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CDM SmithRaleigh, NC
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Company Description

CDM Smith is an employee-owned engineering and construction company which provides solutions in water, energy, transportation, and facilities projects for government and private clients. Headquartered in Boston, MA it employs more than 5000 people, working from offices worldwide. As an employer, the company’s goal is to provide a challenging, progressive and inclusive work environment which fosters personal leadership, career growth and development for every employee. The company is seeking to hire passionate individuals from a wide range of professional fields, who challenge the norm, deliver world-class solutions and bring diverse perspectives. CDM Smith is committed to the career development of each employee through specifically designed career paths.

Job Description

25709BR
Business Unit CCI
Job Description *Provides full estimating services on large size projects of high complexity, giving administrative and technical direction to team of specialists and estimators. Ensures that corporate objectives are met.
*Prepares design/build, engineer, procure, construction management, guaranteed maximum price, and hard-bid estimates/proposals. Analyzes quotations both prior to and on bid day. Evaluates bids of sub-contractors and suppliers for completeness of scope of work, delivery time, and compliance with the specifications and other requirements.
*Enters quantity take-offs and material unit pricings as applicable to project. Recognizes and applies appropriate work breakdown structure (WBS) structure. Processes and identifies complete scope of project with limited levels of design definition.
*Leads teams of Co-ops, Construction Specialists, and Estimators in estimating procedures and in the use of estimating software. Reviews and closes out of estimates prepared by Estimators. Transmits and communicates final estimate and basis to internal/external client.
*Prepare opinions of probable construction cost estimates and design/build and ability to close out proposal or bids
*Contact subcontractors and suppliers for outsource pricing.
*Assists Chief Estimator in coordination of overall corporate estimating functions.
*Performs additional duties as required.
Job Title Lead Estimator
Group CCI ESS Estimating
CDM Smith Employment Type Regular
Minimum Qualifications High School diploma or equivalent with 9+ years of related experience with at least 1 of those years in a supervisory or lead capacity.
*Advanced knowledge of estimating techniques, cost control and material pricing.
*Reads and comprehends drawings and specifications and identify missing elements during design development.
*Ability to perform conceptual estimates in multiple trades and review estimates in many trades.
*Strong ability to estimate many types of projects/contracts.
*Excellent multi-tasking skills and ability to meet strict deadlines.
*Strong personal computer and Estimating and On-Screen digitizing software skills.
*Strong written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Travel Requirements:
Domestic travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.
EEO Statement We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
Why CDM Smith? CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.
Job Site Location North Carolina - Raleigh
Agency Disclaimer All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.
Amount of Travel Required 20%
Assignment Category Fulltime-Regular

TASKS

  • Collect historical cost data to estimate costs for current or future products.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments, or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.

SKILLS

  • Reading ComprehensionUnderstanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active ListeningGiving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • WritingCommunicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • SpeakingTalking to others to convey information effectively.

KNOWLEDGE

  • Administration and ManagementKnowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Economics and AccountingKnowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
  • Customer and Personal ServiceKnowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Production and ProcessingKnowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

CDM Smith

Type

Company - Private

Size

Large

Revenue

$1B to 2B

Location

Raleigh, NC, and others

Founded

1947

CEO

Stephen J. Hickox

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