MEP Estimator (Hybrid)- Philadelphia
Company: Turner Construction
Posted on: August 7, 2022
Position Description: Prepare detailed estimates for the project
based on the design documents, narratives, and specifications,
focusing on the Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire
Protection/Electrical/Technology/LV System (MEP) trades.
Reports to: Preconstruction Manager / MEP Manager
Essential Duties & Responsibilities*:
Specifically relating to the mechanical and electrical systems:
Communicate estimate and scopes of work to the Turner staff,
architects, engineers, and owners.
Prepare quantity take-offs, analysis, estimates, and studies for
all Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection/Electrical/Technology/LV
System (MEP) items incorporated in the assigned scope from
conceptual design through completed construction documents.
Preliminary design work may be required to complete conceptual
Analyze existing site conditions and all contract documents (plans,
specifications, etc.) to determine required scope that is not
May supervise Assistant MEP Estimators, Estimating Assistants
Develop working relationships with local material suppliers and
equipment vendors in order to solicit accurate and current pricing
of plumbing fixtures, HVAC equipment, piping & sheet metal
material, lighting, distribution equipment, low voltage systems,
and miscellaneous material pricing.
Develop working relationships with local Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire
Protection/Electrical/Technology/LV System (MEP) sub-contractors in
order to build and maintain a list of qualified bidders for all
Perform constructability analysis of project documents. Communicate
design and constructability issues to the project team in
accordance with the project contract.
Provide first costs analysis and participate in life cycle analysis
with the design team.
Work together with operations staff and fellow estimators to ensure
that general conditions and general requirements items are properly
addressed in the estimate including, but not limited to, items such
as temporary heating/cooling, electrical, power and lighting,
including estimating of electrical and natural gas consumption
Coordinate equipment pricing with Turner Logistics for
Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection//LV System (MEP) estimates.
Develop a value analysis by defining alternatives to the proposed
Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection/Electrical/Technology/LV (MEP)
systems, materials and equipment that are more cost efficient.
Act as liaison with engineers, design consultants, subcontractors,
other Turner staff, and owner's representatives to resolve
System (MEP) issues related to the project preconstruction
Prepare and assemble estimates and proposals for different contract
types (lump sum, GMP, Cost Plus, etc.)
Participate in estimate reviews with the design team and
Participate in project hand-off to Operations to ensure proper
transfer of knowledge from Preconstruction to Operations.
Prepare scope requisitions for the bidding/procurement of
Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire Protection/Electrical/Technology//LV (MEP)
systems; coordinating with fellow estimators to eliminate scope
gaps and overlaps.
Lead the evaluation of subcontractor proposals relative to their
scope of work. Determine scope coverage and manage risk of scope
Assist project staff in evaluating large change orders.
Gather and analyze Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire
Protection/Electrical/Technology//LV System (MEP) bid data for all
projects using Turner system breakdown sheets. Maintain historical
cost database of the data.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering plus a minimum of
five years related Mechanical/Plumbing/Fire
Protection/Electrical/Technology//LV System (MEP) estimating
experience or an equivalent combination of education, training
and/or experience. Proven written and verbal communication
abilities; proficiency with computer applications, including
Microsoft Office suite. Ability to read, understand and interpret
contract documents, drawings, specifications, scopes of work and
project schedule. Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions. Performance of the
required duties will require physical ability to occasionally climb
permanent and temporary stairs, climb ladders, negotiate work areas
under construction, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
Occasionally requires passenger use of construction personnel
hoists. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability
to adjust focus. Performing this job regularly requires use of
hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls, sit,
talk, hear and stand. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move
up to 50 pounds.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described
here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities
to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of
this job, the employee may work in an office or on-site at the
construction work site. In the office environment, the noise is
usually quiet to moderate. In the on-site setting, the employee is
regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious
places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and
risk of electrical shock. The noise in this work environment is
usually moderate to very loud.
*May perform other duties as assigned. Where applicable, all
activities will include disabled and veterans' organizations.
Turner is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual
VEVRAA Federal Contractor
Turner is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer
minorities / females / veterans / individuals with disabilities/
sexual orientation / gender identity. VEVRAA Federal Contractor
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