Director I, Estimating

Location: Greenville, SC
Date Posted: 08-03-2017
Director I, Estimating 
Greenville, South Carolina


Must be authorized to work in the country where the position is located. 

Job Description
This position provides technical and strategic direction for Estimating. This position has the responsibility to act as a corporate or intra-corporate expert on Estimating methods, procedures, systems, and the development of historical information. Budgets and capital expenditures, within defined limits, may also be the responsibility of this position. This position requires frequent interface with Estimating functional leadership, project personnel, engineers, “persons most knowledgeable” in support functions and estimating members. This individual must also be able to direct a staff of estimating professionals on mega-sized projects. And as a leadership role, this position requires mentoring less experienced estimators and promoting innovation, creativity, benchmarking, and problem solving. 

• Direct all activities with respect to estimate quality, execution, planning, staffing, consistency, and systems training 
• Support and interface with business unit management in the preparation of proposals in areas specific to cost and benchmark to previous proposals with information of deliverables consistent to other similar projects 
• Present and sell an estimate to management and the client with authority and credibility 
• Typically manage personnel and provide an environment for the development and professional advancement of staff members, including on-the-job and formal training and development opportunities, and timely performance feedback 
• Analyze situations, identify and forecast pertinent problems and evaluate realistic options; and recommend/implement appropriate course of action 
• Organize and prioritize a variety of complex projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines 
• Other duties as assigned 

Basic Job Requirements
• Accredited four (4) year degree or global equivalent in applicable field of study and twenty (20) years of work-related experience or a combination of education and directly related experience equal to twenty-four (24) years if non-degreed; some locations may have additional or different qualifications in order to comply with local requirements 
• Ability to communicate effectively with audiences that include but are not limited to management, coworkers, clients, vendors, contractors, and other stakeholders 
• Job related technical knowledge necessary to complete the job 
• Ability to learn and apply knowledge of applicable local, state/province, and federal/national statutes and guidelines 
• Ability to attend to detail and work in a time-conscious and time-effective manner 

Other Job Requirements
• Stay abreast of current estimating or industry techniques/solutions by learning and/or sharing of knowledge and skills through the numerous opportunities provided by professional organizations, vendors, clients, and other estimating professionals in the industry 
• Be knowledgeable or aware of Procurement’s “Procurement Action – Request for Proposal” (PARP) and “Procurement Action - Request for Quotation” (PARQ) work processes 
• Convert any estimate into the format required for developing a Global Pricing Model 
• Should be mobile and willing to take temporary and/or long term assignments for career enhancement opportunities 
Preferred Qualifications • Minimum of two (2) years of experience using any of the Fluor Estimating Systems or five (5) years of experience using Industry recognized estimating systems 
• Minimum of five (5) years of field experience, preferably in project controls, construction, contracts, estimating, change management, or construction supervision 
• Demonstrate strong technical ability, combined with communicative skills, to lead “customers” to the optimum systems and methods for their application 
• Exhibit a combination of salesmanship, technical empathy, and superior skills in the areas of estimating tools, construction management, and corporate business management 
• Demonstrate good writing skills; able to communicate succinctly and with clarity 
• Should be knowledgeable about both Lump Sum and Cost Reimbursable estimating 
• Should be knowledgeable about both Self-Perform and Construction Management Execution 
• Should be knowledgeable about internal Cost Systems, Progressing Systems, and Project Status Reports 
• Be recognized as a leader and functional expert in the following areas: Direct Field Costs, Indirect Field Costs, Services Costs, Escalation, Selling an Estimate, Benchmarking and Unit Rates for Key Commodities, Currency Fluctuation, Tax & Insurance costs, Performance Bonds & Letter of Credit costs, Estimate Plan, Basis of Estimate, Input and Use of Business Risk Management Framework (BRMF), Use of Allowances, Cost Contingency, Global Pricing Model, Productivity Worksheets, Craft Mix and Crew Mix, Expatriate Policy Costs, Data Analyst, Comparison Analyst, Input into and Use of Historical Data (EMS – Experience Management System), Procurement including a comprehensive understanding of Purchase Order and Budget Quotations 
• Good analytical and computer skills 

Please send resumes in a Word file to sylvia@jba.com for immediate consideration.
Thanks,
 
Sylvia M. Aguirre
Client Services Manager
JBA International, LLC
Direct Telephone:   626-204-6917
Mobile:                   626-487-2388
Fax:           626-795-9401
Website:    www.jba.com
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