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Skanska Lead Estimator in Evansville, Indiana

Lead Estimator

Location: Evansville, Indiana, United States

Post Date: Sep 06, 2019

Requisition #: IND00005Q

Lead Estimator

What you’ll do:

The Lead Estimator, along with the Senior Estimator develops accurate, timely and detailed cost estimates on large, complex heavy civil and mechanical construction projects for bid-build, design-build, and Engineer, Procure and Construct projects. The Lead Estimator will be responsible for accurate quantity surveys, preparation of subcontractor and vendor work scopes and quote analysis, and estimating the cost of self-perform work. The Lead Estimator will be a self-starter and work efficiently. The Lead Estimator must be able to meet critical deadlines and have the ability to work as part of a team. The Lead Estimator may be named as Pursuit Sponsor of a particular project, should the value require it.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:

• 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

• Develop, as part of a team, 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 specifications, proposals and other documentation

• Responsible for accurate, detailed take-off of quantities from project drawings and specifications

• Develop detailed cost estimates for discrete self-perform work elements

• Setup and maintain the estimating file and associated pursuit specific databases

• Manage of Joint Venture Estimate comparisons: Compile JV Instruction Book, Quantity comparison process, Cost comparisons and close out

• Assist in developing the initial project execution and logistics plans and the project schedule

• On Design/Build pursuits participate on Design Task forces and with Proposal development

• Identify, solicit and analyze subcontractor and vendor proposals

• Complete peer review of takeoffs and cost estimates prepared by estimating staff

• Assist with the maintenance of estimating databases

• Assist with the procurement of major materials and subcontracts on successful pursuits

• Perform research for means and methods, materials, equipment, costs and construction techniques and services to increase competitiveness

• Assist and/or lead Task Force Meetings

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed as deemed appropriate by management at any time.

We’re looking for:

• Computer knowledge and efficiency, including Microsoft Office products [Word, Excel, PowerPoint] and HCSS Estimating/Engineering Software: AutoCAD, On Screen Takeoff or similar

• Demonstrate proficiency with all Estimating processes employed by Skanska Estimating including: Equipment Buy/Sell analysis, Sub vs Self Perform analysis, Holding Accounts, Quote System, Estimate closeout procedure, JV Estimates, @Risk, etc.

• Capability to manage an entire estimate of a moderate sized project under the supervision of a Senior Estimator or Estimating Manager

• Mentor and train Estimators and Estimating Engineers

• Self-starter with the ability to work independently and within a team

• Coordinate closely with an Estimating Engineer to produce quantity takeoffs for use in preparing estimates

• Understands cost based risk analysis

• Ability to manage and direct junior estimating staff assigned to the pursuit and mentor a team

• Effective written and verbal communication skills

• Ability to multi-task

• Dependability

• Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality at all times

• Ability to understand, follow directions and meet critical deadline

• Good time management and organizational skills Education and/or


• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction Management or Similar

• Minimum of 7 years of experience in estimating of projects in the discipline

Work Environment/Job Conditions

This job is performed both in the office and in the field. Field work requires experience and confidence working in and around heavy industrial equipment, systems and conditions is required. Activities and responsibilities require frequent sitting (often working on a computer), frequent driving, flying, walking, standing, light lifting, bending, and reaching. Due to computer usage, there may be repetitive motions of the hands and wrists.

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;

• Thrive in a people-driven international company with countless opportunities to learn and grow.

Skanska is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age.

Skanska is one of the world’s leading construction and development companies. In the U.S., Skanska’s core operations include building construction, civil infrastructure and developing self-financed commercial properties, which together generated $8 billion in revenue in 2018. As a developer in the U.S., Skanska has invested a total of $2.3 billion in commercial and multi-family projects. With U.S. headquarters in New York City, Skanska has offices in 28 metro areas with 9,000 employees nationwide. Skanska is an industry-leading innovator in both safety and project execution, and offers competitive solutions for both traditional and complex assignments to help build a more sustainable future for our customers and communities. Global revenue of parent company Skanska AB, headquartered in Stockholm and listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange, totaled approximately $20 billion in 2018.

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Additional Information

  • Location: Evansville, Indiana, United States

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Employee Status: Regular