Senior Cost Estimator
Atlanta, GA  / Gainesville, FL 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

About Us

At HDR, we specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While we are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, we provide much more than that. We create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists. That's why we believe diversity is our greatest strength. HDR is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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We believe that the way we work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, we believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

HDR is looking for a Senior Cost Estimator to join our construction cost estimating team in either Atlanta, GA or Gainesville, FL. This individual will work as part of the South Atlantic Area Water Business group, with a focus on water, wastewater and water resources projects. They may also be expected to provide cost estimating support for other business groups throughout the Southeast and other regional offices. They will be expected to have extensive experience in the development of Opinion of Construction Cost estimates. They must have at least 20 years of construction cost estimating experience, as well as construction experience and the ability to translate this into construction cost estimates. Prior experience working for a construction contractor is preferred but not required. They will develop estimates for water treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, pump stations, and pipelines, and be expected to lead cost estimates. On large projects, they will work with other estimators supporting specific divisions of work, such as electrical, instrumentation, and controls. This position requires developing a written and communicated basis of estimate to outline major assumptions and excluded items. They must have the skills for performing quantity takeoff from drawings, either manually or using takeoff software, as well as an understanding of direct costs and indirect costs.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or a combination of education and experience would be accepted

Minimum of 20 years of construction estimating experience

Extensive construction cost estimating experience

Experience with BIM Models used for quantity takeoff and 5D

Extensive experience and competency with Sage (Timberline)

Ability to effectively write a basis of estimate

Understanding of direct costs and indirect costs

Construction experience and the ability to translate this into construction cost estimates

Ability to perform quantity takeoff from drawings, either manually or using takeoff software

Strong communication skills to interact with project team members and other estimating staff

An attitude and commitment to being an active participant of our employee-owned culture is a must

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with a construction contractor is desirable

Experience with Innovaya BIM-Sage tool is preferred

Local candidates are preferred


At HDR, we know work isn't only about who you work for; it's also about what you do and how you do it. Led by the strength of our values and a culture shaped by employee ownership, we network with each other, build on each other's contributions, and collaborate together to make great things possible. When you join HDR, we give you license to do the same. We help you take charge of your career, giving you multiple growth opportunities along the way.

Primary Location: United States-Georgia-Atlanta
Other Locations: United States-Florida-Gainesville
Industry: Construction & Design/Build
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular
BusinessClass: Project Controls
Job Posting: Sep 14, 2021

At HDR, we are committed to the principles of employment equity.

USA: We are a Federal Contractor, Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider all qualified candidates regardless of minority, veteran, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or any other status protected by law.

CANADA: We welcome applications from all qualified individuals.

AUSTRALIA: We consider all qualified candidates regardless of gender, ethnicity, country of birth, political or religious affiliation, health status, or any other status protected by law.

At HDR, health and safety matters.

For some positions, you may be required to provide drug and alcohol testing, before or during employment, based on our Drug Testing and Drug Free Workplace Policy.

If you are required to drive for us, we require a valid driver's license and compliance with our vehicle policy.


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
20+ years
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