Estimator

We are seeking an experienced Estimator to perform miscellaneous estimating duties to assist estimating staff in preparation of project estimates.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend estimating meetings.
  • Exercise judgment to procure plans and specifications.
  • Solicit sub-contractor pricing and copy/send bid information as required.
  • Solicit material pricing and copy/send bid information as required.
  • Perform quantity take-offs. • Determine equipment needs and solicit pricing.
  • Determine production rates and calculate corresponding labor estimates.
  • Develop proposals for private estimates.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings.
  • Meet with project owners to review job conditions for private estimates.
  • Analyze sub-contractor quotes prior to bid & recommend selection.
  • Manage bid close for assigned estimates & deliver bids.
  • Post bid results and communicate results to subcontractors as necessary.
  • Manage sub-contractor & supplier database.
  • Attend in-house pre-construction meetings as required.
  • Attend seminars and training programs.
  • Build and enhance relationships with customers and manufacturer-suppliers
  • Develop & maintain effective communications with internal & external customers.
  • Perform assigned Special projects.
  • Perform complete review of contract documents for designated projects.
  • Set-up spreadsheet template for designated projects.
  • Delegate estimating tasks to various staff members. Perform and/or delegate quantity take-offs on various selected trade work (private and public works projects).
  • Develop trade list and sub-contractor solicitation list.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or BA degree from an accredited college.
  • Experience as an Estimator in hard-bid cost estimating, pre-construction budgeting, constructability analysis and value engineering.
  • Concrete and/or Heavy Civil Construction Background
  • Computer literate in Excel, Word, and Microsoft Project.
  • Ability to read and analyze construction plans and specifications.
  • Ability to work in pressure environment and to meet deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Knowledge in the general construction industry.
  • Possession of a valid Driver’s License.