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Senior Estimator

Company: CTI Education Group
Location: Austin
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

SUMMARY:-- The SR. Estimator accurately estimate the cost, time, materials, labor, and equipment required for a construction project. They perform cost analyses, determine the duration of a project, procure vendors and subcontractors, and ensure that resources are managed and deadlines are met for electrical projects.--
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: --- Review and evaluate project plans and specifications, bid documents, and other relevant project documents to identify what is needed for a project and to create a bid proposal.
--- Calculate the cost of electrical construction based on reviewing and evaluating available documents.
--- Analyze project for value engineering options while considering specific job conditions that may affect labor and material to be purchased and installed.
--- Identify any inconsistent issues, conflicts, and other problems in the bid documents.
--- Prepares or oversees the development or completion of detailed scope documents, RFPs, RFIs, quotes, and estimates.
--- Identify strategies to create bid advantages.
--- Anticipate potential problems and devise solutions proactively.
--- Prepare "RFI" questions.
--- Request material and equipment quotes from vendors and equipment suppliers.
--- Reviews quotes to confirm adherence to quote requests and accuracy of quotes received.
--- Develops and maintains a positive relationship with vendors and clients.
--- Prepares bid documents including specific scope letter for each project, "Blue Sheets" and "Evaluations" with adjustments for buy-outs, labor rate, productivity, etc.
--- Assist in preparing budget pricing.
--- Attend estimating/sales meetings, and project meetings to discuss bid status, and present/resolve issues.
--- May perform job walks to ensure that any field conditions have been observed that may affect the construction, may impact the prospective bid, and/or may impact the pre-construction designs and the build services.
--- Manages preconstruction activities during the design phase on design-build & design-assist projects.
--- Assist on turnover meetings to operations team upon award of a project.
--- Assist in project pursuits and interviews as needed.
--- Keeps Company management, project management, clients, general contractors, and all others involved in projects current on bid progress.
--- Maintain relationships with clients and follow up regularly on bid proposals submitted and project leads. REQUIREMENTS: --- 8+ years of electrical estimating experience for commercial and industrial projects.
--- Accustomed to estimating for projects valued at $5 million and above.
--- Advanced skills MS Office.
--- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
--- Experience utilizing Accubid and Accubid LiveCount is preferred.
--- Prior experience estimating multi-million electrical projects in the industrial/commercial industry.
--- Design/build experience required.
--- Must be accurate, possess attention to detail and be proactive in pointing out potential issues.
--- Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: --- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
--- This is largely a sedentary role; however, this role may require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand to complete other administrative functions.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT: --- This role operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, etc.
The information contained in the job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed by this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned by the Supervisor or his/her designee.

Keywords: CTI Education Group, Austin , Senior Estimator, Professions , Austin, Texas

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