Job – Senior Estimator
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Senior Estimator – Southern California – Los Angeles / Orange
Minimum of 10 or more years estimating or project experience on complex MEP intensive projects
Minimum of 8 or more years estimating experience
Education: BS Degree in Engineering, Construction Management
The Senior Estimator is a key role in our company that is responsible for all aspects of estimating complex and large-scale jobs including conceptual estimates, budgets, general conditions, system studies and comparison, value engineering, and staying abreast of industry developments applicable to estimating. They are responsible for managing, from inception to completion, the preconstruction process for all projects assigned to this role.
Essential Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Assigns responsibilities for estimating team on each project.
Reviews project plans and specifications and coordinates with the team to confirm complete scope.
Identify risk issues and their order of magnitude
Solicit subcontractor and/or supplier information & pricing
Prepares instructions to bidders, bid form and other bid solicitation information as required.
Prepares conceptual budgets based on minimal information.
Reviews general conditions, schedule, scopes of work, hoisting plans, site logistics and other exhibits as prepared by Operations.
Ensures the flow of project information is maintained and documented.
Reviews and/or manages the review and scoping of specialty contractor bids.
Coordinates technical proposal requirements with Marketing Department.
Reviews constructability issues with operational staff.
Maintains and communicates data on construction and material cost trends affecting project costs.
Analyze alternate means and methods to determine the most economic alternative
Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, specialty contractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company core values and meets or exceeds the customer’s expectations.
Actively participates in industry, client and community relations to enhance company image.
Participate in the transfer of information on successful projects including the Job Kick-off Meeting
Participate in periodic reviews and visits to projects as appropriate
Pricing of change impacts as required
Supervisory Responsibilities, Qualifications and Experience:
Possess strong mathematical and computer skills. Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
Expertise in estimating site work/”green field” buildings as well as renovations and tenant improvements
Ability to breakdown construction operations into a logical sequence of activities
Ability to work in a team environment
Ability to professionally communicate the basis for individual work product when in a highly stressed environment
Must be able to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done.
Effective oral and written communication skills
Candidates must possess a strong work ethic.
Strong organizational, interpersonal skills.
Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
A candidate must possess; Excellent listening and communication skills, a strong “can-do” attitude, ability to resolve complex issues, ability to create and support team morale, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Project management software, accounting cost management software.