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United Technologies Corporation Project Estimator (NORESCO) in Baltimore, Maryland

Job ID: 01337019

City: Baltimore

State: Maryland

Country: United States

Category: General Management

Job Type: Full Time


Date Posted:



United States of America


CAM65: NOR Baltimore 500 McCormick Drive, Baltimore, MD, 21202 USA

Exciting Things are Happening at NORESCO!

As one of the largest energy services companies in the U.S., NORESCO utilizes design-build and performance-based contracting vehicles to deliver energy and maintenance savings and significant infrastructure upgrades to existing facilities. NORESCO also provides build, own, operate and maintain (BOOM) services for central heating, cooling and power-generation systems. NORESCO’s Sustainability Services group offers a full suite of sustainable design consulting services, including energy auditing, commissioning and retro-commissioning, energy & daylighting analysis, LEED® certification consulting, and sustainability master planning.

What makes NORESCO unique is our ability to engineer and implement turnkey energy solutions that meet each customer’s individual needs. At NORESCO, we pride ourselves on the excellent relationships we maintain with our customers. We earn their trust and respect through listening and timely response to their needs and concerns. These relationships, along with pursuing and hiring the best people, are truly why NORESCO is a leader in the energy industry.

NORESCO is part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corporation. We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.

We have an immediate need for a Construction Project Estimator and Developer

The Project Estimator and Developer shall report to the Program Manager of Construction, while receiving general guidance from the Sr. Project Manager of Estimating. The Project Estimator will support the needs of the Project Development Teams throughout NORESCO. As an integral member of the project teams you will have considerable responsibilities for the Estimating and Constructability process during project Development.

This position's primary responsibility will deal with conceptual estimating, detailed estimating, constructability input/review for scope, competitive bidding including proposal review and the pre-qualification of subcontractors. Secondary responsibilities shall include supporting the development of scopes of work, participate in the creation of large project solicitations providing constructability and cost estimates, working with our engineers/project managers to generate bid documents, and to provide subcontractor proposal reviews.

Here is a look at the responsibilities for this position:

  • Work with Project Teams to develop estimates and constructability for project proposals

  • Attend "Pre Bid" meetings and job walks

  • Risk identification, review and management of work being developed and under contract.

  • Assist with project design of product type and analysis through conceptual plans/estimates/schedules.

  • Prepare conceptual estimates based on historic pricing derived from cost database and trends for Development and the project construction

  • Prepare conceptual estimates based on preliminary scope, assumptions and exclusions, using RS Means and/or an alternate estimating tool.

  • Prepare detailed estimates based on partial or complete construction design documents using RS Means and/or an alternate estimating tool.

  • Work with the engineering group to develop and refine the scopes of work that will be included in the project for costing.

  • Solicit subcontractors and vendors for pricing and ensure proper trade coverage for each scope including prequalification

  • Provide an independent estimate to validate subcontractor quotes.

  • Monitor project development and revise quantity take-off's for changes to original plan for construction

  • Compute cost factors and prepare estimates used for the purposes of development, planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids, change order pricing,

  • Assist the project team with management of the bid process which includes finalization of bid packages for solicitation, coordination of subcontractor walks, review and analyze proposals from subcontractors and finalization costing for the specified scopes of work.

  • Assist project managers with review of their construction cost budget and turn over information.

  • Visit job site periodically with Project Manager to observe and discuss current construction issues revise estimates throughout the project.

  • Assist with continual development of our cost database and manage job cost history and maintain upkeep of costs for internal databases

Education / Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree preferred


  • Self-driven and motivated individual who eventually will need little direction in driving their responsibilities to completion.

  • Excellent verbal and written skills are required. Will develop written communications and correspondence as needed.

  • Excellent time management and superior organizational skills required.

  • Ability to work under pressure with a variety of team members.

  • Extensive experience in construction water wastewater industries.

  • Extensive experience in estimating project budget based on limited, incomplete scope and minimal drawings/specifications, Design/Build.

  • Experience in developing requests for proposals and evaluating subcontractor bids.

  • Experience in participating in project development, providing constructability input to construction, and installing Mechanical, Electrical, Concrete and general construction.

  • Experience utilizing Estimating Tools and software to prepare detailed budgets.

  • Ability to travel.

  • Ability to read and understand contract and construction documents.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel with expertise in preparing and working with general and complex Excel spreadsheets/workbooks.

  • 5+ years of experience with management of water / waste water projects

  • Proficient in scheduling software MS Project or P6, Word and Excel

  • Travel required

  • Mental alertness and ability to concentrate with distractions nearby

  • This position requires working in diverse locations and conditions including but not limited to mechanical equipment rooms where there can be potential exposure to noisy operating equipment, exposure to extreme weather conditions, precarious places, and proximity to electricity including high voltage.

  • Potential exists for requirement of employee to regularly lift and or move up to 10 lbs., frequently lift and or move up to 50 lbs. and occasionally lift and or move more than 50 lbs.

  • Develop a network of qualified equipment suppliers and contractors in the W/WWTP market

  • Review engineering designs for constructability and implementation logistics

  • Complete a detailed review of all customer and sub-contractor contract documents

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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United Technologies Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.

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