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Senior Estimator - Complex Bridges

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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One of America’s premier heavy civil contractors and a wholly owned subsidiary of Salini ImpregiloThe Lane Construction Corporation is the preferred partner to connect and improve the communities and world in which we live. Founded by railroad engineer John S. Lane in 1890, Lane constructs quality highways, bridges, locks, dams, racetracks, mass transit and airport systems throughout the country. Lane and its 11 affiliates also produce bituminous and precast concrete, and mines aggregates at 70 plants and 11 quarries from Maine to Florida to Texas. In its 125-year history, Lane has never failed to complete a contract. Over the past decade, we have been a national leader in design-build (DB) and public-private partnership (P3) methods of project delivery. We are committed to partnering with agencies, investors, and the public in developing win-win solutions for incredibly complex transportation initiatives.  Our work in numerous market sectors has produced a robust project portfolio.


Job Description

The Lane Construction Corporation is currently seeking a qualified Complex Bridge Senior Estimator for our Pittsburgh, PA office. The Senior Estimator will report to the Chief Estimator and is responsible for managing, estimating, and bidding on some of the most challenging design-build, joint venture, PPP and bid build projects throughout the country.


Including but not limited to:

  • Coordinate total estimating effort, leading a team of estimators on design-build complex bridge projects

  • Review project plans and specifications to interpret and determine scope of work and required contents of estimates

  • Participate in design-build technical workgroup meetings

  • Assist in the technical management of the pursuit

  • Lead estimate kickoff meetings and bid/joint venture reviews

  • Visit project site to understand site conditions/restrictions

  • Utilize HCSS to build the project estimate

  • Assess scopes of work to assign crews (labor and equipment), productions, schedules, materials and subcontracting opportunities to compile and establish pricing within HCSS to cover project-related work activities from project commencement to completion

  • Coordinate equipment needs with the mechanical department

  • Responsible for estimate related designer communication

  • Coordinate all engineering for temporary construction to support specific means and methods

  • Leverage your Estimating experience to determine cost effective/alternate solutions

  • Assign/Price items within HCSS

  • Ensure the preliminary project schedule is prepared based on the information provided in the plans and specifications

  • Ensure the appropriate subcontractors and suppliers are solicited to facilitate quotes for projects

  • Communicate and follow-up with subcontractors and suppliers to solicit quotations for each project

  • Actively communicate with DOTs, subcontractors, and vendors to ensure the projects minority goals are being regularly met

  • Review quotations (pricing) from subcontractors/suppliers input into HCSS estimates

  • Prepare and/or coordinate the preparation of full cost estimates on conceptual, design-build, PPP, Joint Venture or general tender work

  • Oversee and review the work of all other Estimators’ work

  • Quantify project components

  • Lead the team to close the estimate

  • Research pricing for estimates based on historical and regional costs

  • Coordinate Insurance and bonding requirements with the Corporate Office

  • Carry out job duties while maintaining Lane values

  • Other duties as assigned

Lane offers a comprehensive benefits package with an excellent opportunity to grow and be part of one of the most respected names in the construction industry.


Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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