Sr. Estimator

Name : Arunn
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : Lexington,SC
Job Title Sr. Estimator
Relocation Preferences : USA
Objective :
To Execute, leading, responsible and challenging position in the construction industry
Resume :  
ARUNN C. DESAI arunndesai28[at] Ph:

To Execute, leading, responsible and challenging position in the construction industry.


Twenty plus years experience in construction industry as project manager, estimator, and field engineer. Work includes project management, estimating, scheduling material take off, planning and contracting in institutional, governmental-corps of eng; commercial, Industrial construction, Road & Bridges. Estimated the marine construction work. Carried out responsibilities for the overall implementation and direction of the estimating functions to provide services, procedures and methods for the timely and accurate response to client, project management, departmental, and company requirements. Have valuable experience in WWTP and Process piping take off on several project and DOE work for SRS-(govt. nuke remediation work) using Success software. Bidding and execution of work to the completion of the project in the diversified construction industry is routine experience.

B.E. Civil ; 24 hours completed towards M.S. Civil at the University of South Carolina 1991,


9/06 11/08 Change Manager/ Lead Estimator - Bovis Lend Lease. Miami FL,
Estimator on Met One- and Paramount Bay -multi million dollars ,high rise towers in Miami down town - estimating concrete, steel, form work and other items, including changes in electrical and HVAC, site work, cranes and conveyor systems and the changes made for several revisions and alternates. . Prepare and verify all the changes, send RFI including electrical and mechanical and other trade work of all the divisions for engineers and client approval. Worked on 400+ change orders and 75 scope changes. Of value exceeding 45million dollars. Used Online screen takeoff, Prolog and ASA soft wares. Works with other disciplines and functions to collect all necessary data on scope and quantities to prepare an accurate estimate in specialty discipline areas. Performs analysis on functional input. Worked was started as oust side consultant than joined their team.

2003 - 2006 Chief Estimator: Madhav. Columbia SC.
Worked as consultant on diversified projects. (1)Arbitrated work for Bovis and Land Lease Inc. for 34 + different revisions of the work form base GMP drawing. Arbitrating dispute between owners Engineers and Steel Fabricator, concrete and form work contractors and other trades. (2)Worked in Miami as hired by Fluor as an Estimator and Seawall specialist for marine work and other damages. Verified applicants damages and estimated work to repair or replace damaged work. Prepared Project work sheet as a project officer for approval for funding for Public and institutional facilities. These included Sea wall construction, Piers, buildings, parks, parking, recreational facility, irrigation system, drainage and well redevelopment, wharf, retaining wall, riprap and other structures.(3) Estimating marine Structure work includes Sheet piling, Steel, Vinyl or Wood sheet piling walls in sea or lake water. Bulkhead walls, Retaining walls, Deck, Dock, Wharfs, Wave Attenuator, Dredging work including water and the site work for the projects on waterfront, costal and interior water - marine work for Santee Marine Construction Co. Provide conceptual and / or fixed price as per clients need. Used Quest 6.5 estimating program. (4) Work as independent consultant- estimated the projects for CMC - SMI, and Gerdau Ameri Steel for industrial, refiners, Nucor steel and high rise towers. (5) Worked on waste water and water treatment plant projects for water division for M.B. Kahn. Supervised and prepared complete bidding of the project from bid documents under chief estimator. Including plant and yard - cast iron, ductile or pvc- piping, setting plant equipments, site work, concrete, steel and all divisions of the contract work. Revised the cost as per addendum and negotiated cost as per revisions of the work. Assigned and supervised the work of other junior estimators as required. Used sophisticated and elaborate WinEst estimate software.

1992-2002 Senior Estimator Allied CMC Inc. Charleston SC.
Estimated various sizes of projects, DOT Road and Bridges, industrials, commercial, Waste water treatment plants and institutional in compliance with the specification requirement. Constantly updating general, direct and incidental and other direct cost for fabrication. In charge of hiring detailers, approval of shop drawing, fabrication scheduling, quantity and completion of projects in estimated quantity and time.

1986-1991 Chief Estimator /Project Manager: Kahn Lockwood Inc. Columbia SC.
Review contract documents, drawings and estimated entire projects. Managed and supervised construction of complete projects. Bid as fixed priced, cost plus or conceptual estimate of the work. Review subcontractors proposals, prepare contract documents and supervised field staff and work progress. Approved progress payment. Prepared RFI, change orders and scope change requests. Maintain cost data and data base. Types of project: Commercial buildings, school building, shopping centers, historical building restorations, pre engineered - industrial and office warehouses buildings, single and multi family homes. Supervised multiple sites at a time.

1982-1986 Chief Executive/ Owner: N M C & Company. Houston:
Construction projects contracted in Texas and South Carolina. 25 Commercial projects were successfully completed. Estimated the projects, win the bid, sub contracted work, hire the trade people, supervise and managed entire projects. Projects were for Government school districts, corps of engineers, public agencies, institutions and addition work for private owners. Build own spec house. Possess contractors license.

1980-1981 Estimator, Brown & Root Inc. Houston.
Worked in Mineral - mining industry and heavy construction division. Estimated the projects for different oil companies. Performed estimating of grading, concrete, structural steel, and rebar . Estimated material, equipment hours and man-hours. Participated in costing, allocating cost as per cost codes and maintain data base. Courses taken-Scheduling, costing & advanced estimating offered by B & R.

Advance Fortran programming. Software used: Quest 6.7; Prolog, ASA, shear 97. Quick Bid 4; On Line Screen take off, WinEst, SitExc, Timberline, Penta. Power Scope, Success.

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