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Commercial Construction Estimator

Commercial Construction Estimator 

Dallas, TX

Position Summary: Coordinates with Sales and Production to assist in establishing a project scope and standard of construction projects. Prepares estimates for equipment, manpower cost of project and material required to accomplish each project. Locates new sub-contractors and prepares new bidders for review.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Walk, photograph, and scope all types of construction projects
  • Inspect buildings and/or job sites to determine work needed per project
  • Determine baseline for labor and material requirements
  • Interpret and review plans and contract requirements in preparation for bidding process
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods and local code compliance
  • Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans
  • Coordinate with subcontractor base to determine labor costs
  • Enter costs for labor including sub-contract and turn-key contract prices
  • Coordinate with the Purchasing department on material costs
  • Make sketches or read blueprints to detail work to be accomplished
  • Enter estimates, takeoff and other related notes/information for each bid
  • Prepare and submit budget estimates to Sales for review prior to submitting bids
  • Enter and update progress tracking information into a tracking system
  • Review proposal to determine price and planning details
  • Provide conceptual final estimating details on complex projects using negotiated methods
  • Manage takeoff, budgeting, and subcontractor solicitation
  • Ensure all working documents and data are maintained
  • Assist pre-construction department during the pre-construction phase
  • Assist business development during project procurement
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