Under general supervision, to estimate the costs for pre-construction and select-bid projects of a diverse nature; to provide support for the activities and/or staff of the Estimating department. Employees in this job class determine the scope and content of work to be done in a variety of pre-construction projects and develop budgets while participating in the value engineering process to keep the project in budget. This job class requires knowledge of estimating methodology, practices, and procedures; and the ability to effectively respond to RFP’s using a variety of software programs including Sage, Microsoft Office programs and other related software programs to generate pre-construction estimates.
- Reviews and analyzes pre-construction projects from conceptual to final project plans and specifications; requests additional information/specifications to determine the scope of work and required content of the budget. Bids and analyzes select-bid projects for SVC.*
- Works with subcontractors to obtain their best bid price; develops bid strategies to be the low bidder on the project while maintaining acceptable profitability level for SVC.*
- Conducts quantity take-offs and studies, prepares budgets for different phases of the project.*
- Attends a variety of meetings to discuss pre-construction projects such as meeting with subcontractors to review scope of work and pricing, presenting budget bids and cost savings to owners, addressing constructability issues, etc.*
- Uses computer software programs to create budgets and save data in departmental database; may maintain department database for Timberline.*
- Prints, views, and edits Autocad files as necessary.*
- Visits job sites as required.*
- Performs a variety of other functions in support of department; may cover for other staff when absent.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in a business office environment with limited privacy and exposure to noise from others conducting business on the telephone. Travel to job sites and meetings is required.
* Denotes Essential Job Function
• BS or BA in Civil Engineering, Building Construction, Construction Management, Architecture, Architectural Engineering or equivalent
• Minimum 5 years of experience in commercial construction working for a general contractor
• Ability to speak in public and present project proposals
• Strong working knowledge of Excel and Word
• Strong prioritization and organizational skills
• Detail-oriented and strong problem-solving skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
CERTIFICATES REQUIRED: Valid California Driver’s License
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Employees may experience the following physical demands for extended periods of time:
- Sitting, standing and walking
- Viewing computer monitor and keyboarding
- Reading project plans and specifications
- Near and far vision clarity
- Reliable hearing ability
- Walking up and down stairs and uneven site terrain
- Lifts objects weighing up to 25 pounds