1+ months

Senior Estimator - Construction

Kelly Services
Washington, DC 20020
**_Senior Estimator_** _(Commercial and Public Buildings)_

The Senior Estimator is responsible for providing estimating services for procuring work through the leadership of the Preconstruction Manager. Products delivered include budgets, estimates, schedules, subcontracts, and pre-construction services. The Senior Estimator must be a flexible and an adaptable team-player, as well as have effective communication and client service skills.

**Duties and Responsibilities**

+ Arranges and assembles work teams and solicit vendors

+ Assists in the development of bid strategies for projects

+ Creates subcontractor solicitation lists and ensures coverage on all scopes of work

+ Delivers preconstruction services (constructability review, system analysis, value management, etc.)

+ Creates and delegates scope assignments to other estimating team members

+ Performs select quantity take off, pricing, site visits, pre-bid meetings, and review of the bid form

+ Thoroughly reviews all take-off and pricing, specifically self-performed work

+ Merges estimates, review for completeness and errors

+ Reviews all tab sheets prior to bid date

+ Leads review of tab sheets and budget with Preconstruction Manager and VP of Preconstruction

+ Bid level the subcontractor results for complete scope/price

+ Assists Preconstruction Manager in negotiating subcontracts and purchasing of all major aspects of the project

+ Develops the job cost budget and co-chair the turnover and transitions meetings

+ Develops owner deliverables; estimates summary, details, clarifications, etc.

+ Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor


+ Bachelors degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or related field

**Experience and Knowledge**

+ **5 years of commercial construction experience**

+ Experience working on hard-bid projects, garnering solid subcontractor participation

+ Ability to read, interpret and prepare design documents detailed estimates

+ Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction costs

+ Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages

+ Must have experience writing and negotiating subcontracts

+ Experience setting-up Value Engineering sessions with the project team is a plus

+ Experience being a member of the team involved in proposal/RFP response writing and the formal presentation for a project is a plus

+ Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, estimating software (Timberline, OST, PlanSwift, etc.), Project Management software (Prolog or similar), and Scheduling software (Primavera or similar)

+ Experience in the field is preferred, experience with K-12, higher-education, and healthcare projects a preferred

This is a Direct Hire position with Client Benefits.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. With Kelly Engineering, our experts connect you with leading organizations where you can learn and grow, collaborate on innovative projects, and keep your skills sharp with top technology. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects, or are looking for something more long-term, were here every step of the way to find your dream engineering job.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce and providing accommodations for people with disabilities in all parts of the hiring process as required under its Employment Accommodation Policy. Kelly will work with applicants to meet accommodation needs that are made known to Kelly in advance.


Posted: 2021-08-18 Expires: 2021-10-14

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