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting, sitting, squatting, and occasionally lifting and carrying items which may weigh up to 15 pounds
  • Must be available for work 8am – 5pm Monday through Friday, with some varied hours as projects require

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