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Job Ref:  142154BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United States
County/State:  Colorado
City:  Denver
30/09/2016 12:13

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
Construction Services
Our talented experts are dedicated to managing the complexity inherent in construction projects, catering to each client's unique needs. We provide services such as program management, construction management and owner's representation to our clients around the globe.

Job Summary
AECOM is seeking a Senior Lead Discipline Estimator - Heavy Civil Construction to be based in our Greenwood Village, CO location.

Position Description or Typical Responsibilities:
  • Business Acumen
    • Works toward alignment of customer and company objectives.
    • Participates with management in development of strategies and plans.
    • Understands estimating terminology and measures and recognizes processes/project actions that may impact
    • the project.
    • Participates in the analysis and utilization of estimates to predict key project issues.
    • Participates in the evaluation of business opportunities and potential profitability.
    • Assists the Project Manager in presenting, trouble-shooting and improving estimates.
    • Understands construction means, methods, and sequences.
    • Familiar with financial analysis (NPV, ROIC, ROCE).
  • Company Standards Implementation
    • Complies with established company policies and procedures and utilizes established systems and tools.
  • Gets Results
    • Exhibits confidence and positive attitude about the project and the Company.
  • Leadership
    • Assumes training and mentoring roles as requested.
    • Identifies and develops recommendations for improving technical expertise.
    • Develops training and development programs within an area of technical expertise. Conducts training sessions as appropriate.
  • Organizational Management
    • Possesses an understanding of each of company's organizational units.
    • Builds collaborative relationships with other organizations.
    • Exhibits confidence and positive attitude about the project and the Company.
    • Executes efficient meetings.
    • Leads in tracking action items.
  • Performance Consistency
    • Maintains technical performance excellence.
  • Encourages Change and Innovation
    • Continually strives for the development of new tools and techniques for the purpose of enhancing estimating approaches.
    • Encourages diversity through new processes and tools.
  • Technical Skills
    • Responsible for the technical aspects of planning and organizing the work of subordinates carried out under the direction of a manager.
    • Coordinates estimating activities for proposals.
    • Participates in the development and implementation of estimating standards and procedures.
    • Reviews final estimate packages for accuracy and completeness.
    • Prepares ROIC and IRR forecasts.
    • Assists in preparing budgets and performance plans.
    • Oversees the preparation of crew build-ups and production rate determinations.
    • Determines construction equipment selection.
    • Develops Work Breakdown Structures.
    • Manages the preparation of an estimate.
    • Leads Project Team estimate reviews.
    • Evaluates suitability of scope and execution plan for basis of estimate.
    • Reviews and approves Estimate Plans (approach, techniques, level of effort, cost, schedule), Basis of Estimates and qualifications.
    • Reviews and approves bid tabulations responding to the customer/Request for Proposal requirements.
    • Collects, analyzes and archives project data. Develops historical documentation.
    • Reconciles current project estimate comparisons with previous performance and market benchmark data.
    • Negotiates internal issues, priorities, and deadlines.
    • Prepares and negotiates change orders.
    • Performs contingency and risk analysis.
    • Delivers estimate presentations to the Executive Review Committee.

Minimum Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction or demonstrated equivalent combination of education,
  • training, and/or related experience.
  • Entrants to this position require extensive experience in the Engineering or Construction Industry with 12 years in estimating.
  • Typically possess 10 years of experience on a project performing work outside the estimating function that can be equated into knowledge required to be a strong Estimator.
  • Demonstrated experience constructing and estimating Dams, Reservoirs, Locks, and/or other Heavy Civil construction including as many of the following areas of work as possible: Earthwork, Concrete, Electrical, Utilities- Wet & Dry, Marine, Pavements, and/or Rail Systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with superiors and subordinates, conduct well managed and organized reviews, teach Junior Estimators, and to be a team player.
  • Experience estimating in a Joint Venture environment including writing & following Joint Venture instructions, collaborating with Joint Venture partners, and conducting reviews.
  • Has a strong understanding of planning and scheduling and of the company cost structure (overheads, G&A, insurances)
  • Possess functional technical knowledge and emotional maturity to "push back" when clients or management want cost estimates produced that are known to be faulty, unsubstantiated or otherwise unfit for the purpose.
  • Expectation management, negotiation, influencing and making things happen when you have little or no formal authority over those contributing to the estimate.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred Requirements:
  • Past experience as lead estimator on projects of $100 million and higher.
Additional Information:
  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.
  • Relocation benefits are available for this position.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.
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