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Lead Estimator

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  1. Project, programme & cost management

Lead Estimator

Lead Estimator

Why join us?

Join us in Seattle, WA.  This pivotal position reports to the Deputy Project Manager and indirectly to Resident Engineer. We seek a professional minimum of 15+ years experience preferably in heavy civil/infrastructure/transportation projects and be able to work under stress in a fast track Design Build railway project. Be a part of a great team on an important project! This position is located at Seattle, WA.

About Us

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.  Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Atkins has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • 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 analytical 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.
  • Strong hand on experience with MS Office tools.
  • 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.
  • Negotiation experience with Design Build Contractors.
  • Strong interpersonal skills in order to work effectively with peers, management, DB Contractor and Sound Transit.
  • Highly organized and ability to process multiple estimate reviews in parallel.
  • Some experience in contract administration.
  • Proficiency in English (spoken and written).
  • Good knowledge of change management principles, methodologies and tools.
  • Demonstrated proficiency estimating formats.
  • Proficient in benchmarking and change management.

What we offer at Atkins:

At Atkins, 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!

Atkins 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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