Summary of Duties:
The GC Estimator has overall responsibility for forecasting project cost. Responsible for gathering details and compiling data to estimate all production cost according to proposal requirements. Considers raw materials, labor, equipment, tools, and transportation for estimation. Helps determine necessary resources for projects based on cost estimates and budgetary constraints.
Solid knowledge of civil/site construction, foundation and structural systems, exterior building wall systems, interior finish construction systems, and mechanical and electrical systems, and associated cost.
Knowledge of degrees of uncertainty that apply to estimates as they are developed throughout the project life cycle.
Knowledge of applicable building codes. Familiar with OSHA and safe work practices for the construction industry.
The skill to determine how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
The skill to work on multiple projects simultaneously.
The ability to create and manage related assignments and schedules, based on key priorities of assigned projects, while adjusting for roadblocks and evaluating results.
The ability to work well independently and also as a functioning member of a bid and project team.
The ability to respond quickly and effectively to ever-changing situations.
The ability to handle stress with composure.
The ability to build strategic partnerships, leads safety excellence, demonstrate the Jostin “WHY” and lead service excellence.
The ability to clearly document, report and communicate estimate information to all project stakeholders.
Identify and quantify cost factors, such as production time, materials and labor expenses.
Travel to jobsites to gather information on materials needed, labor required, and other factors.
Read blueprints and technical documents in order to prepare estimates.
Consult with industry experts to discuss estimates and resolve issues.
Evaluate each estimate with Chief Estimator, Project Managers, and Supervisors to determine estimate accuracy, operational efficiency, and job profitability.
Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness.
Perform research for means and methods, materials, costs and construction techniques and services to increase competitiveness.
Recommend ways to improve estimate process.
Analyze and evaluate bidding risks and strategies.
Estimate Conceptual and Schematic Projects
Provide technical assistance in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. as required.
-Bachelor’s degree in engineering or construction management or equivalent relevant experience.
-5-7 year’s solid estimating experience.
Experience reading construction drawings and specifications and identifying missing elements.
– Conceptual ability to work with minimum information and quickly develop and understanding of owner/architects requirements.
-Excellent leadership, verbal and written required.
-Complete knowledge of estimating documents and the ability to provide accurate qualitative and quantitative analysis of the documents.
Advanced Excel and Spreadsheet knowledge and use.
Valid Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
Some travel may be required