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Senior 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 Sr. Estimator Location: Costa Mesa, CA SUMMARY Dragados is an international contractor established in 1941 that specializes in major infrastructure projects. They are part of the construction arm of ACS Group, one of the leading infrastructure developers in more than 40 countries. Dragados USA targets large design build bridges, highways, tunnels, rail, transit, and dams of significant size or technical intricacy. The Senior Estimator will support and work with preconstruction/ business development staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications. The Senior Estimator shall organize and supervise a team of several members (Estimators, Engineers, Take-offs,…) and shall perform pricing, and bidding of construction projects. The Senior Estimator shall have extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES •Review project plans, requirements, and specifications. •Have demonstrated leadership abilities to coordinate a team of estimators to develop a large multidisciplinary estimate. •Determine labor and equipment costs. •Review accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing. •Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks. •Prepare JV Instructions and manage JV reviews. •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 Engineers. •Serve as company interface between Owner - Architect/Engineer -DUSA Team and is responsible for developing leadership, motivation, and communication with owners, subcontractors and project team and is accountable for their actions. •Performs other related duties as required and assigned REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or the equivalent •A minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Sr. Project Manager, Estimator or equivalent •A minimum of 15 years overall construction experience with extensive experience bidding State DOT Projects with knowledge of the supply chain •Private and public works sector experience required •Advanced computer skills with estimating software (such as HCSS) •Effective presentation skills •Advanced computers skills with MS Office, Primavera P6 •Knowledge of AutoCAD and/or MicroStation, Carlson, InRoads or Geopak desirable •Extensive 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 •Excellent written an oral communicator. Travel Required DRAGADOS USA, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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