Estimator

Fredericksburg, VA | Direct

Post Date: 08/11/2017 Job ID: real_street-1725 Industry: Construction General Pay Rate: 75000.00 - 115000.00 YEAR
 Job Description


Since 2001, RealStreet has connected management executives for the construction industry to contractors working on commercial and government projects.  As the leading firm in the country which specializes entirely in senior level construction employment, we have cultivated long-term relationships with many of the industry's leading companies enabling us access to the top companies throughout the continental U.S.  We currently have a great assignment for an Estimator with one of our top clients.  As an Estimator, you will be supporting our client, a design-build firm located in Fredericksburg, VA. 


Job Responsibilities


The Estimator is accountable for the quality of work and results for the estimating team including evaluating bid specifications and drawings and ensuring that everything required for successfully bidding and profitably executing the work is known.  The Estimator must aggressively follow-up with subcontractors to ensure that bids are received.  Estimators also work with the Project Management teams (QC Managers, Project Field Supervisors, Project Accountants) to follow-up on bids and budgets to close business and projects to generate results.  Additional responsibilities include:

  • Estimates design-build, bid-build, IDIQ and Task Order Contracts and has worked on federal, state and commercial projects
  • Prepares and maintains status of plan reproduction
  • Solicits and maintains communication with subcontractors and vendors
  • Prepares subcontractor bid packages
  • Transmits addenda and other bid information to subcontractors
  • Ensures that we have the proper coverage from subcontractors on bid day
  • Contacts supply houses to obtain additional subcontractor bids
  • Shows creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractors
  • Submits 100% of bids and budgets by the bid deadline- no exceptions
  • Enters all relevant information into the estimating software package Project Knowledge
  • Reviews bid requirements thoroughly and asks follow-up questions on every bid
  • Has a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assigned
  • Develops RFI's, clarifications, ensures adequate subcontractor coverage and shows interest
  • Performs a comprehensive "bid day" analysis and scopes for specific assigned trades
  • Understands how to fit subs to the size / scope of project
  • Creates bid lists that fit scope of job and ensures that we have the right subs for the project
  • Minimize exclusions by “doing our homework”
  • Include value-engineering ideas on every bid Follow Up & Closing
  • Consistently follows-up on submitted bids and budgets with Architect and Construction Manager to finalize projects and close business
  • Knows architects, engineering firms, construction managers, subcontractors, partners, brokers and can close business
  • Properly turns over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Management in a timely manner as goal is 100% of awarded projects turned over within 24 hours of notification
  • Reviews drawings with Project Management team and highlights any areas of concern
 Job Requirements

Specific qualifications for the Estimator role include:

  • Must have a minimum of 8 to 10 years of estimating experience
  • Experience understanding and estimating design-build, bid-build, IDIQ, Task Order Contracts and has worked with federal, state and commercial projects
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  • Must know Microsoft Office Suite products including Word, Excel and MS Project
  • Must be self-motivated & punctual
  • Must be able to manage multiple tasks and have excellent follow-up skills both internally and externally

Benefits

Our client offers a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Profit Sharing / 401K
  • Personal Time Off Package
  • Paid Holidays
  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account

Build a better construction career with RealStreet and contact us today!

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