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The Boldt Company


Senior Estimator- Construction


ID: 210552-911


The Senior Estimator will provide estimating services and expertise for a variety of market sectors and contract delivery methods with the goal of creating estimates that foster success through a OneBoldt approach while returning the planned profit to the company. 


Responsibilities include preparing, planning, organizing, and evaluating estimates, along with being engaged in the Target Value Design process to submit bids and responses to proposals.  This role will be responsible for coordinating and oversight of internal and external estimating resources and will provide direction based on principles that support a collaborative and integrated project delivery environment along with traditional estimating processes.  

Honesty, fairness, hard work, performance, and a love of construction are what we value.
The ideal team player at Boldt is humble, hungry, smart, reliable & gritty.

Required Skills

What you get to do:

·       Perform estimating activities for a multitude of projects, large and small, across a variety of market sectors, both in negotiated and hard bid.

·       Review drawings, specifications, and owner documents to establish scope of work contents for estimate and other respective deliverables.  Attend pre-bid and project meetings.  Prepare RFI's and collaborate with architecture and engineering firms to confirm document interpretation. Ensure proper evaluation and documentation of project scope is complete.

·       Prepare detailed as well as conceptual estimates, which may include working with self-perform to scope project, create bid list of subcontractors, trade partners and suppliers and ensure appropriate coverage with those groups.

·       Perform takeoffs required for the estimates they have been assigned to.  This includes Self-performed Trades including Concrete, Masonry, Steel, Carpentry, Drywall and Millwright work.  Uses OnCenter and Coordinates requirements for BIM generated quantification.  The use of BIM generated takeoff using Vico is preferred.

·       Prepare and review documents for the specific deliverable.

·       Participate in the presentation of project estimates to project Owners and other partners. Lead internal and external meetings.

·       Complete the bidding process including bid solicitation, bidders’ communications, proposals evaluations, and bid evaluation. Review and final acceptance of all bids.

·       Responsible to establish acceptable design options and best solutions based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.

·       Develops and maintain client, design partners, subcontractors, suppliers, external customers relationships.

·       Provide technical support and guidance to estimating staff in preparing estimates for all projects. Leads specific project assignment and provides guidance to other estimators assigned to other projects in the preparation of all estimating and target value design functions for projects including establishing reporting formats, assignment of areas of estimating responsibility, compiling estimates, preparation, and oversight of project estimates.

·       Provide the guidance and oversight for completeness of all estimate material and construction equipment required to perform work.  Establishes and confirms union labor costs for the project.

·       Manage Bid Solicitation process including management of bid documents and Instructions to Bidders.  Guides the process to successfully procure and analyze bids. Supports buyout and smooth transition of turn-over to project managers and ensures subcontractors are prequalified prior to bidding and contracting with Boldt.

·       Assist project managers and financial managers in the continuous assessment of project risks and opportunities and how it relates to the overall project cost. Consolidate all risk and opportunities and integrate to the overall project cost. This includes assisting project and financial managers in reviewing monthly trade partner cost reports and labor reports and identify variances from the original estimate.

·       Prepare Strategic Project Qualification (SPQ) to analyze project from a risk mitigation standpoint.

·       Confirm insurance requirements with legal and underwriting.

·       Prepare conceptual estimates and cost models using Building Catalyst and Modelogix. Incorporates the appropriate Target Value and other dashboard metrics required to monitor the evolution of the conceptual estimate / cost model.

·       Ability to mentor and give direction to less experienced estimators to assist in their development.

·       Upload estimate to system. Organize all estimating documents, deliverables and contract exhibits and attachments required for construction.

  •         Maintain consistent working knowledge and experience of all labor rates, self-perform                        productivities, and crew mixes. Uses the labor rate app. Monitor and adjust productivities and  crew mixes based upon actual field feedback.  

Required Experience

What we expect from you:

·       Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Engineering or other related degree required. Equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience considered in lieu of a degree.

·       Ten plus years of estimating experience required.

·       IPD (Integrated Project Delivery) and TVD (Target Value Design) experience preferred.

·       Wide variety of experience with Site and Building System, Assemblies and Components of each.     

·       The ability to coordinate group work effort is crucial. 

·       Wide variety of experience in Negotiated Guarantee Maximum Price (GMP) as well as Lump Sum (Hard) Bid type of projects.

·       A strong understanding of excel spreadsheets, database-based software (WinEst), take-off software (On-Center - On Screen Takeoff) scheduling software (Microsoft Project or Primivera) preferred.

·       Familiarity with BIM tools, such as REVIT and/or Vico, is preferred.



Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position for up to eight hours. The employee occasionally is required to move to access people or workspaces.  Constantly operates a computer and other office equipment, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.   The ability to effectively communicate is required. The employee may occasionally move up to 15 pounds. 


The working conditions of this positionrequires the employee to work inside an office environment. The environment for which this position functions may contain scents and fragrances. May be requested to work overtime and weekends.



The Boldt Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer



Disclaimer: This job description is intended to be a summary of the primary essential duties and responsibilities of this position. The job description is not intended to be inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or all the qualifications that may be required either now or in the future. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or changed at any time.

Individuals in this role may be subject to annual Motor Vehicle Records check. Outcome of any MVR checks conducted may negatively impact the persons’ ability to participate in any vehicle program provided by the company, including but not limited to the ability to drive a personal vehicle on behalf of the Boldt Company or rent a vehicle through the Boldt Company travel provider, for a period of up to 1 year.