Senior Estimator - Electrical

Burns & McDonnell   •  

Kansas City, MO

Industry: Real Estate & Construction


8 - 10 years

Posted 186 days ago

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The Senior Electrical Estimator is responsible for preparation of all levels of estimates and proposals relating to their discipline(s) that are required to support the engineering and design-build construction projects. This position will prepare and present lump sum bids, proposals, unit cost and quantities for various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients; focusing in the power generation market, including solar and renawables.

  • Lead estimating strategy and implementation efforts.
  • Review and approve project summary schedules for validity.
  • Manage workload scheduling to ensure timely completion of deliverable's.
  • Lead risk review process.
  • Responsible for compliance with estimating methodology insuring quality estimates are produced.
  • Lead project team review for estimating quantities and scope of project.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving quotes on bonds and insurance.
  • Review and approve small and disadvantaged business solicitation and evaluations.
  • Lead subcontractor solicitation and pre-qualification reviews.
  • Responsible for reviewing and approving specialty and standard equipment pricing.
  • Review and verify subcontractor bid packages before being transmitted for quotes.
  • Present the estimate to internal and external clients.
  • Responsible for the review of final estimate before management review and proposal presentation.
  • Lead estimating teams for completion of pre-construction services.
  • Responsible for cost history, data base management and estimating process.
  • Approve price general conditions, indirect costs and review as provided by project management team.
  • Make final recommendations as to fee, contingency and escalation.
  • Provide man hour quotes for required estimating effort.
  • Develop strategy on contract partnering agreements.
  • Prepare and present estimating data for risk review process.
  • Verify and approve estimates for joint venture reviews.
  • Review commercial terms and conditions and address risk issues.
  • Review and validate value engineering items, alternates and options.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and validity of estimate clarifications and assumptions.
  • Review documents for gaps and overlaps in scope of work.
  • Train and mentor staff.
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. A minimum of 8 years of direct project estimating experience
  • Ability to work independently or in groups, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Expert with Microsoft Office, ConEst and K-base.
  • OSHA 10 hour safety certification required.

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