Sr. Estimator

Company Name:
Frontline Source Group
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm ? is looking for a Sr. Estimator for our Nashville, TN client on a direct hire basis.
Position Summary:
Independently prepares bid packages, conceptual estimates, analysis of subcontractor bids, etc. Represents the Client 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:
Interfaces with subcontractors and suppliers to evaluate proposals relative to the scope of work.
Analyzes blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates.
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.
Prepares estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors and for planning, organizing and scheduling work.
Budgets, estimates and prepares contracts for negotiated, select-bid and hard-bid projects.
Mentors and develops other members of the estimating staff.
Develops owner and subcontractor contracts.
Completes subcontractor buyout and turnover process.
Independently prepares proposals which meet quality standards, sets timelines and fee projections. Accurately scopes out length and difficulty of projects and related tasks.
Reconciles schematic drawings back to conceptual budget.
Establishes realistic and achievable construction durations.
Researches local code and permit requirements.
Adheres to estimating policies and procedures.
Prepares value engineering as needed.
Education and Experience:
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.
Experience in commercial and healthcare construction.
Experience in conceptual estimating.
Experience in both a negotiated and hard-bid environment.
Experience with Timberline or equivalent estimating software.
LEED certification preferred.
BIM experience preferred.
Willingness to travel to local and regional jobsites as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models.
Strong computer skills and familiarity with the Microsoft suite of products.
Effective in presentations and effectively selling the company.
Ability to interpret quantitative and non-quantitative requirements from construction documents.
Ability to build and maintain client and subcontractor relationships.
Please visit us on the web at http://www.frontlinesourcegroup.com
Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/V/D. Candidates must have authorization to work in the U.S. Clients will not sponsor visas.
Frontline Source Group? is one of the fastest growing Information Technology, Accounting, Legal, Human Resources, Administrative, and Clerical staffing and direct hire firms with offices throughout Texas (Arlington, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Plano, Houston Galleria, Lewisville, West Houston, San Antonio, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands), Tennessee (Nashville and Brentwood), and Arizona (Phoenix and Scottsdale).
Frontline specializes in matching top talent with companies for direct, contract, and contract-to-hire placements. We work with clients and candidates in all areas of the United States.

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