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Stantec Senior Estimator in Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Estimator - ( 2300036J )


Join a team that has been partnering with our clients for more than 100 years to improve the quality of life around the world. When it comes to hydropower, dams, locks, and navigation projects, we design with the next generation in mind. We operate with the strength of a $3B company paired with the agility of a specialized energy group to deliver some of the most iconic and cutting-edge projects around the world. This proud legacy has fostered a culture of innovation and safety, leading our team to design the world’s most impactful projects—projects vital to both local and global communities.

Your Opportunity

As a Senior Estimator at Stantec, you will be responsible for developing, managing, and coordinating large multi-discipline heavy civil cost estimates and construction schedules. You will work with a dynamic team of cost estimators, schedulers, and construction engineers in Stantec's construction engineering group. You will be a productive leader on the team and will mentor and support others in the development of their skills. You will be responsible for coordinating teams of discipline estimators, and the position will frequently require the direct estimating of at least one project discipline.

The position will have responsibility to support exciting, complex projects throughout the world ranging from approximately $1 million to $2 billion. The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and development of cost estimates and schedules for design teams at traditional project development milestones.

Stantec takes a measured approach to workplace flexibility and choice for employee’s workplaces. Our goal is to strike the optimal balance between providing flexibility, sustaining successful teams and optimizing productivity for the benefit of our employees, projects, and clients. We value a vibrant, healthy, enriching workplace culture that considers employee well-being and work-life balance so our people can bring their best to work every day. This position will have flexibility in working from home or a Stantec US office and may require some domestic and possibly international travel.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Supervise and coordinate the timely and complete development of multi-discipline cost estimates and construction schedules.

  • Support and collaborate with other senior estimators for the development of cost estimates and construction schedules

  • Provide generally non-routine estimating guidance for projects.

  • Coordinate the input parameters for cost estimates and construction schedules.

  • Validate material takeoffs and construction quantities from drawings.

  • Coordinate and compile information from all estimating disciplines into one cost estimate.

  • Prepare detailed labor-force work plans for estimating activities.

  • Prepare basis of cost estimate report deliverables for the end user.

  • Establish site-specific estimating criteria including wage and person-hour productivity rates.

  • Perform thorough quality control of construction documents and provide design ideas and solutions.

  • Provide support for procurement, change and claims valuation and negotiations.

  • Prepare construction logistics plans.

  • Provide innovative solutions for construction, estimating issues and problems.

  • Interface with designated management and client counterparts for specific estimating tasks.

  • Review design documents such as specifications and drawings to identify risks and opportunities related to competitive pricing for key project elements.

  • Prepare and coordinate constructability reviews for engineering designs.

  • Serve as a cost estimating point of contact for internal clients

  • Manage and provide guidance to junior and intermediate estimating staff.

  • Develop, maintain, and improve procedures and tools for cost estimating.


Your Capabilities and Credentials

  • Extensive technical knowledge of cost/estimating, engineering design, and construction practice and applicable standards and procedures

  • Expertise in one or more of the following estimating disciplines: Heavy civil, tunnels, and/or marine construction.

  • Advanced understanding of different contract methods and how they apply to estimating.

  • Experience with one or more scheduling software (Primavera P6, MS Project)

  • Experience with Sage Timberline Estimating, On-Screen Take-Off, MCASES MII, IPE, HCSS or other databased estimating platforms.

  • Ability to travel for site reconnaissance and interfacing with clients and stakeholders (domestic and some international travel may be periodically required).

  • Experience working with other discipline estimators to develop a comprehensive project estimate.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, direct, perform, review, and present cost estimating projects.

  • Ability to solve complex problems using sound professional judgement, creativity, and innovation.

  • Ability to guide and mentor estimating team members in engineering and construction based estimating techniques and methodologies.

  • Positive attitude with strong relationship building skills.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Engineering, Construction Management, Operations Management, Business Management, or related field is required.

  • Minimum of seven years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience is required.

  • Field experience in heavy civil, tunnel, or marine construction required.

Typical office environment working with computers. Field work may include exposure to the elements including inclement weather.

This description is not a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that may be required of the employee and other duties, responsibilities and activities may be assigned or may be changed at any time with or without notice.

Stantec is a place where the best and brightest come to build on each other’s talents, do exciting work, and make an impact on the world around us. Join us and redefine your personal best. #FeelingEnergized

Pay transparency laws require employers to provide the following information for positions that may be in the following jurisdiction(s):

Salary Range(s):

  • NYC $118,900/Outside NYC $94,400 - NYC $178,400 /Outside NYC $141,600 Min/Max Pay Range(s) for postings located in NYC/NY

  • $103,800 - $155,800 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CO and HI

  • $111,400 - $167,100 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in WA

  • $103,800 - $178,400 Min/Max Pay Range for postings located in CA (SF Area includes SF, SJS & WLC)

The final agreed upon compensation is based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. At Stantec certain roles are bonus eligible.

Benefits Summary: Regular full-time and part-time employees have access to medical, dental, and vision plans, a wellness program, health saving accounts, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, employee stock purchase program, life and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, short-term/long-term disability plans, emergency travel benefits, tuition reimbursement, professional membership fee coverage and paid family leave. Regular full-time and part-time employees will receive ten paid holidays in each calendar year. In addition, employees will be eligible to accrue vacation between 10 and 20 days per year and eligible for paid sick leave (and if more generous, in accordance with state and local law).

Temporary/casual employees have access to 401(k) plans, employee stock purchase program, and paid leave, in accordance with state and local law.

The benefits information listed above may not apply to union positions because benefits for such positions are governed by applicable collective bargaining agreements.

Primary Location : United States-Illinois-Chicago

Other Locations : United States-California-Sacramento, United States, United States-Washington, United States-New York, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-California-San Diego, United States-Massachusetts-Boston, United States-Colorado-Denver

Organization : BC-2241 Energy-US East

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Oct 27, 2023, 6:47:23 AM

Req ID: 2300036J


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans