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Burns & McDonnell Transmission & Distribution Senior Estimator - Construction (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


Transmission & Distribution Senior Estimator

The Senior Estimator will be responsible for leading EPC estimates and bids for Transmission & Distribution projects. This position will develop accurate bottoms-up estimates in a credible and professional manner while minimizing risk to the company.

Job Duties

  • Lead estimating strategy and implementation efforts.

  • Develop estimate schedules to manage workload and ensure timely completion of bids

  • Review and approve project summary schedules for validity.

  • Develop risk registers and assist risk review process.

  • Review commercial terms and conditions and address risk issues.

  • Responsible for compliance with estimating methodology ensuring quality estimates are produced.

  • Lead project team review for estimating quantities and scope of project.

  • Responsible for reviewing and incorporating quotes on bonds and insurance.

  • Review and approve small and disadvantaged business solicitation and evaluations.

  • Lead subcontractor pre-qualification, solicitation and bid reviews.

  • Review and verify subcontractor bid packages before being transmitted for quotes.

  • Responsible for reviewing and incorporating specialty and standard equipment and material pricing.

  • Present the estimate to internal and external clients.

  • Responsible for the review of final estimate and presentation to management..

  • Estimate general conditions, indirect costs and review with project management team.

  • Make final recommendations as to fee, contingency and escalation.

  • Provide man hour quotes for required estimating effort.

  • Develop strategy on contract partnering agreements.

  • Verify and approve estimates for joint venture reviews.

  • Review and validate value engineering items, alternates and options.

  • Responsible for the accuracy and validity of estimate clarifications and assumptions.

  • Review RFP and engineering documents for gaps and overlaps in scope of work.

  • Lead estimating teams for completion of pre-construction services.

  • Responsible for updating cost history and data base management.

  • Train and mentor staff.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • A minimum of 8 years of estimating experience

  • Must have extensive knowledge and experience developing estimates and bidding T&D construction work

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and in particular Excel.

  • Experience with EPC contractors, estimating and in the field

  • May be required to obtain an OSHA 10 hour safety certification


Job Estimating

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 212037