Estimator

 

ESTIMATOR

 

Job Description

Beniton Construction is seeking an experienced Estimator to join our team of professionals.  The ideal candidate will have previous experience with commercial estimating, strong organizational skills, detail-oriented, and self-driven.  We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience.  This is a great opportunity to build a career at one of the leading construction firms in the Treasure Valley.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Develop conceptual estimates with minimal subcontractor assistance using limited preliminary drawings and information.

  • Attend meetings with the Design Team, Owner, and Head Estimator throughout the design process.

  • Provide cost analysis and comparisons of material selections and construction assemblies/types.

  • Prepare detailed cost estimates by analyzing plans and specifications and performing quantity take-offs.

  • Present and discuss estimates with Owner, Design Team, and Head Estimator at set design milestones.

  • Develop bid package scope of work for trades utilizing the Head Estimator, Project Manager and Superintendent input.

  • Develop subcontractor interest in projects through both phone calls and bid invitation software.

  • Submit and manage project drawings, specifications, and addenda utilizing online plan rooms and software programs.

  • Conduct/attend pre-bid meetings onsite with Owner, Design Team, and trade contractors.

  • Provide answers/clarifications to trade contractor questions during the bidding process.

  • Receive and analyze trade contractor bids.

  • Input trade contractor bids into the appropriate master estimate or bid summary spreadsheet.

  • Prepare and deliver bid submission documents or bid summary to Owner.

  • When required, provide post-bid value engineering.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • 4-year degree in Construction Management, Engineering, or 5 +/- years’ experience.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, On-Screen Takeoff, and other estimating software.

  • Knowledge of different contract methods (Construction Management, Design-Build, General Contracting, etc.)

  • Dedicated, well organized, able to plan, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks.

  • Team player that works well with others and accepts direction/suggestions.

  • Ability to focus on quality, accuracy, and attention to detail.  Assumes total responsibility for your work.

  • Ability to interact, develop, and maintain a positive professional relationship with others.

 

Send your resume to auhlorn@beniton.com : attention Alan Uhlorn

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