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**Senior Estimator**

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Position Title: Senior Estimator

Purpose of Position:
Prepare estimates in support of operational, maintenance, or project work activities in order to provide the basis for decision making, planning, control and performance monitoring. Review and analyze estimates prepared by other estimators and make presentations to management, when requested.
Develop cost estimates applying advanced principles and concepts in a comprehensive and accurate manner, complete in all respects, for facilities with varying degrees of complexity.
Identify areas of incomplete design definition within scope definition documents with multiple disciplines or specialties. Recognize omissions of necessary elements of the work scope.
Review design scope for completeness and adequacy of scope definition. Coordinate with engineering personnel to develop and quantify areas of uncertain scope definition. Establish conceptual scope when required.
Participate in establishing and maintaining pricing structures and credible databases to be used in the preparation of estimates. Obtain and analyze vendor information and labor productivity data.
Perform construction productivity analysis; develop crew requirements by projecting work operations, by type of craft.
Review estimates prepared by others for completeness, logic accuracy and credibility.
Assist in the preparation of estimate contingency requirements, schedule contingency, and technical & Programmatic Risk Assessment.
Prepare management reviews of estimates which include comparison scope, quantity, and cost data as well as estimate reconciliation for very complex activities.
Prepare cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis, cost and quantity comparisons on which policy decisions will be made. Develop new estimating techniques, procedures, standards, or desktop guides.

Prepare the basic parameters that measure job performance. Participate in Value Engineering studies, when requested. Prepare and review cost estimates for Contract Proposals.

Job Knowledge:

Demonstrated advanced understanding of Estimating core processes and procedures. Extensive knowledge and experience in estimating practices and methods, including demonstrated ability to organize, perform, and present cost estimating products with a minimum of supervision.
Skilled in the preparation of discipline estimates in specialized areas of work scope.
Has in-depth knowledge of project schedules and the ability to predict/extrapolate costs based on the analysis of scheduled activities or cost correlation.
Has knowledge of manual labor performance, equipment production and the derivation of composite craft/category labor rates. Understands charging practices and the relationship of charging practices to commercial terms, invoicing and profitability.
Has knowledge of current industry and technical developments.
Has the ability to accurately evaluate alternative solutions.
Has technical and practical comprehension of engineering, procurement and construction methods and techniques. Has in-depth knowledge of the associated work processes.
Has knowledge of administrative and supervisory procedures and practices.

Basic Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technical, Construction Management, or Business and at least 6 years of experience in Estimating, or, fifteen years’ experience in Nuclear, Heavy Industrial, or Process Chemical Construction in a field capacity with at least 10 years of Estimating experience. Comprehension of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and General Business Environments is required.
Working knowledge of Planning and Scheduling and Cost Controls is necessary. Must have demonstrated skill in Conceptual Estimating, coordination with technical personnel, interfacing with Engineers, knowledge of Field Construction techniques, labor and equipment requirements. Ability to apply advanced concepts and unique methods to quantify work condition impacts on costs is necessary.
Candidate must be a U.S. citizen.
Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.

For persons with disabilities: If you require assistance completing, or are unable to complete the online resume/application process, please contact:

VAS Human Resources @ 803-644-0070
Mon. - Fri. 9am - 4pm

237 High Gate Loop
Aiken, SC 29803

Value Added Solutions, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and supports a drug-free work environment.

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