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


The Estimator will be responsible for producing Engineering and Construction Design-Build / EPC estimates and proposals for water and wastewater facilities and related infrastructure.. The estimator will help develop all or specific parts of estimates for engineering/design contracts, design build pursuits or EPC projects. Must be able to present accurate estimates in a credible and professional manor while meeting all internal and external deadlines and schedule milestones.

  • Assist with estimating strategy, and lead implementation efforts.

  • Assist with identifying and coordinating with specific discipline estimators to ensure timely completion of entire estimates.

  • Lead reviews of project summary schedules for approval.

  • Provide estimating and/or support for multiple discplines on any given estimate.

  • Ability to perform conceptual estimating.

  • Manage workload scheduling to ensure deliverables.

  • Responsible for adherence to quality process.

  • Contribute to department mentoring and training.

  • Provide accurate material and labor costs for clients and proposals.

  • Understand and communicate requirements for bonds and insurance to estimating manager or lead estimator.

  • Assist with small and disadvantaged business solicitation and evaluations.

  • Lead subcontractor solicitation & pre-qualification reviews.

  • Lead quantity survey and labor pricing review.

  • Responsible for understanding specialty and standard process equipment and material pricing

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

  • Consult labor market studies, and reference when pricing.

  • Be able to present the estimate or portions thereof to internal and external clients.

  • Meet internal deadlines for review and approval of final estimates before proposal presentation.

  • Assist estimating manager with developing a cost history data base, management and process for water/wastewater estimating..

  • Assist with and review pricing general conditions and indirect cost.

  • Understand project risk as it relates to fee, contingency and escalation for estimates..

  • Review and understand commercial terms and conditions and address risk issues.

  • Identify and explain price value engineering options, gaps and overlaps in scope of work

  • 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 4 years of direct project estimating experience

  • 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, PlanSwift (or other digital takeoff software) and RS Means.

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


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Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 210980