Job Description

Senior Estimator  (#8524) - Los Angeles
Industry: Construction Management
Industry: General Contractors

The Estimator is responsible for the coordination of all project budgeting, including preparing quantity surveys, obtaining subcontractor pricing reviewing historical cost data and ensuring compliance

Description:

Job Description  :  Sr Estimator

Overview

Are you a proven performer who enjoys working as part of a team that is focused on delivering superior results? Are you a creative and innovative collaborator who “thinks outside the box” and thrives on finding new ways to address challenges? If this sounds like you, you may qualify for a rewarding and exciting career with one of the most innovative construction management firms in the industry that has consistently been named one of the “best places to work” in the country!

The Estimator is responsible for the coordination of all project budgeting, including preparing quantity surveys, obtaining subcontractor pricing, reviewing historical cost data and ensuring compliance with scope of work, as well as offering construction feasibility and value engineering counsel. The Estimator must stay abreast of industry materials and labor pricing trends and developments to deliver accurate and timely estimates for preconstruction, hard bids, negotiated bids, value engineering, general conditions and systems studies and comparisons. The Estimator also provides administrative support to the Chief Estimator, engages in consistent communications with trade partners, maintains up-to-date records of bids, and manages the prequalification process for the hiring of trade partners.

Qualifications

• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture or related field.
• 3-10 years of experience in Estimating, or equivalent.
• Computer skills.
• Working knowledge of Excel spread sheets, and Word processing programs.
• Experience with estimating software such as Timberline, OST, MC2.
• Able to work with speed and efficiency.
• Understanding of the influence of market conditions on pricing.

• High-Rise Experience highly desired/preferred
• Large project experience a must ($100M+) 
• LA market and subcontractor relationship experience a must
• Stable tenure with previous work history
• Position requires travel commute to downtown Los Angeles

Necessary Attributes:

• Actively participate as a team member.
• Work effectively with all colleagues and constituents.
• Possess and understand Company’s core values, goals, and vision.
• Detail oriented.
• Time management skills.
• Sense of urgency and ‘can do’ attitude.
• Take ownership of projects/clients managing both up and down.
• Able to work with minimal direction.
• Problem solving skills.
• Able to work with speed and efficiency.
• Able to anticipate issues, reactions, etc.

Working Conditions

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stands; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.
 

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