Senior Estimator - Heavy Civil

Reston, VA
Jul 17, 2017
Jul 17, 2017
Engineer, Civil, Finance
Full Time
Requisition ID: 187682 SUMMARY: Prepares general and/or discipline estimates for capital cost supporting heavy civil and/or rail business line. Develops basic conceptual estimates. Takes a lead role in estimate reviews and presentations. Provides and supports data and cost analysis. Uses, develops and oversees the maintenance of estimating databases. Provides technical and operational supervision to assigned personnel. Executes simultaneous tasks within broadly defined parameters. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: The following duties are performed with respect to Estimate Execution, the process of conducting an evaluation of services and/or capital cost elements of a project or effort as defined by an agreed-upon scope that will be used to make key management decisions: Drafts estimate plans for small-scale projects (inclusive of estimate budget) through evaluation of scope, contract, desired estimate type/quality and time/resources available. Conducts capital cost estimates. Reviews design scope criteria and develops quantities for undefined scope assumptions in coordination with others. Prepares estimate basis and assumption documentation; and/or: Supports complex/conducts basic conceptual/order of magnitude (OOM) estimates. Develops conceptual quantities to supplement partial lump sum and Design Build design documents when definition is not available. Contributes to basis and assumption documentation. Assesses and integrates commercial terms and conditions into estimates under supervision. Prepares cost studies, trend estimates, and life cycle cost estimates in specialized areas or in specialized discipline area. May use modified templates. Guides others in area of expertise. Reviews software generated estimates for completion and technical accuracy ensuing quality and integrity and that applicable lessons learned are incorporated. Participates in establishing pricing structures to be applied to quantities for estimates. Establishes format and content of summaries and reconciliations, including segregation of cost according to level of confidence. Identifies risk items and assigns risk levels to portions of the project work; identifies measures to mitigate risk. Evaluates productivity and develops probable construction cost based on crew craft productivity. Performs and reviews escalation calculations for estimates of complex jobs. Takes a lead role in estimate reviews and presentations. Interfaces with designated management personnel on specific sections of estimate presentations. Prepares cost trend estimates in support of project cost trend programs. Provides support for special estimating and other assignments, including post-Proposal support converting the estimate to a budget (budgeting, revenue loading, data entry and collection, etc.) JOB KNOWLEDGE: Demonstrated intermediate-to-advanced understanding of Estimating core processes requiring minimal direction and supervision. Advanced knowledge of EPC estimating methods, processes, and procedures. Understands estimate types, classifications, and components. Specifically understands detail level estimates and design packages. Experience with Lump Sum Design Build and/or OOM estimates. Significant knowledge and experience in quantity takeoffs, statistical analysis, and cost and price analysis, life cycle analysis and management of personnel. Skilled in understanding and implementing technical discipline processes, engineering drawings, quantity determinations, and mathematical and financial reports. Intermediate knowledge of the applicable Bechtel processes and systems. Knowledge of administrative and supervisor practices. Advanced understanding of craft productivity, current market pricing in related areas and knowledge of construction practices in local work region. Advanced knowledge of construction methods and techniques in area of specialization, and have a general understanding of other disciplines. Familiar with engineering and construction codes and standards. Knowledge of the principles of Life-Cycle costing, cost in use, and operating costs and ability to undertake a Net Present Value (NPV) analysis. Thorough understanding of cost index and escalation projection sources. Understands and contributes to risk and contingency assessments. Proficient in Microsoft and scheduling software applications currently being used by Bechtel (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Primavera, Microsoft Project). Proficient in estimating applications used for discipline estimates and knowledgeable of at least one general estimating system currently being used by Bechtel (EPIC, BETK, HCSS, Candy, etc.). Skilled in oral and written communications, including presentation skills and ability to address a group of supervisors. Basic Qualifications Bachelor's Degree in engineering, construction management, business management or related field OR 10 years of experience in lieu of degree. A minimum of 5+ years of experience in the Construction industry A minimum of 2+ years of experience in Estimating Demonstrated ability to readily analyze estimate data and correlate to other projects and to conceptualize the total project scope. Must demonstrate advanced level of expertise in the use of MS Word and MS Excel, typically acquired through multiple years of experience. Knowledge of engineering and/or construction management The right to work and remain in the United States without sponsorship Preferred Qualifications Experience with capital cost estimate development Experience in Heavy Civil, Light Rail Transit systems and or highway estimating Ability to perform productivity analysis of construction operations and verify results by staffing and crew analysis of work operations by craft Ability to review proposal provisions related to schedule/cost engineering and material control, and develops supporting data for contract negotiations. Develops bid evaluation cost and schedule criteria and prepares bid evaluations Experience with HCSS HeavyBid or similar computerized estimating systems geared toward highway and heavy construction estimating Experience working with multiple estimating disciplines and a matrix organization including Construction, Procurement, Contracts and Commissioning to collect all necessary data on scope and quantities to prepare accurate estimates Shaping tomorrow together Bechtel is among the most respected engineering, project management, and construction companies in the world. We stand apart for our ability to get the job done right-no matter how big, how complex, or how remote. Bechtel operates through four global business units that specialize in infrastructure; mining and metals; nuclear, security and environmental; and oil, gas, and chemicals. Since its founding in 1898, Bechtel has worked on more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents. Today, our 53,000 colleagues team with customers, partners, and suppliers on diverse projects in nearly 40 countries. An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. Nearest Major Market: Washington DC Job Segment: Civil Engineer, Statistics, Procurement, Nuclear, Nuclear Engineering, Engineering, Data, Energy, Operations