Chief Estimator - Water

Flatiron Constructors   •  

Benicia, CA

11 - 15 years

Posted 237 days ago

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As an Chief Estimator, you will plan, coordinate, and supervise company estimating program, for a division/district of the company, providing technical and administrative direction to insure corporate objectives are met.


  • Manage and administer department functions including operating budgets, staffing, wage reviews, work assignments, performance evaluations, etc
  • Advise corporate and district management group when determining what types of projects to bid, strategies and techniques
  • Perform Risk and Contract Management responsibilities as required
  • Organize estimating team to prepare bids, select vendors and/or subcontractors and determine cost effectiveness of projects to be bid
  • Delegate review of project and appropriate regulations required to construct the project to meet affirmative action requirements and minority participantion requirements
  • Supervise and review work of assigned staff to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Coordinate and review schedules of projects being estimated
  • Review total estimate of all projects to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to formal quotation
  • Monitor comparison of historical costs to estimated costs
  • Participate in pre-bid meetings, bid strategy and representation meetings as required
  • Upon project completion, participate in debriefing with estimating, engineering and production teams to discuss positive and negative aspects of the project
  • Delegate and/or monitor record keeping of bid results
  • Conduct performance reviews of direct reports
  • Lead and promote development of creative, innovative solutions to construction challenges
  • Research and promote more effective and efficient estimating methods
  • Chair JV meetings and hand over meetings
  • Manage escrows documents
  • Understands best value approach to winning new work
  • Maintains knowledge of Flatiron’s company values and strategic plan
  • Support published corporate policies
  • Perform additional assignments per management’s direction


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related field from an accredited institution and 15years estimating & cost control related experience and/or training
  • Or 20 years related experience and/or training
  • Construction, design, finance and management experiencerequired
  • Expert knowledge of HCSS Heavy Bid Estimating Software