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Company: Cornerstone Recruiting
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description/Job Summary
The Estimator will work closely with the Director of Estimating and the Estimating department on competitive design-bid-build and design-build proposals. The Senior Estimator should have experience estimating earthwork, site utilities, shoring, demolition/abatement, and site improvements. Experience estimating structural concrete is also preferred. Relevant experience should include writing scopes, performing takeoff, and evaluating subcontractor proposals.

  • Review project documents and develop subcontractor scopes of work for multiple projects at a time. This includes reviewing design narratives and coordinating with design partners to develop complete scopes of work on design-build pursuits.
  • Coordinate with subcontractors to review scope, answer questions, problem solve, negotiate, and ensure proper subcontractor coverage for each project.
  • Perform quantity take-offs, summarize quantities in estimate files, and draft pricing including self-perform work.
  • Attend project site visits, work with the Director of Estimating to set-up and lead estimates, and assist in training new estimators.
  • Analytically review project documents to develop well-written RFIs and identify potential scope gaps and design omissions.
  • Attend industry networking events, subcontractor networking events, and individual subcontractor meetings to develop and maintain relationships.
  • Coordinate with the estimating team to ensure each project is properly scoped and coordinated among all trades.
  • Prepare for bid days by attending review meetings, preparing y-sheets, reviewing proposals and coordinating with subcontractors. Review scopes with all subcontractors prior to bid day.

    Required Skills

    • Must possess strong communication skills
    • Must have strong organizational and math skills
    • Must have strong capabilities in reading and understanding construction documents
    • Must understand the processes and sequencing of construction and be able to provide constructability input into the estimating and bidding process

      Required Experience
      A minimum of seven (5) years of estimating experience for a general contractor or subcontractor.

      • Must have extensive knowledge of the construction industry
      • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.

        Preferred Experience

        • Experience using construction software such as Procore, On-Screen Takeoff, and BlueBeam.
        • Experience using earthwork estimating software.
        • Experience in the Metro Washington DC area.

          Required Education
          Bachelor's Degree in engineering, architecture or construction management

          If you are interested in applying for this position please email Katie at kmeadows@csrecruiting.com

          Cornerstone Recruiting is a Specialty Construction and Skilled Trades recruiting firm that excels at finding the top talent in the industry for long term career opportunities with our clients. For more information about Cornerstone please visit www.csrecruiting.com

          Find us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cornerstonerecruiting

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