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Senior Estimator

Company: RC Construction
Location: Southaven
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Imagine a more challenging and rewarding career as you help rebuild our nation's aviation infrastructure. Whether you are estimating for a project on a military base or commercial airport, you will experience a greater sense of accomplishment as you work with the most stringent tolerances that few other companies in the country can handle.

Southaven is a fantastic, family-oriented place to live. You and your family will enjoy a high quality of life with limitless activities to take advantage of, top rated schools in the state, and aas a valued team member, you will enjoy:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Great benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and 401 (k) with company match
  • Company stability - Has been family owned and operated since 1986, continues to establish long term contract with the US government and is a recipient of the Gold Award from the Mississippi Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Great company culture - Enjoy a laid-back comfortable work environment in a modern office where everyone works well together and you will feel appreciated for a job well doneThe purpose of the Project Estimator serves as a vital function in the growth of the company. You will be responsible for accurately calculating the total costs associated with a construction project and reviewing subcontractor bids to choose the most cost effective and quality option.

    • Involved in request for proposal responses (RFP's) and the formal presentation for a project
      • Responsible for overseeing several projects of varying stages at once
        • Attend business development and other industry events as necessary to enhance market awareness and industry knowledge
          • Develop and maintain relationships with vendors in order to establish competitive or preferred pricing for products or services
            • Oversee project during Preconstruction Phase from Estimating Phase through handoff to Operations, following established RC agile workstream
              • Collaborate with Proposal Coordinator and PM as necessary to assist with proposal preparation, including technical proposal requirements
                • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks
                  • Perform value-engineering study of project for potential reduction of overall project cost
                    • Lead team of Estimator(s) and/or Office Engineer(s) for quantity takeoff, estimate preparation and estimate review meetings
                      • Prepare pre-bid schedule that clearly defines strategy for construction of project within project specific constraints set forth in solicitation and/or bid documents
                        • Collaborate with Operations team to determine labor and equipment resources required for each project
                          • Collaborate with Estimators and Office Engineers to assemble a complete estimate package that clearly communicates project cost
                            • Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier bids
                              • Evaluate project costs and collaborate with Executive Management for project markup and fees
                                • Participate in, and sometimes conduct, Internal Project Kickoff Meeting within 5 days following award of project
                                  • Prepare Original Job Cost Estimate, Procurement Plan, and Initial Schedule for awarded projects through collaboration with Project Manager
                                    • Ensure initial project setup is completed to RC standards in a timely manner following award of contract
                                      • Make subcontractor award recommendations to Project Manager/Operations Team and assist in the negotiation and finalization of subcontracts with trade partners during buyout phase
                                        • Conduct periodic meetings with Project Management team during Preconstruction phase to ensure procurement, preconstruction submittals, and all other preconstruction related activities remain on schedule
                                          • Conduct project handoff meeting with Operations to review budget and other important project metrics prior to construction
                                            • Participate in, and sometimes manage, Design Phase of Design/Build projects, including conducting Technical Review of design packages
                                              • Collaborate with Operations team for finding innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials
                                                • Collaborate with Operations team to schedule projected manpower and equipment for projects on WIP Schedule
                                                  • Gather and analyze historical data (cost, production, duration, etc.) from past/on-going projects for use in future estimates
                                                    • Collaborate with Project Managers as needed for project financial and productivity projections throughout construction phase of the project
                                                      • Collaborate with Accounting and Project Managers throughout construction phase to track costs, labor and equipment hours, and production units to ensure project goals are met and for tracking of historical data for future estimates
                                                        • Participate in, and sometimes conduct, Post Project Debrief Meeting to review final project financials, productivity, performance evaluation, and discuss improvements for future projects
                                                          • Provide leadership and mentoring to less experienced estimators and Office Engineers--- Must be able to obtain/maintain and military base and airport AOA access
                                                            --- 3-5 Years' Experience in Construction Project Management and Estimating
                                                            --- Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Construction/Project Management
                                                            --- Strong verbal and written communication skills and the ability to deal professionally with all managers, employees, vendors and customers
                                                            --- Excellent problem-solving skills
                                                            --- Proficiency with Unified Facilities Criteria, United Facilities Guide Specifications, FAA Standard Specifications Guide, and other industry standard design guides
                                                            --- Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, estimating software (Timberline or similar), take-off software (On-Screen Takeoff or similar),3D-Modeling tools (Agtek, Carlson, etc.) project management software (Procore, Sage or similar), and scheduling software (Primavera or similar)
                                                            • Must be able to sit for long periods of time
                                                              • Ability to frequently repeat the same movements with arms, hands, wrist, and fingers. (Use fine manipulation, frequent to constant traditional keyboarding)
                                                                • Use fingers to grasp, move, or assemble small objects
                                                                  • Ability to seldomly lift
                                                                    • Ability to reach overhead, at or below the shoulder
                                                                      • Ability to see details of objects that are less than a few feet away
                                                                        • Understand the speech of another person
                                                                          • Speak clearly so listeners can understand
                                                                            • Ability to focus on one source of sound and ignore others*** RC will gladly provide a reasonable accommodation to assist Senior Estimators in performing these essential job functions so long as it does not create an undue burden.
                                                                              WORK ENVIRONMENT:
                                                                              • Employee is regularly working indoors, in an office setting
                                                                                • Employee is regularly exposed to moderate noise levels
                                                                                  • Employee is expected to work in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining a clean work area


                                                                                    This job description is not intended to be misconstrued as an all-inclusive list of the responsibilities, skills and working conditions associated with this position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position, activities, and requirements; management reserves the right to modify and assign other duties as necessary.

Keywords: RC Construction, Southaven , Senior Estimator, Accounting, Auditing , Southaven, Mississippi

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