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Senior Project Estimator (Multi-Discipline)

Company: Savage Companies
Location: Midvale
Posted on: August 24, 2019

Job Description:

OverviewSavage is hiring for a Senior Project Estimator to join our Engineering team in Midvale, UT. In this fast-pace role, you will lead estimating efforts for all phases of the project in order to design, procure, and construct Industrial Capital Projects on-time and on-budget. You will also be responsible to define equipment, material and labor costs for industrial projects centered on solid and liquid bulk handling, transportation and storage. A successful candidate will have experience with Rail and/or Marine projects.Responsibilities

  • Oversee project estimates and technical proposals to ensure a qualified, accurate and timely submission
  • Perform material take-offs, organize pre-bid data, research historical costs and develop the construction sequence for architectural, structural, civil, mechanical and electrical disciplines
  • Cultivate strong business relationships with industry partners, owners, subcontractors and internal corporate teams
  • Produce pre-bid construction documents, questions, bond/insurance requests and project schedules
  • Participate in bid reviews, constructibility studies and provide relevant technical solutions to stakeholders
  • Manage and facilitate formulation of bid phase project risk registers
  • Estimate labor, material and equipment prices based on historical data, costs books (RS Means or other) and local price quotes
  • Estimate and prepare cost sheets in industry standard software (MCACES Gold, Success, Timberline, Hard Dollar, etc.)
  • Assume additional responsibilities as directed by management. Travel as required to attend meetings, site visits, training, etc.
  • Help ensure designs meet applicable building codes including all safety, operational, and commercial objectives
  • Maintain product and company reputation by complying with federal and state regulations


    • Experience with development of capital budgets, schedules, and work breakdown structures
    • Ability to develop estimates based on preliminary drawings and conceptual information

    • Ability to work in design/build environments
    • Analyze drawings, specifications, proposals and others documents to prepare time, material, production and labor estimates
    • Experience preparing bid packages, estimates and performing analysis of vendor/supplier bid packages
    • Excellent knowledge of construction practices, current codes, methods, trends, conditions and safety standards
    • Fluent in SI and Metric systems
    • Strong problem solving, communication and negotiating experience
    • Very high attention to detail
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and standard industry software
    • Willingness to participate in an employee based safety program and contribute to a rich safety culture


      • Associates in Engineering, Construction Management or equivalent work experience required
      • Over 8 years of estimating experience in industrial construction
      • Excellent technical writing and verbal skills
      • Ability to work well and multitask under pressure
      • Experience with Planning and Scheduling is a plus
      • Familiarity with processes and practices of heavy industries such as rail, transportation, power, mining, refineries, mineral processing, marine, etc.
      • Previous business travel experience preferred

        Physical/Travel Requirements:

        • This position is based out of our Salt Lake City Service/Support Center, which is a professional office environment
        • Frequent site visits to industrial facilities, which require walking, climbing stairs/ladders, and other similar activities
        • Travel will average between 20-30%, but may be higher depending upon team needs. Travel is typically during the week.

          With more than 70 years' experience in hundreds of locations across North America and internationally, Savage is a trusted partner for safely moving and managing mission-critical materials with worry-free consistency while creating value for our Customers. Savage specializes in rail, truck and marine transportation, logistics, materials handling and other industrial and environmental services. We Hire Right, Train Right and Treat Right, and strive to provide our Team Members with opportunities to do things they never dreamed possible.

          Savage offers competitive benefits that include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, a retirement plan, paid time off and opportunities for growth.

          Savage is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug free workplace.

Keywords: Savage Companies, Layton , Senior Project Estimator (Multi-Discipline), Professions , Midvale, Utah

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