Estimator

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  1. Estimators are responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that everything required to successfully bid the project is understood and evaluated.
  2. Estimators must follow-up with subcontractors to ensure that bids are received.
  3. Estimators also work with the Project Management teams to follow-up on bids and budgets.
  4. Administration of Bid;
    • Prepares and maintains plan reproduction.
    • Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors.
    • Prepares subcontract bid packages.
    • Transmits addenda and other bid information to subcontractors.
    • Ensures proper coverage from subcontractors on bid day.
    • Contacts supply house to obtain additional subcontractors bids.
    • Shows creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subs or vendors.
    • Completes 100% of bids and budgets by the bid deadline.
    • Enters all relative information into estimating software.
    • Documents and shares all pertinent information with project’s team.
  5. Project Knowledge;
    • Review bid requirements thoroughly and asks follow-up questions on every bid.
    • Has a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assigned.
    • Develop RFI’s and clarifications to ensure adequate subcontractor coverage.
    • Performs a comprehensive “bid day” analysis/scoping of specific assigned trades.
    • Understands how to fit subs to the size/scope of project.
    • Creates bid lists that fit scope of job, ensuring that we have the right subs.
    • Minimize exclusions by anticipating unique needs; that is, – “doing your homework”
  6. Follow Up and Closing;
    • Consistently follows-up on submitted bids with bidding party.
    • Knows and develops professional relationships with engineers, architects, construction managers, property managers, brokers and others to enrich bidding rapport.
  7. Project Turnover;
    • Properly turns over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Managers in a timely manner.
    • Review drawings with Project Management team and highlight areas of concern.
    • Review job cost and sub suppliers’ pricing with Project Management team.
    • Ensure compliance with bid as presented.
  • General Requirements;
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • High level computer skills, must know Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, Excel, and Project.
    • Must be versed with selected estimating software.
    • High level of negotiation and marketing skills.
    • High level financial planning and budgeting skills.
    • High level strategy, analytical and planning skills.
    • Knowledge of the construction and maintenance industry.
    • Knowledge of financial management principles.
    • Must be self-motivated and punctual to all appointments.
    • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and have excellent follow up skills.
    • Must be professional and polished in appearance and speech.
Job Category: Estimator
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Orlando Tampa (West Coast Division)

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