Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepares a complete quantity survey for specific project scope.
  • Prepares a complete and accurate cost estimate for the project scope.
  • Analyzes all project bid documents to understand and communicate the project scope, schedule and general requirements to the engineering, production and operations teams.
  • Reviews all proposal documents for compliance with the bidding documents.
  • Obtains labor rates, tax rates, transportation expenses, duty rates and any other cost information as required for the preparation of the cost estimate.
  • Meets required deadlines for proposals.
  • Prepare vendor RFQ’s as required for the solicitation of quotations as required for the preparation of the cost estimate.
  • Reviews vendor quotations for accuracy, completeness and conformity with the bid documents.
  • Update vendors with plans, specifications and addenda.
  • Prepares scope drawings to communicate to clients and vendors the proper scope.
  • Prepares pricing, proposals, unit prices, and other breakdowns as required.
  • Coordinate with engineering, operations, and production for project specific feedback.
  • Prepares a complete list of inclusions, clarifications and exclusions to be submitted with the bid.
  • Establishes and maintains strong relationships with vendors.
  • Participate in project turnover and setup.
  • Assist engineering, operations and production teams with post-award takeoffs, buyouts and addenda pricing.
  • Participate in project completion budget reviews.
  • Develop and strengthen customer relations through networking and occasional social events.
  • Assists with training new estimators.

Qualifications

  • 2-4 years experience in construction estimating or project management.
  • Bachelor’s or Associates Degree in Estimating, Construction Management, Accounting or Engineering
  • Ability to read and interpret contract documents including drawings, specifications and bid instructions.
  • Strong general computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Bluebeam Revu, ACAD, Navisworks, and Revit
  • Strong spatial aptitude
  • Strong independent worth ethic and organizational skills
  • Must have the ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail required

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