Estimator - Commercial Construction

Commercial Construction

One of the leading Midwest based general contractor is seeking an Estimator to join their team in NE Wisconsin. As a member of the team you will be responsible for independently preparing sections of schematic, design development and construction document estimates including soliciting and evaluating subcontractor bids, and scopes of work, preparing quantity surveys, reviewing project plans.

Essential Functions-Estimator-Commercial/Industrial Construction

Performs accurate, thorough and timely quantity takeoffs.

Develops accurate and concise clarifications and assumptions with project management team's assistance.

Obtains clarification on plans and specifications from architects and engineers when necessary.

Solicits and analyzes subcontractor and vendor pricing input when required.

Attends project site pre-bid meetings, site tours, and post-bid interviews as required.

Develops unit costs accurately.

Develops value management skills and learns how to implement cost savings methods.

Performs technical/plan review when required.

Considers and understands problems, and identifies appropriate solutions.

Develops knowledge in building designs, systems and construction materials through available resources.

Accurately assesses and plans takeoff workload.

Is extremely proficient in all computer software programs used in preconstruction with particular emphasis on estimating software (Advanced working knowledge of Excel required).

Constantly strives to improve individual capabilities, performance and expand knowledge of construction technologies and techniques.

Commercial Estimator-Minimum Requirements

B. S. Degree in Construction Management or similar degree.

Minimum 5 years commercial/industrial construction experience.

Computer skills including the ability to use estimating software (like HCSS), word processing, spread sheets, bid management, online plan rooms and database applications and company communication tools, such as email, the internet, and Microsoft products (e. g., Word, Excel, Office, Outlook).

Must demonstrate expanding knowledge of construction details about miscellaneous metals, casework, doors, specialties, radiation protection, and other trades.

Preferred Skills

5 plus years of commercial estimating experience.

Government, Institutional, Waste Water treatment experience is a strong plus, but not required.

Local qualified candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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