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7 months ago
Skanska
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Construction
Category: Estimating Jobs
General Position Summary

The Estimator along with the Senior Estimator, Lead Estimator and/or Estimating Manager, develops accurate, timely and detailed cost estimates on large, complex heavy civil projects for bid-build, design build, CM/GC, PPP and Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) projects. The Estimator supports delivery of properly organized estimates, budgets and schedules, including managing Skanska’s risk. The Estimator will be responsible for accurate quantity surveys, preparation of subcontractor and vendor work scopes, quote analysis, and estimating the cost of self-perform work. The Estimator will be a self starter and work efficiently. The Estimator must be able to meet critical deadlines and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

What you will do:

* Demonstrate commitment to an Injury-Free Environment and Skanska Safety and Health Management Program, including the ability to independently stop work for a safety violation or suspected safely violation

* Aid in developing full-scope cost estimates based on proposal documentation on a variety of bid build, design build and EPC projects for various public and private clients

* Interpret and analyze project drawings and technical specifications, proposals and other documentation

* As a team member, develop the initial project plan and project execution schedule

* Responsible for the preparation and documentation of project estimate using HCSS estimating software, following estimating policy and procedures

* Prepare detailed, comprehensive subcontractor and vendor work scopes

* Solicit subcontractor and vendor quotations

* Independently analyze and compare subcontractor and vendor quotations

* Liaise with subcontractors and vendors for clarification of issues and scope

* Estimate cost for discrete portions of work under the supervision of the Lead or Senior Estimator

* Present and promote work product and findings to senior and executive management

* Perform research for means and methods, materials, costs and construction techniques and services

* Perform site visits on pursuits and ongoing projects, attend industry trade and outreach events

* Perform accurate quantity take-offs

* Produce an accurate estimate of labor, material, equipment, subcontractors and general conditions

* Discuss project approach with pursuit team, operations, safety and quality to better estimate each project

* Distribute bid requirements to Estimating Administrator if coordinating a project

* Submit bid bond request forms if coordinating a project

* Request labor rates from finance if coordinating a project

* Distribute bid documents including addenda and clarifications if coordinating a project

* Review all bid documents including contract terms and conditions to create clarification letter

* Attend pre-bid meeting/walk-thru

* Consolidate and ask questions/ RFI’s during bid stage

* Consolidate all estimates into complete estimate summary for review

* Participate in bid review meeting

* Coordinate effort to complete all bid forms and assembling of proposal if coordinating a project

* Provide Estimating Administrator a list of vendors and subcontractors to solicit quotes from

* Follow-up with vendors and subcontractors to make sure there is adequate coverage of bid items

* Determine proper production rates to apply for labor calculations

* Be thoroughly familiar with technical specifications of the portion of work assigned

* Coordinate closely with the Lead or Senior Estimator

* Coordinate with and train and mentor Estimating Engineers in their developing of quantity takeoffs

* Manage projects that are not turned over to controls

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed as deemed appropriate by management at any time.

What we are looking for:

* Proficiency with MS Office products: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

* Working knowledge of Estimating/Engineering software: HCSS Heavy Bid, AutoCAD, On Screen Takeoff or similar

* Ability to read and understand drawings and technical specifications

* Ability to define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and present solutions

* Effective written and verbal communication skills

* Good attention to detail and the ability to recognize discrepancies

* Strong math and problem solving skills

* Ability to meet critical deadlines

* Good time management skills and organizational skills

* Ability and willingness to abide by Skanska’s Code of Conduct

* Functions effectively as part of a team

* Understand, comply with and support Skanska’s safety initiatives

* Understand, comply with and support Skanska’s M/W/DBE initiatives

* Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

* Ability to understand and follow directions; dependability

* Desire to learn and grow; self-motivated for success

Education and/or Experience

* Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering, Construction Management or similar technical training/experience

* Minimum of 5 years of estimating, controls, construction and/or engineering experience

Work Environment/Job Conditions

This job is performed both in the office and in the field. Field work requires experience and confidence working in and around heavy industrial equipment, systems and conditions is required.

Activities and responsibilities require frequent sitting (often working on a computer), frequent driving, flying, walking, standing, light lifting, bending, and reaching. Due to computer usage, there may be repetitive motions of the hands and wrists.

Developing Your Career at Skanska, You Will:

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Contribute to a sustainable future improving the lives of people, communities and companies;

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Collaborate in an open culture where sound values and dedicated people come together for greater results;

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Thrive in a people-driven international company with countless opportunities to learn and grow.

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Skanska is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

Skanska USA is one of the largest, most financially sound construction and development companies in the U.S., serving a broad range of clients including those in transportation, power, industrial, water/wastewater, healthcare, education, sports, data centers, government, aviation and commercial. Headquartered in New York with offices in 31 metro areas, we have more than 10,000 employees committed to being leaders in safety, project execution, sustainability, ethics and people development. In 2016, our work in building construction, civil and power/industrial construction, commercial development and infrastructure development (public-private partnerships) generated $6.8 billion in revenue. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled $17.7 billion in 2016. Skanska shares are publicly traded in the U.S. on the OTC market under the symbol SKBSY through a Level I American Depository Receipt program.

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