General Construction Estimator

Greater Weirton, WV area

Posted on 03/13/2019


Position Details

Type:

Permanent

Industry:

Construction / Commercial Construction

Function:

Building Construction / Skilled Trades

Job Level:

Experienced Professional (Non-Manager)

Education:

Associate's Degree

Reference ID:

DTO1426

General Construction Estimator

Highland Consulting Group is a nationwide recruiting firm that focuses on placing top construction talent within the commercial, institutional and industrial sectors.

We are in search of an experienced Commercial construction Estimator for a well-organized professional General Contractor in the Weirton, WV area. This position will allow the successful candidate to shine on larger projects that are very interesting.  Our client is a large regional contractor that is in expansion mode.  The position needs to be filled immediately.

The successful candidate must have a minimum of 5 years estimating with all the construction divisions. This position is responsible to help with conceptual bids, takeoffs and hard bids Project mix includes Commercial, Government, Education, Healthcare, and Hospitality.

Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Actively participate in developing a bid strategy for each project
  • Develop master budgets and cost models for all Construction Divisions / CSI Divisions
  • Provide conceptual & hard bid estimates of projects
  • Create general conditions estimates for entire project prior to bid date
  • Develop and maintain cost databases
  • Provide independent estimates of change orders
  • Review drawings, specifications and all other construction documents. Make senior management aware of design-related problems, completeness of documents and other potential risks
  • Analyze cost data, unit prices, back-page costs, and information that can be developed and used as a “rule of thumb” for all building systems to estimate costs
  • Responsible for the preparation of preliminary estimates and studies during preconstruction to monitor design development cost trends in order to detect potential over- runs and problem areas

Job Requirements:

  • Solid communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to establish timelines and budgets 
  • Ability to multi-task 
  • Solid proven and verifiable record of career stability and estimating success is a must
  • Proficient computer skills including estimating and industry specific software
  • Must have the ability to create conceptual bids for Design / Build projects
  • Strong preconstruction skills, including estimating, quantity survey, value engineering and construct ability reviews
  • Experience: 5 years experience as a Estimator for a General Contractor with projects larger than $5M
  • Must have solid computer skills and experience on some of the major estimating software packages 
  • The ability to help schedule projects is a plus

Benefits

This company cares about and is committed to the well being of its employees and their families. This commitment is reflected in a comprehensive benefit package provided to all employees.  The company benefits include Medical Insurance, 401K savings plan, paid Vacation & Holidays and other benefits.

If you are interested in this opportunity, and you have the experience and meet the job qualifications, please apply using the “Apply” link below.  If you have questions about this opportunity, feel free to call me @ (724) 837-6336.

David O’Connor
Managing Director
Highland Consulting Group 
2000 Tower Way 
Suite 2041 
Greensburg, PA 15601
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