Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Idaho Falls
Country: United States
The junior estimator will perform cost estimating at entry level for construction of government and commercial civil construction projects. The successful candidate review bid documents and gather information and requirements to prepare cost estimates. Detailed cost estimates will include: unit pricing for labor, materials, equipment, and subcontractors. In addition, the estimator will be responsible to incorporate vendors, clients and subcontractors information into a final RFP cost estimate.
Primary Responsibilities of the estimator include:
Perform quantity surveys and pricing of materials and equipment for projects
Prepare detailed and accurate estimates in a timely manner and to meet all schedules
Prepare accurate and competitive bids with detail, format, and design consistent with project management systems and as required by the customer.
Participate in and promote pre-job information accumulation and reviews in connection with project managers and superintendent
Maintain files (both electronic and physical) of correspondence, bids, projects, etc.
Participate, communicate and cooperate with project managers in understanding scope of work, pricing details, assumptions, means and methods contemplated
Participate in preconstruction services and presentations. Develop preconstruction and design-build skills consistent with the marketplace.
Conduct periodic site visits to confirm work methods and work approaches are consistent with the estimate
Interact with accounting, prefab, project managers, manpower, superintendents and business development as necessary
Support office staff and field, be aware of confidentiality
Estimator will be required to travel periodically to support project pursuits and attend site visits.
Working knowledge of civil construction and experience in understanding blueprints, specifications, proposals and contractual documentation to prepare estimates for projects and services
Experience with computer estimating and quantity takeoff, and estimating software
Knowledge of estimating techniques and principles and the ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems
Proficiency in computer programs including Microsoft Office products is required
Self-motivated, proactive and a quick learner that is able to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced work environment
High level of integrity with demonstrated critical thinking, attention to detail and excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent verbal and written communication, organization, planning, and problem solving skills
Maintain composure and objectivity under pressure
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions
Basic understanding of financial information and financial arithmetic functions
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel is required.
Experience with Sage Estimating Software is preferred.
Internships in the construction industry are preferred
A Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
Estimating experience and associates degree will be considered in lieu of a bachelors degree.
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