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Lead Estimator Position Available at AAC

January 29, 2015
Advanced American Construction has a long history of unprecedented, national award-winning success in heavy civil construction. To build on our past and continue to grow, we are performing a nationwide search to find a talented and motivated Lead Estimator to play a crucial role in the company’s future. This role is an exceptional opportunity for the right applicant who is looking for long-term career growth, exciting challenges and a place at the table with the senior leadership team. The right candidate will be flexible, adaptable and committed to continuous improvement. We are not looking for a cog in the wheel.  We are looking for an integral player who will lead project estimating and help shape AAC’s business going forward.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:
The Lead Estimator is responsible for the development and delivery of complete construction estimates for a variety of types of projects in heavy civil/marine construction. This role will provide expertise and leadership for all estimating efforts, ensuring that projects align with company objectives and goals for company performance. Specific position responsibilities:
  • Oversee estimating process including solicitation of bids from vendors and subcontractors; tracking, follow up and reporting  on multiple estimates
  • Manage estimating team of 1-2 employees- includes direction, development, training, technical guidance and accountability for staff to ensure high quality results
  • Coordinate bid effort for design/build projects by working closely with Engineering and Project Management teams
  • Assist in preparing technical narratives for RFP and RFQ responses
  • Develop, adjust, and communicate estimating process improvements
  • Facilitate communication on estimating requirements with related departments including project management, engineering, drafting and operations
  • Ensure the timely completion of estimates within tight deadlines and assigned budgets, including timely reviews with senior management.
  • Participate in professional organizations to ensure updated knowledge of trends and practices within the construction industry
  • Maintain strategic vision for project estimating as it aligns with company objectives and goals
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in heavy civil construction, preferably at least 1 year of estimating experience
  • Experience with design/build heavy civil projects, preferably with both private projects and public works
  • Knowledge of construction principles/practices for heavy civil/marine construction projects
  • Expertise with contract management , risk management and  pricing
  • Preferably has experience with HCSS estimating software or similar (Hard Dollar)
  • Availability to travel regionally as needed for business purposes
  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering preferred
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to Resumes will be reviewed and candidates identified starting the week of February 16, 2015. Qualified candidates will be contacted promptly with details for the interview process.  Relocation package will be considered for the right candidate.