Senior Estimating Manager (Indirects Estimates)

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Location
Houston, Texas
Salary
Competitive
Posted
09 Nov 2016
Closes
08 Jan 2017
Ref
FS 0000VB
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
General Description
Senior Estimating Manager located in Jacobs' home office in Houston, TX. Position provides interface with numerous departments and management personnel. Requires a broad knowledge of engineering, construction and maintenance activities, with a strong focus on field construction management costs and practices. Must be able to work with limited supervision and be a self-starter to prioritize needs and meet deadlines of multiple internal customers.



Responsibilities include:

  • Developing estimates of Construction Indirects, including staffing plans, construction equipment forecasts and craft manpower projections.
  • Take "ownership" of Jacobs Rapid Project Modeling (JRPM) software, with the responsibilities to train, interpret results, improve and provide updates.
  • Represent the Construction department at meetings with Project management and Owner personnel.
  • Interface and coordinating with Business Development, engineering and Jacobs Field Services management staff.
  • Facilitate, explain and defend detailed estimates to project management and Owner Staff.
  • Provide trouble-shooting, analysis and recommendations for specific business challenges.
  • Ability to manage a small construction support staff.
  • Analysis of risk and development of contingency accounts.
  • Assist the Business Development department with order of magnitude staffing plans and projections.
  • Oversee the company workforce backlog projections.
  • Develop cash flow projections for projects.
  • Commercial bid evaluations and analysis for complex contractor bid pac


  • Twenty (20) years experience in field construction management operations on a wide range of projects, including direct-hire construction and Construction Management projects.
  • Experience with Lump Sum construction is a strong plus. This long term experience is a must in providing the instinct and intuition to review output and determine if it makes sense.
  • Strong knowledge of heavy industrial construction projects, including refining, chemicals, petrochemical, power and manufacturing facilities.
  • Knowledge of international, commercial, heavy civil and light manufacturing is also desirable.
  • Ability to develop estimates of Construction Indirects using Jacobs' proprietary estimating software and a strong understanding of how these costs are estimated and the internal relationships that can be developed to ease the estimating process.
  • Able to multi-task with several concurrent projects, customers and assignments and meeting commitments and deadlines.
  • Ability to interpret, analyze and develop commercial requirements in Owner Requests for Proposals (RFP), as well as providing pricing strategies.
  • Knowledge of estimating practices and procedures, as well as home office construction support functions, such as rigging, quality, turnover and commissioning, and safety.
  • Good inter-personal and communications skills, including written and verbal, along with the ability to interface with company engineering, estimating, business development, senior project management, construction field staff and Owner personnel.
  • Strong writing skills in order to develop written responses to specific Owner requested inquiries.
  • Knowledge of maintenance, plant operations, small capital projects, site sustaining services, along with Turnarounds.
  • Strong Microsoft Office capabilities, with a special emphasis on Excel spreadsheet, Powerpoint presentations and Word documents.
  • Strong understanding of accounting practices and project controls reporting.
  • Knowledge of productivity, benchmarking and Construction Industry Institute (CII) reporting and analysis.
  • Working knowledge of employee taxes, benefits, workers' compensation cost structures.
  • Ability to travel on a limited basis for short assignments to Owner offices or other Jacobs regional offices.