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Burns & McDonnell Transmission & Distribution Estimator - Construction/Design-Build (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Transmission & Distribution Estimator assists in preparing estimates for engineering and design-build construction projects. This position will assist in preparing lump sum bids, proposals, unit cost and quantities for various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and clients.

  • Enter quantities into pre-established Excel estimating templates

  • Assist in modifying Excel estimating templates

  • Assist with soliciting, evaluating and pre-qualifying small and disadvantaged businesses and subcontractors.

  • Assist in assembling and sending out subcontractor bid packages.

  • Assist in preparing material, specialty and standard equipment pricing.

  • Assist in preparing subcontractor labor market studies and pricing for bids.

  • Assist in documenting cost history, data base management and estimating process.

  • Assist in developing project summary schedules.

  • Assist with the evaluating and conditioning subcontractor and supplier quotes.

  • Assist in presenting estimates to external and internal clients.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or relevant degree; applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • Ability to work independently or in groups, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions.

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, with emphasis on Excel.

  • Basic knowledge of construction

  • Preferred basic understanding of high voltage engineering or construction

  • Completion of/or ability to obtain OSHA 10 Safety Training.


Job Estimating

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Req ID: 211406