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Sr Estimator

KS-Overland Park

Req#: 37349BR

Date published: 12-Oct-2018

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Telecom

Business Plan: EST

Level: 006

The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.

Primary Purpose:
Responsible for the direction and preparation of lump sum, unit rate and cost plus estimates ranging from simple cost analysis to definitive estimates in support of proposals, project controls and project change orders.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
• Prepares cost estimates on proposals, projects and studies and ensure that the content of the estimate is complete, accurate and meets the requirements of the estimate or project plan.
• Plan, coordinate, review, verify and analyze all aspects of estimates and estimate presentation
• Responsible for directing, training and developing subordinates.
• Helps in the maintenance of the Company estimating database. Coordinate and review the variable estimating factors in each area with Engineering Operations, Procurement and Construction.
• Provides technical advice and assistance to the Project Manager in the preparation of all levels of estimates ranging in scope and complexity from a simple factored or curve type analysis estimate to an extremely complex multi-million dollar lump sum bid.
• Appraises overall accuracy of estimates and recommends contingencies for estimates such as Lump Sum bids, Defined Estimates and Interim Control Estimates.
• Ensures the orderly flow of project assignments through his area in keeping with schedules and within manpower budgets.
• Assists the Chief Estimator with an independent assessment of an estimate’s accuracy (upon completion of the estimate and summarization of all detailed man-hours, material, construction and home office costs).
• Recommends detailed estimating procedures and techniques to be utilized in the development of the estimate.
• Assists in planning and development of the necessary formal training programs to maintain and improve estimating techniques, procedures and capabilities for both new and experienced personnel.
• Maintains familiarity with estimating and cost engineering developments and activities outside the company and assesses their significance, suggesting application to company business where warranted.
• Identifies and assesses improvement opportunities which will add value. Champions continuous improvement efforts. Assesses and supports the change management effects associated with the implementation of improvements. Proactively supports, encourages and facilitates staff to engage in continuous improvement activities.

Minimum Qualifications:
Required: • 8 to 20 years of relevant experience, including some estimating experience • Field and/or project experience All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
• Field/On-site wireless telecom construction experience
• Electrical background and/or knowledge
• Outside Plant (OSP) Fiber background and/or knowledge


Successful Candidates will Possess:
• Complex estimating principles and practices including conceptual estimating (track new developments inside and outside the firm)
• Cost principles/procedures
• Mathematical/Calculating skills
• Project design scopes
• Consulting skills
• Analytical skills
• Interpret and understand specifications and contracts
• Microsoft Excel, Access knowledge
• Verbal and written communication skills
• Presentation skills a must
• Coordination and maintenance of the company estimating database
• Supervision and development of subordinates
• Planning and development of formal training programs

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