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Senior Estimator - Industrial/Mechanical (6541)

Company: Brandt Companies
Location: Dallas
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Primary Function: Provide and/or coordinate full estimating services on all projects including large, complex electrical projects and specialty ELDANW. Mentor junior estimators.

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Coordinate and lead total estimating effort relevant to particular bid or project.
  • Provide complete conceptual and final estimating input on complex projects.
  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc., to determine scope of work and required contents of project estimate.
  • Utilize and understand historical data from estimate, purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc., as part of risk management.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating complete takeoff for scope of work using McCormick and/or ConEst(Intellibid) estimating software.
  • Interpret and/or fill in scope gaps when drawings or design is unfinished. Seek assistance from Engineering when required. When approved by Chief Estimator or Preconstruction Manager.
  • Identify any unique quality control provisions or safety requirements for the project and incorporate related costs into bid.
  • Identify any schedule requirements for the project and incorporate related costs into bid.
  • Ascertain any risks related to the project in order to guarantee that provisions are made for those risk and incorporate related cost into bid.
  • Incorporate project information, qualifications, clarifications and exclusions into standard proposal letter template for final execution with precon Team.
  • Develop final estimate summary sheet and coordinate with Chief/Estimating Manager to finalize related items including general conditions work sheet.
  • Do what it takes to ensure that estimates are complete, well-organized and ready for review before the given deadline. Including scheduling and leading plan review meeting at least 36 hours prior to bid date.
  • Maintain files of working documents as back-ups. Coordinate with the field operations team on successful bids to provide a thorough transition to the project team.
  • Follow awarded contracts, as assigned - may include estimating additional work items, change orders, procuring material, etc.
  • Provide leadership and mentor junior estimators and other members of the Preconstruction group.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor's direction.
  • Confirm compliance and accuracy of all vendor quotes with scope of work and specifications.
  • Understanding and interpretation of current NEC chapters 1 thru 4.
  • Maintain and update vendor call list.
  • Develop, maintain and submit a conformed set of drawings and documents to operations for secured projects.
  • Review estimating book with Chief Estimator prior to turn over. Make (2) copies for turnover and provide electronic copy of book contents.
  • Execute Spec Review Form for all bidding projects.

FLSA Classification: Exempt

EEO Category: 2 - Professional

  • 8-10 years estimating, cost control and/or engineering experience related to electrical construction.
  • Successful track record estimating and negotiating large, complex projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of company procedures, estimating techniques, McCormick/Applicable estimating software, cost control systems and accounts.
  • Ability to successfully coordinate and supervise group work effort.
  • Superior technical, analytical, organizational and communication skills.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of current NEC chapters 1 thru 4.

Ranked as a Top 50 Specialty Contractor in ENR Magazine, Brandt is one of the largest MEP firms in the United States. We perform the entire mechanical and/or electrical phases of large commercial, institutional and industrial construction projects. Brandt is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, and maintains additional regional offices in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Waco.

The Brandt Companies, LLC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity, minority/female/veteran/disabled employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age (40 or older), national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other category protected by law.

Keywords: Brandt Companies, Dallas , Senior Estimator - Industrial/Mechanical (6541), Other , Dallas, Texas

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