Chief Electrical Estimator

Location Pin Islamabad, Pakistan
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The Fiber Mountain Chief Electrical Estimators are individuals skilled at estimations and bids and material procurement. The selected individual will be responsible for cost estimations for bids, defining work to be subcontracted and obtaining quotes for the subcontracted work, defining material needs and working with procurement sources on getting pricing for material. The estimator will also be responsible for the estimating methodology and the use of software and other tools to optimize risks. The role will be responsible for leading all estimating activities including estimating, planning, preliminary project cost and schedule, coordination of estimating activities, equipment and material take-off, vendor, and subcontractor quotations, to final preparation of cost estimate and scope of work.

The candidate must have the demonstrated ability to estimate while building an estimating department and effectively communicate, cooperate, and collaborate with multiple levels of employees, customer, vendors and suppliers. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate effectively with the home office. The employee will frequently use office tools and equipment such as computers, calculators, copy machines etc.

  • Lead the Estimating Department by providing functional and administrative oversight of all estimating activities including, estimating, planning, preliminary project cost and schedule, coordination of estimating activities, equipment and material take-off, vendor, and subcontractor quotations, to final preparation of cost estimate and scope of work.
  • Develop all budgets and bids with accuracy and completeness and submits after review and adjustments as necessary with lead estimators, and the operations department.
  • Analyse and reviews proposals to ensure profitability
  • Review overall preconstruction schedule, contract agreement obligations, monitor deliverables and maintains product workflow.
  • Generate and track bids and budget estimates from the pre-concept design stage to the construction document stage.
  • Present value engineering and cost saving opportunities to clients as required to meet budget constraints
  • Manage multiple Estimating Department projects and staff workload priorities.
  • Coordinate take-off and assign workload to distribute drawing specifications, bulletins and all pertinent information to estimating staff so they can complete their assigned task(s).
  • Recognize/identify potential discrepancies and errors in documents and develop RFI questions for timely response. Collaborates with Management and operatives for proper response and resolution.
  • Develop scope letters for each bid and budget, review bids from subcontractors, review scopes of work and analyse costs as bids are received.
  • Ensure all estimate and budget paper files, and electronic files, including drawings and specifications are properly assembled, organized, and that the estimating systems and data bases are being maintained in a manner that aligns with the established guidelines, policies and procedures.
  • Review schedule and constructability issues and participate in contract and change order negotiations
  • Train departmental staff and ensure that guidelines, policies and procedures are established and implemented for various types of estimates.
  • Align assignments to achieve customer and company objectives
  • Electrical Engineering, Construction Management, or similar Engineering or Construction Degree and 8 years progressive experience organizing and managing complex and diverse Electrical Construction Estimating Projects. OR At least 10 years demonstrated knowledge and progressive experience in Electrical Construction and/or Construction Estimating of which the last 5 years must be leading an Estimating or Construction-Related Team.
  • Previous experience providing pre-construction estimating analysis of costs for at-risk construction projects.
  • Previous experience providing estimating and design management through all phases of pre-construction evaluation of construction alternatives, conceptual estimating and value engineering.
  • At least 5 years progressive experience leading an estimating or construction-related team.
  • Capable of accurately taking off multiple electrical systems and entering items into estimating program systems to include but not limited to the following: (lighting, lighting control, dimming, devices, fire alarm, nurse call, A/V, modular wiring, grounding, motor and equipment connections, generators, power distribution equipment, feeders, UPS)
  • Must be familiar with industry Manufacturers/Vendors/Reps and be able to communicate sufficient information (specifications, quantities, sketches) to the vendor throughout the bid process to ensure the receipt of accurate and competitive pricing.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office Power Point, Word, and Excel applications.
  • Experience using Estimating software systems.
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