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Commercial Construction Estimator Jr.

Career Planners, Inc.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

Estimator Jr. Commercial

Large South Florida based General Contractor that specializes in the construction of public facilities including schools, libraries, police & fire stations, parks, and other municipal projects.

Specializes in negotiated projects utilizing the Construction Management @ Risk and Design-Build delivery systems. Projects are located throughout South Florida and typically range in size from 5 to 100 million dollars.

This firm is known as one of the premier contractors constructing public projects in South Florida with over 90% of our projects coming from repeat clients

The estimator has overall responsibility for the development of accurate, timely and detailed cost estimates on projects for bid-build and cm at risk pursuits. The estimator has extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, project schedule preparation, costs and engineering principles. The estimator will coordinate diverse subcontractor pricing and be able to scope and level all subcontractor pricing to complete a comprehensive bid proposal. The Estimator will estimate the cost of self-perform work and project indirect costs, review cost estimates prepared by team members while managing Company risk. The estimator will be a self-starter and work efficiently with minimal oversight, must be able to meet critical deadlines and have the ability to lead and work as part of a greater team.

Major Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare complete scope cost estimates based on proposal documentation on a variety of bid build and design build projects for various public and private client
  • Review, interpret and analyze project documentation: drawings, specifications, data, commercial terms, proposals, etc.
  • Manage the development of the initial project execution, logistics plans, and schedule
  • Solicit input from field operations to include in the final project estimate
  • Formulate all project indirect costs: staffing, project schedules, on-site facilities, support costs with schedule development
  • Follow estimating process/procedure compliance and consistency
  • Analyze alternative solutions, and construction methods to increase competitiveness
  • Review quantities and cost estimates prepared by team members to ensure accuracy and completeness
  • Analyze and evaluate bidding risks and strategies; present estimate and participate in bid reviews with senior management
  • Develop relationships with subcontractors and suppliers by creating strategic alliances to ensure competitiveness.
  • Oversee the review, analysis, and selection of all subcontractor and vendor proposal solicitations and quotation selection
  • Participate in successful project development of a procurement plan and secure all major material purchases and subcontractor agreements
  • Perform research for means and methods, materials, costs and construction techniques and services to increase competitiveness
  • Perform site visits on pursuits and ongoing projects, attend industry trade and outreach events

Job Skills and Abilities

  • Strong computer skills including proficiency with iSqFt estimating software preferred, MS Office products [Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint], online plan rooms, SharePoint and working knowledge of takeoff software, Primavera, AutoCAD.
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, specifications, project date, and commercial terms
  • Effective written and verbal communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to define problems, establish facts, draw valid conclusions and present solutions
  • Good attention to detail and the ability to recognize discrepancies
  • Strong math and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to meet critical deadlines
  • Function effectively whether independent or as part of a team
  • Good time management and organizational skills

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to maintain composure, discretion and confidentiality at all times

Education, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree – Civil Engineering, Construction Management or similar technical training/experience
  • Minimum of 3-5 years estimating experience required,
  • Full paid health care, 401K, and other
  • 95K+ salary depending on experience


Posted: 2020-06-19 Expires: 2020-09-23

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