The Project Estimator is responsible for participating in estimating and preconstruction efforts with the goal of securing profitable new work, mitigating risk, and strengthening client relationships.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
- Assist in securing new work that meets the company’s profitability guidelines while mitigating and/or accounting for risk
- Develop new and maintain and strengthen existing business relationships with Owners, Architect/Engineers, Construction Managers and Subcontractors as necessary to ensure future business opportunities
- Use latest technology and software to complete projects as assigned
- Actively participate in industry organizations; represent the Company at networking functions, career fairs, trade shows, etc.
- Team with other members of the estimating department. Help develop objectives/goals for team. Involve operations personnel as appropriate
- Participate in bid pursuits or preconstruction assignments as established by the leader. Tasks include, but are not limited to; reading and interpreting plans and specifications, performing quantity surveys, producing conceptual and detailed estimates, producing scopes of work, creating bid lists, analyzing sub bids, producing bid clarifications, and value engineering
- Help enforce presentation standards and conventions, document storage, naming, and organization standards and conventions
- Assist in the production of General Conditions estimates
- Propose project durations with the assistance of the company’s scheduling resources
- Consult with Supervisor on bid strategy
- Help manage the lead sheet on bid days including global risk analysis of all trades and provide recommendation to Supervisor on final bid price
- Maintain a knowledge of the market including cost trends, price trends, behavior of the competition, and knowledge of various owners’ contractor selection criteria
- Maintain a knowledge of the local subcontractor market including the specific capabilities, strengths, weaknesses, and reputation of subcontractors across all trades. Use informed judgment in the invitation of subs to bid or use of subcontractors’ prices in estimates
- Participate in preconstruction meetings and presentations. Defend estimates, collaborate with other stakeholders and manage client expectations
- Participate in post bid reviews with owners. Consult with Vice President of Preconstruction Services on negotiation parameters
- Take responsibility for management of one or more core estimating elements including but not limited to the vendor list, the internal price book, the supplier list, the bid board
Knowledge, Experience, and Special Skills Required
- Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Business, Engineering, or Related field
- Fluency in Microsoft Office and Bluebeam or On Screen Takeoff
- LEED Accreditation a plus
- Strong written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
- Passionate, self-motivated and dedicated to high-quality work
- Ability to perform duties in a digital/paperless environment
Individuals should be able to reach above and below, stoop and bend, sit, walk and stand. Individuals should also be able to lift, carry and/or moving items up to 50lbs.
May be exposed to heavy machinery/equipment, hazardous chemicals and extreme weather conditions.
Minimum of 40 hours per week required. Works hours will vary depending on project specifications, and may involve weekends and night work.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work required. They are not exhaustive lists of all duties and responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, physical job demands and working conditions associated with the job. Successful candidate will seek additional duties to master.
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