Purchasing & Estimating Manager

Vienna, VA 22102 | Direct

Post Date: 06/15/2018 Job ID: real_street-1862 Industry: Construction General Pay Rate: 60000.00 - 90000.00 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 a Purchasing and Estimating Manager to support our client, a prestigious residential builder headquartered in Vienna, Virginia.  Our client is seeking a Purchasing and Estimating Manager with experience supporting residential high-end construction projects in Washington, DC. 

Job Responsibilities

The Purchasing and Estimating Manager will be responsible for working with the company owner in developing quantity takeoffs, plan/spec review for scope, sub/supplier RFPs, bid leveling and contract writing,and shall:

  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates
  • Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors
  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates
  • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing and scheduling work
  • Prepare purchase orders, solicit bid proposals and review requisitions for goods and services
  • Purchase the highest quality merchandise at the lowest possible price and incorrect amounts
  • Research and evaluate suppliers based on price, quality, selection, service, support, availability, reliability, production and distribution capabilities, and the supplier's reputation and history
  • Distribute production schedules or work orders to departments and sub-contractors
  • Read specifications such as blueprints to determine construction requirements or to plan procedures; coordinate with Architects when needed
  • Utilize Purchasing and Accounting systems to input received data and generate and distribute reports
  • Oversee the development of construction cost estimate over various phases of a project in its life cycle
  • Develop a basis of scope for bidding and estimating purposes using CSI Structure
  • Prepare and provides estimating services which include conceptual, schematic, design development and construction level estimates
  • Manage the preparation and coordination of bid documents, production, subcontractor and vendor pricing, subcontractor and vendor buyouts and project turnover to Project Manager
  • Review drawings and bid requirements thoroughly
  • Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing
  • Develop RFIs and clarifications and ensure adequate subcontractor coverage
  • Maintain open and cordial communication and good working relationship with the project manager, engineer, architect, and management team

Job Requirements

Specific qualifications for the Purchasing and Estimating Manager role include:

  • 10+ years minimum of Purchasing and Estimating experience
  • Bachelors (or equivalent experience) in relevant field; construction management degree a plus
  • Experience using CSI Structure and PlanSwift for takeoffs
  • Proficient in MS Excel and MS Project; BuildTools or Procore a plus
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Local market knowledge required (DC metropolitan area)
  • Established and maintained relationships with DC trade / sub-contractors
  • Previous field experience building residential homes
  • Experience with small to mid-sized developers / general contractors
  • Experience in architectural drawing/drafting

Build a better construction career with RealStreet and apply now!

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