DIRECT HIRE - Estimator


Building and Construction

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La Crosse,West Salem,Onalaska

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Based on Experience

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Branch Information

La Crosse, WI - (USA) 9348 Highway 16 Suite 106 WI Onalaska , WI 54650

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Job Description

•Prepare and/or coordinate preparation of accurate, detailed cost estimates and proposals for negotiated design/build, hard bid, and construction management engagements.
•Interact and develop strong relationships with clients, A&E firms, subcontractors, suppliers and other vendors and partners.
•Execute timely completion of assigned estimating tasks
•Provide input regarding improved construction techniques and methods
•Be prepared to estimate projects independently or as part of a team
•Identify criteria/information to be included in bid packages
•Perform complete and accurate quantity takeoffs
•Solicit, qualify, and analyze pricing from subcontractors and material vendors
•Coordinate estimate reviews with appropriate internal resources
•Manage subcontractor qualification tools and processes
•Prepare and analyze cost models during design / development and/or bidding period
•Assure all component cost used in the estimating database are accurate and estimating software accurately calculates total project costs
•Develop and deliver proposals and presentations to clients and partners
•Assist in the development and negotiation of construction contracts
•Lead or participate in subcontractor buyout process
•Participate in preconstruction hand off meeting with appropriate teams and individuals
•Visit project sites prior to completing estimates to gain full understanding of existing conditions, or as required for feedback on estimate / construction means and methods / subcontractors / materials, etc.
•Assist with administrative duties for company estimating database, bid management software, subcontractor / supplier database, and historical data capture
•Assist in training of staff for all Estimating Department software and processes
•Keep abreast of new subcontractors and material suppliers in the marketplace
•Remain current with technology and changes in the construction industry
•Assure that all work is properly reviewed and approved before it is submitting to clients for acceptance
•Secure accurate labor hour estimates from personal knowledge, history and from advice from other company personnel

Previous experience required.

•Operate and maintain Estimating Dept. specific tools and processes including estimating platform (ProEst), vendor/contractor management platform, bid management platform (SmartBid), and necessary integrations with company-wide ERP platform.