Estimator I 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include: 
  • Performs additional assignments per supervisor’s direction
  • Sets up budgets
  • Prepares estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work; prices work items
  • Reviews design options and recommends best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials
  • Participates in presentations to clients (if required)
  • Reviews all pricing with the Chief Estimator
  • Uses historical unit price and productivity data
  • Participates in project hand-off meetings; attends meetings with supplies and subs as needed
  • Visits project sites to observe construction methods
  • Reviews proposal specifications, drawings and attends pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate
  • Reviews and incorporates historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man hour fgures
  • Determines critical path schedule and sequence of work
  • Investigates site before bid, identifying waste area, borrow area and dump sites
  • Updates skills for software tools and technology utilized
  • Reviews terms and conditions of subcontractor and vendor quotes; serves as liaison with subcontractors and vendors during the bidding process
  • Provides technical support to personnel preparing estimates for assigned bids
  • Must be willing to travel
  • Investigates value engineering options
  • Maintains files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers
  • Ensures all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures
  • Communicate with (or to) individuals or groups verbally and/or in writing (e.g. customers, suppliers, employees). Maintain relationship to ensure needs are met and problems/conflicts are resolved.
  • Communicates and reinforces the Company vision, mission and values
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year College or University and 0-4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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