Specialist Estimator (Construction)

5 - 7 years experience  • 

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/18/18
East Hartford, CT
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 05/18/18

Position Summary:
Develops timely and accurate construction estimates for all divisional capital appropriation projects including but not limited to New, Replacement, Expansion, Takeover and Remodel stores. Estimates cost of minor projects including equipment upgrades/change-outs, room/office additions or enlargements, retail department layout changes, and Operation Directors discretionary store improvement requests. Keeps current and up-to-date with construction labor and material cost trends, construction economic data and continually benchmarks costs for sourcing, specifications, value engineering and other cost saving opportunities. Assist executive management with making decisions regarding approval, planning and distribution of Capital funds. Work closely with the Estimating Lead providing data that will feed the following reports: As-Bought/As-Built normalization for new stores, Equipment, Leasehold, Other (ELO) matrix and Low/Medium/High L4 remodel profile.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
• Develop conceptual estimates for new stores, remodels, and takeover projects including development, site, and building, décor, and equipment costs for use in financial feasibility analysis.
• Prepare detailed cost estimates for existing and new supermarket facilities based on CAD generated design drawings.
• Develop detailed estimates on new and current prototype formats enabling development of financial and functional analysis models leading to the definition of design criteria for all prototype formats.
• Coordinate with Construction Designers, Project Managers, and contractors in the analysis of pre-construction alternatives and/or change order requests to optimize total project costs.
• Conduct site-specific facility visits with recommendations for the development of project estimates.
• Provide technical construction support and guidance to Real Estate Department in the development of conceptual cost budgets in conjunction with new stores, takeovers, and Investment Properties.
• Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing cost data and trends.
• Maintain detailed cost keys and price masters with updated current information.
• Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, and establishing personal networks.
 Basic Qualifications:
• B.S. in Construction Management and a minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial construction or equivalent job related experience.
• Minimum 2 years’ experience in Commercial Construction Estimating.
• Experience in Commercial Construction Project Management and scheduling.
• Seasoned knowledge of design and construction methods including alternative solutions and associated costs factors.
• Comprehensive ability to read and interpret Architectural Construction drawings related to all construction fields including electrical, plumbing, and mechanical.
• Strong strategic planning skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
• B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture, Building Science, Business or related field.
• 5 plus years’ experience in Commercial Construction Estimating.
• 3 years’ experience in Construction Project management and scheduling.
• Seasoned knowledge of design and construction methods including alternative solutions and associated costs factors.
• Comprehensive ability to read and interpret Architectural Construction drawings related to all construction fields including electrical, plumbing, and mechanical.
• Strong background in business, finance and construction economics.
• Strong strategic planning skills.

Skills and Abilities:
• Analyzing information
• Estimating
• Developing budgets
• Critical-thinking
• Technical skills
• Reporting and spreadsheet design
• Acute attention to detail
• Ability to read CAD drawings
• Maintaining vendor relationships
• Strong verbal and written communications
• Time management
• Ability to work under strict deadlines.

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