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Job Title: Lead Estimator
Job Description:

Prepare and take ownership for cost estimating of Civil, Structural and Mechanical bids, identifying risk, opportunities, for proposals and maintaining a winning strategy.


Prepare detailed estimates in accordance with the scope of work, blueprints, specifications, and other documentation to prepare quantity take-offs, for foundations, structural steel, pipe, and process equipment.
Apply work hour unit rates for each item in the estimate to generate the overall direct work hours. Work with SI Operations to develop and confirm the appropriate wage rates for labor.
Understand the construction equipment requirements.
Understand the temporary facilities requirement and field non-manual staffing requirements.
Assist in the solicitation of quotes from material and equipment suppliers, subcontractors, and specified manufacturers.
Distributes and maintains control of estimate detail, qualifications and associated bid documents.
Identifies special Client or project requirements for weather protection, cranes, hoists, HES requirements and services.
Analyze project location and productivity associated with the location.
Reviews labor costs and applicable licensing requirements.
Facilitate bid review meetings with Business Unit Management, Estimating group, and/or business line management to finalize bid.
Coordinate with other departments during the bid process on proposals.


10+years experience with industrial civil, structural steel, pipe and process equipment estimating.
Competitive bid experience up to $20M in the petro-chemical, power, gas processing, refining and other heavy industrial facilities.
Construction field experience highly preferred.
Advanced knowledge or estimating strategies and techniques.
Ability to conceptualize estimates without complete information.
Thorough understanding of construction industry practices, processes, and standards and their impact on project activities.
Knowledge of estimating software programs and Best Practices.
Occasional travel required.
Good written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Professional, ethical, and team player willing to grow with the company.

Company Description:

Saulsbury provides engineering, general construction, electrical & instrumentation, and fabrication to heavy industrial markets nationwide. Saulsbury is able to provide turnkey, grass-roots, and EPC projects to clients nationwide. For more than 45 years, Saulsbury Industries has provided comprehensive, tailored services to a diverse energy section. With offices across the United States, Saulsbury provides turnkey, grass-roots and EPC projects to clients nationwide.

Saulsbury has an employee base of over 1400+ personnel with annual volumes in excess of $250 million and is capable of handling projects in size from under $100,000 to over $350 million.