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Job ID: #19976
Job Location United States
Company Skanska
Company Industry Construction/Architecture
Job Role Civil - Construction
Employment Type Full-time
Monthly Salary

Preferred Candidate

Career Level bachelor
Residence Location United States

Job Description

Estimating Engineer
Civil - Construction
New York, United States
Queens, NY, US
Posted: 05/12/2017
Updated: 19/03/2018
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The Estimating Engineer assists the Estimating Department in the development of accurate, timely and detailed cost estimates on large, complex heavy civil and mechanical construction projects for bid-build, design-build, CM/GC, PPP and Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) projects. The Estimating Engineer supports delivery of properly organized estimates, budgets and schedules, including managing Skanska’s risk. The Estimating Engineer will be responsible for independently determining accurate quantity surveys, preparation of subcontractor and vendor work scopes and quote analyses. The Estimating Engineer must be able to meet critical deadlines and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.



What you'll 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;
  • Responsible for the assisting in the preparation and documentation of project estimate using HCSS estimating software, following estimating policy and procedures;
  • Assist in the preparation of 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;
  • Independently 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 as directed by manager;
  • Perform accurate quantity take-offs o Independently using best practices to produce an accurate estimate of labor, material, equipment, subcontractors and general conditions;
  • Distribute bid documents including addenda and clarifications if coordinating a project;
  • Attend pre-bid meeting/walk-thru;
  • Consolidate and ask questions during bid stage o Participate in bid review meetings;
  • Follow-up with vendors and subcontractors to make sure there is adequate coverage of bid items;
  • Work closely with the Estimator, Lead and/or Senior Estimator;
  • Complete all required Estimating Department and Skanska training.

We're 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;
  • Bachelor’s Degree – Engineering, Construction Management or similar technical training/experience;
  • 0-5 years of heavy civil estimating experience.

Developing Your Career at Skanska, You Will:

  • Contribute to a sustainable future improving the lives of people, communities and companies;
  • Collaborate in an open culture where sound values and dedicated people come together for greater results:

  • Field of Practice: Civil - Construction Civil-other Construction - Estimator/Inspector
  • Industry: Construction/Architecture
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