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Estimator

Company: PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

The Estimator is responsible for providing analytical support in the preparation of cost estimates by means of historical cost data, subcontractor guidance and general knowledge. The estimator shall generate proposals with the understanding of the constructability, means and methods, logistics, schedule, risk, and profitability of each project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Review and understand project plans, specifications and supporting bid documents
Identify and develop list of trades, pricing elements, and pricing structure to properly build estimates
Participate in Pre-Bid Strategy/Kick-off Meetings to review expectations and deliverables
Develop and/or assist in developing project-specific subcontractor lists for pricing solicitation
Prepare Invitations to Bid (ITBs) / Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and coordinate distribution
Develop scope letters and/or outline specifications for conceptual estimates
Review RFIs, Revisions, Addenda, etc. and coordinate distribution
Review, descope and level subcontractor bids for accuracy and inclusiveness
Perform quantity take-offs and apply to estimates
Assist in forecasting construction durations and general conditions costs
Assemble estimates and transcribe into presentable proposal templates
Establish bid/budget qualifications (assumptions, clarifications, exclusions, etc.)
Participate in PM Hand-off Meetings to ensure seamless transfer from estimating to project management
Assist Project Managers with subcontract negotiations and pricing requests as needed
Solicit pricing data, unit costs, value engineering, lead times, etc. from vendors as required
Collaborate with subcontractors and internal staff to actively update and maintain cost databases
Develop and maintain relationships with subcontractors

Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree preferred; equivalent experience considered
2-5 years of construction-related estimating experience required
Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
Strong analytical, problem solving and mathematical skills
Ability to effectively work from home
Ability to multitask and prioritize within time constraints
Ability to accommodate and adhere to due dates and deadlines
Knowledge of estimating take-off software (Bluebeam, On-Screen Take-off, PlanSwift, etc.)
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite Applications
Knowledge of online bid services preferred (BuildingConnected or similar)

Keywords: PREMIER Design + Build Group, LLC, Schaumburg , Estimator, Professions , Schaumburg, Illinois

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