Reports to: Vice President, Salt Lake City, UT
Purpose of position:
Prepare accurate and timely cost estimates for construction projects based on project drawings and specifications, knowledge of construction practice, and profitability goals. Serve as a consultant for business development and project management teams. Full benefit package, 401k match, vacation, sick, holiday, etc.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Project estimation and bid delivery:
Review construction project plans, requirements, drawings and specifications
Visit the site; gather comprehensive information on access to the site and the availability of services as well as surface topography and drainage
Compile and analyze data on all of the factors that can influence costs
Communicate with clients and analyze their requirements
Complete quantity survey (take-off)
Prepare accurate and thorough estimates and associated information for bid in a timely manner
Maintain current documentation and data according to company standards
Participate in presentations for both project delivery and business development purposes
Generate RFIs to clarify bid documents
Determine scope of work in contract documents, select and invite subcontractors to bid on project
Subcontractor relationship management:
Actively solicit and pre-qualify subcontractor partnerships
Use information available and background knowledge to assemble complete list of competent bidders to solicit bids from
Coordinate blueprint/drawing distribution to subcontractors and obtain bids
Qualify subcontract proposals. Analyze and mitigate potential risk.
Post project award responsibilities:
Interview and select winning subcontractors
Buy out the job and write subcontracts
Prepare certain information for the in house pre-construction meeting
Review forecast reports and give input to the PM
Remain a member of the team throughout the project and assist the PM with subcontractors
Gather historical cost data as the job progresses
Contribute to positive customer, subcontractor and vendor relationships through fair, equitable, and open dealing.
Contribute to continuous product and service improvement through:
- Avoiding errors and recognizing errors made by others.
- Demonstrating a willingness to acquire additional skills and taking the initiative to do so.
- Procedural improvement recommendations.
Demonstrate willingness and initiative to acquire additional technical skills.
Demonstrate behavior and attitude that is courteous, professional, and helpful
Experience – 2 years successful track record in commercial and/or retail estimating for a general contractor.
Cooperative and able to work as part of a team.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Detail oriented.
Excellent customer service skills and initiative.
- Travel often required to attend pre-job meetings, visit potential job sites and meet with owners and other members of the project team.
- Strong working knowledge of computer applications
Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook
Ability to interpret all levels of drawings from the conceptual through the construction phase of design, narratives, outlines and specifications.
Solid analytical and mathematical skills.
Physical Requirements –
This position will require the employee to visit jobsites. The individual must be able to physically navigate a jobsite that is pre-construction and/or under construction.