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POSITION TITLE: Chief Estimator (Rail/Civil)


LOCATION: Sacramento, CA

OUR CLIENT: Saylor Consulting

Website: http://saylorconsulting.com

Leland Saylor Associates, a nationally recognized construction cost consulting firm headquartered in San Francisco, has an immediate opening for an experienced, dynamic individual to continue our phenomenal growth. Leland Saylor Associates is a leader in the cost consulting industry on the West Coast, focused on public construction in the civic, transit, and educational markets.


Recent projects include the Tom Bradley International Terminal, the 7 bridge Bay Area Toll Authority estimating contract, and the $3.4 billion Lawrence Livermore National Ignition Facility.  Other types of projects include schools, university and research facilities, hospitals, healthcare facilities, fire stations, police facilities, parking garages, museums, courthouses, office buildings, and civil and transit projects such as highways, bridges, airports and light rail. Types of services are primarily design phase estimating, but may include on-site change order estimating, scheduling, document control, and/or claims analysis.


Saylor has an immediate opening for a Chief Estimator (Rail/Civil) to work on a high profile, Railroad Project.


This is a full time, permanent position.




The successful candidate will be proficient in developing/reviewing estimates ranging from conceptual to detailed Engineer’s Estimates. Additionally, will be required to analyze estimates and based on completeness of design and quality of estimate information make recommendations for appropriate contingencies.

S/he will review and issue escalation rates to be used in estimates; review and approve discipline reconciliations for estimates, and will have excellent presentation skills in order to present this information to the Project Team.


Reviews and approvals of discipline comparisons for estimators; presentations; reviews and approvals of bid tabs; reconciliations of engineer’s estimates and bids; development of estimating policies, standards and procedures; ensuring that timely and accurate technical cost data is available; seeking additional useful data from various sources, and reviewing designs and specifications for cost effectiveness and suggesting alternatives, as appropriate.


This position requires the professional ability to work well with client personnel and to gain the acceptance and understanding of specialized aspects of estimating procedures.


Excellent communication and teaming abilities are essential.


Also important will be the ability to work well with others within a team based matrix Project / Company environment.




Fifteen plus years of progressively increasing responsibility in estimating within heavy civil / transit projects of $1B or more in size.

Experience will encompass:

•     Systems Estimating

•     Railroad / Transit Project Estimating

•     Quantity take-off preparation, including setting format for others to take-off

•     Labor Pricing using crew base and man-hours estimating methodology

•     Estimates from conceptual to detailed

•     Material Pricing – secure quotes

•     Strong Excel skills

•     Timberline or HCSS  Heavy bid estimating system

•     Scheduling

•     Risk Management




Timberline, HCSS, Excel, Word, Primavera




Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or a closely related field.




We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package with unlimited opportunities for professional development and advancement



CONTACT INFORMATION:                     

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume, cover letter and salary history to: (please put job title in the subject line of your email). Documents in Word format only;
no PDF documents please



Lisa K. Locke

Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services

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