The MEP Estimator prepares detailed estimates for the project based on the construction drawings and specifications, focusing on the MEPS trades In the performance of this function, the Estimating Engineer is responsible for the communication of bids and scopes of work to supervisors.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities*: Lead responsibility for:
- Preparing complete quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate, and studies for all items incorporated in the assigned scope.
- Performing a constructability analysis through the identification of design and constructability issues.
- Offer value engineering options for alternate MEPS systems.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of MEPS design considerations
- Provide first costs analysis and participate in life cycle analysis with the design team.
- Provide support for development in General Conditions studies for items such as utility consumptions
- Work with Turner Logistics where applicable to coordinate equipment pricing with the overall MEPS estimates.
- Developing a value analysis by defining alternatives to the proposed scope that are more cost-efficient.
- Serving as liaison with subcontractors, design team (architects, engineers, consultants) and client.
- Preparing detailed estimate of entire scope of assigned trades, building system, and/or overall project cost. Utilize new technology (e.g., OST, BIM) and apply to estimating.
- Preparing and assembling bids and proposals for different contract types (lump sum, GMP, Cost Plus, etc.)
- Analyzing existing site conditions and all contract documents (plans, specifications, etc.) to determine any required scope that is not indicated.
- Preparing scope requisitions for assigned trades; coordinating with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps; review estimate approach and results with design team and client.
- Working with operations staff and fellow estimators to ensure that general conditions and general requirements items are properly addressed in the estimate. Participate in project hand-off to Operations to ensure proper transfer of knowledge from Preconstruction to Operations.
- Obtaining and evaluating subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work. Determining if scope is covered and managing risk of scope gaps.
- Making recommendations to Chief Estimator and client for contemplated expenditures.
- Supervising Assistant Estimating Engineers, Estimating Assistants and/or Interns as assigned.
- May assist in evaluating large change orders.
Qualifications: Bachelors degree plus a minimum of two years related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. Proven written and verbal communication abilities; proficiency with computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite. Ability to read, understand and interpret contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to occasionally climb permanent and temporary stairs, climb ladders, negotiate work areas under construction, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Occasionally requires passenger use of construction personnel hoists. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job regularly requires use of hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk, hear and stand. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work in an office or on-site at the construction work site. In the office environment, the noise is usually quiet to moderate. In the on-site setting, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in this work environment is usually moderate to very loud.
*May perform other duties as necessary or assigned.
Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities/ sexual orientation / gender identity. VEVRAA Federal Contractor