SUMMARY We are currently working with an entrepreneurial, privately held design/build Engineering/Construction Company in Butler County to identify an experienced Cost Estimator / Project Manager. The goal of this company is to hire a person who wants to be in a cost estimator role full time, and will act as a project manager as needed.
This company does very little work in the low bid market, highly client oriented, and prides themselves about being very open and honest with their clients. They have long tenured employees due to offering a friendly, family oriented work environment where hard work does not go unrecognized and they share their profits by offering an above average bonus incentive plan. Employees who are successful in this organization tend to be family and team oriented, self-motivated, and driven towards accomplishing goals. This position is a direct hire opportunity offering a competitive compensation package with a performance based incentive program, including a vehicle allowance, health/benefit package, and excellent growth potential.
POSITION The Cost Estimator will provide cost estimating on a variety of project types, including commercial construction, healthcare, data centers, etc. with a heavy emphasis on MEP estimating. Candidates must be able to prepare estimates in the hard bid, design/build, and negotiated terms processes. Responsibilities to include: • Preparing detailed accurate estimates at schematic, design development, and construction document levels of design. • Developing material take-offs and labor/equipment pricing for self-performed work. • Reviewing and validating subcontractor bids and proposed schedules. • Presenting estimates to management and clients. • Reviewing basic software-generated estimates for completion and technical accuracy ensuring quality and integrity. • Leading the job buyout and subcontract negotiation processes. • Sage Timberline estimating software. The Project Manager will be responsible for: • Pre-construction services on a project to ensure that all constructability, budget and schedule issues are addressed. • Managing all aspects of design/build projects including design, bidding, scheduling, financials, etc. • Procuring/Sourcing materials/equipment vendors and subcontractors. • Overseeing the engineering and construction of a project from conception to turn over. • Client interaction and the management of their expectations. • Creating/maintaining project schedules, progress reports, financial projections, meeting minutes, etc. • Proposing means and methods of construction and suggesting cost savings or resolve potential problems on the project. • Managing the design-build estimating process and guiding the design team to give information timely to verify that the budget is being adhered to. • Reviewing post award subcontract documents agreements and negotiating final subcontracts. • Staying current with the latest construction materials, processes, and costs in order to facilitate the company’s a competitive edge. • Helping develop new business and opportunities. • Oversee commissioning and start-ups.
REQUIREMENTS • 5 or more years’ experience in commercial construction. • Ability to present a credible, confident, positive image of oneself and the company during oral presentations to clients, designers and others. • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, with clients, designers, subcontractors and other personnel when necessary to perform one’s job responsibilities. • Capable of addressing difficult issues with problem-solving techniques and solutions. • Be able to effectively use various computer programs, including but not limited to Excel, Word, Microsoft Project, Adobe Acrobat and Sage 100. • Familiarity with providing estimates in CSI form. • Ability to manage several complex issues concurrently • Experience in data centers and high reliability facilities, with an understanding of their specialized MEP system is a plus. • Must be able to pass a pre-employment national criminal background check and drug screen.