The Estimator will be responsible for collecting and analyzing data in order to determine the time, money, materials, and labor required to manufacture a product, construct a building, or provide a service. The Estimator will estimate work by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
- Conduct quantity takeoffs for all trades and review project plans/specifications to gain a complete understanding of the projects scope.
- Monitor all addendums, scope changes and breakouts to ensure they are incorporated into the estimate.
- Communicate with Project Manager concerning any issues with project specifications, project scope, value engineering possibilities, timelines or other items pertaining to the estimate.
- Proficiently read and interpret blueprints and technical documents in order to prepare estimates.
- Conduct research to obtain data on labor costs, materials, production times, etc.
- Promote construction best practices and product innovation.
- 5+ years’ experience in construction estimation with a general contractor or prominent subcontractor, or related experience
- Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, or relevant field experience
- Thoroughness, reliability, excellent organizational skills, and a desire and ability to work remotely and independently.
- Must have an innovator’s approach and a desire to challenge traditional construction practices.
- Must have exceptional communication skills and an ability to contextualize construction concepts to others in unrelated disciplines.
- Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) would be an asset but not required.
- Familiarity with national cost databases such as RSMeans and National Cost Estimator.
- Familiarity with industry specific takeoff software such as Bluebeam, Revit, Planswift, On-Screen Takeoff, etc.
This job generally operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and fax machines. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at job sites. The noise level at the job sites can be loud.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the associate is constantly required to communicate by phone and in person, operate computer, as well as remain stationary (seated or standing) for up to 90% of time or greater. The associate is occasionally required to move about with-in the office or at a job site.
Vision requirements include; clarity of vision at 20 inches or less as well as distances 20 feet or greater. The ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or left to right while eyes are on a fixed point. Three-dimensional vision (depth perception) is necessary as well as the ability to identify colors.
The associate is seldom required to move more than 25 lbs.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain every duty or responsibility the associate may be asked to perform. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.