Senior Estimator - Concrete Frame - Dulles, VA

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    Dulles, Virginia

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  • Salary:

    £90000 - £150000 per annum + medical, 401k

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    Rob Payne

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

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Senior Estimator - Concrete Frame - Office-based, Dulles, VA (Ground up buildings)

  • Managing 4-8 projects at a time, 2-15 storey concrete frame, foundation projects (2-3 storeys more commonly), typically 5k-20k yards (hotel, apartment, office, healthcare, education, government)
  • Sweet spot for project sizes $5m-$10m - The company manages around 50 projects per year
  • Need a senior estimator who knows drawings/blueprints (ideally a civil engineering degree but not essential - engineers tend to be fast learners) to come in, not require professional training, but learn the company process
  • Candidates will be tested during the interview - they'll be asked to do a take off
  • It's odd for individuals to come from the field, but they have had some great people come from the field who may want to move to the office
  • Their best estimators are meticulous, sharp, detailed, organized, methodical, routine/process oriented with high communication skills to write effective letters, emails, proposals etc.
  • This position is open due to growth - they have a mix of experienced and lesser-experienced professionals, and are maxed out with trainees, therefore, a 10+ year experienced individual is required
  • 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
  • The estimator will have little travel, except for any conferences and client socials to maintain solid client relations

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