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As an industry leader Balfour Beatty offers employees a comprehensive benefits package with competitive salaries and more including:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance 
  • Health Savings Account
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
  • Vacation Time
  • Sick Time
  • Holidays
  • Paid Personal Days
  • Paid Volunteer time
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Employee Referral Bonus

Summary

Balfour Beatty Construction, in Austin, Texas is seeking an Estimator or Senior Estimator to join our preconstruction/estimating team. As a member of the preconstruction/estimating team, the Estimator is responsible for preparing budgets, estimates, and pre-bid packages for construction projects to be built for clients under the CM at Risk guaranteed maximum pricing structure as well as select bid pursuits. Responsibilities also included working with Senior Estimator and Chief Estimator and project management teams developing sections of schematic, design development and construction document estimates including soliciting and evaluating subcontractor bids, and scopes of work, preparing quantity surveys, reviewing project plans and specifications for all CSI (Construction Specific Institute) categories of work.

Essential Functions

  • Performs accurate, thorough and timely quantity takeoffs using company format, detail and coding for some CSI division systems for all levels of project documents (schematic, design development, construction documents).
  • Develops accurate and concise clarifications and assumptions with project management team’s assistance.
  • Manages multiple projects concurrently with ability to multitask.
  • Assists Senior Estimator and Chief Estimator with timely roll-out and execution of the entire estimate deliverable process.
  • Obtains clarification on plans and specifications from architects and engineers when necessary.
  • Solicits and analyzes subcontractor and vendor pricing input when required.
  • Attends project site pre-bid meetings, site tours, and post-bid interviews as required.
  • Develops unit costs accurately.
  • Performs technical/plan review when required.
  • Considers and understands problems, and identifies appropriate solutions.
  • Develops knowledge in building designs, systems and construction materials through available resources.
  • Accurately assesses and plans takeoff workload.
  • Becomes proficient in all computer software programs used in preconstruction with particular emphasis on estimating software (e.g. On-Screen Takeoff, Excel, Word and SmartBidNet).
  • Constantly strives to improve individual capabilities, performance and expand knowledge of construction technologies and techniques. 
  • Works with Senior Estimator and Chief Estimator to manage and maintain subcontractor database and subcontractor prequalification. 
  • Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, subcontractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Engineering, or equivalent work experience with 3 or more years of preconstruction/estimating and/or operations experience on commercial construction projects or 7 years of progressive equivalent work experience in a related field.
  • Knowledgeable in some of the following: civil/site construction, foundation and structural systems, miscellaneous metals, casework, doors, specialties, interior finishes, exterior building wall systems, mechanical and electrical systems and the costs of these systems.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to use word processing, spread sheets, and email.
  • Possess good organizational skills and strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Able to develop new skills and knowledge quickly.
  • Resourceful and diligent in seeking solutions to problems and adapting to new situations.
  • Act in a manner of integrity that shows support for the company, its values, and the employees, while maintaining constant focus on meeting/exceeding customer requirements and expectations.
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to use estimating software such as OnScreen Takeoff, word processing, spread sheets, bid management, online plan rooms and database applications and company communication tools, such as email, internet, and Microsoft products (e.g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook).

About Us

Balfour Beatty US is an industry-leading provider of general contracting, at-risk construction management and design-build services for public and private sector clients across the nation. Performing heavy civil and vertical construction, our teams build the unique structures and infrastructure that play an important role in how people live, work, learn and play in our communities. Our teammates have an instinctive passion for innovating that is fueled by a relentless curiosity, a drive to employ lean practices and processes and the determination to find a better way. Through Zero Harm®, we are challenging the construction industry’s assumptions about safety. We believe that no level of harm should come to anyone as a result of our business.

Consistently ranked among the nation’s largest building contractors, by Engineering News-Record, our US business is a subsidiary of London-based Balfour Beatty plc (LSE: BBY).

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.

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Phone: (214) 468-4700
Email: BBTalent@balfourbeattyus.com

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