1592 Senior Estimator - South Los Angeles County, CA

SENIOR ESTIMATOR

Primary Function

Prepare an accurate and comprehensive estimate of the amounts of materials, equipment, and labor necessary for the construction of a project.  Estimate and negotiate contract projects from interview/procurement through guaranteed maximum price proposal.

Responsibilities

The estimator is responsible for the bidding, estimating and purchasing activities of the company. More specific duties include:

  • Review plans and specification requirements for construction projects to insure completeness and accuracy and to detect errors and omissions.
  • Review plans and perform quantity take offs and pricing calculations.
  • Generate trade lists, subcontractor lists, and perform bid analysis.
  • Develop proposed job schedule for construction.
  • Negotiate with subcontractors and provide value engineering.
  • Attend pre-construction meetings as needed.
  • Interface with Owners, Architects, Consultants, and other parties
  • Prepare preliminary and final cost estimates
  • Participate in presentations and interview for procuring negotiated work
  • Maintain contact with subcontractors and suppliers for purposes of obtaining sub bids and materials quotations
  • Assist in preparing bid packages, pre-qualification of subcontractors, subcontract and vendor bid lists, invitations to bid, bidding instructions and bid forms

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

  • General construction estimating experience is desired but not required
  • Must have the ability to perform conceptual as well as lump sum estimates
  • Must have the ability to take the lead on a bid or conceptual estimate
  • Experience in building commercial construction estimates
  • College degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering is preferred
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

Job Description-Estimator

Primary Function

Support to the Lead Estimator by assisting in the preparation of an accurate and comprehensive estimate of the amounts of materials, equipment, and labor necessary for the construction of a project.

Responsibilities

The Estimator is responsible for assisting the Lead Estimator in the bidding, estimating and purchasing activities of the company. More specific duties include:

  • Review plans and specification requirements for construction.
  • Mark up plans to identify specific work activities.
  • Prepare subcontractor scope of work letters.
  • Perform basic general estimating duties such as quantity take offs, data input, and preparing RFI’s for plan discrepancies, constructability issues, and time problems.
  • Conduct subcontractor solicitation and negotiations –prepare bid invitations, solicit and instruct subcontractors, perform in person review of documents and scope of work, coordinate, copy, assemble and shop bid documents for specific trades
  • File, ship, and process project data information.

Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience

  • Solid math skills and basic ability to read blueprints are required
  • Excellent computer skills
  • College degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering is preferred
  • 1-3 years of construction experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

 

 

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