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Senior Estimator - Transportation Group at Sundt Construction, Inc.

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Irving, Texas





Job Description:

The Senior Estimator operates with minimal oversight on Preconstruction teams, frequently serving as the principal point of contact with the design team and the owner. Senior estimators are capable of leading all types of project delivery methods and have demonstrated competence in basic and advanced estimating functions. Desired estimating disciplines include earthwork, paving, underground utilities, and structures on transit, civil infrastructure, and highway projects. Successful candidates will prepare detailed take-offs, solicit quotes, develop cost estimates, and close out bids.

Key Responsibilities

  • Advanced level HCSS knowledge of estimate entry and quote system tools.

  • Estimate all scopes related to their discipline area of expertise.

  • Perform detailed quantity take-offs on bid items and materials in order to develop all-inclusive cost estimates.

  • Estimate unit costs by analyzing crew composition, production rates, and equipment selection.

  • Participate in detailed reviews, providing thorough explanation of estimate.

  • Utilization of relevant cost history database to verify production rates.

  • Prepare supplier bid packages to ensure that self-performed work has competitive material quotes.

  • Coordinate junior estimators and interns with takeoff and vendor solicitation processes.

  • Assist in obtaining firm quotes for material suppliers, equipment and subcontractors.

  • Competent and thorough in discipline area of expertise. (for example)
    Mass Earthwork and Grading

    o Geotechnical report review - dewatering, blasting, and ripping requirements.


    o Earthwork flow, mass haul diagrams, project phasing.


    o Scraper, dozer, truck, loader, and excavator productions.


    Aggregates, PCCP Paving, Asphalt Paving


    o Identification of quarries and pits suitable for project use.


    o Production of aggregate, asphalt, and concrete through various methods.


    o Understanding of incentives, penalties, and PWLs.


    Underground Utilities


    o Trench protection and shoring.


    o Excavator methods and equipment selection.


    o Quantification of mechanical assemblies such as valves and fire hydrants.


    o Analysis and pricing of backfill methods and materials.


    Bridges and Structures


    o Falsework and formwork systems.


    o Post tensioning, precast yards, and foundations.


    o Crane selection, hoisting equipment, and logistics.


    Minimum Job Requirements


  • Proficient use of all Microsoft Office Suite programs.

  • Preferred candidates will have obtained their LEED accreditation and DBIA certification, or express willingness to obtain.

  • Four‐year engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience.

  • Ten or more years of experience in an estimating role.

  • Successful history executing projects as the prime point of contact with minimal oversight for project teams.

  • Ideal candidates will have project experience in one or more key market sectors identified by the business unit.


  • Note: Job Description is subject to change at any time and may include other duties as assigned.

    Physical Requirements

  • Occasionally will climb stairs, ladders, etc.

  • Will interact with people frequently during a shift/work day

  • Will lift, push or pull objects on an occasional basis

  • Will sit, stand or walk short distances for up to the entire duration of a shift/work day.

  • May reach above shoulder heights and below the waist on a frequent basis

  • May use telephone, computer system, email, or other electronic devices on a limited basis to communicate with internal and external customers or vendors

  • May stoop, kneel, or bend, on an occasional basis

  • Required to use hands to grasp, lift, handle, carry or feel objects on a frequent basis

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment is required (including but not limited to; steel toed shoes, gloves, safety glasses, hearing protection, hardhat, vest, etc.)

  • Must be able to comply with all safety standards and procedures


  • Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:

    Sundt Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) that values and respects the importance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of the company to recruit, hire, train and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age, disability, national origin, covered veteran status, or genetic information. We recognize that diversity and inclusion is a driving force in the success of our company.