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Commercial Senior Estimator

Columbia, MD
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform commercial construction take-offs.
  • Thorough understanding and interpretation of plans and specifications and the ability to recognize value engineering opportunities.
  • Ability to conceptualize and create construction budgets based on preliminary and schematic documents.
  • Ability to estimate and control design of design-build projects.
  • Review the scope and finalize the construction budget for the transition to the project manager and site team.
  • Ability to create a pre-construction design schedule to utilize through the pre-construction process.
  • Analyze and coordinate plans and specifications.
  • Apply unit costs to develop conceptual estimates.
  • Perform site analysis, cut fill studies, and geotechnical analysis.
  • Actively seek out new work through all possible sources.
  • Solicit subcontractors for projects.
  • Seek out and maintain the trade partner network.
  • Engage and work with project managers on all projects.
  • Work with the owner and architect to develop and finalize contract documents.
  • Oversee assigned estimators’ work, coaching and mentoring to enhance personal and professional development
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, business, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of three to five (3-5) years of experience in estimating.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Experienced with Microsoft Project, InSite, and On-Screen Takeoff or similar estimating software.
  • Knowledgeable with CSI formats and the ability to read and interpret plans and specs.
  • Knowledgeable in the construction industry, scheduling, contract law, contract types, and contract negotiations.
  • Knowledgeable with the regional marketplace, pricing, and subcontractor community.
  • Field experience a plus.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task, cope with many issues, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong negotiating and supervisory skills.
  • Team player with the ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to interact and function professionally with all parties.

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