Estimator

This position is responsible for completing estimates on time in a professional and competitive manner. Estimates are accurate and consider risk factors and construction methods. This position helps create a positive company image with clients, potential clients, vendors and subcontractors. An individual in this position will be expected to perform additional job-related responsibilities and duties as assigned and/or as necessary.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs additional assignments per supervisor's direction
  • Sets up budgets
  • Prepares estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work; prices work items
  • Reviews design options and recommends best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials
  • Participates in presentations to clients (if required)
  • Reviews all pricing with the Chief Estimator
  • Uses historical unit price and productivity data
  • Participates in project hand-off meetings; attends meetings with supplies and subs as needed
  • Visits project sites to observe construction methods
  • Reviews proposal specifications, drawings and attends pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate
  • Reviews and incorporates historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity, analysis reports, etc. into unit and man hour figures
  • Determines critical path schedule and sequence of work
  • Investigates site before bid, identifying waste area, borrow area and dump sites
  • Updates skills for software tools and technology utilized
  • Reviews terms and conditions of subcontractor and vendor quotes; serves as liaison with subcontractors and vendors during the bidding process
  • Provides technical support to personnel preparing estimates for assigned bids
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Investigates value engineering options
  • Maintains files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers
  • Ensures all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures

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