The Senior Estimator is responsible for the overall project estimate while providing leadership, training, and mentoring for their team. Works with clients, architects/engineers, subcontractors/ suppliers to plan cost factors for building projects; analyzes construction documents, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, and labor estimates for projects by performing the following duties.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Prepares estimates with the proper level of detail for all design stages: • Conceptual, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents. • Assists with maintaining the estimating cost data base to ensure costs are up to date. • As lead estimator, manages the estimating team in the assembly and submission of bids. • Supervises and trains estimators and personnel assigned to assist them in the preparation of estimates and bids. • Consults with clients, architects, subcontractors, and material suppliers to discuss and formulate estimates, effect cost reductions, and resolve issues. • Studies specifications to assist the operations team in planning procedures for construction on basis of starting and completion times and staffing requirements for each phase of construction. • Researches construction documents and analyzes specifications to determine estimated costs. • Works with the operations team throughout the preconstruction process in reviewing plans and specifications for constructability issues and determining general requirements on the project. • Creates, maintains, and manages the preconstruction / design schedule for projects. • Manage the subcontractor prequalification process and assure that awarded subcontractors have the proper experience and financial capabilities to perform on the project. • Reviews design documents for proper information to receive accurate pricing from subcontractors and suppliers, generates acceptable value engineering ideas, and prepares life-cycle costing. • Prepares quantity take-offs and estimates costs of materials, labor, and use of equipment required to fulfill all provisions of the contract. • Works with the technical team on generating quantities as may be available from design models. • Assures that the estimates are created with input from the operations team as to production rates, manpower availability and general requirements. • Understands how to create proper bid packages and works with the design team on the information required in each package to assure complete bids and giving the field team the right information needed to start construction or maintain the project schedule. • Supervises and/or writes the specific and general instructions to bidders and required bid forms. • Reviews subcontractor and supplier bids for conformity to contract requirements and determines acceptable bids. • Presents and explains project budgets to clients, designers, and operations teams. • Works with the Preconstruction Manager in the creation of all final estimates to be given to the operations team for creation of the project budgets.QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: • Civil Engineer or relevant Engineering Qualification • Minimum of 10 years commercial construction experience • Capability to complete large Design Build projects and large complex competitive bid projects • Independent sales strengths for presentations and projects pursuits • Must be with Cyprus project experience
Industry: Building and Construction
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