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Pre-Construction Estimator

Company: Lloyd Companies
Location: Sioux Falls
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY The Estimator negotiates vendor terms and prices using knowledge of budget and schedule requirements. Additionally, this individual will be responsible for assembling estimates for multifamily projects. This individual is to establish quality standards for building materials and create/maintain product inventory. This individual shall perform job functions in collaboration with the construction team and our internal and external clients. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Create proposals for both simple and complex Request for Proposal offerings.
  • Review and comment on all phases of construction documents to incorporate standards during the document development process.
  • Receive and evaluate quotes for applicable scopes and alignment with bid documents.
    • Ability to provide pricing based on conceptual plans.
      • Qualify vendor proposals to ascertain scope duplication and/or omissions/exclusions.
      • Continually develop and maintain relationships with client and vendor base and assist in maintaining contact and relationship records of those clients and vendors.
      • Work, communicate and negotiate directly with vendors.
      • Work with consultants to develop specifications for new projects, rehabilitation projects, and retrofits.
      • Maintain a record of historical costs for use in developing preliminary cost estimates for projects.
      • Directly prepare detailed quantity take-offs, and assign market-relevant cost factors to fully articulate preliminary/final construction cost estimates.
      • Collaborate with the Pre-Construction team to accurately draft/review/present project schedules.
      • Collaborate with the Pre-Construction team to fulfill project goals by negotiating/awarding projects to vendors (demonstrating proficient creativity, conflict resolution, and negotiating abilities).
      • Draft/Negotiate written Scopes of Work for Subcontractors and Material Suppliers to establish clear expectations.
      • Work at a high level and operate under a deadline-driven environment.
      • Perform all other duties assigned and those that may be necessary to achieve company and departmental goals. JOB REQUIREMENTS
        • Proven working experience as an estimator.
        • Knowledge of building codes that are applicable to the scope of work.
        • Strong technical expertise in all aspects of building construction, including all general trades, plumbing trades, mechanical trades and electrical trades, with an emphasis on energy efficiency and lean construction techniques.
        • Networking ability and demonstrated ability to establish and build client relationships.
        • High level of attention to detail and cost analysis.
        • Above-average ability to read & interpret blueprints and specifications.
        • Proficient use of computer and estimating software.
        • Knowledge about means, methods, and materials used in multi-family and or Commercial construction in order to determine the most cost-effective type of construction for a project.
        • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
        • Must communicate well (written, verbal, and electronically) with clients, all levels of company staff, subcontracted vendors, and design professionals.
        • Flexibility, winning spirit/attitude, tolerance for change.
        • Exceptional knowledge of building products, construction details, and relevant rules, regulations, and quality standards.
        • True desire to complete a project with conscious care, commitment and concentration.
        • Stress Management.
        • Active member of the community.
        • Ability to work well with diverse groups or individuals.
          • Regular and consistent attendance. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
            • Estimating experience with multi-family and/or commercial projects. LANGUAGE SKILLS Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write and present reports, proposals, applications, and contracts. Ability to respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate figures, proportions, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Working Conditions The job is performed in an office setting with occasional travel to properties and/or projects via airplane, bus, or vehicle. SAFETY REQUIREMENTS Must be aware and conform to all safety requirements when in the building, operating motor vehicles, or in the field performing duties for the company.

Keywords: Lloyd Companies, Sioux Falls , Pre-Construction Estimator, Professions , Sioux Falls, South Dakota

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