Estimator

Location: Roseville, California Posted Date: December 8, 2017
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Employer Job Id: 199BR CareerMine Job Id: 1399800

PURPOSE

The purpose of this role is to contribute to the success and profitability of projects by providing accurate, timely, and complete estimates.   This role provides ongoing assistance during the building phase of projects that may include: estimate interpretation, problem resolution, and successful processing of change orders.   This position qualifies for a group D car allowance:   $600 per month.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

- Actively supports the achievement of Estimating function’s goals and objectives.   Shares knowledge and stays abreast of evolving industry trends and best practices, including new techniques and equipment used in industry.   Ensures a focus on long range priorities, customer feedback, and continuously strives to make improvements to day-to-day processes and procedures.

- Collaborates across area offices and supports consistent estimating practices and administrative procedures.   Ensures policies, procedures, and standards are adhered to as well as protect the company’s interests.  

- Establishes, promotes, and protects Teichert’s values including diversity, teamwork, fair work environment, and respect of others. Maintains a “team” spirit within the business unit. Works and cooperates with other disciplines (across company lines). Uses resources effectively and efficiently.  

- Promotes and protects the community perception of Teichert.   

- Accurately prepares estimates. Reviews proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope. Determines required contents of estimates and evaluates historical data in order to project unit and man hour figures. Completes projects on time, in accordance to business and company standards, policies, and procedures.  

- Establishes and coordinates completion dates and technical specifications in estimates for project teams. Specifically: calculates complete takeoff for scope of work using computer aided system; estimates manpower, equipment, and material needs; coordinates with field personnel to schedule work; and continually evaluates progress and results.  

- Coordinates job set up by preparing breakdowns, subcontracts, purchase orders, and other required documents on procured projects. Reviews plans and field changes. Prepares change orders, as required.

- Partners with Project Managers and Superintendents on problem resolution, implementing ongoing efficiencies, and improving ways of accomplishing project goals. Recommends and incorporates changes in procedures, objectives, or best solutions based on cost, engineering quality, and availability of materials.  

- Identifies, and acts upon, potential lines of business and new client prospects to assist with creating new business opportunities.  

- Builds and maintains positive client relationships resulting in increased business, repeat customers, and industry referrals. Communicates company and project policies, procedures, and standards. Gathers feedback and continuously makes improvements to work processes, practices, and equipment.

- Assists in achieving a zero injury culture through the support of Teichert’s Injury Prevention and Safety program and active participation in appropriate safety meetings and training sessions to maintain a safe, healthy work environment and meet corporate safety standards.  

- Completes internal administrative organization and documentation, including project logs, files, records and reports pertaining to Estimating function. May include bids, cost estimates, state and federal regulations and codes.   Contributes to written and up-to-date estimating guidelines, manuals, and policies and procedures.

RELATIONSHIPS

Reports to: Estimating Manager

Direct reports: Senior level estimators may oversee work of Project Engineers or lower level Estimators

External clients: Owners, developers, consultants, private customers, public agencies, state and federal regulatory agencies, A/E representatives, industry peers for networking

Internal clients: Business Development Representative, Estimating Manager, Take-off Technician, Engineering Technician, Superintendents, Project Managers, Administrative Manager, Contract Administrator, Cost Analysts, Estimators, Project Engineers, Administrative Staff, Materials, and other business units

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS

Education:

- Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering , (or related field) or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience

Experience & Industry Expertise:

-  Minimum of five years of estimating experience in construction, or equivalent combination of technical training and related experience

- Senior level estimators should have prior experience supervising team bidding efforts and estimating a broad range of projects/contracts

Specific Job Requirements:

- Successful completion of pre-employment drug, alcohol, and background investigation

- Valid Driver’s License

- Current on all company required safety training

- Ability to preserve confidential and proprietary information and successfully avoid conflicts-of-interest

- Strong working knowledge of computers and peripheral material including software and equipment for estimating and project management

- Good working knowledge of collective bargaining agreements, personnel issues and EEO

- Thorough knowledge of construction contracts/ law

- Strong understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, technology, equipment methods, cost control, schedules, etc. and their impact on project activities

- Strong working knowledge of company’s Standard Operating Policies and Procedures

Objectives         

COMPETENCIES

- Relationship Management

- Business Acumen

- Communications

- Organization and Management

- People Development

- Technology: Microsoft Office, estimating, and project management software

- Technical competence in construction

PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands and work environment characteristics are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

- Physical:   Sitting for long periods of time working at the computer or driving to job sites. Job site visits require walking on uneven ground, climbing, bending, stooping, crawling in confined or enclosed spaces. Some lifting of materials and equipment up to 50 lbs. Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. May work long hours during peak seasons.

- Work Environment: Typical office environment with adequate temperatures and lighting, low levels of noise. Demands of meeting tight deadlines. Exposed to the conditions of job sites which can include loud noise, dust, fumes, and extreme weather conditions prevalent at the time. May work various shifts or hours, including early mornings, dusk or evenings.

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