Estimator

Posted: 11/20/2022

Under the general direction of the Estimating Team Lead, the Estimator is responsible for assisting with take-offs and obtaining and analyzing bids from suppliers and subcontractors. This position helps coordinate bidding, buyout, contract award and budgets for multiple job projects.
                                                                 
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare and perform accurate labor and material takeoffs according to DeLeers procedures.
  • Maintain complete understanding and knowledge of DeLeers pricing policies.
  • Determine standard vs. non-standard pricing based on the specifications of the project and standard vs. non-standard availability of materials and scope of work involved.
  • Assist Business Development Associates in the assembly of project budgets. 
  • Provide support and assistance to value-engineer proposals and/or design elements and assist in buyout research.
  • Read and review blueprints/plans and interpret them to determine all trade responsibilities.
  • Work collaboratively with Business Development Associates on the creation of scopes of work, in bid openings and contract awards.
  • Communicate regularly and obtain information from the Estimating Team Lead, Director of Operations, Business Development Department and Project Managers.
  • Review finished quotes with Estimating Team Lead, other Estimators, Business Development Department and/or Project Managers.
  • Meet with Project Manager at the award of a contract to hand off all pertinent information and ensure a smooth transition for new job.
  • Compile accurate and organized project bids, bid invitations, forms, and proposals on time.
  • Prepare and present cost estimates for change orders to Project Manager.
  • Work effectively with architects, engineers, project managers and customers.
  • Develop and maintain good subcontractor and supplier relationships.
  • Work closely with Business Development Associates to contact and meet with subcontractors to acquire all necessary bids required for a complete bid package. 
  • Review job costs with Director of Operations and Accounting Dept. to track actual job costs as compared to estimated job costs.
  • Meet with Project Manager at completion of job to review job costs.
  • Manage the receipt of appropriate bid information.
  • Work closely with Business Development team to prepare bids for submission and coordinate the completion of the bid package.
  • Monitor overall bid progress, follow up on subcontractor/supplier bid requests, and tracking bid status.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • Knowledge of construction equipment and estimating techniques, cost control measures and material pricing is required. 
  • Ability to calculate mathematical extensions, read and understand engineering drawings, purchase orders, contracts and cost coding systems is essential. (Residential or commercial)
  • Ability to read construction plans, documents, and specifications and comprehend what needs to be accomplished.
  • Knowledge of Bluebeam and Timberline (Sage) Estimating experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to bring imagination and creativity to challenging situations.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills required. 
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