Concrete Estimator

  • Location:

    Dulles, Virginia

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  • Salary:

    £60000 - £150000 per annum + Bonus, Medical, 401k

  • Contact:

    Rob Payne

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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Estimator - Concrete - Dulles, VA

Company information

THE premier provider of concrete construction services for ground up and restoration projects in the Washington DC Metro region. Client relationships spanning 35 years, providing a consistent flow of projects, which has enabled them to be "recession-proof" over the years. The company manages 50 projects per year with individuals managing 4-8 projects at a time. Projects include hotels, apartments, healthcare, education and government projects with the Capitol. The company is renowned for training and employee development in preparation for career advancement opportunities.

Looking for "sharp" individuals who have a passion for concrete construction. Prior experience with cast-in-place, restoration, formwork or general commercial construction projects are desired.

  • This position is open due to replacement of previous estimator who relocated out of state following engagement
  • Review project plans, requirements and specifications
  • Determine labor & equipment costs
  • Produce accurate quantity takeoffs and materials pricing
  • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks
  • Understand and incorporate project logistics and project schedule in the estimate
  • Acquire, compare and analyze responsive subcontractor and material supplier quotes
  • Prepare estimates at different levels of completion
  • Perform pre-construction duties such as prebid site visits as required
  • Attend scope review meetings to finalize and streamline final contract
  • Work with project operations team on change orders, value engineering and repricing options through the duration of the project
  • The Superintendents run the jobsites
  • Management of 4-8 projects at a time across a variety of project types; new structures from the ground up to renovations for hotels, apartments, healthcare, education, government (many 'secure' projects for the Capitol & white house)
  • The estimator will have little travel, except for any conferences and client socials to maintain solid client relations so good daily commute access to Dulles required
  • Sweet spot for project sizes $5m-$10m but the Project Manager will work on projects up to $15m-$20m - sometimes as low as $200k, but not often
  • The company manages around 50 projects per year

Compensation / Benefits

  • All project management and estimating professionals within Hardesty earn job bonuses. These are paid out on project completion (regardless as to whether the customer has paid Hardesty). When running 4-8 projects at a time, bonuses will come frequently, as each project will be at a different stage. The amount of bonus depends on the job size but generally, each year, individual bonus (as a total annual number) is between 10% and 20% of salary
  • There is also a quota bonus (a bonus based on individual performance)
  • There is also a Corporate bonus at Christmas for those maybe newer to the business who don't have a backlog of projects soon to be completed to help them through
  • Genuine flexibility over salary, depending on the "value" that the new hire can bring (salaries in the industry range between $60,000 and $150,000 depending on experience and the level that the professional has reached, level of education, prior experience with projects etc.)
  • The company is in a fortunate position that they have many repeat business clients, therefore they are a very stable company financially, and can compensate individuals appropriately, in line with their skills and experience
  • Medical benefits
  • 401k match
  • 12 PTO with 2 more accrued every 5 years

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