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Estimator II

Wayne, PA
  • Lead the bid process for projects in various stages of design
  • Able to estimate all 16 divisions
  • Represent Harkins independently in various meeting scenarios including site visits, design meetings, etc.
  • Ensure that minority trade partners participation goals are met as per project requirements and Company goals
  • Maintain current knowledge and use of all local and state building codes and public funding source design standards
  • Perform commercial and multi-family construction take-offs
  • Assist with analyzing and coordinating plans and specifications
  • Assist with applying unit costs to develop conceptual estimates
  • Perform site analysis, cut fill studies, and geotechnical analysis
  • Solicit and build relationships with trade partners for projects
  • Under the guidance of the Senior Estimator and Preconstruction Manager, work with owner’s team to finalize contract documents
  • Assist with creating construction budgets based on preliminary and schematic documents
  • Assist the senior estimator and preconstruction manager with the architects, engineers, and owners in the development of plans and specifications that are within the proposed budget limitations
  • Assist with the trade partner bidding and scoping of projects to help develop construction budgets
  • Formulate and coordinate project bid campaigns using inhouse tools (i.e. select specific trade partners whose services fit the project criteria in all 16 divisions) and develop, coordinate, and issue all project correspondence to the project principles
  • Develop a relationship with trade partners through conceptual budgeting and project bid-out
  • Develop, record, and recall trend cost information for budgeting
  • Responsible for timely completion of assigned projects
  • Attend required corporate meetings, training programs, and Harkins University seminars/webinars
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management, Engineering, Business, or related discipline
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in estimating
  • Demonstrated ability to understand construction plans and specs
  • Knowledge of management fundamentals
  • Ability to use Phoenix scheduling
  • Ability to use Procore
  • Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Good communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Experienced with Phoenix, Insite, and On-Screen Takeoff or similar estimating software
  • Knowledgeable with CSI format and ability to read and interpret plans and specs
  • General knowledge of construction industry, scheduling, contract law, and contract negotiations
  • Familiar with regional marketplace, pricing, and trade partner community
  • Project Lifecycle Training Rotation
  • Organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and cope with many issues
  • Team player with ability to clearly communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to interact and function professionally with all parties


Harkins is an equal opportunity employer. The company is fully committed to providing equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all qualified applicants for employment, as well as to all its employees, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, the company provides reasonable accommodation to any disabled applicant in connection with the employment process, as well as to its employees in connection with all aspects of their employment.

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