Director of Estimating

Location: Miami, FL
Date Posted: 08-13-2018
The Director of Estimating position is responsible for the firm’s estimating activities including, but not limited to, pre-bid attendance as needed, bid management, cost databases, estimating software, and implementing/improving estimating practices. The ideal candidate should have proven construction high level estimating experience as well as leadership and mentoring skills. The candidate should possess an understanding of contractual requirements, conceptual estimating, design drawings (P&ID, PFD, etc.) and project specifications.  The candidate should be able to understand risk assessment analysis and have estimating abilities in multiple markets and geographic locations. This role will be responsible for the management, growth and development of the estimating department.

Required skills include:
  • Conceptual Budgets
  • Design Development Budgets & Control Estimates
  • Quantity Take-Offs
  • Cost Analysis
  • Construction Means & Methods
  • Value Engineering
  • Project Scheduling
  • Project Approach/ Scope
  • Maintaining Accurate Meeting Minutes & Other Relevant Project Documentation
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Organization & Communication
  • Close coordination with other company executives to help effectuate the firm’s strategic planning effort.
  • Develop department protocol for best estimating practices.
  • Perform functions inherent to a manager/supervisory position through directing, planning, organizing, and coordinating.
  • Develop and manage estimating department employees.
  • Attend technical and professional meetings and seminars as necessary.
  • Responsible in identifying the Estimating Department’s needs including resources and staffing allocation.
  • Establish timelines and estimating goals for effective and timely submittals.
  • Work to achieve the department objectives and ensure career path alignment for all estimating employees.
  • Represent company management when presenting to potential clients, detailing Lemartec’s capabilities in connection with business development efforts.
  • Review and approve data submitted by staff including proposals, presentations, and contract negotiations.
  • Collaborate closely with Lemartec’s Pre-Engineered Metal Building (PEMB) Department on all related pricing efforts.
  • Ensure quality of services provided by the estimating staff meets project requirements.
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration on estimates between all disciplines and parties.
  • Provide risk and cost comparison analysis on estimates.
  • Identify required tools and technology requirements to allocate in departmental budget.
  • Degree in construction management or related accreditation with a minimum of 15 years work experience within the construction industry.
  • Additional education in continuing education courses, and other professional and technical training.
  • High level of experience in estimating for large projects and extensive software knowledge
  • Proven management experience, a history of leading, teaching, developing, and mentoring others successfully.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/activities in a dynamic fast pace environment.
  • Must have project scheduling and document control experience.
  • Superior communication, management and organization development skills.
  • Demonstrate an expertise relative to constructability as applied to construction methods and materials, and the economics involved with advance knowledge of construction, construction management, and design-build construction obtained through a combination of experience and education.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with cross-functional teams.
  • Proficiency and production in Microsoft Project, P6 or equivalent, Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, etc), and estimating software.
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