Lead Estimator

Project Management
Portland, OR US
Permanent Full-Time
JobID 2040
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The opportunity

As a Lead Estimator at Linesight, you will lead highly experienced, culturally diverse, and passionate teams nurturing a strong social dynamic and a shared sense of achievement. You will build on your vast industry experience which will open doors for you, extend your skillset and expand your perspective. We will empower, support, and enable you to take real responsibility in your role so that you can take charge of your career progression with us. You will be mentored and supported by industry leaders and given the tools to grow. You will also be involved in and contribute to our business strategy as we continue to evolve. For us lasting trusted relationships are everything, both with our teams and our clients. 

In this role you will: 

  • Provide expert estimating leadership through the construction stage of the projects by managing relationships with the project team, general contractors and the client  
  • Develop and implement robust processes and systems for the estimating team 
  • Evaluate initial cost plans and ensure they are sufficient to carry out the work within agreed timeframes 
  • Own the external contractor bid analysis process 
  • Develop a benchmarking strategy for each industry and incorporate the relevant data into estimates for clients  
  • Provide regular updates to key stakeholders on estimate deliverables, ensuring appropriate quality controls are conducted and completed within agreed timeframes 
  • Support post-budget setting by providing expert technical guidance on change order estimates and cost analysis when required 

We would love to hear from you if you: 

  • Have grown your experience in estimating over 15 years with experience in the pharmaceutical, life sciences, petrochemical, industrial or manufacturing sectors 
  • Are proficient across all stages of estimating, peer reviews, project benchmarking within highly technical facilities 
  • Have a passion for building an estimating team, providing guidance and encouragement to your employees to successfully achieve deliverables   
  • Have excellent business development and negotiation skills with the ability to expertly represent clients with contractors  
  • Are an excellent communicator both verbally and in writing 
  • Thrive on building strong relationships with your team and clients through a shared purpose and sense of openness and fun 

About us

Since 1974, we’ve been providing a construction consultancy service that keeps clients coming back. And for that we have our people to thank. It takes a special kind of togetherness to create our thriving, authentic culture. We overcome challenges together, delivering better projects and leveraging innovation. We see the potential in our people and we empower them. We’re a business on a journey – an agile business that is proud
to be different.

We are Linesight. Dynamic. Driven. Different.  

About Project Management

Our teams of program and project managers deliver success globally through strategic planning and stringent controls. Whether you have extensive experience or are at the early stages of your career in program or project management, we offer the opportunity to work on some of the most innovative buildings and facilities with world-leading clients. Play a central role in these projects as part of our dynamic team. We recognise the value that each team member can bring to the table, and we offer a range of supports, learning pathways and structured career planning cycles to ensure that every individual has the best opportunity to excel and further develop, regardless of the stage of your career you join us at.

Our approach to DE&I

At Linesight, we believe that our success is tied to the success of our employees, and we are committed to creating a workplace that is fair, equitable, and inclusive for everyone. We understand that creating an environment where all employees have an equal opportunity to thrive requires a concerted effort across every stage of their time with us, from hiring and onboarding to promotion, career growth, and development.

As part of this commitment, we have implemented a range of policies and initiatives to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I). This starts with our attraction pipeline and accessible job descriptions, designed to attract a broad range of candidates, and continuing throughout the employee life cycle with DE&I checks built in at every stage. Fairness, consistency, and transparency are the core principles for all our hiring, salary increase, and promotion decisions with built-in gender pay gap checks. Employee and family-friendly policies also enhance inclusion and equity in our teams.  

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