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Working As An Engineer/Estimator

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards
  • $71,769

    Average Salary

What Does An Engineer/Estimator Do At Turner Construction Company

* Preparing complete quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate, and studies for all items incorporated in the assigned scope.
* Performing a constructability analysis through the identification of design and constructability issues.
* Developing a value analysis by defining alternatives to the proposed scope that are more cost-efficient.
* Serving as liaison with subcontractors, design team (architects, engineers, consultants) and client.
* Preparing detailed estimate of entire scope of assigned trades, building system, and/or overall project cost.
* Preparing and assembling bids and proposals for different contract types (Lump Sum, Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), Cost Plus, etc.)
* Analyzing existing site conditions and all contract documents (plans specifications, etc.) to determine any required scope that is not indicated.
* Preparing scope requisitions for assigned trades; coordinating with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps.
* Working with Operations staff and fellow estimators to ensure that General Conditions and General Requirement items are properly addressed in the estimate.
* Obtaining and evaluating subcontractor proposals relative to their scope of work.
* Determining if scope is covered and managing risk of scope gaps.
* Making recommendations to the Chief Estimator and Client for contemplated expenditures.
* Supervising Assistant Estimating Engineers, Estimating Assistants and/or Interns as assigned

What Does An Engineer/Estimator Do At Automatic Building Controls

* Create competitive, accurate, high quality and timely estimates, bids, proposals, and cost/benefit analysis.
* Effectively write, present and communicate bids.
* Negotiates value, address resistance when demonstrated and closes the sale with optimal profit levels.
* Recommends which bids to pursue based on a mixture of quantitative and qualitative information.
* Analyzes customer needs with the help of manager.
* Effectively partners with companywide team members to accurately quantify materials and labor costs.
* Works closely with customers, architects and engineers to ensure satisfaction and provide technical support; prepares pre-design documentation and budgeting for customers
* Collaborates with all team members to ensure a smooth transition from prospect status to client status and conducts post sale follow up and turnover with internal teams to ensure all sales agreements have been accomplished per company standards, and customers are satisfied
* Maintain overall account management responsibilities for assigned accounts.
* Develop accounts by tracking and analyzing services provided; interviewing key customer personnel; identifying and evaluating additional needs; identifying and evaluating new opportunities

What Does An Engineer/Estimator Do At NCI Building Systems

* Provide guidance and qualifications for the Estimator to include in the Estimate and Proposal by reading and interpreting specifications and architectural and structural drawings for the integration of the facade to the structure to ensure NCI IMP Products are being applied properly.
* Work with Engineering, Detailing and Project Management after Proposals are awarded to ensure the successful completion of the Project by conveying your findings at time of the Estimate and comparing to what the Project looks like at time of Order.
* Assist with the Estimating workload by developing Estimates and Proposal by preparing takeoffs, pricing materials, obtaining pricing for buyout materials and preparing the quotation Proposal.
* Be Customer focused but always keeping NCl's exposure in mind when making decisions for the success of the Project.
* Handle multiple Projects at various stages as of the Review, Estimate, Proposal and Order processes.
* Must have a Structural or Civil Engineering Degree
* Be able to use Excel, Word and Outlook to communicate and prepare Reviews, Estimates and
* Proposal for Projects.
* Utilize AutoCAD, On Screen Takeoff, Adobe and Bluebeam to prepare Reviews and Estimates.
* Working knowledge of NCI IMP Products as far as manufacturing and installation limitations to prepare in-depth Reviews.
* Understand professional and ethical responsibilities as an Engineer
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What Does An Engineer/Estimator Do At Miller Bros. Const., Inc.

* Candidate will work with our Chief Estimator and/or Project Manager(s) to create estimate takeoffs and documents using software tools and resources which support our estimating goals.
* Duties include: (1) Prepare takeoffs for review and use by the Chief Estimator and/or Project Managers for Heavy Highway, Commercial, Industrial, and Environmental projects to be estimated. (2) Prepare material and line item quantities for review and use by the Chief Estimator and/or Project Manager that will be used in preparing estimates to be bid. (3) Assist Chief Estimator and Project Manager(s) with preparation of quote solicitation. (4) Attend pre-bid and pre-construction meetings assigned by CE Chief Estimator

What Does An Engineer/Estimator Do At Belcan

* Utilize machined component manufacturing experience to review drawing requirements, etc
* Determine if items submitted fit within company's manufacturing capabilities
* Utilize EPICOR quoting module and other estimating tools.
* Organize group packages to present value/ or lack of to the company
* Work closely with customer as well as company estimating team to meet business strategies

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How To Become An Engineer/Estimator

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree. They typically need a graduate degree and licensure for promotion to senior positions. Although licensure requirements vary within the United States, civil engineers usually must be licensed in the locations where they provide services directly to the public.

Education

Civil engineers need a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, in one of its specialties, or in civil engineering technology. Programs in civil engineering and civil engineering technology include coursework in math, statistics, engineering mechanics and systems, and fluid dynamics, among other courses, depending on the specialty. Courses include a mix of traditional classroom learning, work in laboratories, and fieldwork.

A degree from a program accredited by the ABET is needed in order to earn the professional engineer (PE) license. In many states, a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology also will suffice as an academic requirement for obtaining a license.

About 1 in 4 civil engineers has a master’s degree. Further education after the bachelor’s degree, along with the PE license and previous experience, is helpful in getting a job as a manager. For more information on engineering managers, see the profile on architectural and engineering managers.

Important Qualities

Decisionmaking skills. Civil engineers often balance multiple and frequently conflicting objectives, such as determining the feasibility of plans with regard to financial costs and safety concerns. Urban and regional planners often look to civil engineers for advice on these issues. Civil engineers must be able to make good decisions based on best practices, their own technical knowledge, and their own experience.

Leadership skills. Civil engineers take ultimate responsibility for the projects that they manage or research that they perform. Therefore, they must be able to lead planners, surveyors, construction managers, civil engineering technicians, civil engineering technologists, and others in implementing their project plan.

Math skills. Civil engineers use the principles of calculus, trigonometry, and other advanced topics in mathematics for analysis, design, and troubleshooting in their work.

Organizational skills. Only licensed civil engineers can sign the design documents for infrastructure projects. This requirement makes it imperative that civil engineers be able to monitor and evaluate the work at the jobsite as a project progresses. That way, they can ensure compliance with the design documents. Civil engineers also often manage several projects at the same time, and thus must be able to balance time needs and to effectively allocate resources.

Problem-solving skills. Civil engineers work at the highest level of the planning, design, construction, and operation of multifaceted projects or research. The many variables involved require that they possess the ability to identify and evaluate complex problems. They must be able to then utilize their skill and training to develop cost-effective, safe, and efficient solutions.

Speaking skills. Civil engineers must present reports and plans to audiences of people with a wide range of backgrounds and technical knowledge. This requires the ability to speak clearly and to converse with people in various settings, and to translate engineering and scientific information into easy to understand concepts.

Writing skills. Civil engineers must be able to communicate with others, such as architects, landscape architects, and urban and regional planners. They also must be able to explain projects to elected officials and citizens. This means that civil engineers must be able to write reports that are clear, concise, and understandable to those with little or no technical or scientific background.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensure is not required for entry-level positions as a civil engineer. A Professional Engineering (PE) license, which allows for higher levels of leadership and independence, can be acquired later in one’s career. Licensed engineers are called professional engineers (PEs). A PE can oversee the work of other engineers, approve design plans, sign off on projects, and provide services directly to the public. State licensure generally requires

  • A degree from an ABET-accredited engineering program
  • A passing score on the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam
  • Relevant work experience, typically at least 4 years working under a licensed engineer
  • A passing score on the Professional Engineering (PE) exam

The initial FE exam can be taken after earning a bachelor’s degree. Engineers who pass this exam commonly are called engineers in training (EITs) or engineer interns (EIs). After meeting work experience requirements, EITs and EIs can take the second exam, called the Principles and Practice of Engineering.

Each state issues its own licenses. Most states recognize licensure from other states, as long as the licensing state’s requirements meet or exceed their own licensure requirements. Several states require continuing education for engineers to keep their licenses.

Advancement

Civil engineers with ample experience may move into senior positions, such as project managers or functional managers of design, construction, operation, or maintenance. However, they would first need to obtain the Professional Engineering (PE) license, because only licensed engineers can assume responsibilities for public projects.

After gaining licensure, a professional engineer may seek credentialing that attests to his or her expertise in a civil engineering specialty. Such a credential may be of help for advancement to senior technical or even managerial positions.

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Engineer/Estimator Career Paths

Engineer/Estimator
Senior Project Manager Construction Consultant Construction Manager
Capital Project Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Cost Engineer Senior Estimator Estimator Project Manager
Commercial Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Estimator Project Manager
Construction Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Senior Estimator Estimator Project Manager
Construction Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Operations Manager Senior Project Manager
Director Of Construction
13 Yearsyrs
Estimator Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Senior Project Manager President Of Operations Construction Manager
Estimating Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Assistant Project Manager Estimator
Estimator Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Construction Manager Maintenance Technician Facilities Maintenance Manager
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Construction Manager Driver Field Supervisor
General Superintendent
11 Yearsyrs
Quality Control Manager Maintenance Technician Lead Mechanic
Mechanical Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Field Engineer Project Engineer Engineering Manager
Operations Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Project Engineering Manager Estimator Project Superintendent
Owner/Project Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Consultant Senior Consultant
Program Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Assistant Project Manager Property Manager General Contractor
Project Superintendent
10 Yearsyrs
Manufacturing Engineer Engineering Manager Operations Manager
Purchasing Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Field Engineer Project Manager Construction Manager
Senior Construction Manager
14 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Program Manager
Senior Project Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Estimator Project Manager Operations Manager Site Manager
Site/Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Estimator Project Manager Construction Manager
Vice President Of Construction
10 Yearsyrs
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Engineer/Estimator Demographics

Gender

  • Male

    83.7%
  • Female

    12.8%
  • Unknown

    3.5%

Ethnicity

  • White

    74.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino

    11.7%
  • Asian

    9.6%
  • Unknown

    3.9%
  • Black or African American

    0.8%
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

    45.3%
  • German

    6.3%
  • Mandarin

    4.7%
  • French

    4.7%
  • Chinese

    4.7%
  • Arabic

    4.7%
  • Russian

    3.1%
  • Italian

    3.1%
  • Portuguese

    3.1%
  • Japanese

    3.1%
  • Cantonese

    3.1%
  • Romanian

    1.6%
  • Korean

    1.6%
  • Hungarian

    1.6%
  • Thai

    1.6%
  • Filipino

    1.6%
  • Hebrew

    1.6%
  • Greek

    1.6%
  • Carrier

    1.6%
  • Hawaiian

    1.6%
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Real Engineer/Estimator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Estimation Engineer (In-House Job Title: Lead Estimator) Chiyoda International Corporation Houston, TX Nov 16, 2015 $241,500
Cost Engineer/Estimator G.A.S. Unlimited, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 22, 2011 $239,200
Cost Engineer Estimator NES Global, LLC Houston, TX Oct 01, 2010 $215,000
Cost Engineer Estimator NES Global, LLC Spring, TX Jun 19, 2014 $215,000
Cost Engineer Estimator NES Global, LLC Houston, TX Sep 30, 2013 $215,000
Estimating Engineer Turner Construction Company New York, NY May 01, 2015 $137,848
Civil Engineer/Estimator Universal Construction Resources, Inc. NY Sep 26, 2016 $115,000
Estimator Engineer Honeywell International Inc. San Bruno, CA Dec 15, 2016 $110,000
Civil Engineer/Estimator Pacific Tile & Stone Veneer, Inc. CA Sep 18, 2012 $104,083
Senior Engineer Estimator Kiewit Infrastructure Co. Woodcliff Lake, NJ Oct 01, 2010 $101,566 -
$115,300
Design Build Engineer/Estimator Integrated Construction Enterprises, Inc. Belleville, NJ Jan 07, 2015 $99,000 -
$108,000
Estimating Engineer Skanska USA Building, Inc. Tampa, FL Dec 13, 2014 $95,746
Estimating Engineer Plant/Allison Corporation San Francisco, CA Oct 30, 2014 $95,000
Civil Engineer Estimator Morley Builders Santa Monica, CA Feb 11, 2010 $94,000
Estimating Engineer Skanska USA Building, Inc. Tampa, FL Dec 13, 2011 $82,816
Design Build Engineer/Estimator Integrated Construction Enterprises, Inc. Belleville, NJ Jan 07, 2012 $82,000 -
$92,000
Estimating Engineer Turner Construction Company New York, NY Sep 28, 2011 $81,000
Civil Engineer/Estimator Universal Construction Resources, Inc. Great Neck, NY Feb 25, 2011 $80,000
Civil Engineer/Estimator Universal Construction Resources, Inc. Great Neck, NY Sep 30, 2013 $80,000
Seismic Engineering Estimator Gripple, Inc. Aurora, IL Sep 15, 2015 $69,534 -
$80,000
Estimator Engineer R&L Brosamer, Inc. Walnut Creek, CA Oct 01, 2012 $69,000
Estimator Engineer Honeywell International Inc. La Palma, CA Oct 01, 2012 $67,701
Civil Engineer-Estimator Plant/Allison Corporation San Francisco, CA Oct 30, 2011 $67,038
Estimation Engineer Energy International Corporation Canton, MI Sep 30, 2015 $66,248
Estimating Engineer Skanska Building USA Dania Beach, FL Jun 13, 2008 $65,686
Estimating Engineer Gulf Interstate Engineering Company Houston, TX Jan 09, 2016 $65,219

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Top Skills for An Engineer/Estimator

ContractAdministrationQuantityTake-OffsCADCostEstimatesSafetyScopeRFIConstructionProjectsProjectManagementHvacFacilityShopDrawingsJobSiteProjectSchedulesCostAnalysisSubmittalDocumentControlRFQRFPBOM

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Top Engineer/Estimator Skills

  1. Contract Administration
  2. Quantity Take-Offs
  3. CAD
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Coordinated design, bids and contract administration on infrastructure projects totaling $4.0 million for Hickory Highlands commercial and residential developments.
  • Performed quantity take-offs of materials and equipment.
  • Use AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Excel to generate drawings and cut-lists.
  • Prepare cost estimates for Residential and Commercial Building Projects, using construction plans to analyze project budgets and spending.
  • Monitored and notified general contractor of construction delays, safety violations, and work inconsistent with design specifications.

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