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Senior Estimator

Company Name:
Burns Magee Group
Position Summary:
Independently prepares bid packages, conceptual estimates, analysis of subcontractor bids, etc. Represents Batten & Shaw, Inc. in meetings with owners, architects and engineers, and contractors. Gathers, calculates and compiles data for use in conceptual/bid proposal estimates, preparing routine estimates without supervision. Mentors less experienced members of estimating staff.
Position Responsibilities:
o Acts as company representative and presents proposals to owners in order to sell Batten & Shaw's services.
o Solicits, interviews and pre-qualifies subcontractors. Manages a database of qualified subcontractors capable of worksite completion. Chooses appropriate subs for projects, eliminates poorly qualified subs and manages process to necessary DBE goals.
o Interfaces with subcontractors and suppliers to evaluate proposals relative to the scope of work.
o Analyzes blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates.
o Prepares estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors and for planning, organizing and scheduling work.
o Budgets, estimates and prepares contracts for negotiated, select-bid and hard-bid projects.
o Mentors and develops other members of the estimating staff.
o Develops owner and subcontractor contracts.
o Completes subcontractor buyout and turnover process.
o Independently prepares proposals which meet quality standards, sets timelines and fee projections. Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of projects and related tasks.
o Reconciles schematic drawings back to conceptual budget.
o Establishes realistic and achievable construction durations.
o Researches local code and permit requirements.
o Adheres to estimating policies and procedures.
o Prepares value engineering as needed.
Education and Experience:
o Bachelor's Degree in Construction Sciences, Mechanical or Civil Engineering or related field and 5-7+ years estimating experience or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience.
o Experience in commercial and healthcare construction.
o Experience in conceptual estimating.
o Experience in both a negotiated and hard-bid environment.
o Experience with Timberline or equivalent estimating software.
o LEED certification preferred.
o BIM experience preferred.
o Willingness to travel to local and regional jobsites as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
o Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction and renovation of building structures.
o Understanding of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models.
o Strong written and verbal communication skills.
o Strong computer skills and familiarity with the Microsoft suite of products.
o Effective in presentations and effectively selling the company.
o Ability to interpret quantitative and non-quantitative requirements from construction documents.
o Ability to build and maintain client and subcontractor relationships.
o Ability to work independently, to be self directed and self motivated.

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