Estimator Commercial Construction

San Jose, California, United States, 95110

Posted on 12/02/2019 by Sales Consultants of Sacramento


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Position Details

Type:

Permanent

Industry:

Construction / Commercial Construction

Function:

Building Construction / Skilled Trades

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Salary:

$125k

Reference ID:

347 DC

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare estimates, cost options, cost strategies, change order reviews, valuations of work in progress and bid analyses
  • Acts as lead individual on bid and preconstruction estimates
  • Prepare preconstruction estimates for schematic and design development levels for project.
  • Review construction plans and specifications to complete quantitative take-offs and support estimators
  • Communicate with subcontractor base regarding project scope, schedule, risks, etc.
  • Lead and support bid day tasks including the following: finalize project cost & alternates; verify subcontractors’ scopes & costs; analyze project risks; resolve conflicts and questions on bid scopes
  • Compiles and analyzes data on all factors that influence costs, such as material, labor, equipment, and profit margins
  • Performs complex cost estimates and analysis for capital and professional services projects
  • Evaluates cost estimating deliverables prepared by consultants for cost containment.
  • Evaluates quotes, bids, change orders, value engineering reports, and claims for accuracy and completeness of stated costs
  • Acquires and evaluates pricing documents, historical and vendor cost data for the development of cost estimates and price recommendations
  • Accurately forecasts costs of future projects and changes to existing projects
  • Prepares technical evaluations, cost estimating draft reports, memos, and letters and presents recommendations to management
  • Work as integral part of our Estimating Team to perform plan and specification analysis, takeoff and pricing of various construction projects.
  • Work with subcontractors and vendors to define scope, and perform subcontractor and vendor analysis
  • Responsible for managing a complete estimate through final review and closeout
  • Participate in Value Engineering studies and negotiations with contractors
  • Attend client meetings
  • Undertake other cost-related tasks as directed by supervisor

 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a positive proactive approach to the role, and will be committed to delivering customer service excellence, with good commercial results.

  • Minimum Education (or substitute experience) required:  4-year college degree in Construction Management, Structural Engineering, Architectural Engineering, Cost Estimating or equivalent recognized technical qualification
  • Minimum Experience required:  3-5 years’ relevant experience in construction cost estimating of a variety of building types from program, conceptual, schematic, design development and construction document stages of design in elemental and CSI format
  • Knowledge and understanding of execution of cost management services; good planning, organization and communication skills essential.  Understanding of technical and non-technical documents related to cost management services required.  Knowledge and use of industry-estimating software and Microsoft Office software programs

 

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Indoor office environment. May require work on site location when necessary
  • Equipment used includes: computers and standard office machines
  • Essential physical tasks include: the ability to work on a computer and the ability to answer and speak on a telephone. May require the use of a ladder on occasion


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