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Senior Estimator
REQUISITION NUMBER:20180321-42001-001
HOME COMPANY:Track Services Operations
COMPANY LOCATION:Track Services Ops - Youngstown, OH
Job Responsibilities:

Prepares cost estimates for projects in the planning, design and construction phases.  Produces bid proposals, and prepares buy-outs.

Primary/Essential Responsibilities and Duties 

  • Prepares take-offs, estimates, and budgets.
  • Prepares buy-outs.
  • Attends pre-bid job walks.
  • Solicits and analyzes subcontractor/vendor pricing information.
  • Reviews project plans and specifications.
  • Reviews and incorporates historical data from prior estimates, purchase agreements and subcontracts in order to gain information for current bids.
  • Reviews contract documents and attends pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimates.
  • Reviews quotes, estimates and bids with the Chief Estimator.
  • Coordinates with estimators in preparation for bid day.
  • Ensures that bid documentation is logged and filed after bid day.
  • Assists in the purchasing process
  • Assists with training, supervision and development of other estimating staff.



Job Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 5 years of construction estimating experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in construction management, civil engineering or related field preferred
  • Experience in track construction or estimating mandatory.
  • Knowledge of estimating strategies and techniques.
  • Proficiency in planning, scheduling, staffing, budgeting, and job costing.
  • Understanding of RFP and contract requirements.
  • Understanding of all construction divisions and general construction knowledge.
  • Ability to effectively supervise estimating staff.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and presentation skills.
  • Experience using estimating software and proficiency with Microsoft Office suite.
Physical/Travel/Attendance Requirements
  • Generally works indoors, with some onsite/outdoor work.
  • Frequently sits, stands, walks, reads, writes and uses a computer keyboard.
  • May be exposed to harsh weather conditions including very hot and very cold weather.


This job description is not intended to represent a complete, comprehensive list of all duties and responsibilities that may be required in this position.  There may be unplanned activities and other duties as assigned.


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