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CHIEF ESTIMATOR - FEDERAL GROUP

Company: Granite Construction
Location: Denver
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:


This position is responsible for developing and indentifying bid opportunities in the Federal market area and managing an estimating and proposal team to ensure quality proposal and estimates on projects from $5M up to $350 million that support company objectives.
Essential Job Accountabilities

  • Review estimates and lead bid reviews with senior management to ensure accuracy and completeness.
  • Lead Risk and Margin discussions for each pursuit with senior management with project executive's involvement.
  • Manage proposal and business development team
  • Conduct means and methods discussion with estimating and execution teams
  • 5. Develop and maintain business relationships to increase bid opportunities in the local market.
  • Manage and administer estimating department functions including operating budgets, staffing, wage reviews, work assignments, performance evaluations to ensure corporate initiatives are met.
  • Provide technical expertise in negotiating contracts and change orders as required, to make certain project objectives are met.
  • Provide input to determine what types of projects to bid, pursue strategies, techniques, to ensure competitive pricing.
  • Ensure pertinent information including material types and costs, construction methods and historical costs are tracked, archived, updated and used by other estimators to allow realistic and accurate estimates.
  • Develop bid strategies and estimating best practices for securing core business work and exploring new opportunities for the business unit.
  • Supervise, direct, and mentor estimating staff to ensure individual development and Granite standards are met.
  • Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness of the bid.
  • Lead estimate handoffs upon successful award of a project. (Estimate team to Execution team)
  • Develop bid to budget upon successful award of a project. Education
    • Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, related field or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience. Work Experience
      • 10+ years of Estimating experience
      • 5+ years management experience required
      • Experience in construction and estimating of earthwork, concrete, utility, paving, dams, flood channels, structures, and related functions.
      • Experience with reviewing or estimating projects ranging is size from $5M to $350M
      • Experience with Joint Venture estimating and reviews
      • Knowledge of production and historical data
      • Experience with estimating work within the Continental US and US Territories
      • Experience with Federal Heavy Civil Construction is a plus
      • Understanding with the FARs is a plus Knowledge, skills, and abilities
        • Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Bluebeam, HCSS Heavybid, AGTEK and Primavera P6.
        • Thorough knowledge of corporate objectives impacting estimating, market strategies and techniques, and contracts.
        • Excellent organizational, supervisory, and decision making/problem solving skills essential.
        • Strong written and oral communication skills to effectively disseminate information.
        • Ability to review estimates and ensure proper contingency is assess during review. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Subject to outside working conditions. At times will be working around large construction equipment, must be safety conscience. Additional Requirements/Skills
          • Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment.
          • Ability to travel minimally 25% of the time.
          • Team player
          • Ability and willingness to abide by Granite's Code of Conduct on a daily basis
          • Valid driver's license and ability to drive

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