Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: New Orleans
Country: United States
Responsible for preparing and/or coordinating the preparation of full estimates on large and complex projects as required by client’s documents and providing complete conceptual and total bid price.
Principal Duties and Accountabilities: •Reviewing and evaluating Requests for Estimates
•Preparing weekly bid calendar and ensuring timely completion of estimates
•Reviewing estimates and revisions for completeness and accuracy
•Creating job folders
•Reviewing construction documents and understanding scope of work to bid
•Executing take-offs of construction documents
•Inputting take-offs into computer spreadsheet
•Obtaining pricing for materials
•Obtaining bids from subcontractors
•Preparing cost analysis in computer by recapitulating material, labor, equipment, subcontractor and overhead costs incurred in the installation of items
•Making an estimate where predetermined standard(s) are not available
•Informing immediate supervisor of any observed inaccuracies or omissions in quoted item or computer database
•Developing and maintain resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
•Attending departmental meetings as required
•Photocopying documents and plans
•5-8 years of related experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and expertise
•Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
•Speak effectively before groups of customers or employees
•Knowledge of Estimation software is strongly encouraged
•Experience with estimating techniques and cost control
•Ability to perform detailed labor and material take-offs
Key Performance Indicators: •Accurate bid quotations and thorough estimates
•Key relationships built with subcontractors and suppliers
•Teambuilding within the department and other business units.
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