Estimator II

Columbus, OH 43215

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Civil Engineering Job Number: Cg97818521 Compensation: $105000-125000 / year

Job Description

Job Title: Estimator 2
Location: Columbus, OH 
Type: Direct Hire

Job Duties
· Communicate with Project Managers, Construction Managers, Scheduling, Costs Leads, and Change Management: scope, unit quantities, budgets, historical pricing, and estimates.
· Perform detailed material and quantity takeoffs from plans, specification, and scope packages.
· Develop detailed estimates including the ability to properly select labor, equipment, materials, subcontractors and applying production rates to tasks.
· Document all estimate scope and assumptions and develop a Basis of Estimate report.
· Perform peer reviews of other Estimators’ work.
· Must be able to discuss estimates with clients in a confident and constructive manner.
· Must have the ability to communicate with clients respectively and in a manner that promotes confidence in our work and brand image and that develops positive relationship growth with the clients.
· Develop detailed critical path schedules to support and finalize estimates of time-based tasks.
· Be familiar with and express understanding of the AACE Cost Estimating Standards.
· Have a good understanding of the entire life-cycle of projects and the stakeholder costs involved (i.e,. Environmental, Survey, Land, Owner Costs, Construction Management, Inspection, Etc.)
· Ensure costs estimates are issued on time with documents to support the estimate assumptions, exclusions, and anticipated accuracy ranges.
· Interpret drawings, technical specifications, quoted pricing documents, engineering standards, permit language, and contracts to use as a basis of estimate.
· Work closely with Project Managers to review project scope, identify deviations from planned scope and budgets, and explain variances. 

Educational Requirements/Skills
· BA/BS Degree preferred or equivalent field experience.
· Estimator II- 8-12 years’ experience
· Field construction background a plus
· Hands-on experience and general knowledge of estimating, including budgeting, change management, construction, and reporting.
· Thorough knowledge of cost estimating software and methodologies.
· Possesses and is recognized as a functional expert and thought leader in estimating.
· Ability to interpret documents for cost, estimating, change management.
· Ability to understand agreements, and purchase orders.
· Ability to understand and interpret detailed engineering drawings, technical specifications, standards, and permits.
· Proficiency level with Microsoft Office products. Experience with HCSS (HeavyBid) Estimating software and On-Screen Takeoff a plus
· Solid analytical and problem-solving skills. Accuracy and attention to detail critical.

Meet Your Recruiter

Andrea Edwards

Andrea Edwards is a committed Technical Recruiter specializing in the Utilities Division at Sterling. With 2 years of impactful service in the recruitment field, Andrea's passion lies in guiding individuals to discover their forever careers, whether they are embarking on their professional journey or are seasoned senior-level professionals.

In her role as a Technical Recruiter, Andrea brings a deep understanding of the Utilities Division to her work, allowing her to expertly connect candidates with roles that align with their career goals and aspirations. Her commitment to understanding each candidate's unique path positions her as a trusted partner in their professional endeavors.

What Andrea enjoys most about her work is the opportunity to have meaningful conversations with people, whether they are just starting in their careers or are senior-level professionals. She derives immense satisfaction from helping individuals find roles that resonate with their goals and lead them toward their forever careers.

Andrea's advice to job seekers is rooted in authenticity and confidence. She understands that interviews can be daunting but encourages candidates to be themselves and show confidence. Andrea firmly believes that authenticity and self-assuredness can leave a lasting impression and play a pivotal role in securing opportunities.

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