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Estimator / Quantity Estimator

Company: Dragados
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: September 6, 2020

Job Description:

As a Quantity Estimator on the $3.3BN Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Expansion Project (HRBT) in Virginia, you will prepare the estimate for assigned construction discipline by analyzing specifications and contract plans to determine cost efficient quantities and construction practices to reach pursuit, schedule and price goals. This role is part of the Cost Engineering Department.

The Hampton Roads Connector Partners JV (HRCP) consisting of Dragados USA, VINCI, and Flatiron has been selected to construct the $3.3BN Design Build project-the largest civil construction contract ever awarded by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT).

The project scope across a 9 mile section of the I-64 will include: a new 3.5-mile bridge-tunnel crossing that will accommodate a total of 8 lanes of capacity across the water, replacement of the existing marine approach bridges and the addition of a third lane on I-64 in each direction. The twin 45' diameter 1.5-mile tunnels will be bored by TBM, creating the second largest TBM tunnel opening for a TBM in North America. The project is expected to continue to the end of 2025

Position Summary:

Prepares the estimate for assigned construction discipline by analyzing specifications and contract plans to determine cost efficient quantities and construction practices to reach pursuit, schedule and price goals.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


  • Reviews proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Reviews and incorporates historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and person-hour figures.
  • Provides technical input regarding project and contract risks to lead estimator responsible for final bid price approval. Reviews final estimate to ensure defined work aligns with overall project schedule and cost goals.
  • Prepares discipline estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work. Calculates material quantity requirements from engineering drawing dimensions.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Monitors client addendum and advises the estimating team on changes during the estimate period.
  • Assists with design review options and recommends best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
  • Partners with estimating team to prepare and conduct project hand-off meetings between pursuit team and project management team.
  • Researches and recommends vendors and subcontractors for designated scopes of work to achieve pursuit and cost goals.
  • Maintains knowledge of Company's values and strategic plan.
  • Support published corporate policies.
  • Perform additional assignments per management's direction.

    Qualifications:

    Required

    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution.
    • Minimum 1 year experience in an Engineering or Construction Management field required.
    • Minimum 2 years' experience in construction industry focused on estimating or cost control.

      Preferred

      • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field from an accredited institution.
      • Knowledge of HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software.
      • Communication and interpersonal skills for clear and effective support research, recommendations and pricing.
      • Technical writing skills.
      • Time management and strong prioritization skills to meet tight turnaround and bid deadlines.

Keywords: Dragados, Norfolk , Estimator / Quantity Estimator, Professions , Norfolk, Virginia

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