SUMMARY: Estimators are responsible for preparing divisional estimates. Estimators will solicit budgets and obtain pricing from trade partners, internally estimate project costs, and prepare bids for a multitude of projects. They should be able to prepare project turnover bid packages and effectively aid in presenting them to the operations team. This position assists the project team with pricing change orders when time permits. An effective estimator will follow and improve processes that ensure bids' clarity, competitiveness, accuracy, and timeliness.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (other duties may be required)
Prepare, complete, or perform partial quantity take-offs, analyses, and estimates for all items incorporated in the assigned scope.
Be able to understand geotechnical, structural, and environmental reports.
Develop a value analysis by defining alternatives to the proposed scope that are more cost-efficient.
Liaison with trade partners, the design team (architects, engineers, consultants), and the client.
Prepare a detailed estimate of the partial or entire scope of assigned trades, building system, and/or overall project costs.
Prepare and assemble bids and proposals for different contract types (lump sum, GMP, Cost Plus, etc.)
Identify conditions affecting work such as inspection and testing requirements, time limits and sequencing for work, insurance requirements, liquidated damages and other penalties, fee and permit responsibilities, shop drawings and submittal requirements, and any unusual conditions and/or requirements. Prepare scope requisitions for assigned trades; coordinate with fellow estimators to eliminate scope gaps and overlaps.
Work with operations staff and fellow estimators to ensure that general conditions and general requirements items are properly addressed in the estimate. Be able to recap their portion of an estimate and articulate that to the operations team during a project turnover meeting.
Obtain and evaluate trade partners’ proposals relative to their scope of work. Determine if the scope is covered and manage the risk of scope gaps.
Build internal and external employee, trade partner, and industry association relationships. This may require time from the individual outside of standard work hours. Should be prepared to work 60 hours plus a week during high-volume bidding scenarios.
Attend pre-bid meetings, make site visits, bid openings, and turn in estimates on bid day.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Minimum of an Associate’s Degree or Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited two or four-year college or university in Construction Management, Architecture, Business Administration, or Engineering. Minimum of 5-10 years progressive experience in estimating construction projects. Field experience is a plus but not mandatory.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite; P6, estimating software, take-off tools, etc.
Ability to read, interpret, and understand construction drawings and specifications.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
Ability to meet and work within critical deadlines under moderate pressure.
Minimum of 5-10 years progressive experience in estimating construction projects. Field experience is a plus but not mandatory.
Guido Construction’s experience includes thousands of projects in the following categories: Restorations, Institutional, Industrial, Office Buildings, Manufacturing Facilities, Sports Venues, Medical Offices, Laboratories, Religious Projects, Museums, Public Buildings, Theme Parks, Restaurants, Private Clubs, and Exclusive Private Residences. The Guido family began building in Texas in 1927 when Louis Guido Sr. and Vincent Fablo constructed the historic St. Francis di Paola Church and Parish Hall in downtown San Antonio. Trained in Italy as a master carpenter, Louis’ reputation grew with projects including the San Pedro Playhouse and restoration to Mission San José.