Chief Estimator Resume Examples & Templates

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Chief Estimator Resume Example

Reginald Peterson
123 Fake Street, City, State, Zip Code H: 000-000-0000 | C: 000-000-0000 |

Professional Summary
Seasoned highway and heavy construction estimator / project manager with 20+ years of achievement. Uniquely adept at estimating, bidding on, and securing profitable construction projects worth up to $56M. Thrive in dynamic, challenging environments; decisive and poised under pressure. Talented coach and mentor who assembles and motivates teams to surpass goals. Forge productive relations with all colleagues and staff members, effectively partnering with various work styles. Master of Science in Civil Engineering.

Core Qualifications
Key Contract Negotiations Complex Problem Solving Staff Training and Development Coaching and Mentoring Program and Project Management Bidding and Estimating

Chief Estimator September 2002 to Current Company Name City, State Coordinate work estimating and bidding on major highway and heavy construction projects. Effectively manage all project aspects including change orders, invoicing, claims, engineering support, and technology correspondence. Plan and schedule construction, materials procurement, fabrication, and delivery sequences. Led company to achieve record work volume levels over the past 3 years. Secured ~$19M deal with Walbridge for construction of Benteler Steel / Tube Mill in Shreveport, effectively saving company from an impending financial crisis. Successfully managed West 70th Street Widening project that translated to $13.5M business. Upgraded technology by helping company transition to GPS surveying and machine control. Created GPS grading models. Ensured sound finances by creating budgets to assess actual vs. estimated costs and profitability. Prepared all Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP). Served as Northwest Louisiana Section Chairman of the Louisiana AGC. Built and maintained strong reputation among contracting community. Current Company Name City, State Chief Estimator, December 2001 ­ September 2002 Estimating Manager / Project Manager, July 1999 ­ December 2001 Estimated and bid on highway and heavy construction projects worth up to $58M. Led a team of up to 8 estimators and 2 clerks. Duties included site visits and reviews, quantity takeoffs, project schedules, and estimate pricing. Provided estimators with current equipment, labor, and workman’s compensation rates. Trained estimators and field personnel on estimating and scheduling software. Budgeted project construction costs. Promoted to Chief Estimator based on performance. Aligned operations by organizing estimating software to achieve company-wide uniformity. Coached and developed new hires into highly effective estimators. Bid on and secured $58M project for southwest loop at Texarkana, as well as asphalt paving project for Port of Chalmette. Personally estimated and bid on all asphalt paving projects as Chief Estimator. Senior Estimator October 1998 to June 1999 Company Name City, State Estimated and bid on up to 16 general, highway, and heavy construction projects per month. Expedited estimating process and software to maximize efficiency within a strenuous bidding schedule. While serving as company’s only estimator from April to June 1999, successfully maintained backlog of