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Estimator - Underground

Location:
Trade, VA
Company:
Traylor Bros., Inc.

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Estimator opportunity with Traylor Bros., Inc!

Traylor Bros., Inc. (TBI) is one of the most respected and sought-after tunneling firms in a very specialized industry. We are one of the few companies that possess the ability to complete the most technically demanding underground projects, whether soft ground or hard rock. Our track record of more than 110 projects and 90-plus miles of bored tunnels speaks for itself.

What makes us different?

Our Mission is to excel at constructing complex infrastructure safer, better, and faster by engaging the entrepreneurial and innovative spirit of our team members and providing limitless opportunity for personal and professional growth in a close knit and collaborative organization.

Our Core Values:

Safety. We are committed to providing a safe work environment. This is always our priority.

People. Our talented team is our greatest asset. We provide opportunity, reward performance, and support a positive and balanced work environment.

Innovation. We have the ability to engineer creative solutions to overcome any obstacle.

Ethics. We are honest and ethical in all our business dealings.

Communication. We encourage open and honest communication throughout our organization.

Community. We add value to our industry and the communities in which we work.

Position Summary:

The primary objective of this role is to prepare cost estimates for underground construction projects.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Consult with vendors, personnel in other departments or construction superintendent/engineers to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Analyze plan documents and other data to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work
  • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures
  • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction
  • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components
  • Working with estimating team to help predict the timescales of a project, which has a considerable bearing on costs
  • Establishing the likely progress and completion rates, including allowances for bad weather and other unforeseen circumstances
  • Calculating a final figure for the estimated cost, supplemented by adjustments for overheads and profit, and presenting a tender price
  • Assume additional responsibilities as directed by division and corporate management. Travel as required to attend, but not limited to, meetings, site visits, training, etc.



Required Skills

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology
  • Ability to analyze data



Required Experience

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline is required,
  • 5+ years underground estimating experience required

Physical Demands

  • Travel will be required to attend training and meetings.
  • Ability to sit or stand for entire shift
  • Occasionally requited to stoop, bend, walk, crouch, and climb.
  • Ability to lift, on a frequent basis, at least 50 pounds.
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to speak, write, and understand English clearly.



Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Decision making skills
  • Effective listening skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology
  • Ability to analyze data



Education/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering discipline is required,
  • 5+ years underground estimating experience required

Physical Demands

  • Travel will be required to attend training and meetings.
  • Ability to sit or stand for entire shift
  • Occasionally requited to stoop, bend, walk, crouch, and climb.
  • Ability to lift, on a frequent basis, at least 50 pounds.
  • Work outdoors in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to speak, write, and understand English clearly.

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