Bachelor’s degree, preferably in civil engineering, construction management, architecture or related field or a high school diploma and 8 years of construction field, PM and/or estimating experience.
Experience with estimating software such as Construction Link, Agetek, Sage 300 (Timberline), Microsoft Project or other comparable estimating software.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word and CADD.
Valid driver’s license.
Ability to successfully pass a CORI background check.
Have or be able to obtain OSHA 10 certification, first aid/CPR certification.
Our standard office hours are Monday-Friday, 7:00 – 5:00 pm. During the construction season, the construction division is normally on air by 6:00 am and finished by 5:30 pm (based on projects assigned and time of year–peak periods are spring and fall).
Perform detailed, quality take-offs for sitework and civil construction projects including site preparation, deep excavation and earth support, utilities roadways and finishes on public and private projects both inner city and suburbs.
Understand the full scope of the project through document review and questions of the design team, construction manager and owner.
Prepare qualifications and assumptions for the estimate.
Review and present estimates to senior management.
Prepare cost comparisons and reconciliations with previous estimates.
Develop subcontractor scope, perform subcontractor and vendor analysis, procure competitive subcontractor and vendor pricing. Manage Subcontractor solicitation & selection process.
Prepare value engineering and risk analysis.
Ensure the estimating process runs smoothly, promptly and efficiently and that client expectations are achieved throughout the duration of the pre-bid, bid and construction process.
Communicate estimate/bid information to internal project managers and general superintendents at pre-construction meetings and throughout the life of the projects to ensure understanding of the scope of job and critical means, methods, techniques and sequences.
Build relationships with owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and vendors to understand stakeholder goals, needs and expectations and facilitate bid opportunities in the regional market.
Participate in business development activities, presentations and interviews.