Estimator Position 

This position is responsible for successful bidding and estimating of renovation and new construction proposals. Responsibilities include subcontractor procurement, material takeoffs and cost estimating, proposal preparation, and schedule development. 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Experience breaking down complex bid specifications and requests for proposals (REP) of work
  • A clear understanding of and ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications
  • Ability to estimate multiple disciplines typical of general construction
  • Subcontractor/vendor procurement to obtain price quotations
  • Requires verbal communication to engage and follow up with subcontractors and vendor on proposals to determine status, respond to questions, and assist in final negotiations
  • Knowledge and use of estimating guides, such as RS Means, etc.
  • Ability to spot vendor and subcontractor exclusions or overlaps in proposals
  • Ability to write technical narrative portions of proposals to include technical approach, means and methods and scheduling
  • Assembly of proposal packages with all appropriate documents, and coordination with internal and external project teams
  • Experience in buying out project subcontracts after award

Education and Experience:

  • College degree, or degree in process - preferably in a construction related field
  • 3 years + of relevant and progressive experience in Estimating
  • Relevant experience in Government Contracting
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Enjoys being part of a dynamic working team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to effectively develop a cohesive team working together to achieve project goals
  • Ability to professionally represent the company, verbally, in writing, and in person, to clients, associates and all others and to expand relationships and grow the business
  • Ability to work in an office in a fast-paced environment with variable working hours
  • Must have excellent communication, writing and record keeping skills
  • Thorough knowledge of construction or other related technology, scheduling, procedures, project contracts, plan and specification reading, financial planning and tracking and equipment are required
  • Proficiency in common scheduling software, including Microsoft Project and /or Primavera P6
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required; advanced user of Microsoft Excel

Levels of Supervision

  • Works under the Director of Contracting
  • Performs assignments with minimal supervision; works independently 

Preference will be given to Veterans of the US Armed Forces