1+ months

Senior Structural Estimator

Sacramento, CA 95814
Be involved in projects with our Program Baseline Management Section and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach- and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Senior Structural Estimator for our Sacramento, CA office.
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop conceptual cost estimates from preliminary planning documents, price alternatives and options, and offer opinions of probable cost for different phasing scenarios that may be discussed.
  • Actively reconcile the internal estimates with those prepared by third-parties; engage the third-party entities in an informative, collaborative reconciliation; and communicate the results of their conciliation effort.
  • Proactively establish a routine reporting cycle that clearly communicates when an estimate changes and why.
  • 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.
  • Prepares estimates by applying unit rates for man hours, labor dollars, material dollars, and construction equipment dollars and all-in unit cost determination, calculating extensions and the application of standard factors, overhead rates and fees. Accumulates, evaluates and documents historical cost data for the development of future estimates.
  • Provides coordination and liaison with project management and project engineering personnel throughout the estimate development.
  • Prepare estimates at different levels of completion (conceptual, Schematic, DD, etc.)
  • Provide on-the-job training to junior staff
  • Lead the preparation of the Basis of Estimates (BOE) to reflect the requirements of the program
  • Review designs and specifications for cost-effectiveness and suggest cost-saving alternatives
  • Review Contractors Change Orders and Claims, and provide detailed counter estimates


<div>Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.</div> <div> </div> <div>Minimum Qualifications:</div> <div> <ul> <li>Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Construction Management, and/or other relevant discipline or experience.</li> <li>At least ten years of progressively-increasing responsibility in estimating within Heavy Civil/Transit projects with primary emphasis on rail systems, including track, power, communications, SCADA and other control systems, and fire detection and suppression,</li> <li>Experience with railroad/transit project estimating, including quantity take-off preparation, setting formats for others to follow, labor pricing using crew base and man-hours estimating methodology, conceptual to detailed estimating, and securing quotes</li> <li>Skills with Excel, Timberline, Primavera, HCSS Heavy Bid and Risk Management tools</li> <li>Experience leading bid estimates on large multi-million dollar projects exceeding 200 million dollars (500 million preferred).</li> <li>Advanced computers skills with MS Office</li> <li>Extensive knowledge of construction costs and engineering principles</li> <li>Familiarity of all aspects of horizontal and infrastructure projects</li> </ul> </div> <div> </div> <div>About WSP USA</div> <div> </div> <div>WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 7,000 people in 100 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa</div> <div> </div> <div>WSP provides a progressive mix of benefits including medical, dental 401k and long term disability focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.</div> <div> </div> <div>At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges, are you ready to get started? </div> <div> </div> <div>WSP USA is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Race/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin and Veterans and Disability.</div> <div> </div> <div>The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.</div> <div> </div> <div>Relocation assistance is available for this position.</div>


Posted: 2019-09-17 Expires: 2019-10-31

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