WSP USA Estimator in Troy, New York
Req ID 11960
Who We Are
At WSP, we are driven by inspiring future-ready pioneers to innovate. We’re looking to grow our teams with people who are ready to collaborate in building communities and expanding our skylines. To do this, we hire candidates of all experiences, skillsets, backgrounds and walks of life. We actively foster a work environment and culture where inclusion and diversity is part of our fundamental structure. This is delivered behaviorally, through our policies, trainings, local partnerships with professional diverse organizations, internal networks and most importantly with the support and sponsorship of our leaders who help drive our commitment to an inclusive, diverse, welcoming and equitable work environment. Anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
WSP is currently initiating a search for an Estimator for our Albany, NY Client's Field Office.
Be involved in projects with our PMCM Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide assistance to New York State Office of General Services (OGS) Project Manager as directe
Prepare independent estimates and analyze 3rd party estimates.
Provides support in price negotiations. Obtains quotes for materials and services.
Performs related costs estimating and budgeting functions. Performs conceptual estimating by establishing a project’s cost prior to development of graphical representation of a facility.
Performs cost estimates by breaking down the items of work on an orderly and logical basis, determining the cost of each item from experience and summarizing the total. Uses estimating software to develop estimates with guidance from lead/senior estimators. Prepares detailed breakdown of components and elements of estimates. Revised estimates and reports to management accordingly.
Analyzes specifications, drawings, sketches and sample layouts to calculate total construction cost using labor, material, and equipment pricing schedules in concert with historical data.
Assists project management with preparation of schedules for estimate preparation, review, and publication. Reviews takeoffs with project management and checks for mathematical and technical accuracy. • Assigns material costs and staffing costs to the takeoffs.
Verifys the actual hourly rates paid to the employees as well as overhead expenses incurred and presented in accordance with FAR guidelines.
Reviews contractual documents and contract modifications to determine scope of work, changes to scope, and cost estimates of scope changes.
Prepares and summarizes task and subtask estimates, including rate and unit cost determination and performing mathematical calculations by applying standard factors.
Assists in preparation of independent cost estimates (ICE) for submitted change order proposals.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Potential travel occasionally for meetings/training may be required, vehicle will be necessary with valid driver’s license
Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
Who You Are
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or Business.
3 - 5 years of related experience in Cost Estimating.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Proficiency necessary in Microsoft software including Word/Excel/Outlook.
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Valid driver’s license - Occasional travel within the region may be required.
Must be available to work alternate work hours on as needed basis.
Proven ability to adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.
This hire will be contingent upon client selection and successful background check.
Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
This role is subject to a client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy. As such, employee may be subject to random drug/alcohol tests. A copy of the client mandated drug/alcohol testing policy will be provided during employee onboarding and is available upon applicant request.
Proficiency in Cost Works/Equipment Watch
OSHA 30 Hour certified required
Proficient in the use of Office Suite (Excel, Word, etc.)
Compensation and Benefits:
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
Expected Salary: $68,800 - $114,300
WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Travel Required: 25%
Job Status: Regular
Employee Type: Full
Primary Location: TROY - RIVER ST
All locations: US-NY-Albany, US-NY-Troy
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com
WSP provides a flexible, agile and hybrid workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?
WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.