Reviews proposal specifications, drawings and attends pre bid meetings to determine scope of work and required content of estimate.
Incorporates historical data from unit prices, purchase orders, subcontracts, productivity analysis reports and prior estimates to determine bid price.
Analyzes blueprints and specifications to prepare bids for projects.
Applies knowledge of construction techniques, principles and processes to estimate labor and material needs.
Mentors and trains department staff.
Prepares budget estimates.
Provides estimates for self-performed work.
Responsible for procuring subcontractor quotes and ensuring adequate coverage pre bid
Qualifies vendors and subcontractors post bid day to determine cost effectiveness.
Consults with subcontractors and vendors to formulate estimates and resolve issues.
Conducts studies and computes bids to develop useful data for repeat customer estimates.
Maintains job cost accounting records on projects with close similarities.
Serve as a resource for researching technical questions
Degree in Mechanical, Civil or Structural Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent combination of training and work experience
Minimum of 8 years’ experience as an engineer, estimator, detailer or similar role in the manufacturing, heavy steel fabrication, construction industry or a related field.
Good technical experience in all cost management areas; pre-contract, post contract and final account.
Effective computer skills including computer estimating spread sheets and word processing.
Interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal, Critical thinking, analytical, and organizational skills, Time management skills
Experience with advising clients on value management, value engineering, and life cycle costing.