Black & Veatch Corporation Overland Park , KS 66204
We are currently seeking an Estimating Manager that will perform as a working leader for our Estimating Team.
This professional will be 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. Duties are inclusive of those listed for Senior Estimator. Additional duties include delegating technical and administrative responsibilities to subordinates. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Delegates technical and administrative responsibilities to subordinates
Retains primary accountability for compliance in each area
Reviews the status of each estimate periodically
Reviews the status of personnel assigned to them relative to technical, administrative and training requirements
Other administrative, supervisory and technical duties as assigned
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.
Plans, coordinates, reviews, verifies and analyzes 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-billion 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.
Supervises work of others.
Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates. Minimum Qualifications 10 to 25 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 BS or MS graduate in Construction Management or related field is preferred, but not required.
Ability to manage extremely complex estimates (e.g., in size, scope or organization, multinational joint ventures)
Cost engineering skills
Development of subordinates
Project design scopes
Consensus team builder
Function in an international joint environment
Interpret and understand specifications and contracts
Verbal and written communication skills
Interpersonal communication skills EEO Statement Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Disabled/Veterans/Females Locations KS-Overland Park Recruiter Elisia Schindler