Chief Estimator

Foth & Van Dyke   •  

Madison, WI

Industry: Technical Services

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 31 days ago

Founded in 1938 in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Foth offers a tradition of personalized, client-centered service and smart solutions to a variety of government, industrial, and commercial clients.


Our more than 600 employee members deliver technical excellence to our clients in three main areas: Infrastructure, Environment, and Production Solutions. Internally, our members in Foth Shared Services provide support to all Foth

companies in the areas of Finance & Accounting, Information Technology, Operations, and Organizational Development.


Foth & Van Dyke, LLC is currently seeking a self-directed, results-oriented Estimator. This position will be based out of Foth's Green Bay, Wisconsin; Madison, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; or St. Paul, Minnesota location, performing as an estimating leader that will help develop and lead our estimating discipline.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of estimating program
  • Work with clients and internal team members to ensure quality estimate development
  • Create order of magnitude to detailed cost estimates for client project programs
  • Understand and coordinate multiple client standards and specifications
  • Build and maintain client-specific databases of cost estimates based on previous projects
  • Coach team members on estimating principles and practices
  • Provide low cost alternatives and value engineering
  • Demonstrate knowledge of multiple construction trades, including equipment and piping installation, steel, electrical, & concrete.


Required Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience estimating design build/turnkey projects
  • Experience with current Microsoft Office products
  • Industrial Manufacturing experience, including process piping, electrical & controls, packaging, & facilities/MEP.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or related field

Preferred previous experience:

  • Consulting/engineering
  • Success Estimating, Means, Richardson, Timberline, etc.
  • Food, Beverage and Consumer Goods industries
  • Project cost forecasting and tracking
  • Earthwork estimating
  • Marine infrastructure estimating
  • Sediment dredging
  • Managing or leading an estimating discipline