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Estimator

Company: Dellbrook - JKS
Location: Quincy
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Position SummaryThe Estimator is responsible for the preparation of final pricing and competitive bid efforts, and in some cases prepares conceptual estimates. This role, manages or performs quantity surveys and the subcontractor/vendor bid solicitation efforts. Internal estimates are prepared, subcontractor and vendor bids are analyzed and compared, value engineering is performed, qualifications are prepared, and a thorough, accurate estimate is delivered to the client. Estimators need to be professional, detail-oriented and organized, and must have outstanding communication and organizational skills.
Responsibilities

  • Following the Dellbrook-JKS Standard Operating Procedures, lead and/or participate in the preparation and delivery of team-produced project estimates.
  • Attend all project-related meetings and reviews - internal and external to ensure a complete, thorough, and accurate estimate is prepared and delivered to the client.
  • Analyze drawings, specifications, proposals, owner contracts and other documentation to prepare estimates or portions of estimates on assigned projects.
  • Assist in determining a subcontractor/vendor list, solicit subcontractors and suppliers for bids, and assure established coverage goals for each scope of work is met.
  • Coordinate, attend and run project site visits.
  • Prepare Bid Packages in iSqFt and/or Excel.
  • Prepare instructions to bidders, scopes of work, bid form and other project specific bid solicitation information as required.
  • Receive, organize, analyze, and augment subcontractor and vendor proposals to ensure complete scope of work is covered, risk is covered/communicated, and a fair comparison can be performed
  • Perform and/or manage the quantity take-offs and unit pricing to develop estimates on a trade by trade basis.
  • Prepare qualifications that identifies and communicates document discrepancies, missed scope, deviations from documents, and the approach to the project.
  • Evaluate documents and design to prepare proactive cost savings options and accurate alternates.
  • Coordinate/manage the distribution of all documents, including addenda and RFI responses, to subcontractors, vendors and the project team.
  • Utilize On Screen Takeoff (OST), ISqFt, Microsoft Project, T-Line and other selected future software used in the estimating process.
  • Assist with the tracking of historical data from vendors for both contact and cost information.
  • Coordinate and ensure all new subcontractors and vendors information are added to iSqFt, including participation of bid invites.
  • Maintain the flow of project information and documentation during the bidding and pre-construction process.
  • Prepare general conditions and general requirements study for review and input from the Project Executive.
  • Assist operations with the preparation of the project schedule, list of long lead items, and logistics plans.
  • Maintain in conjunction with Estimating Coordinator, Project Development Coordinator, Project Managers, Risk Management and Accounting, a working sub-list of qualified subcontractors who adhere to company standards. This responsibility also includes tracking Union and Non-union sub-lists in ISqft.
  • Actively participate in industry, client and community relation events to enhance company image and solicit new subcontractors while seeking new opportunities for company.
  • Perform other project related duties as needed.
  • Participate in periodic site visits to projects as appropriate and as time allows.
  • Able to communicate via phone and email with clients and subcontractors.Necessary Attributes
    • Core Values - Possess honesty, integrity and family values
    • Strong work ethic - Must be able to set and achieve goals
    • Dependable - Must consistently follow through on assignments and tasks
    • Positive attitude - Creates a good environment for co-workers
    • Self-motivated - Is constantly seeking new opportunities to learn, grow and lead to the next milestone
    • Team Oriented - Makes the most out of collaboration
    • Effective Communicator - Communication is clear and professional
    • Flexible - Can adapt to changing situations in a positive manner
      An Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action Employer Dellbrook -JKS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Keywords: Dellbrook - JKS, Quincy , Estimator, Professions , Quincy, Massachusetts

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