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Construction Associate / Estimator

Michael Baker International
Moon, PA 15108
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The Construction Services group provides cost estimating, value engineering, scheduling and consulting services for new construction and renovation projects ranging from $1 million to $5 billion in construction costs. Clients include federal agencies, architects, engineers and private corporations. Project include specialized facilities, administrative buildings, hospitals, commercial buildings, schools and infrastructure.

Michael Baker International is seeking an energetic and experienced Construction Associate/Estimator to join our Moon Township, PA team. The ideal candidate will have background in providing cost estimating and cost analysis services to a variety of clients. The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Perform complete quantity takeoffs and apply corresponding budget pricing based on historical data to develop cost models and estimates
  • Review proposal specifications and drawings, attend pre-bid meetings and walkthroughs, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of budget and estimate
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure complete and accurate preparation of proposals, budgets, and presentations to clients
  • Keep current on changes and trends in methods of construction, codes and materials, construction costs, wage rates, and working rules; research, review and suggest new materials and methods to apply to projects as required
  • Interface with Owner, A/E, subcontractors, and other team members to build lasting relationships and provide superior customer service
  • Gather, calculate, and compile data for use in conceptual/bid proposal estimates
  • Maintain current, accurate information on prices from suppliers and contractors through direct contact and written materials, sales brochures, price lists, etc.
  • Support the highway/bridge design teams with constructability reviews of the plans under development
  • Monitor construction progress; document project progress; report contractor progress
  • Perform field inspection duties
  • Manage submittal review process
  • Review contractor pay estimates; review CPM schedules
  • Facilitate project meetings including preparation of agenda, recording meeting minutes, preparing and distributing meeting reports
  • Ensure projects adhere to all government and industry standards and guidelines
  • Implement and maintain document control management systems


  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Engineering or related fields
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the A/E or construction industry
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cost estimating principles and procedures, construction methods, and related industry experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in understanding and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models
  • Knowledge of estimating techniques, conceptual budgeting, cost control, competitive lump sum budding, planning, scheduling, and material pricing
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook), MII (MCACES), Timberline, PlanSwift, RS Means, or other cost estimating systems
  • Ability to calculate mathematical extensions, read and understand engineering drawings, purchase orders, contracts, cost coding systems, etc. is essential
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of commonly used business practices as they relate to Engineering and Construction
  • Experience with Project Management and Team Leadership
  • Ability to create and develop technical work products (cost estimates and related products); ability to develop and edit technical reports
  • Availability to work non-standard hours, including some nights and weekends on occasion
Michael Baker International, a leading provider of engineering and consulting services, including design, planning, architectural, environmental, construction and program management, has been solving some of the world's most complex infrastructure challenges for more than 80 years with a legacy of expertise, experience, innovation and integrity.

Based in Pittsburgh and with nearly 100 offices nationwide, we partner with clients on everything from roads, bridges, tunnels, mass transit, and airports, to water treatment plants, arctic oil pipelines, environmental restoration and specialized overseas construction. We serve as a trusted adviser to the communities we serve, making them safer, more accessible, more sustainable and more prosperous.

We provide visionary leadership in facilitating transformational change for our clients. Our work delivers differentiating innovations and dedicated experts who challenge the status quo and share a world of diverse experience and an impassioned entrepreneurial spirit. We deliver quality of life.

We Make a Difference.

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.Michael Baker International is seeking an energetic and experienced Construction Associate/Estimator to join our Moon Township, PA team. The ideal candidate will have background in providing cost estimating and cost analysis services to a variety of clients.

Posted: 2021-09-12 Expires: 2021-10-11
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