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Chief Estimator I

Company: Granite Construction Inc
Location: Lancaster
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

Building a career at Granite may be the most valuable thing you could do...

General Summary:

This position is responsible for developing and indentifying bid opportunities in a market area and managing an estimating team to ensure quality estimates on projects up to $50 million that support company objectives.

Job Description:

Review estimates and lead bid reviews with senior management to ensure accuracy and completeness.

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.

Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, related field or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience.10+ years of Estimating experience 5+ years management experience required Experience in construction and estimating of earthwork, concrete, utility, paving, structures, and related functions. Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), BIDS 2, AGTEK and Primavera. 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.

Education:

BS

Work Experience:

Construction Operations

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Notice to Agencies

Granite's recruiting function to submit resumes, and then only in conjunction with a valid fully-executed contract for service and in response to a specific job opening. Granite will not pay a fee to any Agency that does not have such agreement in place. Agency agreements will only be valid if in writing and signed by Granite's Human Resources Representative or his/ her designee. No other Granite employee is authorized to bind Granite to any agreement regarding the placement of candidates by Agencies.

Keywords: Granite Construction Inc, Lancaster , Chief Estimator I, Other , Lancaster, California

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