Construction Estimator Chicago, IL REF
Estimators prepare accurate and well-crafted bids/proposals that result in awarded contracts that are profitable and maintain the level of quality expected.
Estimators work under very tight time frames and are responsible for handling multiple bids/proposals and responsibilities simultaneously.
Review and analyze drawings, specifications, proposals and other documents.
Prioritize and organize deadlines for bids, determine and develop project general conditions.
Determine the appropriate bid divisions. Provide all other standard bid book tabs according to the Estimating Department Procedural Manual.
Project Bidding: Review plans and request any additional information from the architect. Follow up with subcontract and material bidders to ensure bid coverage. Review and qualify returned bids.
prepare detailed summary of work per divisions.
Review complete bid breakdown and proposal with the Project Manager.
Update and finalize bid book. Assist in project buy-out and start-up. Communicate as necessary with project team.
Desired Skills and Experience:
Ability to satisfactorily identify conflicts and address project and performance concerns.
Duties require good judgment, initiative and ability to deal with last-minute changes or critical issues.
Strong focus on client service.
Ability to work in a faced passed environment on multiple projects
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Strong knowledge of project management and accounting principles relating to construction industry.
Familiar with conceptual estimating, writing detailed scopes of work, reading blue prints, performing detailed quantity take off’s.
Solid proficiency in all Microsoft Office Products; knowledge of project management software (Prolog, Procore, etc.), project scheduling software (Suretrack, Fastrack, Project, etc.) and take-off software (OnScreen).
Experience with projects $50,000 to $10 million.
Referral reward:10% of base salaryJob type:Direct hireJob function:EngineeringIndustry:ConstructionExperience level:Mid-seniorEducation level:Bachelor’s degreeJob classification:ProfessionalsLocation:Chicago, ILZip code:60632Skills:Exceptional written and verbal communication, conceptual estimating, reading blue prints, knowledge of project management software, project scheduling softwareExperience required:5 YearsRelocation assistance:NoNumber of positions:1
Pre screen questionnaire:
1. Does the candidate have experience with projects $50,000 to $10 million? Please include last three projects below:
2. Please describe the candidate's conceptual estimating experience:
3. Is the candidate in the Chicago, IL area? If not, please outline their relocation timeline and expectations:
4. What scheduling software does the candidate have experience with? Please outline below:
5. What is the candidate's expected compensation?