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Estimator  Pittsburgh, PA  Posted: 7/14/2021
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Permanent Full Time

Technical Solutions is seeking an Estimator for our client, a local manufacturing company. The Estimator will support the engineering department of the company by performing quantity take-offs, data analysis, research for projects, develop/maintain the historical data database and assist in project administration (RFI, Submittal tracking, payment application, and project close-out). This is an exempt position and will report directly to the Lead Estimator while working closely with internal technical work groups, production teammates, external vendors, suppliers, and other project representatives. The Estimator must adhere to a schedule, finalize projects, and meet designated deadlines.
Essential Duties/Skills/Responsibilities:
*Assist in developing competitive direct cost estimates in metal processing, barge construction, structural fabrication, coating applications or other services required per project specifications.
*The ability to take initiative, be responsible, flexible, and maintain organization in a rapidly changing environment while meetings hard fast schedule deadlines.
*Assist in identifying and developing relationships with subcontractors for utilization on projects. Responsibilities will include developing bid packages and schedules needed to meet bidding and project deadlines.
*Determine quantities and costs for conceptual projects based on knowledge, experience, and with correspondence with design / engineering teams for estimating projects.
*Research material, labor, and equipment pricing utilizing published references for the development of accurate estimate packages and formal RFP’s and RFQ’s.
*Assist in developing crew-based cost estimate utilizing job cost history and past project experience.
*Determine unique cost drivers from qualitative and quantitative portions of a project related to constructability or bid ability based on knowledge, experience, and with correspondence with design / engineering teams.
*Must have an ability to determine scope of work packages and to integrate work packages for a complete project delivery system.
*Utilize knowledge and experience to assure projects and products align based on historical data and proven rule of thumb estimating to assure estimates align with expectations and highlight cost drivers that stray from expectations.
*Enter calculated and researched data into computer utilizing specific cost estimating software programs.
*Assist in performing formal post project analysis of the divisions finished product upon completion for the improvement in production efficiencies and provide feedback to the project team.
*Evaluate accumulated information (estimate package) for completeness and participate in estimate reviews with Senior management and Executive Team.

Job Requirements


*Five (5) years of experience in estimating and/or steel design/detailing (steel fabrication, highway/structural related projects a plus)
*Two (2) years of experience in TEKLA Structures or SDS2 preferred
*Overall general knowledge of steel processing, structural fabrication, and coatings
*Knowledge of highway and bridge design concepts, experience interfacing with designers in the value-engineering processes
Technical Skills:
*Advanced knowledge in the use of Excel and importing data into estimating software packages
*Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Project, Visio) and CAD programs
*Knowledge of estimating software packages in the field of steel processing, steel fabrication, and coatings
*Perform basic mathematical functions such as discounts, proportions, percentages, and the conversion of Metric to English measurement
*Calculate square footage, lineal foot and volume for accurate quantity take-offs
*The ability to solve complex technical problems and to read/interpret construction drawings and specifications. Potential Estimating software required.
Technical Solutions Inc. provides a wide range of staffing services throughout Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. Simplify the job search process by letting us do all the work! With 30 years of expertise, we have the resources, techniques and insights to guide your job search. Our staff will work with you one-on-one to understand your needs and discuss your options. We can even send your resume to multiple job openings that you are a fit for, giving you opportunities to choose from. We reach out to hiring managers for feedback, coordinate and schedule interviews, and advocate on your behalf so that you get the best offer possible. At TSI, we genuinely care about our employees and want to see you succeed. No candidate is ever promised something we do not deliver. The best part is that there are no fees or cost for any of our services. For more information on our company and to view all of our exciting job opportunities, please visit or give us a call at 724-733-2100.


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