Senior Estimator

Top GC Needs An Estimator !!

  • Northwest Washington, DC
  • $90,000 - $130,000
  • Managed by Jobot Pro: Dominic Delany
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A bit about us:

We’re seeking a result-driven senior level estimator with experience in multifamily estimating to be an integral part of our preconstruction team. The ideal candidate has 5+ years’ experience demonstrating a unique ability to perform conceptual, schematic, and design development budgets, detailed cost estimates and delivering quantity take-offs in partnership with the project management and field operations team.

Our new senior estimator will work directly with the Director of Preconstruction, Executive Vice President of Construction, and Business Development teams to provide competitive, thorough project estimates and win proposals while partnering with the operations to complete an effective internal hand off to ensure project success. If you are motivated by working efficiently in a fast-paced, multi-task environment with multiple project relationships and competing priorities, this may be the perfect fit for you.

Why join us?

Support the Director of Preconstruction, proactively assisting with all aspects.
Handle multiple projects from time of RFP to bid submission
Perform and provide complete, thorough and accurate take-off’s electronically
Understand unit pricing through different aspects of construction.
Actively search for any Value Engineering solutions that can be provided to our clients
Create and foster relationships with subcontractors and vendors
Seek alternative sources for subcontractors and labor to get the best possible pricing
Follow up with all invited subcontractors via phone and email to ensure deadlines are met.
Manage site walk-throughs and document items seen and discussed when viewing with clients
Understand, discuss and create scopes of work to distribute to subcontractors
Qualify sub bids with care to ensure scope of work required is covered within bid.
Input data into bid forms, create detailed qualifications, and assemble bid packages.
Managing the RFP process, ensuring maximum coverage in all of the trades.
Maintain internal organization, adhering to tracking of RFPs and bids
Lead and perform as necessary administrative duties on projects
Ensure detailed Hand-off of awarded projects to operations
Build winning unit costs for all trades to assist in future bidding
Prepare for and attend bid review meetings with qualifying bids and show the bids from the subs in GMP scenario
Provide conceptual estimates and become well versed in historical square footage costs in our vertical markets
Work with accounting and project managers to estimate fees, overhead, and profit
Provide meaning analysis of completed costs vs estimated with explanation of variables.
Embrace being the project expert, effectively briefing the management team on the work required, changes made to scopes, and proactively transfer that information to project management
Help build mutually rewarding relationships with potential clients, subcontractors, and vendors.
Mentor junior estimators in a teaching environment

Job Details

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or related field. Applicable experience may be substituted for the degree requirement. A minimum of 5 years of direct project estimating experience
Excellent understanding of reading blueprints and specifications.
A working knowledge of the commercial construction industry.
Experience using a computer blue print take off program (Plan Swift, Bluebeam or similar).
Experience with an online bid solicitation tool
Organized, with great attention to detail and thorough note taking.
Well versed in excel and all MS Office Programs. specifically Excel for tracking construction costing. Experience with On-Screen Takeoff and Sage estimating software programs a plus.
Strong and proactive communication (written, phone, and in person).
Ability to work well with coworkers, subcontractors, vendors, architects, and designers.
Team player able to take initiate, self-guide, and help lead the company’s estimating efforts.
Experience with phased, occupied projects, additions, and tenant fit-outs.
Enjoys working and being busy.
Performs well under pressure.
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Job Details
Managed by Jobot Pro
Northwest Washington, DC
Job Type
$90,000 - $130,000