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Chief Estimator

Company Description


Dragados is an international contractor established in 1941 that specializes in major infrastructure projects, including bridges, roads and highways, tunnels and underground projects, buildings, energy and environmental infrastructure, dams and hydraulic works worldwide. Dragados is the construction arm of ACS Group, one of the leading infrastructure developers in the world with presence in more than 40 countries, ranked No. 1 on ENR’s 2016 Top 250 International Contractors list.

Dragados’ success and future depends on attracting, developing and retaining diverse and skilled talent. We believe that our company’s achievement begins with great employees. Dragados began U.S. operations in 2005 and 2008 in Canada. Strategic partnerships with Schiavone, Picone, Pulice, J.F. White and Prince enhanced Dragados ability to complete large scale projects, using the latest technologies to resolve technical challenges.


Corporate Headquarters:

810 7th Avenue, 9th Floor

New York, NY 10019

Main Office: 212.779.0900


www.dragados-usa.com          www.dragados-usa.com/career

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DRAGADOS USA POSITION DESCRIPTION Job Title: Chief Estimator Division/Department: Operations Reports to: VP of Estimating Location: Costa Mesa, CA FSLA: Exempt PRIMARY RESPONSIBILTIES: Organizes strategic plan for pursuit of identified projects Reviews and assesses market data with VP Estimating and business development team to accurately prepare bids for proposals. Preparation of bids. Must have the ability and experience to prepare project schedule from scratch. Works closely with management and legal teams to review local and federal regulations to ensure all are covered for proposals. Pursues, builds and maintains strong relationships in the industry to enable effective communication/ties to the local market. Executes additional duties and responsibilities as assigned Engineering and Design of complex construction projects Determine labor and equipment costs. Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing. Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks. Understand project logistics and project schedule. Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids. Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team. Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, CD, etc.) Perform certain post-bid buyouts. REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in, Engineering or Construction Management is preferred At least (15) years of experience in project management / Estimating Knowledge and experience of construction practices in the Western US region. Capacity to organize and manage large teams. Extensive knowledge in the area of cost for labor, materials, etc. to accurately prepare bids. Ability to review and address technical issues with solutions in a timely manner. Travel is required as needed Knowledge and experience with HCSS HeavyBid, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint Communication – excellent oral presentation and written skills Goal oriented – able to set goals and achieve them Interpersonal – able to work well and persuade people at all organization levels Organizational ability – able to plan, prioritize, organize and monitor activities and projects. Able to work well in a group environment and foster a team approach. DRAGADOS USA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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