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Lead Estimator

  1. Lynnwood
  1. Project, programme & cost management

Lead Estimator

Lead Estimator

Why join us?

We are seeking a Lead Estimator with experience in heavy civil / infrastructure /transportation (Railway) industry. The successful candidate will prepare cost estimates for specific disciplines and provide business support to senior staff as directed. This is a full-time internal position with Faithful+Gould that comes with robust benefits.This position will be the Change Management Specialist for Design Build Contract.

About Us:

Faithful+Gould is a world leader in project management and project control consulting, providing clients with Owner’s Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their construction projects. We offer varied and interesting projects with several high-profile clients across key industrial sectors which include many of the fortune 100 companies and Federal/State/City government agencies. Faithful+Gould is currently ranked #9 largest Construction Management Company and #7 Program Management Company by ENR (Engineering News Record). Established in 1947 in England and opened the first USA office in 1992.

How will you contribute to the team?

To perform this role successfully, the candidate will be responsible for but not limited to the following:

Reports to the Deputy Project Manager and indirectly to Resident Engineer. Must be able to work under stress in a fast track Design Build railway project.

  • Prepares and reviews material take offs from planning documents or engineering drawings.

  • Prepares detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates for systems and subsystems.

  • Serve as primary point of contact for the estimating team and liaise with the Design Builder's contracts and change management groups.

  • Prepares and reviews material take offs from planning documents or engineering drawings.
    Prepares conceptual and comparative estimates from preliminary sketches.

  • Reviews contract documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work and equitable cost allowance for scope changes.

  • Performs accurate quantity takeoffs of available design documents.

  • Assists senior staff in ways to make projects more efficient. Seeks ways to improve accuracy and efficiency of the processes.

  • Maintains and updates data library of estimates.

  • Must be highly articulate, have clear and logical approach to problem solving, and strong decision-making abilities.

  • Prepares detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates for systems and subsystems. Create and present reports to upper management.

  • Provide support to the Project management team to administer the contract between Sound Transit and Design Build Contractor.

What will you contribute?

  • Bachelor’s degree in Quantity Surveying, Engineering or Construction Management.

  • Minimum of 15+ years’ experience preferably in heavy civil/infrastructure/transportation projects.

  • Experience in heavy civil construction/railway estimating minimum 8 years.

  • Experience creating detailed estimates for railroad construction projects pertaining to but not limited to work associated with track laying machine, electric traction, interlocking replacement/renewal, communications and signal and high-speed rail environment.

  • Highly organized and ability to process multiple estimate reviews in parallel.

  • Some experience in contract administration.

  • Good knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.

  • Demonstrated proficiency estimating formats.

  • Proficient in benchmarking and change management.

  • Negotiation experience with Design Build Contractors.

  • Strong hand on experience with MS Office tools.

  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with peers, management, DB Contractor and Sound Transit.

  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written).

The masculine gender is used only to simplify the wording.

What we offer at Faithful+Gould:

At Faithful+Gould, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Opportunity to work on various projects of various sizes

  • Competitive salary

  • Flexible work schedules

  • Paid Time Off (PTO)

  • Group Insurance

  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

Faithful+Gould is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

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Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who are not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, SNC-Lavalin family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.


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