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Jacobs Estimating Professional Senior in Greenville, South Carolina

Estimating Professional Senior


Jacobs is looking for an experienced professional to join our estimating team!

  • Serve as a leader and technical expert in estimating with emphasis in civil, structural and architectural disciplines. Successfully manage relationships between the project controls functions – estimating, planning/scheduling, cost control and risk management – for an estimate.

  • Review and contribute to the interpretation of the request for proposal or project contract. Help identify risk areas and participate in mitigation planning.

  • Develop and execute the strategy and plan for estimating activities that considers and supports the overall proposal strategy or project requirements.

  • Establish working relationships with project team members to coordinate deliverables to estimating. Provide guidance on deliverables to estimating for consistency.

  • Be familiar with the development and application of Jacobs and industry average overhead rates for subcontracted work.

  • Develop estimates in the accuracy and level of detail required for the intended purpose of the estimate.

  • Consolidate and summarize the discipline basis of estimates.

  • Assemble discipline estimates into a final estimate for management review. Determine that the project requirements stated in the basis of estimate instructions are covered.

  • Provide consistency between the project estimate, project breakdown framework, and project schedule.

  • Understand business/industry trends and implications for estimating.

  • Within a business group, provide estimating leadership on strategic initiatives.

  • Estimate cost and cumulative impact of proposed design or construction changes.

  • Support procurement by contributing to cost analysis for subcontractor pricing to determine whether pricing is fair-and-reasonable.

  • Understand the risk register and applicable Monte-Carlo simulation techniques. Analyze risk to evaluate and forecast contingency requirements for management estimate reviews.

  • Maintain and trend historical cost data from actual hours, costs, and pricing.

  • Apply practical field experience and constructability expertise for the development of conceptual estimates when minimal design drawings and information are available.

  • Implement and supervise the use of standard estimating systems. Define the need and be able to modify systems approach as appropriate to support specific proposal or project requirements.


  • Bachelors’s degree in construction management, engineering, project management or related technical field and a minimum of 7 years progressive experience with increasing responsibility


  • Minimum of 12 of years progressive experience with increasing responsibility in an estimating role for industrial project execution or a project management role executing industrial projects in the field.

  • Estimating and Construction experience in civil, structural and architectural in an Industrial environment.

The Ideal Candidate will possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience with Timberline or similar estimating software platforms

  • Experience with Aspen CCE is a plus

  • Active membership in AACE, PMI or similar association a plus.

  • PSP or PMISP certification a plus.

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Primary Location United States-South Carolina-Greenville

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: BIA000718