Senior Estimator

Suffolk Construction Co Inc   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Real Estate & Construction

  •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 55 days ago

Responsibilities

  • Leadership and Relationship Building.
  • Ensure that the estimating process runs smoothly and efficiently and client expectations are exceeded throughout the duration of the project(s).
  • Build relationships to understand client, designer and subcontractor needs and expectations.
  • Effectively facilitates collaboration amongst team members.
  • Effectively communicate with all stakeholders.
  • Manage Assistant Estimators.
  • Participate in business development activities, presentations and interviews.
  • Lead the Estimating team including Assistant Estimators, MEP Estimators and Career Start team members on projects.
  • Develop others and act as a Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Technical Skills:

  • Prepare an in-house budget and GMP.
  • Prepare quantity take-offs and apply unit pricing for material and labor to establish a value for the work.
  • Understand the full scope of the project through document review and asking questions of the design team and owner.
  • Prepare value engineering and risk analysis.
  • Prepare qualifications and assumptions for the estimate.
  • Prepare cost comparisons/reconcile with previous estimates.
  • Reconcile with outside Estimators.
  • Lead constructability reviews.
  • Manage Subcontractor solicitation & selection process.
  • Prepare Exhibit B, and/or scope sheets.
  • Ensure quality control of departments bids and estimates.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in Estimating, or equivalent
  • Computer skills.
  • Working knowledge of Excel spread sheets, and Word processing programs.
  • Experience with estimating software such as Timberline, OST, MC2.
  • Understanding of the influence of market conditions on pricing.

Necessary Attributes

  • Actively participate as a team member.
  • Work effectively with all colleagues and constituents.
  • Candidate must possess Suffolk's Core Values: Passion, Integrity, Hard Work, Professionalism and Caring.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Time management skills.
  • Sense of urgency and 'can do' attitude.
  • Take ownership of projects/clients managing both up and down.
  • Able to work with minimal direction.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Able to work with speed and efficiency.
  • Able to anticipate issues, reactions, etc.