Tallahassee, FL

Senior Estimator

As a Lead Estimator in Tallahassee, FL, your main responsibility will be to estimate work in civil construction, with a specific focus on highway projects, drainage systems, bridges, and roads. Prior experience with FDOT estimating is required.

Job Summary

You will be responsible for providing and coordinating complete estimating services for projects ranging in size from $100,000 to $75 million.

Job Description

· Review and incorporate historical data from various sources such as purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc., to create accurate unit and man hour figures.

· Analyze project plans, requirements, proposal specifications, drawings, and attend pre-bid meetings to determine the scope of work and estimate requirements.

· Assess project risks and opportunities based on a thorough review of all bid documents.

· Conduct precise quantity takeoffs and determine material pricing, labor costs, and equipment costs.

· Familiarize yourself with project logistics and the project schedule.

· Create and prepare bid packages and evaluate competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.

· Provide comprehensive conceptual and final estimating input for complex projects.

· Provide technical support to team members working on estimates for assigned bids.

· Maintain all working documents and data to support estimate figures.

· Track awarded contracts and handle estimating and pricing for additional work items, change orders, material procurement, and subcontract preparation, if required.

· Carry out any additional assignments as directed.

Job Requirements

· You must have at least 5 years of thorough experience in construction estimating and road construction, with previous FDOT experience.

· Ability to estimate various types of projects/contracts and effectively coordinate and supervise group work efforts.

· Extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles.

· A B.S. in Civil Engineering is preferred but not required.

· Experience with HCSS Heavy Bid Software and AGTEK 4D is a plus.

· Attention to detail and the ability to identify risk factors and cost-saving opportunities are essential.

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