Estimator III

Granite Construction   •  

Fresno, CA

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 33 days ago

General Summary

This position is responsible for developing accurate and timely proposals and estimates for both private and public sector works projects to ensure Granite is a responsive bidder.


Essential Job Accountabilities

1. Comprehend and administer a safety program that provides for a safe work environment that meets or exceeds Granite’s Annual Incident Goal, and foster a culture that expects participation at all levels

2. Create and promote, in his/her organization, the ability to recognize and understand the appropriate environmental policies, rules, and the potential adverse affects to the environment due to operations, and take steps necessary to comply with policy/rules, and mitigate the effects of operations

3. Create and/or foster a quality culture that recognizes the affect of quality on all operations, and takes steps necessary to provide a product or service that is a source of pride for our workers, and pleasing to our customers

4. Analyze and compile estimate data that impact the cost of labor, materials, equipment requirements, location and other factors to ensure a high quality and timely estimate.

5. Review drawings, specifications and proposed project site conditions; record findings and solicit input from field operations to include in final project estimate.

6. Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness of the bid.

7. Review “take-off” quantities to ensure accuracy of data used in estimates.

8. Utilize existing cost history as a check to complete estimate.

9. Apply mathematical calculations requiring advanced analytical processes to ensure logically estimated costs are accurate.

10. Analyze and evaluate bidding risks, strategies and present estimate and participate in bid reviews with senior management to ensure accuracy and completeness.

11. Analyze competition and communicate with owners, subcontractors, public and private entities to ensure competitiveness.

12. Communicate estimate bid information to field operations at pre-construction meetings to ensure understanding of scope of job and critical means and methods of construction.

13. Develop and maintain business relationships to increase bid opportunities in the regional market.

*This job description reflects essential functions of this position. It does not restrict management’s right to reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

At Granite, our employees are our most valued asset and we are passionate about retaining, developing, and recruiting the best talent available. Our employees reflect our core values:Honesty, Integrity, Fairness, Accountability, Consideration of Others, Pursuit of Excellence, Reliability Safety and Citizenship and we are continuously looking for individuals who possess a winning attitude and share our Core Values. In exchange, we help you build a career that no other company can duplicate. You will be part of a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged, excellence is rewarded, and diversity is respected and valued. Add our award winning safety program, ethics, reputation, and a commitment to continuous improvement and you’ll see that we are building more than infrastructure—together, we are building your future.




About Granite Construction Incorporated

Granite Construction Incorporated is a member of the S&P 400 Index and is the parent company of Granite Construction Company, one of the nation's largest heavy civil contractors and construction materials producers. Granite Construction is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans, Individuals with Disabilities and a Drug-Free Workplace. For additional information on applicant/employee rights pleaseclick here.

Education

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or equivalent related work experience.

Work Experience

• 7+ years of construction estimating support, engineering, field support, or similar experience.
• 4+ years estimating experience



Knowledge, skills, and abilities

• Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), AGTEK Take-off and Primavera Scheduling software.
• Advanced knowledge of Estimating software.
• Advanced knowledge of civil engineering principles
• Advanced knowledge of construction principles
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Advanced knowledge of agency (U)DBE requirements


Physical Demands

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to operate a computer keyboard. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Subject to outside working conditions. At times will be working around large construction equipment, must be safety conscience.


Additional Requirements/Skills

• Comply, understand, and support corporate safety initiatives to ensure a safe work environment.
• Team player
• Ability and willingness to abide by Granite’s Code of Conduct on a daily basis
• Valid driver’s license and ability to drive


Education

• Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Business Administration, or equivalent related work experience.

Work Experience

• 7+ years of construction estimating support, engineering, field support, or similar experience.
• 4+ years estimating experience



Knowledge, skills, and abilities

• Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), AGTEK Take-off and Primavera Scheduling software.
• Advanced knowledge of Estimating software.
• Advanced knowledge of civil engineering principles
• Advanced knowledge of construction principles
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Advanced knowledge of agency (U)DBE requirements

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