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Senior Estimator

Company: BMWC Constructors
Location: Portland
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Estimator - Portland, Oregon
Driven by Vision - Industrial-Strength Construction - Powered by Passion
What We Do
BMWC tackles the world's toughest and most daunting industrial construction challenges. Our work encompasses an array of industrial sectors, including aerospace, chemical, electric power, food and beverage, oil, and gas, pharmaceutical and biotechnology, and semiconductor. For more than 65 years we have been driven by our vision of "Customers for Life" through passion for our core values of integrity, continuous improvement, innovation, and economic value.
Who We Are
As one of the premier specialty construction companies in the country, our employees enjoy a focus on growth and development, work/life balance and one of the best safety records in the industry. We are 100% management-owned, which makes the development and advancement of our employees paramount to our success. BMWC attracts the brightest and most ambitious professionals because our business model is based on the evolving success and reward of individual champions. Will you be the next BMWC champion?
We're Looking For
BMWC is seeking an individual who will perform estimates of labor, material, and costs for projects across the industries that BMWC serves and to assist with job-related project engineering functions.
What you'll Experience
As a Senior Estimator, you will:
Solicit material pricing detail including subcontract items as required
Analyze and apply labor productivity unit extensions based on understanding of labor productivity rate development and definition of cost
Perform various estimates and process piping take-offs including manual and/or digitized material quantity take-offs
Utilize preliminary drawings and sketches, conversations, and field reviews, extract details of and quantify all material and labor required, including support crafts and site in-directs estimated to be necessary to complete a project
Develop detail material take-offs, bills of materials, collect material and subcontract quotes and itemize labor manhour estimates
Collaborate with General Manager on which opportunities to pursue after assessing project risk
Visualize what is not apparent from project documentation and take efforts to estimate those potential scopes of work
Assist in the development of alternate proposals such as unit price, fixed fee, and time and material formats
Coordinate proposals from scope definition through final costing and submittal
Assist in preparation of proposal KEYSTONE
Maintain a list of clarifications, assumptions, and qualifications identified as risks and discrepancies are detected during development of proposals
Accurately summarize and file all piping materials and labor estimates required per departmental standards and protocols; include any other information relevant to substantiating the pricing estimate
Ensure the most cost effective and innovative utilization of materials, fabrication, subcontractors, and equipment for each proposal
Participate in formal bid reviews and project team meetings to represent the estimate and to support the estimate hand-over
Delegates tasks to various members of the Proposal Team
Review proposals to ensure consistency with company estimating policies, practices, and standards
Organize the material quantity take-off process to conform to the bid breakdown forms and submittals that are required
Process and manage large amounts of documents and data, organized to allow recall of work breakdowns, sketches, and other information to substantiate the pricing estimate
Ensure that estimates, take-offs, etc. are in conformance with established estimating standards and processes
Communicate, through the appropriate channels, any observation of noncompliance with the Guiding Principles and Core Values of BMWC and/or other violations of policy or illegal actions that place personnel and the company at risk
Perform, with care, any control-related activities required as a function of the position
Meet corporate standard for development activity
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor's degree preferred but may be waived in lieu of equivalent experience in industrial/mechanical estimating
Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in mechanical industrial estimating
Ability to read blueprints, interpret specifications and RFP documents
Strong service orientation, outstanding presentation skills, flexibility, and professionalism
Ability to work with a diverse team and with minimal supervision to achieve results
Excellent organization skills and attention to detail
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a constantly changing environment
Advanced computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office products; technical aptitude to learn internal systems and required packages
Extensive knowledge of construction scheduling, materials, methods, practices, and costs plus high skill level with measuring techniques and mathematics
Knowledge of pipe, valves and fittings in high purity and industrial applications
Working with the Best in the Industry
This highly visible position is part of the Project Services department and reports to the Corporate Manager of Estimating. You will have regular contact with all levels of office and field staff, the Operations & Executive Leadership Teams, customers, and third-party partners and vendors.
Our Comprehensive Benefits Package Includes
Competitive Pay with Bonus
401K/Profit Sharing with company match
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Life, AD&D and Disability benefits
PTO and paid holidays
Tuition Reimbursement

Keywords: BMWC Constructors, Portland , Senior Estimator, Professions , Portland, Oregon

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