Senior Estimator
Boston, MA  / Manchester, NH  / Cheshire, CT 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Estimator to join our growing Project Controls team in the New England region.

Primary Responsibilities

In the role of Senior Estimator, we'll count on you to:

*Perform general or discipline cost estimating generating capital cost and/or services estimates; data analysis identifying problems and make recommendations; and control activities for project and/or proposal efforts
*Support estimate reporting and reviews
*Provide technical direction to assigned personnel when delegated
*Execute simultaneous tasks within broadly defined parameters
*Prepare services, distributable, contractor indirect and/or capital cost estimates in specialized discipline areas using current techniques and market pricing
*Prepare cost/schedule products for proposals or contract negotiations
*Provide input on the level of effort required (cost/job hours) through coordination with functions and/or vendors, and consolidate input for costing
*Perform and review methodology for quantity takeoffs from design drawings for multidiscipline sections and customize forms to reflect best effort
*Prepare detail pricing field office non-manual labor/other direct costs (ODC) and home office labor/ODCs
*Produce capital costs estimate using a crew-based approach including formation of crews from multiple disciplines
*Provide detail pricing for manual labor rates
*Develop unit rates for discipline specific items
*Assist in developing conceptual quantities to supplement partial design-build design documents
*Prepare basis and assumption documentation denoting rationale, inclusions and exclusions
*Calculate fee based on established fee model
*Quantify and spread escalation based on project schedule and estimated costs
*Develop and perform analysis of project cash models and the corresponding time value of money as the cost of working capital correlating scheduled activities and cost
*Generate payment schedules
*Support risk analysis assessment by identifying areas of risk
*Support contingency efforts as directed
*Assist in developing unit staffing, job hour and pricing data for a specific discipline or other specialty, including estimating parameters, factors, indices, and craft distribution reference data based on analysis of HDR and industry experience
*Perform data analysis, identify problems and make recommendations
*Identify or define data sources and techniques for data acquisition
*Prepare reports and estimate summaries for estimate reviews, as directed by supervisor
*Participate in estimate reviews and presentations as appropriate
*Support training activities as needed

*Perform other duties as needed



Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Construction Science Engineering, or combination of education and relevant experience

* 10 years of related experience

* Advanced understanding of Microsoft Office software

* Advanced understanding of construction estimating concepts, construction scheduling and elements associated with Risk

* Intermediate Management fundamentals

* Able to lead small project estimates

* Good verbal and written communication skills

* An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

*Construction contracting background

*Work experience with On Screen Takeoff (OST)

*Work experience with HCSS HeavyBid


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston
Other Locations: United States-New Hampshire, United States-Maine, United States-Connecticut, United States-Massachusetts, United States-Rhode Island, United States-Vermont
Industry: Construction, Project Controls & Design/Build
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Program Management
Job Posting: Dec 5, 2022

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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