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Burns & McDonnell Senior Estimator Water /Waste Water in Kansas City, Missouri


Senior Estimator needed in our Design-Build group with experience in estimating Water and Waste Water Treatment Plants, Industrial Facilities and Processes. Will be responsible for leading Engineer and Construction Design-Build / EPC estimates and proposals. They will help clients make fact based decisions by presenting accurate estimates in a credible and professional manor while minimizing risk to the company.

  • Manage Estimating strategy, and lead implementation efforts.

  • Assist Engineering in scope identification and development.

  • Manage workload scheduling to ensure deliverables.

  • Mentoring and training of discipline estimators.

  • Lead quantity surveying and labor and material pricing efforts.

  • Lead subcontractor solicitation & pre-qualification reviews.

  • Lead quantity survey and labor pricing review.

  • Review and verify subcontractor bid packages before being transmitted for quotes.

  • Consult labor market studies, cost history and reference materials when pricing.

  • Present the Estimate to internal and external clients.

  • Manage and review final Estimates before proposal presentation.

  • Team lead for pre-construction services.

  • Pricing general conditions and indirect costs.

  • Make final recommendations as to fee, contingency and escalation

  • Review and recommend commercial terms and conditions and address risk issues.

  • Identify and manage gaps and overlaps in scope of work.

All other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. A minimum of 8 years of direct project estimating experience with Conceptual estimating and Firm-Price estimating for Design-Build/EPC projects.

  • Ability to work independently or in groups, think creatively and analytically, and make quick and sound decisions

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and experience with a variety of Estimating Software a plus


Job Estimating

Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

About Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell is making the world a more amazing place with more than 5,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists and consultants on staff and growing. We strive to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. We take on some of the world’s toughest challenges with the industry’s best thinking.

We have offices and projects spanning the US and the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture of 100% employee ownership plays a major role in supporting that outcome. Each employee shares in the ownership of the firm, bringing the commitment of an owner to our projects. Clients appreciate that and have rewarded us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. Pretty cool for a 100 year old firm that grows organically.

At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference every day while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with more than 350 service specialties, your career and development options are abundant.

Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans

Req ID: 181683