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Senior Estimator - Industrial Manufacturing

L. Keeley Construction
United States, Missouri, St. Louis
500 South Ewing Avenue (Show on map)
May 20, 2024

At Keeley Companies, we believe in empowering our people and fulfilling career aspirations. Keeley is a career destination with countless opportunities for advancement, and a world-class family culture that is centered around creating the best possible environment for our people to thrive.

We are looking to hire a Sr. Estimator for our Industrial Manufacturing business unit in St. Louis, MO. This role will be responsible for creating competitive bid efforts including estimates beginning at the earliest stages of conceptual design through completed construction documents.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership for estimates and proposals including cost analysis, estimate coordination, as well as development and review of trade takeoffs and internal pricing
  • Oversee all capital bids before submission.
  • Delegate new customer opportunities within estimating team
  • Develop new opportunities into potential accounts
  • Provide guidance and one on one mentorship for Estimating Account Managers
  • Evaluate subcontract cost estimates and proposals, as well as preparing/reviewing self-perform estimates, ensuring coordination with estimators and assembling final estimate for owner
  • Drive and maintain all National Opportunities Reporting
  • Onboard and manage estimating team.
  • Perform productivity analysis of cost estimates, comparisons of scope, quantities, and cost data between projects
  • Negotiate with and engage in subcontract solicitation during the bidding process and maintain master subcontractor/vendor lists by trade
  • Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids
  • Exceed expectations with excellent customer service, operational excellence, and strategic insight
  • Maintain Company quality standards with subcontractors and vendors while performing in a high-volume bid environment

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Construction Management, related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • 10+ years' in the construction, engineering, design-build, or related industries performing the similar primary responsibilities listed.
  • Strong leadership and management skills in directing an organization, department, or group.
  • Advanced with Microsoft Office Suite including excel and estimating database software
  • Advanced knowledge of construction takeoff programs
  • Advanced knowledge of bid solicitation software
  • Systematic planner who attends to details with accuracy and focus


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