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Mechanical Estimator - MSG - Advanced Technology Group

Turner Construction Company
United States, Connecticut, Shelton
May 24, 2024
Division: Critical Facilities-Data Centers
Project Location(s): Raleigh, NC 27601 USA
Minimum Years Experience:
Travel Involved:
Job Type: Regular
Job Classification: Experienced
Education:
Job Family: Construction
Compensation: Salaried Exempt

*** This individual will work exclusively for Turner's Advanced Technology Group, which includes our Data Center, Pharmaceutical, Industrial/Manufacturing, and EV/Battery/Renewables market segment groups (MSG). This position can be performed remotely from any location in the United States. ***

Prepare detailed estimates for the project based on the design documents, narratives, and specifications, focusing on the Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection trades.

Reports to: Preconstruction Manager / MEP Manager

Essential Duties & Responsibilities*:


Specifically relating to the mechanical systems:
  • Communicate mechanical estimate and scopes of work to Turner staff, architects, engineers, and owners.
  • Prepare quantity take-offs, analysis, estimates, and studies for Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection items incorporated in scope from conceptual design through completed construction documents. Preliminary design work may be required to complete conceptual estimates.
  • Analyze existing site conditions and contract documents (e.g., plans, specifications ) to determine required scope not already indicated.
  • Develop working relationships with local material suppliers and equipment vendors to solicit accurate and current pricing of plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment, piping and sheet metal material, and other material pricing.
  • Develop working relationships with local Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection trade partners to build and maintain list of qualified bidders for projects.
  • Perform constructability analysis of project documents. Communicate design and constructability issues to project team per project contract.
  • Provide first costs analysis and participate in life cycle analysis with Design team.
  • Properly address General Conditions and General Requirements (GC/GR) items in estimate including, but not limited to, items such as temporary heating/cooling, including estimating of natural gas consumption during construction.
  • Coordinate equipment pricing with SourceBlue for Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection estimates.
  • Develop value analysis to define more cost-efficient alternatives to the proposed Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection systems, materials and equipment.
  • Serve as liaison with engineers, design consultants, trade partners, Turner staff, and owner's representatives to resolve Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection issues related to the project preconstruction efforts.
  • Prepare estimates and proposals for various contract types including lump sum, GMP, and Cost Plus.
  • Participate in estimate reviews with Design team and client.
  • Participate in project hand-off and conduct proper transfer of knowledge from Preconstruction to Operations.
  • Participate in authoring scope requisitions for bidding and/or procurement of Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection systems; coordinate with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps.
  • Evaluate subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work; determine scope coverage and manage risk of scope gaps.
  • Assist project staff in evaluating large change orders.
  • Gather and analyze Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection bid data for projects using Turner system breakdown sheets. Maintain historical cost database of data.
  • Utilize quantification and cost estimating tools and/or software in use by local business unit.
  • May supervise Assistant MEP Estimators, Estimating Assistants, and/or Interns.
  • Other activities, duties, and responsibilities as assigned.

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Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree from accredited degree program in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or related field and minimum of 3 years related Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection estimating experience, or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Knowledge of Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection systems
  • Ability to use critical thinking skills for understanding and interpreting contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and project schedule to formulate comprehensive cost analysis for Mechanical, Plumbing, and Fire Protection systems
  • Ability to collaborate with vendors and trade partners and project team members
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills to deliver presentations with confidence
  • Proficient computer skills and Microsoft Office suite of applications, and adopt quickly to new technology
  • Supervisory experience desired

    Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands, talk, and hear. The employee frequently views a computer monitor and frequently uses a computer keyboard. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee is regularly required to be mobile, and the employee occasionally travels both short and long distances via a variety of conveyances. The employee occasionally performs work on-site at construction work sites, office locations, and/or off-site venues. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office or remote setting. The noise in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in an office setting. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally work at construction work sites where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise in the work environment is usually moderate to loud. The employee is required to work in compliance with company safety policies, procedures, and applicable laws.

    Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

    VEVRAA Federal Contractor


Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer - minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.
VEVRAA Federal Contractor

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