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Sr. Estimator - Oil & Gas

Location: 

Bloomington, MN, US

Requisition ID: 148442 

Job Level: Senior Level 

Home District/Group: Cherne District 

Department: Estimating 

Market: OGC 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Sr. Estimator you will prepare, review and present discipline estimates for specific project proposal activities. Provide estimating assistance and guidance to projects, develops conceptual estimates and performs cost analysis. Additionally, you will be responsible for assisting in the development of discipline/service estimators, developing and updating historical databases, and assisting in the development of department procedures. Provide direction to others on project/program level tasks.

District Overview

Cherne Contracting is one of Kiewit’s oldest districts. Founded in 1916. Cherne is a valuable part of Kiewit and is well known for safety and quality of execution in amazing projects within the oil, gas and chemical sectors. Alone and with other Kiewit districts through internal joint ventures, Cherne not only provides challenges but the stability and career development opportunities expected in a world-class multi-billion-dollar organization. 

Location

This position will be based out of Bloomington, MN.

Responsibilities

• Develop complete estimates for large, complex jobs. 
• Review owner plans and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project; develop plan for the actual construction to serve as basis for the estimate.
• Reviews all bid and contract documents and home office legal department opinions.  
• Conduct site investigation prior to forming a plan of operations to identify any problems or conditions of an unusual nature that may be present.  
• Utilize engineer techniques and procedures to conduct investigation and adhere to standard company policy and procedures.
• Handle any major technical problems encountered during bid preparation. 
• Stay abreast of trends and developments, such as new equipment, methods and procedures that are developing in the industry. 
• Prepare special engineering studies or reports required by certain bid items or conditions.  
• Consult with owners on various problems discovered during bid preparation, design, rates, schedules, etc.
•Support the estimate sponsor in development of the schedule, execution plan, and indirect pricing.
•Perform estimate turnover meetings with the project team on successful pursuits.
•Assist in the development and pricing of project change orders.
 

Qualifications

•    Ability to travel as needed (<25%)
•    Undergraduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, mechanical engineer, architecture, or related field.
•    5+ years' estimating experience required where you have been the lead estimator for at least half that time. 
•    Extensive knowledge and demonstrated experience with complex OGC or heavy industrial projects
•    Passion for preconstruction and estimating.
•    Applicant must be familiar with conceptual, hard bid, and self-perform estimating.
•    Strong organizational and time management skills.
•    Must be detail-oriented and technically sound with good communication skills.
•    Strong work ethic is a must.
•    Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
•    Ability to utilize computers, and experience with Microsoft Office, On-Screen Takeoff, InEight Estimate, Timberline and/or MC2, or other estimating software programs.
•    Interested in professional development and continued education.
•    Hard Dollar Estimating Software experience, LEED AP distinction and BIM experience a plus.
 

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We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, and generous paid time off.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


There’s no limit to what you’ll work on at Cherne. With mechanical and heavy industrial projects across North America, you’ll be challenged and have more opportunities to grow from Day One.

At Cherne, you'll develop multidiscipline capabilities to grow your knowledge of self-performed construction services in areas like equipment, civil/structural, electrical, instrumentation and insulation work, in addition to the core mechanical services— all while helping people across the globe live better.

If you're looking for a career that can take you places, look no further.

We offer our fulltime staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry, including top-tier medical, dental and vision plans covering eligible employees and dependents, voluntary wellness and employee assistance programs, life insurance, disability, retirement plans with matching, paid parental and maternity leave, and generous paid time off.


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