• Staff Mechanical Estimator

    Burns & McDonnellKansas City, MO 64106

    Job #1362074360

  • Description

    The Staff Estimator is responsible for preparation of all levels of estimates and proposals relating to their discipline(s) that are required to support the engineering and design-build construction projects. This position will prepare and present lump sum bids, proposals, unit cost and quantities for various projects with a diverse portfolio of project types and client.

    • Assemble material and labor costs for clients and proposals for construction projects.Analyze and incorporate quotes on bonds and insurance into the estimate for review.

    • Conduct small and disadvantaged business solicitation and evaluation.

    • Conduct subcontractor solicitation and pre-qualification tasks.

    • Analyze and insert specialty and standard equipment and material pricing into the estimate.

    • Prepare and deliver bid packages to subcontractors.

    • Present estimating information in site and pre bid meetings.

    • Conduct subcontractor labor and market studies, and make recommendations based on those results.

    • Develop project summary schedules.

    • Evaluate and condition subcontractor and supplier quotes.

    • Support pre-construction services on client estimates and joint venture reviews.

    • Develop and present estimating strategy and plan.

    • Research cost history and update data base(s).

    • Provide preliminary pricing for indirect and general conditions.

    • Evaluate fee, contingency and escalation and make recommendations.

    • Responsible for reviewing specialty and standard equipment pricing.

    • Review plans and specifications for risk issues and propose a mitigation strategy

    • Review commercial terms and conditions for cost and risk items and present concerns to lead estimator.

    • Responsible the accuracy and validity of estimate clarifications and assumptions.

    • Analyze and price value engineering for submission.

    All other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

    • A minimum of 4 years of direct project estimating experience.

    • Ability to work independently or in groups, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions.

    • Demonstrated attention to detail.

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, ConEst and K-Base.

    • OSHA 10 hour safety certification required.

    Job Estimating

    Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

    Schedule: Full-time

    Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

    Req ID: 201761

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