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Title:  Sr. Estimator/Project Manager

Date:  May 25, 2023

Naperville, IL, US, 60564

Company:  NPL Construction (S4)

Pay Range: $110,209.00 - $158,150.50 

Centuri companies consider several factors when extending an offer, including but not limited to, the role and responsibilities, a candidate's work experience, education, training and skills, and geographic location.

Who We Are

Centuri Group is comprised of a family of companies that make up a utility infrastructure enterprise, operating throughout the US and Canada, committed to safely delivering gas, electric and utility services to our customers and the community. We help you build your career on Solid Ground by investing in your development and valuing your unique skills, perspective, and background. Employees are the lifeblood of our organization, and we’re committed to providing a stable foundation to continuously grow and thrive. We’ve got work for the next 100 years - All we need is you!


The Senior Estimator position reports to the Director of Operations. The position is responsible for preparing detailed and accurate cost estimates in support of bidding projects in a highly competitive market; typically, regulated utility infrastructure construction projects. The position works closely with operations to review project plans and specifications, determine general project requirements, and identify constructability challenges. The position also supports operations and project managers in pre-construction and project management functions including but not limited to project hand-off, resource planning and scheduling, and change order management. The Senior Estimator is a key, individual contributor that works in a highly collaborative environment and serves as the functional expert when developing estimates.

What You'll Do

  • Read and establish a comprehensive understanding of project scopes of work (SOW) related to clients’ requests for proposal for use in establishing estimates.
  • Participate in client pre-bid meetings, internal bid strategy meetings, and organize site visits to obtain any unique or specific requirements that may affect the cost estimate.
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates and project schedules by performing detailed quantity take-offs and analyzing the SOW, plans, and specifications.
  • Define individual scopes of work for qualified subcontractors / suppliers and solicit pricing to ensure competitive pricing for each estimate item.
  • Develop and maintain an estimating database of subcontractor / supplier pricing.
  • Develop and submit bid proposal packages according to client requirements.  
  • Develop, update, and maintain the cost estimates that support the Company’s blanket contract, unit prices.
  • Review final estimate packages with Operations to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to formal quotation.
  • Assemble required documentation to obtain internal approval prior to formally submitting bid proposals to the client.
  • Evaluate variances between actual and budgeted costs. Develop effective project cost model for estimating future projects based upon historical data.

What You'll Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Finance, Construction Management, or equivalent job experience.
  • 8 years combined with increasing responsibilities in project estimating, including construction management, contract administration, and documentation.
  • Knowledge of and skill in using computer software, including MS Word, Excel, Project, Outlook, PowerPoint, P6 Scheduling, and computerized cost data and systems.
  • Proficient with commercial estimating software such as B2W, Accubid, HCSS, etc.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret plans, specifications, statements of work, and various bidding documents to determine scope of work.
  • Demonstrated experience of utility infrastructure construction projects and successful estimate preparation.
  • Strong knowledge of contract management, cost management, risk management, and reporting.
  • Ability to follow instructions and work on multiple projects until the end goals are accomplished.
  • Strong facilitation and consensus building skills.
  • Excellent written communication skill to compose proposals, reports, presentations, and work-related manuals.  
  • Interpersonal communication skill to work effectively with others to coordinate activities and arrive at mutual decisions.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.

What You'll Get

  • Benefit Package including Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • 401K w/ Company Match
  • Voluntary Life & AD&D Insurance and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Vacation/Sick Time and Paid Holidays 
  • Potential Bonus Opportunities 
  • Career Development Opportunities 
  • Employee Discounts 
  • Weekly Payroll

Work Environment

  • Work is performed in a 50% office and 50% field work at warehouse and construction sites
  • Flexibility to work different schedules and stay late with little or no notice
  • Can read documents, use a computer, communicate verbally and in writing
  • Mobility required within an office, warehouse and construction site environments
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 20 pounds
  • Pass pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug screens
  • Provide valid US work authorization documents for E-Verify
  • Satisfactory results of pre-employment background check results
  • Valid driver's license with clean driving record

Legal Stuff

  • Pass pre-employment, random, post-accident, and reasonable suspicion drug screens
  • Provide valid US work authorization documents for E-Verify
  • Satisfactory results of pre-employment background check results
  • Valid driver’s license with clean driving record

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Commitment

This job description is subject to change at any time.  It reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, and does not exclude or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Centuri and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.  Centuri will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process (e.g., accommodations for a test or job interview) if so requested.

Nearest Major Market: Naperville
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago