Senior Estimator

Name : Stephen A. MacKean
Industry Type : General Contractors - Managers
City & State : West Newbury,MA
Job Title Senior Estimator
Relocation Preferences : Rather not
Objective : To obtain a Chief or Senior Estimator position in a respected, forward thinking construction company where I can apply my substantial knowledge and experience
Resume :  
Abilities and Skills:

Strong work experience with exposure to all aspects of construction estimating
Deep knowledge of conceptual through construction document estimating
Skill to handle all estimating disciplines from site work through mechanical systems
Excellent communication and comprehension abilities
Thorough knowledge of documentation and analytical processes involved in estimating
Great problem solving attitude with high degree of work precision
Proficiency to advance difficult and challenging projects to fruition
Ability to work in a fast paced environment and to meet deadlines
Command in handling computer with high level of expertise in estimating software
Dexterity to adapt to any new methodology

Professional Experience:

Suffolk Construction Company, Inc., Boston, MA (2008-2010, 2002-2003)
Senior Estimator

Lead estimator responsible for coordinating all aspects of cost estimating for major health care projects, medical office buildings, research lab facilities, academic buildings, athletic centers, and residential complexes
Managed value engineering and budget process in close collaboration with client, owners representative, architect, designer, and consultants
Prepared contract values, exhibits, schedules, qualifications, and assumptions
Responsible for subcontractor solicitation, bid management, scope sheets, and exhibits
Educated other senior estimators in conversion to new software systems
Mentored assistant estimators in estimating, sub solicitations, and scope sheets
Furthered expansion of company subcontractor data base


William A. Berry & Son, Inc., Danvers, MA (2005-2008, 1998-2002)
Senior Estimator

Lead estimator responsible for all aspects of cost estimating for major health care pro-jects, academic buildings, campus centers, athletic facilities, and research labs
Directed estimating team for two large hospitals and resort facility in Algeria
Headed value engineering and budget process in collaboration with client, owners rep-resentative, architect, designer, and consultants
Represented estimating department in company presentations to clients
Created budget control system for projects from conceptual design through construction documents
Collaborated in early purchases, material expediting, and subcontractor purchasing
Tutored junior estimators in take-offs and estimating
Streamlined and expanded company cost history data base


MacKean Associates, West Newbury, MA (2003-2005, 1986-1995)
Principal

Creation and operation of construction management firm
Provided construction management services for clients and contractors
Developed and maintained cost estimates for architects, developers, and contractors
Established commercial loss estimates for insurance companies including setting of re-serves and assistance in loss settlements
Produced and maintained project schedules for clients
Monitored and supervised construction including implementation of necessary changes
Assisted clients in solicitation and selection of architects, consultants, and contractors
Completion of construction projects for bonding companies including meetings with owners, establishment of reserves, and selection of new contractors when required


Monitor Builders Inc., Boston, MA (1997-1998)
Planner/Estimator

Managed and directed all company cost estimating
Prepared company proposal packages covering scope, schedule, and cost
Created project schedules from design through construction
Coordinated with clients and design team during project development
Responsible for subcontractor solicitation, prequalification, and bidding
Expanded and maintained company subcontractor data base
Established company cost history data base


Carlson Design/Construct Corp., Framingham, MA (1995-1997)
Senior Estimator

Managed and directed all cost estimating for Boston office
Prepared design/build proposals including scope, schedule, and cost
Created project schedules from design through construction
Built company subcontractor data base and solicitation system
Implemented subcontractor prequalification system


Education:Northeastern University, BS Civil Engineering, 1975


References:Available upon request

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