WHY JOIN BALLARD MARINE CONSTRUCTION?
Ballard Marine Construction is a specialty marine and underwater contractor based in Washougal, WA, with regional offices and projects throughout North America.
Why join Ballard? It’s simple. You get to work on amazing technical projects with likeminded team members. The Ballard culture is second to none, and because of that we are incredibly protective and particular on who we invite onto the team. We have a unique culture of true excellence; we hold each other accountable from our newest interns and engineers to our most senior leaders. You will always go to work knowing that everyone you are working with cares as much as you do and is working hard to reach common goals. You will get out of it what you put into it. Ballard is an amazing place to work and if what we’ve said resonates with you, you just might be right for us!
Under the direction of the Vice President of Regional Operations and working with the Chief Estimator, the Estimator is responsible for collaborating on bid and proposal preparation, negotiating contracts with clients, and working closely with design teams. This individual will work closely with owners, engineers, and general contractors to provide value engineering solutions across heavy civil, marine, and underwater disciplines. This position will be expected to provide guidance and training to other estimating personnel in the company's estimating systems and procedures.
This position will travel up to 25% and when not traveling will be based out of one of our Regional offices.
Technical skills – has a grasp on construction means and methods, a knowledge of creating accurate estimates leveraging systems, with the ability to learn new software.
Critical thinker –the ability to think outside the box to provide technical solutions to our clients, identifying ways to build things at the minimum cost.
Time management – has a strong systematic and organized approach towards work, able to plan their time wisely in a fast-paced environment, often with competing deadlines.
Effective communicator – both written and orally, ensuring that complex details are conveyed in a way that are understood by internal and external clients.
Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Construction Engineering Management, Civil Engineering, or related field.
Experience working in heavy civil/marine construction with at least three years of estimating experience.
HeavyBid experience a plus.
Working knowledge of standard marine construction practices.
Experience in estimating projects with values up to $50 million.
Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, P6, and AutoCAD.
Strong technical writing skills and ability to contribute to Proposal preparation.
Experience working on Joint Venture pursuits a plus.
Experience working on Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract projects a plus
Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Technically writing skills.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while satisfying customer needs and maintaining effective working relationships.
Ability to proactively identify issues and offer solutions.
Ability to work independently.
Ability to work under pressure and achieve required deadlines.
Formulates and leads project estimates/proposals to ensure a quality, accurate and timely submission. This includes working closely with current team of estimators and project managers to provide turnkey cost estimates.
Develops project work plans, schedules, and submittals.
Leads bid kick-off and board review meetings.
Performs material take-offs, organizes pre-bid data, researches past costs, and develops construction sequence.
Coordinates and cultivates strong business relationships with vendors and sub-contractors.
Performs site visits and investigations as needed.
Produces pre-bid construction schedules.
Attends pre-job job meetings.
Conducts constructability studies.
Presents estimate quantities, rationale, and scheme to management during bid reviews.
Organizes and conducts handoff of project to operations if project awarded.
Attends and is an active participant in weekly job progress meetings with operations, accounting, and field staff.
Leads project hand-off meetings with key operational staff.
Identifies project risks and potential contingencies.
Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work and contents of estimate.
Perform additional assignments per Management’s direction.
Physical Demands / Working Environment:
Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Working outdoors in various temperatures and conditions.
Wears various PPE (respirators, fall protection, etc.).
Will travel on land, water, and aircraft.
Will sit and stand for several hours at a time.
Lifting, climbing, pulling, pushing, squatting for various periods of time.
Ballard offers a comprehensive benefits package and provides a culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion. Benefits include employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, PTO, 401K Plan with employer match, paid holidays, and so much more!!
Ballard Marine Construction, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, or veteran status. A reasonable accommodation will be considered for qualified individuals with a disability if it does not create an undue hardship for the Company, consistent with the ADA as amended.
Job Type: Exempt