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.