Estimator will take the project, review the specifications and drawings, pull the necessary components together and establish the anticipated cost of the project.
Reviews drawings and specifications to determine quantities and to calculate pricing.
Communicates, solicits, and interacts with subcontractors in various trades to obtain pricing for projects.
Determines quantities of materials in various trades
Attends pre-bid meetings and site visits to assess the conditions of the site or existing building, as necessary.
Solicits and receives bids, reviewing for scopes of work and pricing for completeness.
Communicates with bidders for final overview and assures completeness of bid prior to inclusion in an estimate or bid.
Reviews drawings and specifications for assigned portions of Preconstruction Projects to calculate budgets from schematic through final construction documents as assigned.
Communicates with team members and others as required regarding scopes, pricing, construction details, etc.
Performs detailed take-off for self-performed work required to construct conventional buildings, hospitals, senior care facilities, educational facilities, etc.
Prices work as required to budget for most trades.
Prepares Take-Offs and prices self-perform work on assigned trades.
Provides complete estimates on assigned trades.
Develops strategies to pursue, estimate, and win competitive bids.
Ability to budget work without 100% of documentation; conceptually budget, visualize, and plan a project.
Attends kick-off meeting with Estimators, Project Manager, and Superintendents.
Participates in presentations to owners and architects as needed.
Purchases/buys subcontractors and suppliers to perform work for the company.
Presents estimates and/or a portion of an estimate to both internal team members and also external owners and architects.
Develops ability to evaluate projects and suggests possible alternatives to increase project profit or efficiency
The employee is expected to: exercise honesty, integrity, and respect with all clients and co-workers, maintain a professional appearance and demeanor, demonstrate a positive attitude, communicate effectively with co-workers and clients, work with accuracy, efficiency, and attention to detail, maintain good attendance, work safely in compliance with all safety policies, respect the work environment and keep it neat and clean as possible, and exercise initiative to learn new skills and tasks and to help co-workers when possible.
The employee is also expected to perform such other duties and functions as required from time to time.
3-5 years of construction estimating experience preferred.
Experience estimating commercial, health care, multi-family dwellings, educational, and assisted living preferred.
Bachelor’s degree preferred in engineering, construction technology, architecture, or similar field of study.
Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to communicate effectively with contractors and fellow employees.
Understands various building construction types including structural systems, building skin and exterior systems, various finishes, and mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems.
Has an understanding of construction management, architecture, or engineering.
Understands different trades required to estimate and construct a building. Understands the scopes of work and work between scopes.
Ability to make presentations.
Ability to work additional hours as necessary to meet business plan objectives.
Valid driver’s license.
Basic computer skills and proficiency with MS Office & Excel. Ability to use estimating software (ie. Planswift).
Ames Construction, Inc. reserves the right to modify the essential duties of this position description as business demands dictate.
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We have to keep the customer at the forefront, so we have to make sure that we’re keeping our store clean, clutter free, and that everything we’re doing is safe. Working with Ames was Awesome! Our job foreman, Brian, he took that to heart, he made that his mission, to make sure that we didn’t have dust, he didn’t allow clutter. I would be in some mornings at 6:00 AM and there he was sweeping up after the guys to make sure the store was ready for the customers.