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Senior Estimator

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH125947
  • Location: USA, California, Los Angeles Metro Area
  • Sector: Build, Project Management, Built Environment
  • Salary: US$0.00 - US$130000 per annum
  • Date posted: 19/10/2018
Overview
My client is currently seeking a Senior Estimator for our growing Corona Regional Office in CA. They are currently working on several high-profile projects and are looking to grow nationally with a focus in Los Angeles within their transportation group.

The Senior Estimator is responsible for developing accurate and timely proposals and estimates for projects to ensure that my client is a responsive bidder. Works with a team of Estimators in the development of a multidisciplinary estimate and works independently on projects of lesser scope and complexity. My client is a rapidly growing, highly diversified construction company, and we constantly seek builders and business people to join our industry-leading team. Our employees are "built to succeed" - competitive entrepreneurs with strong character who are energized by working on a team to meet challenges and are willing to take risks after careful planning. There are many compelling reasons why exceptional people should consider a career with our company:
- Challenging, complex projects
- Creative and innovative problem solving environment
- Supportive, communicative managers who reward your success
- Opportunities for growth, training, and development
- Flexibility to build what you want, where you want

Responsibilities:
- Reviews project plans, requirements and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project and develop scope of work, labor and equipment costs.
- Prepares quantity takeoffs and pricing of scope either through self-perform production based estimate or unit price estimating.
- Reviews and understands all bid documents and material requirements to assess constructability and product material requirements.
- Initiates subcontractor solicitations and quality discussions with subcontractors to gain detailed knowledge of portion of work for which the Estimator is responsible.
- Prepares bid packages; involves comparison and analysis of competitive subcontractor and supplier bids.
- Analyzes subcontractor bonding capabilities, workload and prior performance relative to project.
- Prepares estimates according to the requirements of multiple delivery systems. Reviews quotes and estimates with the project management team.
- Assists with certain post-bid buyouts.
- Initiates and participates in meet and greet presentations with subcontractors and suppliers.
- Comprehends contract requirements for diversity compliance.

Qualifications
- Civil Engineering or Construction Management degree preferred.
- 8-10 years of experience in construction related field; 5 years in estimating preferred.
- Extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles.
- Able to work independently without much supervision and work well with a team.
- Engages and coordinates with Lead Estimator on the bid.
- Understands Costs and Market Conditions.
- Takes accountability for delivering on commitments.
- Identifies and understands differences in subcontractor quotations.
- Looks to continually improve and grow.
- Accurately estimates time required to complete actions and activities.
- Accurately interprets written information associated with projects.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
- Advanced computer skills with estimating software.
- Ability to meet deadlines in a fast paced, changing environment.
- Some travel is required for projects that are bidding in different regions.

Spencer Ogden is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.