Senior Construction Estimator

Job Description

Company Overview

KR WOLFE, INC. is a certified, women-owned, small business enterprise specializing in installation and integration of proprietary systems and capital equipment. Our team of international specialists are experienced, certified, and licensed professionals. We are a service-based company who creates lasting relationships by understanding client needs, dedication to every project, and adapting to a constantly changing industry. With an emphasis in medical construction, our capabilities include Installation Services & Integration Services of customer provided proprietary equipment (A/V or Mechanical), low voltage audio/video systems, cabling, and turn-key OR Renovation Services. In addition, due to our vast industry experience we are able to offer Field Service including manufacture correction & recall management, comprehensive service contracts, preventative maintenance, and Specialty Construction Services.

Job Summary

The Senior Construction Estimator will estimate small to mid-scale projects commercial and industrial projects with an emphasis on VA hospitals, CA hospitals, and military healthcare facilities.

Will require up to 25% National travel

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Prepare cost estimates for projects including design/build, conceptual budgets, schematic, design development, and construction document estimates.

  • Analyze and compile data to determine the amount of labor, materials, and any other special equipment or machinery necessary for project-at-hand.

  • Works with clients and consultants on design and specification

  • Puts together all items required for both pre-qualification as well as bid documents.

  • Understand and monitor program of work to ensure estimates are completed prior to deadlines

  • Schedule and attend field walk-downs with customer, subcontractor, and construction personnel to understand and determine constructability requirements

  • Perform field take-offs/evaluations for estimate preparation

  • Compare various project documents for accuracy and consistency

  • Participate in estimate review process with internal and external stake holders

  • Work with construction personnel and stakeholders throughout the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding basis of cost estimate

  • Work with engineers, architects, contractors, subcontractors in the preparation and submission of change orders

  • Works closely with field management to keep updated with labor's production.

  • Develop and maintain solid subcontractor and vendor relationships

  • Follows up with field reports and accounting to be sure that estimates and actuals are tight.

  • Keeps and tracks accurate and easy electronic files of all estimates and updates in ERP

  • Track quoted jobs throughout the bidding process

  • Follow-up at the end of a project to close any loops in the estimating process to include invoicing and cost tracking

  • Identify potential projects, and participate in pre-qualifying opportunities

  • Participate in a wide variety of special projects.

  • Communicate with co-workers, management, clients and others in a courteous and professional manner. Embody KR Wolfe QUEST values in all activities and behavior.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Engineering, Construction Management or related math major or equivalent experience in construction industry.

  • 5-10 years' experience in a mid to senior level construction estimating position. .

  • Experience estimating OSHPD projects

  • Proven experience working in a fast-paced environment while producing detailed, accurate estimates on multiple and varied projects.

  • Must have strong knowledge of building science and construction processes.

  • Excellent time management, decision making, interpersonal, presentation and organization skills.

  • Extensive experience in understanding blueprints, specifications, proposals, and other documentation to prepare time/cost/labor estimates for projects and services.

  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality estimates within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.

  • Advanced computer skills including familiarity with project management software, CRM (Customer Relationship Management) software, timecard software, Microsoft Office, Internet browsers, Email, and Smartphones.

  • Ability to pass customer-required screenings including background criminal history, drug screen, vaccinations, and any other requirements to work in a hospital environment.

Core Competencies

  1. Technical Skills

  2. Quality

  3. Safety

  4. Customer Service

  5. Professionalism

Benefits and Perks

KR WOLFE INC. is pleased to offer its employees a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits (after 60 days)

  • Generous Paid Time Off Program

  • Six Paid Holidays per year

  • 401k Plan with a company match (after 1 year)

KR Wolfe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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