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Estimator - Quantity Take Off Specialist

Location: 

Phoenix, AZ, US Glendale, AZ, US Anthem, AZ, US Goodyear, AZ, US Buckeye, AZ, US Scottsdale, AZ, US Benson, AZ, US Black Canyon City, AZ, US Flagstaff, AZ, US

Requisition ID: 160979 

Job Level: Mid Level 

Home District/Group: Southwest District 

Department: Estimating 

Market: Transportation 

Employment Type: Full Time 

Position Overview

As a Take Off Specialist you will assist estimators by quantifying elements of construction using PDF plans, 2D CAD files, and 3D models including. Scopes of work to quantify typically include: concrete structures, light rail trackwork, mass earthworks, roadways, highways, aviation, facilities site work, and underground utilities.

District Overview

Kiewit Southwest District specializes in heavy civil, transportation and water projects, we typically self-perform a large portion of the work. We do self-performance work such as mass grading, drainage, PCCP paving, utilities and more. We are looking for people committed to the construction industry with safety, quality, costs and schedule in mind. 

Location

This position will be based out our Southwest district office in Phoenix, AZ.

Responsibilities

•    Assist estimators by quantifying elements of construction using PDF plans, 2D CAD files, and 3D models including.   Scopes of work to quantify typically include: concrete structures, light rail trackwork, mass earthworks, roadways, highways, aviation, facilities site work, and underground utilities.  
•    Capable of generating earthwork volumes using PDF plans, or 3D models.  Able to calculate earthwork volumes use end are volume methods. 
•    Using Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets that can calculate, compare, and summarize quantities of construction materials.
•    Reviewing contract documents, including drawings, and specifications.  Ability to understand the scope of work, project constraints, construction tolerances, and different material types.
•    Complete takeoffs utilizing partially complete or in progress design documents. Be able to conceptually visualize the general intent on incomplete drawings.
•    Coordinate with other takeoff personnel working together to facilitate the takeoff off and quantity comparison of a project’s construction components in a timely manner.  Ability to stay on schedule and gauge the level of effort in order to complete the task at hand.
•    Maintain organized records, working drawings, and take off summaries.
•    Identify missing design elements or an overlap in work areas with other disciplines.
•    Create exhibits for review purposes showing take off assumptions and communicating to others what has been included or excluded from quantity take off.
 

Qualifications

•    Familiar with reviewing construction drawings and project specifications including general arrangements, plans and elevations, topographic site plans, site grading plans, typical sections, details, and cross sections.
•    Engineering math skills, with ability too measure, calculate, and convert material volumes.   
•     Proficient with use of Microsoft Excel.  Able to use Excel to create pivot tables, calculate end areas, calculate volumes, and summarize quantities.  Must be able to create and or review complex mathematical formulas to assist with calculating area measurements.
•    Associate degree in CAD Technology or engineering related field with 2 years of relevant work experience in heavy civil construction, or
•    Engineering or Construction Management Degree with 2 years of relevant work experience in heavy civil construction and experience using CAD technologies.
•    Proficiency with at least one infrastructure-focused modeling software such as Bentley MicroStation, InRoads, AutoCAD Civil 3D, or Trimble Business Center
•    Professional experience in construction or infrastructure design preferred but not required.
•    Experience with take off software such as Onscreen, Bluebeam, Plan Swift, or similar preferred but not required.
•    Demonstrate the ability to work on multiple projects, under tight deadlines with minimal direct supervision.
•    Experience working on design build construction projects or estimates preferred but not required.

Working Conditions
•    Fast-paced, deadline driven office environment
•    Must be able to interact professionally with all levels of management
•    Simultaneously manage a diversified workload with multiple lines of reporting and communication.
 

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Other Requirements:
•    Regular, reliable attendance
•    Work productively and meet deadlines timely
•    Communicate and interact effectively and professionally with supervisors, employees, and others individually or in a team environment.
•    Perform work safely and effectively. Understand and follow oral and written instructions, including warning signs, equipment use, and other policies.
•    Work during normal operating hours to organize and complete work within given deadlines. Work overtime and weekends as required.
•    FIELD ROLES ONLY May work at various different locations and conditions may vary.

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 do at Kiewit. Whether you’re building or supporting projects that provide communities with dependable energy, safe transportation, clean water, or access to health care, the work you do will positively impact people’s lives for generations to come. 

Here you’ll have endless opportunities to expand your expertise through on-the-job experience and internal and external training and development opportunities. 

We offer our full-time staff employees a comprehensive benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. From top-tier health care programs to employee assistance programs and retirement planning, we aim to provide you with the tools you need to be successful in the areas of life that matter most to you.

Kiewit is an equal-opportunity employer, and we believe a diverse workforce is vital to the success of our business. We continue our efforts to attract, develop and retain employees from all backgrounds who are passionate about our industry.  

We are committed to veteran and military hiring and will consider relevant military experience as equivalent to qualification requirements.


Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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