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Estimator

Greenville, WI

Responsibilities

The Construction Estimator is responsible for providing accurate cost estimates to his/her team for product manufacturing, construction projects or services as required by customers documents.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Prepare accurate estimates that are used for planning, organizing, scheduling or budgeting work
  • Assist with job take off, estimating and proposal preparation
  • Review documents and understands scope of work to bid
  • Execute take-offs of construction documents with assistance from Engineering staff
  • Input take-offs into Sage Estimating
  • Obtain pricing for materials
  • Obtain bids from sub-contractors
  • Confer with appropriate parties on changes and adjustments to cost estimates (i.e. engineers, architects, owners, contractors, sub-contractors, etc.)
  • Informs appropriate Team Lead or Project Manager of any observed inaccuracies or omissions in quoted items or in Sage Estimating
  • Develops and maintains resource information on products, vendors, subcontractors, government requirements, etc.
  • In coordination with the Team Lead and/or the Project Manager, establish the completion rate and progress related to the project
  • Analyze drawings, prints, and other documentation to prepare time, cost, material and labor estimates
  • Review estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors
  • Work with appropriate internal departments to maintain current project files
  • Visit job sites with Team Lead or Project Manager as necessary
  • Prepare documents for quotations from vendors
  • Attend all required job status meetings. Will also assist in the scheduling and follow-up required post meeting
  • Help prepare and maintain percent complete worksheets for all major projects. Maintain accuracy on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist Engineering and Accounting in specialized billing situations
  • Follow-up on estimates by monitoring actual versus percent complete
  • Assist in creating change orders

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

This position does not have any direct supervisory responsibility.

TRAVEL

This position may require minimal travel.

POSITION TYPE/EXPECTED HOURS OF WORK

This is a full-time position which will typically involve 40 hours of work per week.  Due to the nature of the job, the employee must be available to work overtime if needed.

Education Requirements

 

REQUIRED 

  • High School diploma or equivalent

PREFERRED 

  • Degree in Construction Management or equivalent work experience and education preferred

Experience Requirements

PREFERRED

  • At least 3 years of estimating experience in an industrial construction environment preferred

Skills

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Ability to read blueprints
  • Familiarity with Autodesk products, Solidworks, and Bluebeam a plus
  • Strong oral/written communication skills
  • Strong visualization skills

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Union and mechanical contracting experience a plus
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines
  • Technically competent with various software programs, such as Sage estimating
  • Ability to work with a diverse set of personalities at all levels of the organization (both internally and externally)
  • Must have excellent math and analytical skills and an eye for detail