Gannett Fleming, Inc.

Project Estimator

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Construction Management
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Throughout our 100-year history, Gannett Fleming has been an innovator and leader on a global level, providing world-class services in engineering, consulting, design, program, and construction management. With more than 60 offices worldwide, we are consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering firms.


Our people are our secret to Excellence Delivered As Promised! We have fostered a culture of promoting progressive thinking to tackle complex engineering challenges – transforming creative ideas into reality! We are committed to supporting your career goals by providing professional development and training and the opportunity to work with respected industry thought leaders, while at the same time encouraging a healthy work-life balance. Our benefits and perks are competitive because we want to see a smile on your face as we change the world together.


Since 1915, Gannett Fleming has played a major role in some of the most multifaceted and iconic engineering accomplishments in the world. Join us on our journey as we continue to provide thought-provoking, customized solutions to our clients, improving and sustaining communities for the next 100 years!


Gannett Fleming is a global firm with more than 60 offices worldwide. Founded in 1915, we have fostered a culture of service and innovation with more than 2,100 diverse and talented professionals. Consistently ranked among the nation’s most prestigious engineering and construction firms, we provide multi-discipline engineering services, including civil, transportation, environmental, structural, as well as Design-Build and construction management services. In the Gannett Fleming family of companies, Gannett Fleming Project Development Corp (GFPDC) is the Design-Build, EPC Contractor leading the complete project delivery to our various clients.


Our Raleigh, NC offices are seeking a highly-motivated Project Estimator for pharmaceutical and industrial manufacturing projects of various types and sizes.


  • Perform quantity take offs
  • Costing of material and labor as well as production factors
  • Prepare Invitations to Bid
  • Detail and define Scopes of Work
  • Coordinate and attend project walk thru’ s and pre-bid meetings
  • Estimating of Engineer, Procure and Construction (EPC), Lump Sum, and Turn-Key projects
  • Participate in pre-construction
  • Participate in procurement and expediting
  • Scheduling and Budgeting participation
  • Develop conceptual budgets
  • Bid and proposal preparation
  • Bid leveling and comparisons
  • Constructability reviews
  • Work with project staff and management
  • Change and cost control and management
  • Day to day field coordination of multiple estimates and proposals
  • Interaction and coordination with clients’s representative



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related discipline preferred; commensurate experience in construction projects including experience in estimating, planning, management, coordination and scheduling, and design-build work will be considered. 
  • 5 - 10+ years of life science and/or pharmaceutical estimating for construction management, design/build, general contracting and owner’s representative experience.
  • Significant experience working on the construction of pharmaceutical and industrial projects, design-build projects, Engineer, Procure and Construct (EPC) and owner’s representative projects is required.
  • P.E. license is a plus but not a requirement.
  • Experienced with cGMP spaces, construction phasing and organization of building components.
  • Knowledge of Quality Assurance (QA) and Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) standards.
  • Experience working to regulatory standards: FDA, Good Engineering Practice (GEP), Good Manufacturing Procedures (GMP) and Good Documentation Practices (GDP).
  • Strong Understanding of mechanical and electrical systems as well as Divisions 2 - 16.
  • Preferred understanding of pharmaceutical clean utilities/systems including: WFI, USP, CIP, clean steam, clean dry air, and other high purity process systems.
  • Preferred understanding of clean room ISO classification and general knowledge around systems to meet these classifications.
  • Working knowledge of local contractor and sub-contractors ideal but not required.
  • Ability to compile and analyze data.
  • Organizational skills, oral & written communication and a positive team attitude.
  • Knowledge using estimating software packages and excel, as well as all Microsoft Office and Project software.


Gannett Fleming is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer, including veterans and disability status.


NO AGENCIES PLEASE: Unsolicited resumes from third party agencies will not be accepted.


Gannett Fleming Inc. will not sponsor an employment visa (e.g., H-1B visa), including any visa renewal during employment, for any candidate for this position.

No relocation assistance will be provided for this position. Local residents will be given preference.


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