Estimator

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Our purpose is to build CDI’s current and future workload with accurate bids to enable maximizing profitability through project management and final installation of projects. The Estimator will coordinate efforts for preparing bid proposals for any work CDI elects to bid.

 DAYS/HOURS 

 This is a full-time, hourly position, Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 4:30 pm. Overtime as required due to bid schedules.

 JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

 Primary:

 1.     Create accurate quantity takeoffs, and obtain and evaluate pricing for materials, equipment and subcontractors.

2.     Prepare estimates for proposals that meet the specifications and deadlines as laid out in the RFQ or bid documents, ensuring that bids and proposals are accurate, complete and competitive, whether hard-bids or negotiated work.

3.     Assist in developing full-scale project plans and strategies.

4.     Assist PM’s and field personnel in preparing and presenting change-orders to customers, ensuring completeness and accuracy in all work, and ensuring the maximum change-order profit achievable.

5.     Follow up with clients on submitted bids for results and negotiation opportunities.

 Secondary:

 1.     Work with estimating team to complete cost estimates of assigned projects by requested completion dates. Working individually or as a part of a team on a project as requested.

2.     Request and evaluate pricing for materials, equipment, and sub-contractors.

3.     Analyzes problems and makes sound decisions promptly based on objectives, risks, implications, and costs.

4.     Build good business relationships with Vendors and Clients

5.     Create written documents and/or present information to others.

6.     Assist the estimating leads with maintaining the estimate database, ensuring accurate and timely additions or changes are made, and updates are applied as needed.

 MEASURES OF SUCCESS

  1. Demonstrate extensive and thorough knowledge of Erosion Control and Reclamation Markets to win more bids.
  2. Demonstrate ability to successfully bid EC and Reclamation/Seeding projects.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to manage the Company Bid Schedule to complete jobs on time.
  4. Produce a volume of estimates with a success rate that meets the operations teams’ current goals for revenue.

 QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

 Knowledge

  1. Proficient in reading and implementing construction site plans and specifications.
  2. Strong math skills, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios; area and volume calculations and ability to read scale
  3. Proficient computer skills – standard Microsoft Office programs (Word, Xcel, Outlook) and familiarity with project management software, Bid2Win Estimating Software, or similar. PlanSwift or equivalent.
  4. Working knowledge of reading Plans and Specs
  5. Strong written and verbal communication skills in English; Spanish a plus

Abilities

1.    Strong planning, coordination, and organization skills.

2.    Good interpersonal skills with customers, field staff, and fellow employees.

3.    Strong analytical skills, and ability to make sound, evidence-based decisions, based on business objectives, known and assumed risks, and costs.

4.    Motivated self-starter with demonstrated ability to work both independently and with others in a team environment with the ability to multi-task, prioritize workload, manage time and handle tight deadlines under minimal supervision.

Education – High school diploma or GED required

Experience – Two to three of construction experience, preferably in Erosion Control or Reclamation.

Skills – Exhibit strong regard for organizing and prioritizing, as well as an ability to meet deadlines. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Bilingual (English-Spanish) preferred.  Additionally, a proven ability to navigate through difficult situations with employees, customers, and vendors.

 WORK ENVIRONMENT

 This job functions in an office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, iPad, cell phones, phones, photocopiers, scanners and filing cabinets.

This is a fast-paced work environment and you must be able to keep up with the demands of daily work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Lift up to 50 lbs.

Walking in various weather and ground conditions on jobsites

Pass pre-hire, post-incident and random drug testing and physical

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Consolidated Divisions Inc is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
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