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Senior Mechanical Estimator needed in Covington, Georgia

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A senior mechanical (MEP) Estimator is needed in Covington, Georgia. Local candidates preferred. 100% on site work. 1 year semiconductor project.


• Review proposals and evaluate/analyze merited cost
• Review the scope specified within the proposal to ensure it includes the appropriate scope
• Review the labor rates to ensure conformance to the contract specifications
• Review labor productivity to ensure that the labor hours are in conformance with working
restrictions, overtime is appropriate, etc.
• Review quantities and ensure there is a fair and reasonable representation of additional scope,
as well as credits
• Review the material pricing and validate against R.S. Means for other pricing references
• Review pre-purchased material or equipment and/or equipment rental rates against fair and
reasonable pricing references
• Review contractor mark-ups to ensure that the correct mark-ups are being used and that any markup caps are not exceeded
• Negotiating or preparing estimates for others to negotiate is a large part of our work so prior
negotiation experience is desirable
• The ability to understand the contract as it pertains to change management is essential
• The ability to adapt and utilize LAWA’s Change Management procedures is essential
• Develop the record of negotiation documentation
• Develop detailed cost estimates from the engineering drawings; proactively identify
deficiencies and/or questions; and actively assist the project team toward the answers.
• Ten years of general estimating experience related to both engineering and
construction projects are required
• Previous experience with public airport projects is necessary experience within a commercial
airport terminal or light rail system are highly desirable
• Demonstrated experience with complex estimate reconciliations and change order negotiations
• Actively reconcile the internal estimates with those prepared by third parties; engage the third-party entities in an informative, collaborative reconciliation; and communicate the results of the
reconciliation effort
• Proactively establish a routine reporting cycle that clearly communicates when an estimate
changes and why
• Prepare and review material take-offs from planning documents or engineering drawings
• Prepare detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates for systems and subsystems
• Prepare estimates by applying unit rates for man hours, labor dollars, material dollars, and
construction equipment dollars and all-in unit cost determination, calculating extensions and the
application of standard factors, overhead rates, and fees.
• Accumulate, evaluate, and document historical cost data for the development of future estimates
• Prepare and/or review final Engineer’s estimate
• Review contract documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and equitable
cost allowance for scope changes
• Provide coordination and liaison with project management and project engineering
personnel throughout the estimate development
• Train subordinate estimating personnel when necessary
• Contribute to the advancement of LAMP’s goals through commitment to productive
collaboration with all stakeholders
• Proved accuracy, reliability, and completeness in job accomplishment
• Demonstrated success on the job, as evidenced by satisfactory performance, acceptance
of responsibility and growth in previous position
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• May assume other duties as required/needed
• Maybe required to work past regular work shift
• Maybe required to work various shifts as needed
• This position offers a hybrid/telework schedule.
• Please refer to LAWA’s current Pilot Telework Policy
for details.

What will you contribute?
• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is preferred.
• Self-starter attitude with proved results-oriented focus
• Demonstrates a proactive, firm, and respectful approach to estimate reconciliation efforts
and change order processing
• Establish a personable, but contractual stance with the contractor
• Ten years of general estimating experience related to both engineering and
construction projects are required

• Demonstrated experience with complex estimate reconciliations and change order negotiations


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