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Senior Construction Estimator

Zytek Medsearch
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
November 05, 2018


Title: Senior Construction Estimator

Location: Atlanta, GA

Relocation Assistance: Negotiable

A highly respected General Contractor is in need of a seasoned Senior Estimator for their industrial/manufacturing division. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of estimating experience for project size ranging from 10M-200M in light industrial/manufacturing market sectors.


• Performs quantity survey of materials shown on project plans.

• Reads and outlines project specifications.

• Maintains an audit trail of the quantity survey from estimate to estimate.

• Supports vendor/subcontractor pricing/bid solicitation and coordination.

• Supports the distribution of plans and specifications to vendors/subcontractors.

• Works collaboratively and creates relationships with a variety of stakeholders, such as project team members, subcontractors, vendors and clients.

• Gains self-perform estimating experience.

• Gains field operational exposure through onsite project support, as opportunities exist.

• Concept to completion preconstruction responsibility – Responsibilities to include business development / marketing support, client presentations, technical proposal assembly, conceptual to final design estimating.

• Prepares complex cost estimates for competitive bids and negotiated proposals for multiple projects.

• Prepares material and other costs summary for quotes from vendors.

• Tracks value creation items from development through inclusion and documents in project documentation.

• Develops and manages scopes of work for all trades, including responsibility matrix, distribution of plans and specifications, and pricing, bid solicitation and coordination for vendors and subcontractors.

• Utilizes knowledge of the project schedule and logistics in project estimates.

• Collaborates with operations to provide constructability and coordination reviews of project documents.

• Provides professional and comprehensive deliverables at the completion of each major estimate.

• Improves project profitability opportunities by applying thorough understanding of insurance structures, fees and rates.

• Completes review and execution of bid forms, bid bonds, etc. on bid projects including general requirements. Participates in and summarizes bid day activities.

• Applies knowledge of project schedule to preconstruction efforts.

• Applies knowledge of subcontractor market and how to prequalify subcontractors.

• Provides system analysis of building components and MEP systems and assists operations staff on project logistics, staging, phasing plans and coordination.

• Reviews financial risk to the company and ensures fee enhancements are within estimates, including contract risk. Partners with operations to assess and mitigate risk.

• Develops and maintains client and subcontractor relationships.

• Presents and sells estimates and proposals and participates in project procurement presentations.

• Coordinates feasibility studies on life-cycle costs of building systems.

• Leads efforts to assemble, analyze and store project cost history.

• Provides training and mentorship to others.


• Bachelor’s degree in construction management or related field, will consider relevant experience

• 8+ years construction experience

• 5+ years estimating experience

• Industrial and Manufacturing experience

• Experience in greenfield construction and interior process industrial remodel

• Design-Build & EPC Project Experience a plus.

• Market sector experience to include Automotive, Aerospace, Metals, Plastics, Wood Products, Food and Beverage, Warehouse & Distribution.

• Relationships and direct experience working direct for Fortune 500 manufacturing companies.

• Project size experience ranging from $10mm - $200mm.

• Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.

• Communication skills, verbal and written

• Ability to conduct effective presentations.

• Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis on strong Excel skills

• Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications

• Proficiency in construction estimating software

• Proficiency in required construction technology

• Knowledge of the means and methods of construction management

• Knowledge of field operations through project support

• Ability to prepare quantity surveys

• Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy

• Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work

• Knowledge of self-perform and labor productivity

• Knowledge of MBE (minority business enterprise), WBE (women’s business enterprise), and SBA (small business administration) regulations

• Ability to develop General Requirement estimates

• Ability to develop proficiency in Lens, Revit and/or ASE software

• Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally

Thank you for your interest in the Senior Construction Estimator. A brief cover letter outlining your direct experience is kindly requested. Candidates that meet the client's requirements will be contacted, all other applicants will be retained for future opportunities.