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Junior Estimator - Civil Engineer


Posted by: Von Mizener Consulting <justin@vonmizenerconsult.com> on May 20, 2018 at 00:04:02. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Idaho Falls
State: Idaho
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.
Qualifications
• 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 Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management
• Estimating experience and associates degree will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.






      

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