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Senior Estimator (Remote Ok

Company: NTT Global Data Centers Americas, Inc
Location: Ashburn
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

The Senior Estimator is responsible for the development of estimates and cost targets for all datacenter builds. This role manages all cost estimates, cost data, communications, and schedule meetings, and will be a point of contact between internal and external parties for all projects. The Senior Estimator works closely with design, engineering, construction, procurement, security, networking, and operations teams throughout each project and ensures cost information developed and managed meets the requirements of each project. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Prepare conceptual and cost study estimates from preliminary sketches. Develop cost plans and estimates through the design phase, delivering updated cost plans at appropriate design milestones. Develop cost estimates from the engineering drawings; proactively identify deficiencies and/or questions; and assist the project team. Prepare and review material take-offs from contract documents and drawings. Develop detailed cost estimates from drawings and specifications. Partner collaboratively with cross-functional teams (design engineering, construction, cost control functions, scheduling, finance, etc.) to understand requirements and ensure alignment to scope, schedule, and budget. May include working with outsourced estimating resources to manage the workload. Develop and maintain estimating databases and templates specific to each location. Provide reports to senior managers on estimate data, project cost progress and assumptions to ensure a clear and concise message is sent and understood. Support, develop and improve estimating processes and procedures. Work effectively and negotiate costs with Contractors and associated project Consultants. Perform all aspects of estimating, analysis, and verification of contractor costs. Prepare and review the material pricing and validate against other pricing references, acquire material quotes when possible. Review contractor and subcontractor pricing and leading negotiations for NTT to drive fair contract prices. Participate in the negotiation meeting with subcontractors. Accumulate, evaluate, and document historical cost data for the development of future estimates. Prepares and negotiates change orders. Performs contingency and risk analysis. Ensure that post=contract cost variances and change control processes are managed effectively. Ensure that cost auditing and valuation work is managed effectively and that a robust process for cost validation is in place. Compile as-built cost estimate records for benchmarking purposes. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES Must possess a clear understanding of the full construction life cycle. Proven capability to perform all forms and types of estimates from parametric to bottoms up and high level what-if scenarios. Possess and demonstrate a full range of understanding and appreciation for the estimating process and how it ties to the overall organizational goals. Strong analytical, problem-solving skills beyond estimating practice. Strong understanding of the impacts of time and location on construction costs and accurately incorporate those costs into any estimate provided. Capability to multi-task in a fast-pace environment. Possess multidiscipline experience and understand and be able to estimate all facets of a data center construction project. Ability to clearly set and lead meetings to review and discuss estimates or estimating activities. Ability to be highly confidential. Proficient with computers to include the utilization of Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook. Ability to work in a team environment. Manages stress and/or fast pace effectively. Excellent analytical, creative thinking, written and verbal communication skills. EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE High School Diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's Degree in Cost Estimating, Construction Management, or related field or equivalent education and/or relevant experience. 10 years' experience in in performing cost estimates, reviewing contractor's price and cost proposals for major engineering and construction projects. Experience with Construction Estimation Software. Position Requirements PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTSPrimarily sitting with some walking, standing, and bending.Able to hear and speak into a telephone.Close visual work on a computer terminal.Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate any required computer keyboard, mouse, and other technical instruments.Able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs.WORK CONDITIONSThis position is expected to be remote with an occasional need to be on-site in a shared workspace.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSAbility to travel up to 25%.Must possess a current, valid state-issued driver's license Shift Days Exempt/Non-Exempt Position Senior Estimator Number of Openings 1 Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt Hiring Manager(s) Location NTT Global Data Centers Americas, Inc., Ashburn About the Organization Global Data Centers is a division of NTT Ltd. and incorporates DPA, e-shelter, Gyron, Netmagic, NTT Indonesia Nexcenter, RagingWire and other NTT Communications group Data Center divisions. Our combined global platform is one of the largest in the world, with over 140 data centers spanning more than 20 countries and regions including North America, Europe, Africa and APAC. As a neutral operator, we offer access to multiple cloud providers, a large variety of Internet Exchanges and telecommunication network providers including our own IPv6 compliant, tier-one global IP network. Our clients benefit from tailored infrastructure and experience consistent best practices in design and operations across all of our highly reliable, scalable, and customizable data centers.

NTT Global Data Centers Americas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information/characteristics, marital status/registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation.

All applicants for employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing, a criminal background check and education/employment verification. Additionally, some positions require a review of driving records, credit checks, and/or successful completion of the federal governments 'Public Trust' background screening.

EOE Statement NTT Global Data Centers Americas, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and maintains a drug-free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information and characteristics, marital status and registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law or ordinance or regulation. This position is currently accepting applications.

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