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Senior Estimator

Company: Middough Inc.
Location: Cleveland
Posted on: September 18, 2023

Job Description:

Middough Inc. - 'TOP WORKPLACES' winner!Senior Staff Estimator - Position and ResponsibilitiesThe Senior Staff Estimator (SSE) is a recognized technical expert in one or more specialty areas. - The SSE provides cost planning and cost estimating on assigned projects, is experienced in EPC projects, and has depth in experience in estimating Total Installed Cost in a multitude of project phases and estimate types. The SSE provides recommendations based on analyses, investigations related to defining opportunities, may work on an individual basis, may supervise other estimators on large assignments, and will take the lead on large project estimates. Services include preparing cost estimates, contingency analysis, and cost modeling throughout the life cycle of a project, program or other related work activity. - The SSE mentors and trains estimators to develop/maintain area(s) of technical expertise. - Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Lead and mentor estimators within the office and remote staff in start-up offices or task force large projects where training, consistency in process, and regular follow-up is required to properly implement cost estimating services.
  • Develop and manage the development of cost estimates of all levels and accompanying Basis of Estimate with every estimate.
  • Plan and provide cost estimating support of a project or business unit and guide/coach junior estimators. -
  • Proactively develop, plan, calculate, and convey scope, schedule, and cost data for projects.
  • Use Middough Advance Project Procedures (MAPP) as a tool for project implementation and complies with procedural requirements, train junior staff on MAPP procedures.
  • Develop the scope, schedule, budget and estimates to complete data for assigned tasks; oversee and/or audit the same process for junior staff. -
  • Lead and manage the creation of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and development of schedules and budget data (including resource loading) for those WBS elements.
  • Analyze unit rates to be sure they are well understood and defendable to peer review; train junior staff on how to analyze unit rates.
  • Maintain an industry database or access to public databases of current labor, material, and equipment rates, cost escalation trends, and labor availability information.
  • Manage and/or assemble cost data and inputs for dissemination into the project control database and/or the project or leadership before, during, and after the project is complete.
  • Analyze estimate preparation progress and performance and identify developing problem areas.
  • Periodically participate in claim support information development and claims analysis and negotiation relating to cost estimates.
  • Prepare reports and financial information for the Project Accountant, Controller, and/or Project Manager or Senior Project Manager when requested.
  • Assist in managing and maximizing profit margins.
  • Advise management of risks that may affect project profit, costs, schedules and client relations.
  • Support the Project Management team in maintaining timely and effective change management processes.Education, Experience and Skills:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or Business.
    • Hands-on experience with Timberline, US Cost, Icarus (Aspentech), Richardsons, R.S. Means Costworks and/or similar estimating software.
    • 25+ years of experience in estimating TIC on multiple project types.
    • Estimating experience on engineering, EPC, and construction-only projects.
    • Expert level of knowledge principles and concepts of cost engineering concepts as they relate to budgeting, monitoring, and tracking actual costs, change orders and forecasting.
    • Effectively lead, coach, mentor, and train junior staff members.
    • Experience with Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project Software.
      • Expert ability to problem solve and/or use data analysis to make decisions.
      • Excellent attention to detail.
      • Excellent multitasking and organizational abilities for project efficiency.
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. - Physical RequirementsThe characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this position, the successful candidate will:
        • Remain in a stationary position, often standing or sitting for prolonged periods.
        • Frequently walk, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop or kneel, use repeating motions that may include the wrists/hands/fingers and talk and hear.
        • Frequently use up-close vision, distance vision, depth perceptions, and the ability to adjust focus.
        • Should not expect adverse environmental conditions within company offices.
        • May be exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as climbing ladders and/or stairs, extreme heat and/or cold, and/or poor air quality) if or when on-site at a client facility. Noise levels may be moderate to high at various client sites, hearing protection may be required and/or provided. Safety protections to be provided by the client and/or company and are required to be used and followed.
        • May require occasional car or air travel to other company locations or client sites.
        • This position requires the candidate/employee to possess and maintain a valid driver's license in their state of residence.About MiddoughMiddough Inc. (Middough), founded in 1950, is a leading professional engineering, architecture and project solutions company providing services to a broad spectrum of Fortune 500 clients in nine core industries with offices across the Central, Midwest and Northeast regions. Our diversified team is our greatest asset, and they are challenged with a large variety of interesting projects, management and technical development opportunities and team building experiences. - Middough employs the best and brightest individuals who share our passion for excellence and who are dedicated to client satisfaction, quality service, safety awareness and professional development.What Middough OffersWe offer a growth and learning culture which encourages and supports employee development through a wide variety of tools and resources such as the company Learning Management System, Middough Learning Center. Middough provides an opportunity to bring your talents and expertise to a successful and growing organization for your career advancement goals. Additionally, we offer a highly competitive compensation and the following comprehensive benefits package, based on eligibility and plan terms/changes:
          • A hybrid work model for work-life flexibility (based on business and client needs)
          • Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage
          • Company paid Short/Long Term Disability, Life, AD&D, and Travel insurance
          • Health Saving and Flexible Spending Accounts
          • 401(k) Plan
          • Paid Time Off, Company Paid Holidays
          • Tuition Assistance
          • Paid Certifications and Registrations (as applicable)
          • Employee Assistance ProgramMiddough participates in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration (SSA) E-Verify program to confirm work authorization.Equal Opportunity EmploymentWe are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability (physical or mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors or any other protected characteristic under protected by federal, state, or local laws. Middough does not support sponsorship for any applicant that requires an employment visa (i.e., H-1B) to work lawfully in the US.

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