Estimator - Commercial Construction

ESTIMATOR - Commercial Construction
United Construction Company is currently seeking an Estimator to develop conceptual budgets, estimates and proposals for industrial and commercial infrastructure and building projects. Completely bid projects for public and private entities and ensure they are completed in accordance with company objectives and goals.
JOB TYPE: Full-time
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university in related engineering or construction management program; and ten years progressive commercial construction project management experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Major project and/or operations management experience with a General Contractor is preferred.
Must have or be able to obtain California drivers license
Prepare conceptual estimates for Design-Build, Design-Assist and Negotiated industrial and commercial building construction projects.
Prepare detailed accurate estimates at schematic, design development and construction document level of design.
Develop material take-offs, labor/equipment pricing for self-performed work and subcontractor budgeting.
Review and validate subcontractor bids and proposed schedules.
Assist with developing project schedules.
Take the lead in the collaborative delivery process through:
Constructability reviews
Value Engineering and cost alternatives
Preparation of cost studies, trend estimates, life cycle and ROI cost estimates.
Recommendation and budgets for material and systems selections
Ability to interpret and analyze geotechnical and environmental reports and apply applicable cost impacts to the project
Collect existing site data through documents and site visits and analyze and apply applicable cost impacts to the project.
Prepare detailed and accurate outline specifications for assigned design build project.
Present estimates to management and customers.
Continuously improve the practical and technical approach to the work to assist in keeping United Construction competitive, aggressive and confident in our ability to obtain profitable work.
Enhance and improve United Construction reputation through professional actions, presentations, services and deliverables.
Maintain the highest level of service, quality and integrity.
Constantly strive to improve the quality of our products and services.
Remain calm in a crisis, and focus on resolving disputes in an expedient manner.
Communicate clearly and professionally with customers, staff and associates.
Take personal responsibility for direct charge.
Encourage and welcome change, creativity and innovation.
Prepare reports for senior management as requested and established.
Engage in continuing education as needed to support continuous learning and improvement.
Actively participate in and support the business development activities of the company.
Special assignments as may be required.
Represent United Construction at public functions, meetings, hearings or events as may be required.
Ability to work under changing and short time constraints is essential
Prepare estimates for conceptual or ambiguous scope items using experience and historical data
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess the knowledge, ability, high degree of skill and experience to
Read, understand and interpret architectural, civil, structural, mechanical and electrical drawings, contract documents, estimate spreadsheets, job costs and RFPs.
Possess strong attention to detail while understanding how to build is required.
Possess a working knowledge of the cost and construction of building envelopes, concrete tilt-walls, mechanical and electrical systems, structural and architectural components with attention to detail
Develop quantities and accurate costs in a short amount of time from conceptual drawings
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including but not limited to Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Working knowledge of Timberline Estimating software
Working knowledge of Proqual /Pantera bidding software
Ability to learn and effectively operate other types of software
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret building plans and specifications, contracts, common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents
Ability to effectively present information to company executive management, public groups, and/or boards of directors
Possess the ability to read and interpret documents such as RFQs/RFPs and Company Policies and Procedure Manual
Ability to write routine and non-routine reports, correspondence and to effectively speak with customers and employees of the Company
The ability to write business letters, business proposals and presentations for new or existing customers shall also be required
Possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals to compute rate, ratio and percent and to assess and interpret practical business solutions
Ability work with business concepts such as budgets, profitability and target goals are required
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
The employee frequently is required to sit.
The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the office work environment is usually quiet, while the noise level in the field can vary from moderate to severe.
Throughout our history, United Construction has successfully designed and built over 40 million square feet of facilities in the United States. Our portfolio of completed projects includes diversified building types that consist of private and public sector education, institutional, office, aviation, retail, medical and special use facilities in addition to our resume of industrial and tenant improvement projects. Our public sector customers have been state, federal and military facility owners. Our private sector customers have traditionally been real estate developers and end user/owners.
We have extensive experience in commercial and industrial building types throughout the United States and we have been practicing General Contracting, Design/Build, Design-Bid-Build, CMAR and Design-Assist project delivery methods with our customers since our companys inception. We have also pioneered the true Design/Build project delivery with in-house architectural design. These delivery methods have given us a clear understanding, appreciation of and experience in integrated team-oriented project delivery approaches, and we are professionals that understand the communication, collaboration and coordination needed for the success of any project. More than 50% of United Constructions completed projects during our history have been accomplished under Design-Build and Design-Assist (CMAR) delivery methods with both public and private sector customers.
Our business would not exist without passionate, collaborative, achievement-focused people who successfully deliver best-in-class industrial, institutional and commercial buildings and facilities. As a United Construction team member, you will be part of a team that has a proven track record and a high level of integrity. United Construction is a company that is trusted by our customers, subcontractors, partners, and the communities in which we serve and work.
We appreciate and welcome diverse talents and skills because we know it takes a strong team to build great buildings, great relationships and great successes. We are always looking for outstanding people that can add value to our team and service platform. Become part of our success and Build United!
United Construction Company is an equal opportunity employer.

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