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Estimator in Columbia, MD at Synerfac

Date Posted: 11/4/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Columbia, MD
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 10 year(s)
  • Date Posted:
    11/4/2018

Job Description

Our client provides premiere construction and renovation services for a full range of market segments with primary emphasis on the hospitality industry.

The Construction Estimator?s primary responsibility is estimating commercial construction/renovation projects valued from $500 thousand to $15 million. The position requires a full knowledge of CSI divisional cost codes, best building practices, and construction methodology. A qualified candidate must also be highly skilled in reading, understanding and accurately interpreting specifications and drawings. The candidate must be knowledgeable in MEP divisions specifically as well as ground-up concrete construction. Conceptual budgeting and constructability analysis are equally vital to the position requirements.

Responsibilities:

1. Hospitality/Estimating

?Utilizing Timberline Estimating software, estimators will produce construction/renovation spreadsheets for multiple divisions to create accurate estimates used for submission to our client?s customers.
?Key components of estimating work include but are not limited to the following: I. Travel, to and from project sites nationwide
?Confirm site specific information such as, existing conditions, measurements, photo documentation, logistical planning, and other project specific details
?Work closely with various vendors and suppliers in sourcing products and materials
?Review, analyze, and qualify incoming vendor and subcontractor bid submissions for monetary and scope accuracy
?Create bid leveling spreadsheets for all vendors and subcontractors for ease in bid analysis and selection
?Coordinate pre-bid site meetings with vendors, subcontractors, architects, engineers, and other appropriate project related professionals to obtain and provide accurate project details related to both pricing and scope specifics
?Utilizing on-screen take-off, perform and confirm multiple measurements and quantity take-offs for project specific needs
?Use of Microsoft Projects scheduling software is a required component of the estimating process



2. Estimating Communication

?Utilizing Sharefiles, Dropbox, and various FTP sites, receive and log client initiated request for proposals (RFP?s) and other pertinent project information for potential bid/estimating opportunities
?Utilizing FFI web-based GradeBeam software, communicate above information to vendors, subcontractors and material suppliers to obtain accurate pricing/estimates for input into FFI client bid submission
?Create transmittals for the following documents: o Requests for information (RFI?s)
o Product and material submittals
o Shop drawings
o Plan distribution
?Communicate effectively with vendors and subcontractors to accurately assess project scope and/or supply capabilities within the parameters of the pricing submitted and actual project requirements
?Work with internal team members such as project managers, coordinators, and superintendents to assist in information gathering for accurate bid submission
?Work entails working independently and on a team. Working well in both capacities is critical to the success of the estimator

Job Requirements

Requirements:

?Must have thorough business knowledge of the construction industry as it relates to new build commercial and heavy-duty renovations.
?Effective presentation, interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.
?Must be a strategic thinker, multi-task oriented individual with strong problem resolution capabilities.
?Minimum of 10 years? experience in commercial estimating.
?Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, Outlook) and other project related software.
?May be required to travel abroad to project sites to manage projects.
?Must be a team player and maintain a quality team environment.