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Chief Estimator

  • Job reference: FG-004709
  • Sector: Construction, Manufacturing
  • Location: Chicago

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Chief Estimator

Our Team is seeking a Chief Estimator in large Facility Construction to lead an outstanding team of Estimators in our Chicago IL office.  The ideal candidate has deep experience with estimating large projects, is well connected in the Chicago market, and is capable of P&L management.  

 

About Us

Faithful+Gould, a member of the SNC Lavalin group, is a world leader in project and cost consulting, providing clients with Owner’s Representative expertise and advice throughout the life of their construction projects. We offer varied and interesting projects with a number of high profile clients across key business sectors which include many of the fortune 100 companies and Federal/State/City government agencies. Faithful+Gould is currently ranked #11 largest Construction Management Company and #9 Program Management Company by ENR (Engineering News Record). Established in 1947 in England and opened the first USA office in 1992. Constructive Expertise -It’s in our DNA.



Responsibilities

-Oversees the direction of the cost estimating service in Chicago, IL.
-Collaborates with estimating leadership in hub offices.
-Develops and implements the estimating business development plans and activities.
-Develops proposals for new opportunities in accordance with commercial policies and guidelines.
-Organizes, coordinates and manages required staff resources to complete estimate report deliverables.
-Acts as lead interface with client and related project team members.
-Manages projects in relation to Faithful+Gould fee structure.
-Provides guidance to all staff involved in a project.
-Reviews project financials and provides accurate forecasts on a monthly basis.
-Reviews deliverables for completeness and provides overall quality assurance check prior to issuance of report.
-Reviews benchmark information and provides global check of reports. Summarizes variances and identifies key
estimate cost drivers for project team review.
-Leads estimate and budget reconciliation efforts with Owner and their project construction team.
-Provides support to office level leadership.
-Personally be able to produce estimates as necessary
    

 

Requirements

-Bachelor’s degree in Construction, Quantity Surveying or a related field

-15 years of related experience in the construction industry

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

-Must have excellent communication and presentation skills.

- Knowledge in estimating software

-Requires knowledge of local construction market in area of operation including pricing conventions and trends.

-Requires ability to prepare conceptual cost model estimates from limited information using local historic cost information.

-Understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Microsoft Office Suite

-A professional designation such as RICS, CCE, CCM, AIA, PE, ASPE, AACEI, CVS, AVS, LEED AP, RA, or any appraisal or real estate licensure is preferred.



Benefits
Faithful+Gould offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes:
-Competitive salary
-Broad Employer based benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
-Generous time-off benefits
-401 (k) with employer match
-Flexible work schedules dependent upon approval as a result of assignment demands
-Career development opportunities through our corporate university
-Highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program
-Valuable voluntary options including legal, long term care, pet insurance and car insurance


Equal Opportunity Employer
Faithful+Gould, an ATKINS company, is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability candidates encouraged to apply. Please view our Atkins Equal Opportunity Statement.