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Job Details

Senior Estimator

Company name
Shawmut Design & Construction

Boston, MA, United States

Employment Type

Construction, Estimator

Posted on
Sep 27, 2021

Valid Through
Jan 10, 2022

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At Shawmut, you will have the opportunity to own your career and deliver impact within our culture of ownership and innovation focused around providing the gold standard of client service for the world\u2019s most recognizable and elite brands and institutions.\u202f We\u2019re proud of the culture we\u2019ve built as a 100% employee-owned company as we have been recognized with\u202fover 65\u202fBest\u202fPlace to\u202fWork awards\u2014including\u202fBest Workplace by Fortune Magazine three years in a row, Fortune Best Workplace for Women, Fortune Best Workplace for\u202fMillennials,\u202fGreat Place to Work\u2019s\u202fBest Workplace for Parents,\u202fand\u202fone of America\u2019s Best Employers by Forbes.\u202f
Shawmut is looking for a Senior Estimator to join our team in New England. At Shawmut you will have the opportunity to work with the most diverse client portfolio in the region.  Our client and prospective client list includes elite local private/public colleges, universities, K-12 institutions, healthcare, life science, and commercail developers.  The Senior Estimator ensures projects are set up properly to be executed to the highest standards  
This role will work under the guidance of the Chief Estimator and will be responsible for the direct supervision of estimators/assistant estimators/junior staff. Responsibilities:

Work in partnership with the project manager to plan the job prior to project initiation i.e. general conditions study, procurement schedule, logistics, etc
Develop comprehensive understanding of project strategy and deploy this throughout the estimating process
Ensure that the information required to begin the estimating process is accurate and available
Establish the pre-construction budget and manage the associated funds
Ensures that the best bids are obtained for each trade, based on the needs of the project
Structure a fair and comprehensive final sub bid process by incorporating all information from previous budgets, by educating all subs on the Shawmut view of the project, including, but not limited to detailed written scope of work, logistics, etc., so that they are all bidding on the same work
Present information and proposals effectively to clients based on their needs and preferences
Serve as mentor and coach to estimators and assistant estimators


7 years experience in construction estimating, preferably with a general construction company
Experience estimating in Life Sciences either biopharma or academic setting
Vast knowledge of all trades: scope, time frames/field execution, typical missed scope/exposures
Demonstrated understanding and knowledge about estimating processes and delivery methods
Understand MEP systems and components, and be able to scope and analyze MEP bids
Solid conceptual estimating experience
Management experience: coaching, feedback delivery, delegating and mentorship
Demonstrated communication and presentation skills
Knowledge of contract types and deal structures

Eligible candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship or restriction, now and in the future.
Shawmut prohibits discrimination against any staff member or applicant on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, disability, creed, citizenship status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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