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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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SUMMARY The Estimator will support and work with preconstruction/business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. The Estimator is responsible for the accurate and timely preparation of estimates for jobs to be bid, including preparation and supervision of take offs and coordination and/or supervisions of other estimators and engineers. The Estimator shall have extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering and industry principles. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Review project plans, requirements, and specifications. Determine labor and equipment costs. Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing. • Discuss and propose the most proper means and method. • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks. Understand project logistics and project schedule. • Prepare bid packages. 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. Perform pre-construction duties and meetings with Clients, Owners, and and Suppliers, and JV Partners. Performs other related duties as required and assigned REQUIREMENTS Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Mechanical Engineering or Architecture 5-10 years experience estimating heavy civil projects Advanced computer skills with estimating software – HCSS Heavy Bid Effective presentation skills Advanced computers skills with MS Office Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation, Carlson, InRoads or Geopak desirable Knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles Familiarity of all aspects of horizontal and infrastructure projects Well organized, flexible, detail oriented and multi-tasked. Prioritize work load and consistently meet deadlines while constantly changing tasks and demands Ability to work with other engineers and estimators and be part of a team Excellent written an oral communicator. DRAGADOS USA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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