Senior Estimator

Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
02 Sep 2016
23 Nov 2016
LS 000055
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs serves the Life Science, Chemicals, Refining, Pulp & Paper, Power & Utilities, High Tech and Consumer Products Industries. Our core life sciences network has contributed to becoming the largest provider of engineering and construction services to Life Science clients and we have established ourselves as the center of excellence for pharmaceutical and biotechnology facilities. Jacobs provides full-service engineering, procurement, and construction management services for both new and existing facilities. For projects of every scale we provide design, engineering, construction, commissioning, and maintenance services that support a facility's entire life cycle.

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for all aspects of capital cost estimating with primary focus on electrical labor and material costs for various facilities in the Life Science line of business. Estimates include conceptual through control estimates as well as check estimates based on Issue for construction drawings.

Technical Competencies/Qualifications:
  • Must have detailed knowledge of design, procurement, and construction/field service processes and their inherent cost performance risks
  • Must be knowledgeable and proficient with computers. Position requires experience with: Spreadsheets, word processing and database software and Risk Analysis (Monte Carlo) software
  • Proficiency in Capital Estimating principles and methods including:
    • Conceptual through Detailed Design (Issue for Construction) Electrical Estimating
    • Reading and interpreting design and construction drawings
    • Benchmarking / Metrics
    • Use of NECA Estimating standards
    • Use of Means / Richardson's estimating guides
    • Work Breakdown Structures
    • Philosophies in development of Design and MTO Allowances
    • Contingency Development
  • BS or BA in a related field required
  • Minimum of 10 years' experience in estimating required or a related field-Construction site estimating preferred
  • Must be capable of effectively communicating with all levels of project and operations management and the client
  • Must identify potential problems and elevate these to the appropriate level(s) of management
  • Detailed knowledge of electrical systems that would enable the individual to assist in contract negotiations with electrical subcontractors
  • Ability to make presentations to Jacobs and client management
  • Good planning and organizational skills required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required