Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Direct Hire
City: Fort Collins
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 80524
Here at Benchmark Electrical Solutions, we continuously strive to provide superior service to our valued customers through the fine family of professionals who make up our team. Always on the lookout for the areas top talent, we are now actively recruiting new Journeyman positions. If you are interested in working in a truly exceptional team environment and in an outstanding work culture, then we encourage you to review and apply for this career opportunity.
The Senior/Lead Estimator is responsible for preparing and completing bid/submittal documents and cost estimates for electrical construction projects. The Senior Estimator is the Lead Estimator for estimating projects and works with other Estimators, suppliers and customers to complete the estimate. The Estimating Department is responsible for developing and completing project specific estimates as well as early project viability assessments to clients bid type requests. You will be involved with overall cost analysis, pre-project and post-project reviews. Benchmark uses Accubid Pro as our estimating software.
The Senior/Lead Estimator requires experience in Oil/Gas Industry (80%) and Commercial Industry (20%). Position requires technical and practical comprehension of Oil & Gas Industrial Electrical Estimating experience with a minimum of 10 years. Commercial and Water/Waste water Facilities estimating is also required with a minimum of 5-7 years of experience.
Business development, client engagement, budget development/submission, detailed and comprehensive quantity takeoff for both large and small projects, accurate cost evaluation, subcontractor/supplier bid solicitation, subcontractor/supplier scope/qualification/cost evaluation, risk evaluation, and bid submission.
The Senior Estimator is also responsible for management of assigned estimating personnel, preconstruction technology assessment/development, final approval of bids/budgets prepared by assigned personnel, management of subcontractor/supplier relations, and continual development of preconstruction procedures/processes.
The Senior Estimator reports to the President and receives reports from positions including, but not limited to Estimators, Estimating Assistants, and administrative personnel assigned to preconstruction-related business.
The Senior Estimator requires a forward-thinking, progressive, dynamic leader who has excellent personnel management skills, an internal and external focus, and the desire to be promoted in a growing company.
Assigns day-to-day responsibilities for preconstruction personnel.
Has management responsibility for preconstruction correspondence related to his/her assignments both internal and external to the company.
Actively assists with development, management, and implementation of preconstruction training, and assists in tracking/maintaining preconstruction personnel certifications and accreditations.
Participates actively in company business development efforts to identify and track client and project pursuits.
Uses experience, leadership skills, and knowledge of fundamental preconstruction processes to actively lead and manage the Preconstruction Department staff, in word and example.
Identify and appropriately mitigate risk associated with the business of preconstruction.
Actively build subcontractor/supplier database and relationships to ensure the best pricing.
Manages the effective standardization, organization, preparation, and proper distribution/submission of preconstruction solicitations, qualification submissions, company information, and other preconstruction-related correspondence associated with projects assigned to this role, both upstream and downstream, on behalf of the company.
Performs and/or manages the project qualification, solicitation, quantity survey, scheduling, scoping, clarifying, and pricing effort for assigned preconstruction projects resulting in well-organized, professional correspondence and reports.
Prepares properly qualified and clarified conceptual budgets based on minimal information.
Ensures the flow of preconstruction information internally and externally is maintained and documented.
Communicates and stays abreast of the latest information, both internally and externally, that affects all aspects of cost used to prepare preconstruction estimates and correspondence.
Coordinates business development and qualification correspondence requirements with company marketing representatives.
Performs other duties as required to enhance all aspects of the Preconstruction Department and serve in key role to support the vision, mission, and core values of the company.
Perform turnkey estimating duties from time of projects introduction to company to beginning of construction, including the following:
Organize/Update/Submit prequalification data as required
Create/maintain organized estimate files
Establish complete understanding of project scope of work related to the request for proposal
List comprehensive estimate with detailed line items appropriate for the scope of work of each project
Solicit accurate pricing from qualified subcontractors/vendors/suppliers to ensure adequate competitive coverage of each estimate line item
Organize project site visits if necessary to define scope and familiarity with the project Define/confirm scope of work for each subcontractor/vendor/supplier and produce written scope sheet certified by same if other documentation of scope is not completely clear
Submit proposal in a professional manner and in timeframe and format required. Include scope of work clarifications document to clarify any relevant information not clarified in the bid documents
Participate in meeting with project management team to prepare any successful estimates for construction
Leadership & Team Development
o Be proficient and able to implement and train others on computer software programs used for pre-construction with particular emphasis on Accubid bid management software.
o Must be the leader who provides solutions. Encourage team with their own ideas and input.
o Participate in evaluating, hiring, managing, and terminating estimating staff assigned to report to this position.
o Engage in leadership and management techniques that are above reproach, both internally and externally.
o Provides feedback and coaching, rewards hard work and risk taking, acts as mentor, challenges and develops employees, accepts mistakes, provides visibility/opportunity for advancement
o Effectively embraces the diversity of skills, leverages and improves the skills of all direct reports.
o Provides timely performance reviews to team members
o Anticipates and resolves conflicts, turns team diversity into an advantage, effectively utilizes unique team talents, defines processes and goals, works for consensus.
o Listens well, diffuses conflict before it starts, finds causes of and solutions to problems, handles difficult people with tact and respect.
o Earns respect from team members within and outside the department and/or business unit.
o Works effectively across departments in the organization to accomplish goals and solve problems.
o Targets and achieves individual/team results, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability for individual or team results achieved, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides individual or team direction, leadership and motivation.
o Meets established departmental budget(s), revenue growth, profitability goals as applicable. Meets established project/program deadlines within approved budget. Uses objective data to measure results/outcomes.
o Keeps a broad perspective, effectively makes and/or accepts suggestions for improving overall efficiency across the organization. Willingly provides individual or team member assistance and support to facilitate department and/or business unit objective accomplishment.
o Work product meets or exceeds established quality and quantity standards for the department or business enterprise. Maintains and communicates data on construction and material cost trends affecting preconstruction cost databases.
o Analyzes alternative means and methods to determine the most economic preconstruction alternative
o Track the production of your company and each estimator.
Customer Service internal/external
o Handles internal/external customer questions, concerns and complaints effectively, communicates positively with internal/external customers, handles service problems politely and effectively, is always available for internal/external customers and co-workers
o Serves as default point of contact and advisor for assigned potential clients from initial contact to the proper point of transfer to project management representatives through a standard Handoff.
o Builds effective relationships with customers, design team, specialty contractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect and support company vision, mission, and core values and meets or exceeds the customer's expectations.
o Actively participates in industry, client and community relations to enhance company image.
o Take responsibility for all preconstruction correspondence with all involved parties, including bid invitations, requests for information, addenda, and scope of work clarifications
o Adept listening and positive communication skills.
o Positive facilitation capabilities in working across diverse groups of people.
o Positive emotional intelligence and business maturity.
o High sense of urgency and is resourceful.
Possess strong mathematical and computer skills. Proficiency with all MS Office products (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
Ability to breakdown construction operations into a logical sequence of activities
Ability to work in a team environment and fit in with company culture and processes.
Ability to professionally operate in a fast-paced environment maintained by a company in a positive, controlled growth mode.
Ability to work the hours required to support the role of Senior Estimator.
Must be able to meet deadlines and put in the time needed to get the job done.
Effective professional oral and written communication skills
Must possess a strong work ethic and values that are above-reproach.
Strong organizational, interpersonal skills.
Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ WORKING CONDITIONS
Work is performed in an office environment and occasionally on job sites. Involves constant telephone contact with internal management/associates, external clients (applicants), vendors, and others as necessary. Interaction with others is constant and interruptive. May include exposure to job site environment: noise, dust, etc.
*Candidates must be able to pass a comprehensive background check and pre-employment drug screen (We follow FEDERAL Law and test for Marijuana) Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability or veteran status.
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