OHL NA: Executive Office (New York)

Estimator (Roadways) - Irvine, CA

Job Locations US-CA-Irvine
Job ID
2020-2424
Category
Bid Management, Preconstruction, Estimating
Department
OHL USA

Overview

OHL North America (OHL NA) merges global expertise and a 100+ year legacy with the latest innovations and a strong regional footprint to deliver North America's most complex infrastructure and construction projects. The company has more than 2,000 engineering and construction professionals from coast to coast and specializes in the financing, construction and modernization of highways, bridges, rail and mass transit systems, tunnels, water resources, hospitals, schools, and other large-scale infrastructure projects, including alternative delivery. OHL NA is the North American division of international construction company Obrascón Huarte Lain, S.A. (OHL Group), headquartered in Madrid, Spain. The company's regional headquarters are located in College Point, NY and has operations coast to coast from California to New York, Texas, Florida, and Illinois. OHL NA ranks #11 on Engineering News Record's (ENR) 2018 Top 50 Domestic Heavy Contractors List.

 

Follow OHL NA: LinkedIn: OHL North America, Facebook: OHL North America, Twitter: @OHLNorthAmerica, YouTube: OHL North America and Instagram: @ohlnorthamerica.

 

The Estimator will perform a variety of professional estimating duties related to developing estimates and procuring work for heavy civil construction projects. Assists in the preparation of cost estimates, prepare construction budgets from cost estimates, and handle contract administrative paperwork.

Responsibilities

  • Thoroughly investigates the specifications, scope of work and drawings for his/her portion of a bid and develops a complete understanding of the requirements.
  • Accurately and timely performs takeoffs and calculations and analyzes data.
  • Conducts field visits to gather relevant data on project site conditions verify production rates and learn new construction techniques.  Adjusts bid methods and incorporates this information accordingly during the bidding process.
  • Negotiates the best deal for cost, quality, and delivery using the company buyout procedure.
  • Demonstrates comprehensive understanding of the contract documents and the potential risks for a project.  Makes well-supported recommendations on how to mitigate and price risks.
  • Interfaces extensively with the Contracts department to address any risks or issues with the contract.
  • Helps develop pricing strategies.
  • Coordinate with Business Development, Engineering and Operations teams to get bid priced and submitted on time.
  • Drafts proposals per RFP specifications with detailed pricing and clarifications.

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience estimating projects valued at over $10M.
  • Thorough knowledge of estimating, engineering, cost tracking systems and site surveying.
  • Has a solid time management system and demonstrates excellent organizational skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, etc.), plan and spec reading.
  • Experience in Primavera, B2W, On Screen Takeoff (OST) and Bluebeam would be advantageous.
  • Excellent at multitasking. This position requires working on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Outstanding communication and people skills. Solicits subcontractors and vendors as needed.

 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will require ability to freely access all points of a construction site in wide-ranging climates and environments. Employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud noise.

 

OHL NA and its affiliates are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability or any other protected class.

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OHL USA, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“OHL”) shall not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to OHL or an employee of OHL, by mail, electronically, or otherwise will be considered OHL property. OHL will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. OHL will consider any candidate for whom an Agency has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Agency free of any charges or fees. OHL Human Resources is the only authorized representative of OHL to execute any agreements with search firms or staffing agencies. As a condition for payment, a Vendor shall have OHL USA Inc.’s Personnel Agreement and a Job Order signed by an authorized OHL HR representative. Verbal or written communications from any employee of OHL and its subsidiaries shall not be considered binding obligations. All resumes whether unsolicited or solicited shall be the property of OHL.

 

 

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