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Senior Estimator / Estimator

Job Description

Job Title: Senior Estimator / Estimator
Department: Estimating
Reports To: Chief Estimator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Effective Date: December 2015

SUMMARY

Provides full estimating services on all sizes of projects and contract types.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but not limited to, the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Prepare Conceptual Budgets/Negotiated Pre-Construction Agreements
    • Attend pre-construction meetings and client presentations.
    • Work with Project Management to generate an accurate schedule.
    • Coordinate job walks and discuss the project with key trades for accurate unit pricing.
    • Prepare take-off quantities. Provide value engineering ideas to clients.
    • Review take-off quantities generated by Junior Estimators. Provide and manage guidelines for On-Screen Take-off presentation.
    • Prepare Excel Budget/Preconstruction deliverables for client.
  • Prepare Negotiated and Hard Bids
    • Attend client meetings, visit project site and assess site constructability.
    • Review bid documents for accuracy, completeness and special project requirements.
    • Set-up trades, proposed subcontractor list and project description using bid invitation software.
    • Coordinate job walk and discuss project with key trades.
    • Generate RFIs for plan and specification discrepancies.
    • Work with construction team and subcontractors to identify trade specific time durations for each scope of work in order to generate an accurate schedule.
    • Review and qualify all subcontractor proposals to ensure a complete scope of work.
    • Prepare final Bid Package for submission to client.
    • Review project status during course of construction.
  • Concrete Estimating
    • Coordinate meetings with Field Operations to determine constructability, perform detailed concrete take-offs and calculate pricing using various sources.
    • Price change orders during the construction phase of the project on an as needed basis.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor degree in construction management or other related field required or equivalent combination of technical training and/or related experience.
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently estimate construction costs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.
  • Able to work effectively on an individual basis, as well as part of a team.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proficient in use of On-Screen Take-off, PrimeBid, Bidmail, BuildingConnected, Timberline, and/or other similar estimating programs.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications such as: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Interested in this position? Send your resume along with a cover letter to HR@oltmans.com