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Estimator

Company: Ballard Marine Construction
Location: Riverview
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:

WHY JOIN BALLARD MARINE CONSTRUCTION?Ballard Marine Construction is a specialty marine and underwater contractor based in Washougal, WA, with regional offices and projects throughout North America.Why join Ballard? It's simple. You get to work on amazing technical projects with likeminded team members. The Ballard culture is second to none, and because of that we are incredibly protective and particular on who we invite onto the team. We have a unique culture of true excellence; we hold each other accountable from our newest interns and engineers to our most senior leaders. You will always go to work knowing that everyone you are working with cares as much as you do and is working hard to reach common goals. You will get out of it what you put into it. Ballard is an amazing place to work and if what we've said resonates with you, you just might be right for us!Job Summary:Under the direction of the Vice President of Regional Operations and working with the Chief Estimator, the Estimator is responsible for collaborating on bid and proposal preparation, negotiating contracts with clients, and working closely with design teams. This individual will work closely with owners, engineers, and general contractors to provide value engineering solutions across heavy civil, marine, and underwater disciplines. This position will be expected to provide guidance and training to other estimating personnel in the company's estimating systems and procedures.This position will travel up to 25% and when not traveling will be based out of one of our Regional offices.Ideal Candidate:Core Attributes:Grit and Resiliency We dig deep to figure out how to make things happen no matter how impossible it seems. We never give up. We take on challenges that nobody else can; or will.Comradery and Inspirational We are a hard-working team of likeminded individuals working toward a common goal. We regularly celebrate wins and like to have fun whether at work or at play. We come together each day looking for ways to instill life and energy into the world around us.Driven and Competitive We love competition. We love to win and love to learn when we lose. Not getting the job done is not an option. We are obsessed to do our best and we do what it takes to win.Trustworthy and Respectful We are passionate about honesty, authenticity and transparency. No lies. No drama. No politics. We value constructive conflict and ensure that even in conflict we treat others with respect.Ownership and Accountability When something goes wrong, we first "look in the mirror" before we "look out the window". We ask "what could I have done differently?" and then we share lessons learned. Regularly challenging ourselves and those around us to be better is a way of life. "Me first" belongs here.Education:Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering Management, Civil Engineering, or related fieldExperience:Experience working in heavy civil/marine construction with at least three years of estimating experienceHeavyBid experience a plusExperience in estimating projects with values up to $50 millionExperience working on Joint Venture pursuits a plusExperience working on Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract projects a plusSkills:Working knowledge of standard marine construction practicesStrong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, P6, and AutoCADStrong technical writing skills and ability to contribute to proposal preparationExcellent interpersonal communication skillsAbility to work independently. Excellent organizational and time management skillsAbility to work in a fast-paced environment while satisfying customer needs and maintaining effective working relationships.Ability to proactively identify issues and offer solutionsAbility to work achieve required deadlinesResponsibilities:Formulates and leads project estimates/proposals to ensure a quality, accurate and timely submission. This includes working closely with current team of estimators and project managers to provide turnkey cost estimates.Develops project work plans, schedules, and submittals.Leads bid kick-off and board review meetings.Performs material take-offs, organizes pre-bid data, researches past costs, and develops construction sequence.Coordinates and cultivates strong business relationships with vendors and sub-contractors.Performs site visits and investigations as needed.Produces pre-bid construction schedules.Attends pre-job job meetings.Conducts constructability studies.Presents estimate quantities, rationale, and scheme to management during bid reviews.Organizes and conducts handoff of project to operations if project awarded.Attends and is an active participant in weekly job progress meetings with operations, accounting, and field staff.Leads project hand-off meetings with key operational staff.Identifies project risks and potential contingencies.Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and contents of estimate.Perform additional assignments per Management's direction.Supervisory Responsibilities:None currentlyPhysical Demands / Working Environment:Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computerWorking outdoors in various temperatures and conditionsWears various PPE (respirators, fall protection, etc.)Will travel on land, water, and aircraftWill sit and stand for several hours at a timeLifting, climbing, pulling, pushing, squatting for various periods of timeBenefits:Ballard offers a comprehensive benefits package and provides a culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, PTO, 401K Plan with employer match, paid holidays, and so much more!!EEO Statement:Ballard Marine Construction, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status. A reasonable accommodation will be considered for qualified individuals with a disability if it does not create an undue hardship for the Company, consistent with the ADA as amended.Required SkillsRequired Experience

Keywords: Ballard Marine Construction, Tampa , Estimator, Other , Riverview, Florida

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