Position Purpose:Independently develop cost estimates with a primary focus on overhead transmission line capital and maintenance projects throughout the country; may also support overhead distribution line and substation projects.
*Reviewing plans, specifications, and drawings to determine the scope of the project
*Performing take-offs of material and labor required for the project
*Analyzing time, equipment, tooling, material, and manpower requirements for each project
*Working with MJE's procurement group to determine material costs
*Determining subcontractor and vendor suitability, prepare subcontract RFQ's and compare subcontractor quotes to determine the best pricing
*Estimating based on customer standards and site-specific drawings or based on limited information and general scopes of work, often lacking specific details or precedence
*Assisting with project schedule development
*Assisting with the proposal preparation
*Comparing similar project costs to support competitive bid and negotiated contracts
*Assisting with the development of standardized historical cost databases and application tools to aid future estimates
*Interfacing with customers, vendors, and subcontractors
*Visiting customer field locations as required to ascertain project conditions
*Attending pre and post bid meetings as required and being able to effectively present information to clients
*Working as part of an integrated Operations and Estimating team in acquiring projects
*Handing-off successful bids to Operations for project execution
Knowledge | Skills | Abilities
*Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
*Ability to anticipate and meet internal company needs.
*Proven communication, organizational and persuasive interpersonal skills
*Ability to maintain confidentiality.
*Knowledge of Microsoft Office and proficient in the use of Excel.
*Knowledge of estimating software programs (Preferred).
*BS/BA in Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or equivalent experience (Preferred).
*5 or more years of estimating and/or project management experience in the utility overhead transmission or distribution construction industry required.
*This candidate must be willing to be temporarily assigned to a remote construction project for a 1-to-4-month duration to observe company specific field installation practices if so determined based on the evaluation and discussion of the above requested qualifications.
*Must be able to remain in a stationary position over 50% of the time.
*The person in this position occasionally needs to move about inside the office to access filing cabinets, office machinery, etc.
*Continuously operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, scanner, and computer printer.
*The person in this position frequently communicates with coworkers and must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations both verbally and in writing.
*Occasionally lifting 20 pounds
MJE is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, status as a covered veteran, or other military status.