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Turner Construction Company Mechanical Estimator in Kansas City, Missouri

Position Description: Prepare detailed estimates for the project based on the design documents, narratives, and specifications, focusing on the Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection trades.

Reports to: Preconstruction Manager / MEP Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities*:

Specifically relating to the mechanical systems:

  • Communicate estimate and scopes of work to the Turner staff, architects, engineers, and owners.

  • Prepare quantity take-offs, analysis, estimates, and studies for all Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection items incorporated in the scope from conceptual design through completed construction documents. Preliminary design work may be required to complete conceptual estimates.

  • Analyze existing site conditions and all contract documents (plans, specifications, etc.) to determine required scope that is not already indicated.

  • May supervise Assistant MEP Estimators, Estimating Assistants and/or Interns.

  • Develop working relationships with local material suppliers and equipment vendors to solicit accurate and current pricing of plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment, piping & sheet metal material, and miscellaneous material pricing.

  • Develop working relationships with local Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection sub-contractors to build and maintain a list of qualified bidders for all projects.

  • Perform constructability analysis of project documents. Communicate design and constructability issues to the project team per the project contract.

  • Provide first costs analysis and participate in life cycle analysis with the design team.

  • Ensure general conditions and general requirements items are properly addressed in the estimate including, but not limited to, items such as temporary heating/cooling, including estimating of natural gas consumption during construction.

  • Coordinate equipment pricing with Turner Logistics for Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection estimates.

  • Develop a value analysis by defining alternatives to the proposed Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection systems, materials and equipment that are more cost efficient.

  • Act as liaison with engineers, design consultants, subcontractors, other Turner staff, and owner’s representatives to resolve Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection issues related to the project preconstruction efforts.

  • Prepare estimates and proposals for all contract types including lump sum, GMP, Cost Plus, etc.

  • Participate in estimate reviews with the design team and client.

  • Participate in project hand-off to operations to ensure proper transfer of knowledge from Preconstruction to operations.

  • Prepare scope requisitions for the bidding/procurement of Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection systems; coordinating with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps.

  • Lead the evaluation of subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work. Determine scope coverage and manage risk of scope gaps.

  • Assist project staff in evaluating large change orders.