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Turner & Townsend Senior Preconstruction Estimator - Data Center Construction in Ames, Iowa

Company Description

From the inception of a project through to completion and beyond, Turner & Townsend help to deliver the outcomes that matter through transformational programs covering the full spectrum of consultancy, project delivery and post-project operations.

With offices located globally, you're never far away from our services. Working from 113 offices in 46 countries, we make the difference to projects across the real estate ( , infrastructure ( and natural resources ( sectors worldwide.

Our team is dynamic, innovative and client-focused, supported by an inclusive and fun company culture. Our clients value our proactive approach, depth of expertise, integrity and the quality we deliver. As a result, our people get to enjoy working on some of the most exciting projects in the world.

Job Description

Turner & Townsend  are seeking an experienced  Senior Preconstruction Estimator to provide estimating, benchmarking & commercial management services on our key technology client’s data center construction program. 

The successful candidate will also be confident reviewing Mechanical and/or Electrical Subcontract packages and buyout.


  • Provide expert estimating services for hyperscale data centers from RFP. through to construction completion, managing key relationships with the client, general contractor, and project team.

  • Develop Project Capital Estimates using a bottoms-up approach.

  • Lead the training of templates & tools for the general contractor to ensure submissions are compliant for commercial analysis.

  • Provide detailed comparative analysis of commercial submittals from the general contractor.

  • Lead the commercial review of the competitive bid process for major trades.

  • Support the project delivery team with post-contract cost analysis & change order reviews.

  • Benchmarking integration to ensure accurate data capture.


  • Demonstrated estimating experience including time spent in mission critical, data center, pharma, industrial or life science sectors.

  • Demonstrated experience of developing estimates throughout the project lifecycle.

  • Confident reviewing Mechanical and/or Electrical Subcontract packages and buyout.

  • College degree in Engineering, Construction Management or a related technical field, and/or field-related experience.

  • Excellent communicator and thrives in a client facing role.

  • Technical knowledge of construction industry matters, such as value management and value engineering.

  • Excellent stakeholder management skills with ability to adapt messaging to suit the recipients.

Additional Information

*On-site presence and requirements may change depending on our client's needs

Our inspired people share our vision and mission. We provide a great place to work, where each person has the opportunity and voice to affect change.

We want our people to succeed both in work and life. To support this we promote a healthy, productive and flexible working environment that respects work-life balance.

Turner & Townsend is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.

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Turner & Townsend does not accept any speculative or unsolicited CV’s that have been sent to our internal recruitment team or hiring managers from agencies outside of our preferred supplier list or that have not followed due process. Any speculative or unsolicited CV’s will be treated as a direct application.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.


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