Estimator, Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States (Job Has Expired)

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Conduct construction estimating, budgeting and bidding for assigned projects. Interact with the architects, clients, business development and operations staff to ensure a clear understanding of project objectives, schedules and other information. Develop hard bids or negotiated work pricing proposals in response to specific proposal requests. Obtain all needed cost information from reliable subcontractors and material suppliers to meet project requirements. Maintains contact with subcontractors to ensure ample supply of subcontractors and materials for upcoming projects.

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The responsibilities and duties of this position described here are representative of those an employee must perform. This is not a comprehensive list and other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Employees will contribute to and consistently apply Structure Tones policies and procedures by effectively working with all Structure Tone personnel without to regard to race, religion, age, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability.

1.Review plans and architectural drawings; prepare quantity take-offs on assigned projects.
2.For negotiated work, ensure a complete review of plans and drawings. Identify items that have been omitted and ensure appropriate accounting for such items in overall estimate package that represents the full scope of the project.
3.Share information about reliable subcontractors and suppliers with other Estimators. Develop and maintain effective working relationships so the needs of STI and its clients can be met.
4.Solicit subcontractor bids for assigned projects. Obtain 3-5 bids for each trade and supplier group. Review and analyze bids for conformance to project specifications, price, material quality, insurance, wages, and related items. Discusses and resolves any questions with subcontractor prior to submission of final estimate.
5.Follow approved estimating practices consistent with corporate guidelines. Ensure such practices result in the most complete estimates possible while ensuring the financial objectives are met.
6.Maintains current information on trends in and changes to existing construction codes in order to ensure complete bids from subcontractors and material suppliers.
7.Utilizes appropriate software programs to calculate, record and track estimates. Maintains skills at utilizing appropriate software to provide optimal job performance.
8.As requested, attends client meetings to discuss estimates, answering any questions and resolving any issues regarding pricing and estimates.
9.Maintains relationships with some clients during the actual project to ensure client satisfaction with the project and the company.
10.Provides other services as directed including change order pricing, site visits, bid delivery and occasional collaboration with teams for other Constructors locations on specific bids.
11.Reviews data to determine material and labor requirements and prepares itemized lists.
12.Computes cost factors and prepares estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work; preparing bids; selecting vendors or subcontractors; and determining cost effectiveness.
13.Conducts special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or effect cost reductions.
14.Consults with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
15.Interfaces with other individuals in the organization to obtain support and commitment to the cost estimates.
16.Organizes and manages a centralized cost estimating database and a formal process to support cost estimating to ensure historical data is utilized.
17.Analyzes completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.
18.Provides improvement recommendations to cost estimating procedures to reduce future discrepancies between estimated and actual costs.
19.Identifies cost trends to assist management in cost reduction and process improvement efforts.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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Woodbridge, New Jersey, United States
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