Senior Cost Estimator

Austin, TX

Senior Cost Estimator - ( 24000198 )


Many of the world’s top engineers and scientists come together in our Water business because they view a community’s interaction with water a bit differently—as a single holistic system, rather than unconnected networks divided by jurisdictional boundaries. Working throughout the hydrologic cycle, we are delivering sustainable solutions to make sure water is where it should be and available when needed. Our experts guide our work with scientific rigor, an innovative spirit, and a vision for growth. Every day, we help communities improve, reuse, and protect this precious resource for future generations. By 2025 we’re hiring 2,000 people (like you) to join our team. Grow with us, H2O+U.

At Stantec , we're not just in the business of designing infrastructure—we're shaping the future. As a global leader in the design and construction of large-scale civil works facilities, water conveyance systems, stormwater management, and wastewater treatment plants, we're committed to creating sustainable solutions that improve communities worldwide.

Your Opportunity

We're currently seeking a Senior Cost Estimator to join our dynamic team. In this role, you'll play a critical part in our multidisciplinary municipal, industrial, and alternative project delivery design and construction management teams. If you're passionate about numbers, thrive on precision, and want to contribute to impactful projects, this opportunity is for you.

Your Key Responsibilities

  • Cost Estimation Excellence : You'll supervise, facilitate, and coordinate the development of accurate, timely, and detailed cost estimates for major capital and construction projects. Your expertise will guide project outcomes and ensure superior client satisfaction.

  • Analytical Insight : You'll prepare cost estimates by meticulously analyzing costs, materials, labor, bid documentation, and specifications associated with each project. Your attention to detail will be crucial in delivering reliable estimates.

  • Database Management : Design, implement, and maintain cost estimating database(s) using various software applications. Your proficiency will streamline our estimation processes.

  • Value Management : Collaborate with project teams to review drawings and specifications, determining costs, and assisting in value management. Your insights will drive cost-effective decisions.

  • Validation and Guidance : Evaluate third-party estimates and track market conditions and costs to validate estimates. Provide expert estimating guidance to medium and large projects, even those of extreme complexity.

  • Technical Skills : Perform quantity take-offs for large concrete structures, including formwork, reinforcement, and embedded metals. Additionally, contribute to project sequencing and scheduling for complex water projects, building the project master construction schedule.

  • Documentation : Writing concise Basis of Estimate and Basis of Schedule reports.

  • Client Collaboration : Participate in client cost estimate and schedule reviews, ensuring alignment with project goals.

  • Risk Assessment : Establish site-specific estimating criteria, including labor, equipment, and material supply. Direct the preparation of cost and schedule risk

  • Collaboration with Design Team : Analyze critical path activities and work through issues with the project design team. Your problem-solving skills will be invaluable.

  • Team Building : assist management in the development of a coherent estimating and scheduling team and will participate in the staffing and technical development of US resources.



  • Experience : A minimum of 15 years in cost estimating, construction management, or related fields. Experience in developing construction cost estimates and schedules at various stages of design, in accordance with AACEI guidelines, is essential.

  • Technical Skills : Technical Skills:

    • Cost Estimation Software: Proficiency in MCACES, MII, and @risk for accurate and reliable cost estimates.
    • Software Platforms: Familiarity with Autodesk products (such as AutoCAD) and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and Project).
  • Problem-Solving : You're adept at solving complex issues, using professional judgment, creativity, and innovation.

  • Positive Attitude : Your collaborative spirit and positive outlook make you a valuable asset to our team.

Position will primarily work in an office setting; may require some field work.

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.

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-Kentucky-Louisville

Other Locations : United States-Florida-Tampa, United States-Missouri-St. Louis, United States-Texas-Austin, United States-Texas-Houston, United States-Tennessee-Nashville, United States-Kentucky-Lexington, United States-Georgia-Atlanta

Organization : BC-2243 Water-US Delivery

Employee Status : Regular

Job Level : Individual Contributor

Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

Schedule : Full-time

Job Posting : Apr 5, 2024, 12:07:20 PM

Req ID: 24000198


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

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