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Chief Estimator

Company Description

Founded in 1890, The Lane Construction Corporation is one of America’s leading construction companies, specializing in heavy civil construction services and products in the transportation, infrastructure, and energy industries. Lane has a unique combination of capabilities including public-private partnerships/innovative financing and joint ventures; large, complex design-build and bid-build projects; as well as the ability to produce and install asphalt, aggregates, and concrete. Lane Worldwide Infrastructure, Inc., an affiliate of The Lane Construction Corporation, manages Lane’s International Operations, which develops transportation and infrastructure projects in the Middle East.

Lane’s 5,600 employees team with customers and partners on diverse projects including highways, bridges, racetracks, mass transit, and airport systems, and the development of energy resources. With expertise in the fields of engineering, procurement, and construction project management, Lane has the proven capacity to handle multiple, large-scale projects and to quickly mobilize resources to staff any project. The company provides the resources, innovative solutions, and emphasis on safety and quality control that produce high-quality results. Headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut, Lane has annual revenues of more than $1.7 billion. Lane is owned by global construction leader, Salini Impregilo. For more information, visit www.laneconstruct.com.

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Job Location:
Charlotte, NC, United States
Primary Category:
Construction Management
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Job Type:
Full Time
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The Chief Estimator is responsible for managing, estimating, and bidding in the surrounding area. 
Including but not limited to:
 •Work with management to track and select projects to bid
 •Manage the bid team throughout the entire process
 •Quantifying project components
 •Visit project to understand site conditions/restrictions  
 •Develop a clear understanding of project specifications
 •Work with procurement to assure that necessary subcontractors and vendors are contacted
 •Prepare a cost estimate in HCSS for materials, equipment, utilities, timeline, and required workers
 •Lead bid review meetings with management
 •Select subcontractors and vendors team and closeout the bid
 •Advise and assist in preparing bid form, conceptual estimates, negotiated proposals
 •Review all final estimates to ensure accurateness and completion
 •Prepare budgets for JD Edwards for projects won
 •Track historical costs and insure they are used in pricing
 •Develop policies and procedures related to the bid process
 •May personally develop estimates for large or complex projects.
 •Carry out job duties while maintaining Lane values
 •And other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

•A Bachelor's degree in civil engineering, construction or related field. 
•Minimum 15 years of experience as an Estimator in the Heavy Highway Industry
•Minimum 5 years of HCSS experience
•Previous success in leading an estimating team with design build projects and joint ventures 
•JD Edwards experience strongly preferred
•Bridge, earthwork, and airport experience preferred
•Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word
•Strong prioritization and organizational skills; detail-oriented
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures.
•Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
•Leads and directs the work of others.
•A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Lane Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

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