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Burns & McDonnell Staff Estimator - Midstream (Kansas City) in Kansas City, Missouri


The Staff Estimator will be responsible for performing FEL 1 and 2 estimates, participating in the development of EPC and bid check estimates for Midstream projects (emphasis on compressor stations). This position will develop accurate bottoms up estimates in a credible and professional manner while minimizing risk to the company.

  • Develop factored and bottoms up FEL 1 and 2 (conceptual, feasibility and budget authorization) estimates for Midstream projects, and in particular compressor stations

  • Develop estimate schedules to manage workload and ensure timely completion of estimates

  • Review RFP and engineering documents for gaps and overlaps in scope of work.

  • Responsible for detail documentation of quantity take offs and constructability analysis

  • Responsible for the accuracy and validity of estimate clarifications and assumptions.

  • Review project summary schedules for validity.

  • Support the development of risk registers and assist the risk review process.

  • Responsible for compliance with estimating methodology ensuring quality estimates are produced.

  • Participate in project team reviews for estimating quantities and scope of project.

  • Responsible for reviewing and incorporating quotes on bonds and insurance.

  • Perform small and disadvantaged business solicitations and evaluations.

  • Support subcontractor pre-qualification, solicitation and bid reviews.

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

  • Responsible for reviewing and incorporating specialty and standard equipment and material pricing.

  • Support the development of general conditions, indirect costs and review with project management team.

  • Support the review of final estimate and presentation to management.

  • Present the estimate to internal and external clients.

  • Support the Section Manager in the determination of a man hour estimate for the required estimating effort.

  • Review and validate value engineering items, alternates, and options.

  • Responsible for updating cost history and data base management.

  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement.

  • 4 years of experience with Oil, Gas, Chemical EPC or construction contractor estimating or in the field

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

  • Must have knowledge and experience developing estimates and bidding midstream construction work

  • Must be familiar with factors that affect work productivity, be able to identify them and appropriately incorporate them into cost estimates

  • Demonstrated attention to detail.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.

  • OSHA 10 hour safety certification required.


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Primary Location US-MO-Kansas City

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: 225216