Estimator – Commercial Construction

Anaheim, CA
Posted: 3/7/2017PST
Category: Engineering
Job Type: Direct Hire
Minimum Experience: Not Specified
Salary: $ 70000.00 - $ 105000.00
Recruiter Name: Keely Smith
Job Description
Job Description 
 Assume overall responsibility for the preconstruction stage of each project.
 Coordinates preconstruction stages to include participation in job walks and plan distribution to subcontractors.
 Identify tasks to be accomplished in order to satisfy contractual requirements.
 Provide overall preconstruction oversight and show ability to lead a project team.
 Prepare budgets and estimates for all stages of design from conceptual through final construction documents.
 Organize departmental team so that each member involved knows responsibilities and deadlines.
 Demonstrates proficiency in scheduling complete preconstruction effort; including all estimate milestones, durations, and identifying long-lead items and other needs.
 Develop and write all bid packages and subcontractor scopes of work.
 Perform value engineering and life-cycle costing.
 Participate with the project manager in award of all subcontracts and prepare all subcontracts before turning over to construction team.
 Single responsibility for large, complex projects.
 Establishes and fosters positive long-term relationships with all business partners, including owners, architects, engineers, and subcontractors.
 Mentors/teaches junior estimators all aspects of preconstruction process.
 Shows ability to complete both large projects as well as large, complex competitive bid projects.
 Responsible for providing the client with accurate estimates and value engineering; inclusive of weekly client update reports for distribution to client and management.
 Manage estimating process through initial advertising/prequalification and solicitation of subcontractors, bid evaluation process, and award.
 Demonstrate strong communication skills internally with construction management team, and externally with owner, architect, engineer, and subcontractors.
 Previous experience with projects in the retail, fast-casual dining, quick-service dining, and hospitality sectors is preferred. 
Job Requirements
Qualifications/Skills Required
 High School Diploma; Associates or Bachelors Degree in Construction, Construction Management, Engineering, or related field (a plus).
 Ability to read and interpret architectural plans and specifications
 Strong verbal and written communication skills
 Minimum 5 years estimating experience preferred; will consider relevant coursework completed. Must be proficient in operational/administrative software; Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word, Outlook) required; experience and familiarity with Project, PowerPoint and proficiency in Intuit/Sage Timberline construction software is a plus.
 Must be able to multi‐task, have strong attention to detail, and excellent time management skills to ensure all established deadlines are achieved
 Candidates must have valid California Driver License and clean driving record.
All final candidates will be subject to a Drug Test, Motor Vehicle Report, and Criminal Background Check prior to hiring.

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