Sr. Estimator

Location: Miami, FL
Date Posted: 09-11-2018
Senior Estimator(s) perform day-to-day functions for the firm’s estimating activities including, but not limited to, serving as the estimating lead on various projects. Responsibilities includes pre-bid attendance as needed, bid management, vendor databases, cost databases, estimating software, and estimating best practices. The ideal candidate should have proven experience in construction estimating. 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 proven estimating experience in multiple markets and geographic locations. 
 
 
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 
  • Prepare complete quantity take-offs, ensuring all items incorporated in the assigned scopes and priced accurately.
  • Interpret project documents to prepare clear, complete and competitive estimates, general conditions, and bid packages.
  • Informs preconstruction staff of project requirements and owner directives, and develops a plan to meet stated goals.
  • Manages multiple projects concurrently.
  • Value Engineer solutions to meet client’s budgetary needs.
  • Participates in identifying qualified subcontractors, and establishing and maintaining bid solicitation lists.
  • Attends all preconstruction meetings with the design team and client on behalf of Lemartec.
  • Fills in design gaps with assumptions that align with the design intent of the project.
  • Responsible for tracking cost at various stages of the projects lifecycle.
  • Prepares project clarifications and bid assumptions for submission to Owner.
  • Investigates local market conditions and their effect on cost and schedule.
  • Coordination with other company executives to help effectuate the firm’s strategic planning effort.
  • Develop department protocol for best estimating practices.
  • Must have excellent planning, organizational and coordinating skills.
  • Attend technical and professional meetings and seminars as necessary.
  • Establish timelines and estimating goals for effective and timely submittals.
  • Work to achieve the department objectives and ensure career path alignment.
  • Represent company vision when presenting to potential clients, detailing Lemartec’s capabilities in connection with business development efforts.
  • Collaborate closely with Lemartec’s Building Systems on all related metal building pricing efforts.
  • Ensure quality of services meets project requirements.
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration on estimates between all disciplines and parties.
  • Provide risk and cost comparison analysis on estimates.
 
EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
 
  • B.S. in Construction Management, Engineering, or equivalent progressive work experience with 7 + years of estimating on construction projects or 10+ years of experience in lieu of education
  • Demonstrates solid presentation skills and verbal/written communication skills.
  • Able to make decisions under tight deadlines.
  • Proven hands on experience in estimating.
  • Ability to independently produce conceptual estimates
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects/activities in a dynamic fast pace environment.
  • Must have project scheduling and document control experience.
  • 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.
  • Experience with the following software:
  • Microsoft Project, P6 or equivalent
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, etc.)
  • Estimating software (SAGE/Timberline and On-Screen Take Off)
 
In addition to the above listed minimum requirements, candidates who poses the following skills, experience, and capabilities may receive greater consideration during the evaluation process:
 
  • LEED AP
  • Scheduling Programs(Microsoft Projects preferred)
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • CAD and BIM experience preferred
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