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Senior Estimator

Company: DEW Construction Corp.
Location: Manchester
Posted on: September 17, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced Estimator to join our team. - This position will be primarily responsible for understanding the customer needs, relationship building, and generating new subcontractor interest; able to prepare, provide, and discuss project estimates along with following through on all estimating needs. - A command of the Construction Management process, along with less frequent "hard bid" pursuits, is required. The right candidate will leverage his/her knowledge of construction projects to effectively provide estimates and prepare thorough scopes of work. The Senior Estimator's primary responsibility is to plan, manage/coordinate and estimate projects, with support as needed by other estimating team members.
Essential Functions:

  • To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

    • Problem-solving-the individual calmly identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner, gathers and analyzes information skillfully.
    • Customer service-the individual professionally manages difficult client/customer situations (both internal and external clients), responds promptly to customer needs, solicits customer feedback to improve service, responds to requests for service and assistance, and meets commitments.
    • Planning/organizing-the individual prioritizes and plans work activities and uses time efficiently.
    • Quality control-the individual demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness, monitors own work to ensure quality, and applies feedback to improve performance.
    • Quantity-meets productivity standards and completes work in a timely manner.
    • Adaptability-the individual adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands, and is able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
    • Dependability-the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction, and solicits feedback to improve performance. The individuals' work product, reliability, and communication are consistent so that teammates can rely on the individual.

      • Interprets specifications, drawings and attends pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine the scope of work and required contents of estimates.
      • Investigates site conditions before bidding, identifying the waste area, borrow area, and dumpsites.
      • Swiftly identify risks and strategies to mitigate.
      • If required, develop self-performed scopes (labor and material) and review with General Superintendent.
      • Reviews design options and recommends the best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.
      • Uses historical unit price and productivity data.
      • Reviews and incorporates historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports, etc. into unit and man hour figures
      • Determines and understands critical path schedule and sequence of work
      • Investigates value engineering options
      • Prepares estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope of work; prices individual work items
      • Reviews terms and conditions of subcontractor and vendor quotes; serves as liaison with subcontractors and vendors during the bidding process
      • Maintains files of working documents as backup for estimate figures, including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers
      • Reviews all pricing with the Director of Estimating, and preconstruction team
      • Provides technical support to additional personnel preparing estimates for assigned trades.
      • Establishes up budgets
      • Participates in presentations to clients (if required)
      • Visits project sites to observe construction methods
      • Ensures all working documents and data are maintained to back-up estimate figures
      • Maintains skills for software tools and technology utilized
      • Participates in project hand-off meetings; attends meetings with supplies and subs (as needed)
      • Communicates and reinforces the Company vision, values, and goals
      • Performs additional assignments per supervisor's direction

        Expected Outcomes

        • Assigned estimates are completed and on time, and done so in a professional and competitive manner
        • Estimates are accurate and consider risk factors and construction methods
        • Completed projects, utilizing assigned estimates, were profitable
        • Positive Company image is made with clients, potential clients, vendors and subcontractors
        • Good working relationships with subcontractors, maintaining ethical standards

          Essential Skills and Experience:

          • 4-year engineering degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience
          • Minimum 10+ years of estimating and cost control management experience.
          • CPM conceptual scheduling skills
          • Familiar estimating projects of varying size; $100,000 to $75+MM.
          • Experience with estimating software: Timberline, On-Screen Take-off, Building Connected, etc.
          • Extensive knowledge of corporate construction procedures, estimating techniques, all engineering disciplines, cost control systems, and QA/QC.
          • Advanced math and computer skills
          • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

            If you are interested in being part of an innovative and collaborative team, in a challenging and rewarding work environment, we want to hear from you! We are always trying to stay a step ahead of emerging trends in the industry. Every employee is part of the process and part of our success. DEW's philosophy is to invest in people and inspire them to bring the best of themselves to work every day. In addition to offering competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package, employees are given opportunities to learn, develop and grow. These are the reasons DEW is named among the top places to work in New Hampshire and Vermont.
            We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: DEW Construction Corp., Manchester , Senior Estimator, Professions , Manchester, New Hampshire

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