Summary/Objective: Responsible for preparing, coordinating and monitoring full estimating activities from pre-planning phase through project execution for labor, materials, equipment and subcontractors of projects throughout the US. Coordinate all estimating activities with owners, design and construction staff, project managers, subcontractors and suppliers to develop estimate scope and schedule.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Prepare estimate calculations for quantity take-off of labor and materials from plans and specifications.
Develop, evaluate, compile and present scope and cost data for construction and project estimates.
Perform take-offs of construction documents and input into spreadsheets and estimating programs.
Create and implement procedures for conducting estimates including creation of spreadsheets, formulas and presentation formats for estimates.
Manage and maintain the Invitation to Bid system. Ensure all subcontractor and supplier data is uploaded.
Review and complete bid proposals, specifications, drawings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimates.
Partner and work closely with architects, owners, subcontractors, suppliers and project managers.
Evaluate subcontractors, suppliers, and material costs and pricing structure.
Seeks, qualify and incorporate subcontractors and suppliers into project plan.
Participate in pre-award value engineering and constructability review discussions.
Review estimates with design, operations, project and construction staff to ensure equipment, logistics and job site considerations are included.
Assist with the preparation and set-up of project budgets.
Monitor and reconcile cost estimates as project progresses.
Prepare project schedule necessary for Estimating.
Perform project management duties as needed.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Through knowledge of construction means and methods, and cost principles.
Capable of preparing comprehensive cost estimate reports.
Demonstrated proficiency in estimating formats and formula creation.
Extensive blueprint reading experience.
Working knowledge of BIM.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering or related field. Or, equivalent combination of technical training and work experience.
2 – 5 years of conceptual and design build estimating experience.
Experience using building related estimating software and systems.
Advanced working knowledge of Excel required.
C.D. Smith is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered regardless of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status under applicable federal, state or local law. Unlawful discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics will not be tolerated.