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Estimator

Think Construction Think Construction Employer:
New York, NY, USLocation:
Mon, Sep 25 '17Posted on:

We are a mid-size residential contractor specializing in high-end apartment and townhouse renovations in Brooklyn and Manhattan. We estimate all of our own work in-house. Our estimators work closely with one of the two partners who oversees all of the Estimating here. Experience in this field is a plus, but we are happy to train the right person if the personality and aptitude is a good fit. What WILL BE required, at a minimum, is an ability to read and interpret Architectural and Engineering plans and specifications (you will be tested on this as part of the application process).

Estimating in our industry (high-end, single-family residential renovation) is not what one typically learns about in school – ie, building bids using takeoffs and unit costs – that is more of a commercial construction estimating technique. The estimating process here is more varied and interesting, and more challenging. It is not just an arithmetic / plug-and-play process, but one that demands intelligence and analytical skills to be applied to the entire process, from an initial poring-over of the bid package to the submission of the bid to the client, which needs to be absolutely complete and accurate. (Also, if you are to get into Project Management, estimating is a great way to get immersed and knowledgeable about this field). Once you have completed a year as an estimator with us, you will be promoted to Assistant Project Manager, if desired

DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK:

  • Prepare scopes of work from plans and specifications
  • Request clarifications in scope and specifications from Architect
  • Create and remit requests for bids to subcontractors and suppliers
  • Analyze bids for accuracy and completeness, request corrections when necessary
  • Use time and materials estimating for self-performance work
  • Assemble all of the above into a Proposal (bid) for submission to Architect / Client

REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to read blueprints and specifications
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail is absolutely essential
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks in several areas on several projects—consistently
  • Meeting deadlines—and making sure others meet them—is key
  • Solid Microsoft Office Excel and Word and Adobe Acrobat skills required
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