Job title : Estimator

Job Number : 79084
Division : Engineering

Job Description:

is a Connecticut based Specialty Contractor, with offices in Bloomfield, CT and Avon, MA, is engaged in the consultation, sale, manufacture and installation of metal wall panel systems, rain-screen panel systems of terracotta, stone, fiber cement and other exterior cladding systems as well as glass and glazing, light gauge steel framing, structural and miscellaneous steel.We are in need of an experienced Estimator who can develop accurate and competitive estimates ranging from 1 million to 10 million in order to meet the company's business plan for growth and profitability.The candidate will estimate projects of varying size and complexity.This position requires a candidate who is a "hands on" estimator who thrives on the challenge of detailed quantity takeoffs, negotiating with vendors and suppliers, developing contacts, talking and listening to "the street" so as to improve our chances at bid time.Must have a proven record of success.The prospective candidate must be able to work independently but also part of a team.Must be well versed in construction means and methods, suggest value engineering and able to offer creative solutions that will create a competitive advantage for our firm
RequirementsThis position requires a skilled Estimator accustomed to taking a project from the initial bid inquiry and manage all aspects of the estimate to include bid, negotiate, award and post award job cost set up. Included in the job duties is the following: Research prospective projects using online construction lead services.Gather and maintain data base on "request to bid" from Construction Managers and General ContractorsMeet with Senior Management on a daily basis to discuss bid opportunities, strategies on which projects to pursue.Order plans, specifications and addendums as required for a complete and thorough estimateComplete accurate quantity takeoffs on spreadsheets for management review prior to bidSolicit quotes from vendors, material suppliers and subcontractorsCreate and maintain a database of material suppliers, vendors and subcontractorsCompile all bid information into Excell spreadsheets utilized by the firm for bid preparationComplete, prepare and submit bids using company bid templates.Job cost set upon project award with Accounting DepartmentNegotiate with vendors to create" buy list"Participate in kick off meetings with Senior Management and the project team after project is awarded.Issue purchase orders.Assist Project Managers in AIA billing setupAssist Project Managers with job specific change orders.Review material order acknowledgements against purchase order / job cost budget

Required education:
* Bachelor's

Required experience:
* Estimating: 3 years