Commercial Estimator

Orlando Permanent USD90,000 - USD120,000
  • Rapidly growing company with robust pipeline of work
  • Family-orientated company that prides itself on it's culture & work-life balance

About Our Client

Our client is one of the nation's largest and most respected construction firms, building world-class facilities with innovative, eco-friendly processes. They are considered "best in class" by their clients and peers, and they are consistantly ranked among the top builders in the United States. For more than four decades, they have been recognized for consistently performing at the very top of the industry. Their specialized markets include: healthcare, interiors, retail, cinema, hospitality, office, industrial, residential and municipal.

Job Description

  • Collaborate with the project team to determine and execute the best strategies for winning new projects, whether competitive or negotiated efforts. Lead the bid efforts as required.
  • Understand, review and execute the bid requirements within the established deadlines for hard bid, competitive bid, conceptual, schematic, design development and Guaranteed Maximum Price estimates. Set fee goals when required.
  • Develop comprehensive, accurate and competitive conceptual estimates and budgets. Execute hard bid win strategies balancing the pursuit, profitability and client relations.
  • Conduct a thorough review and analysis of all bid documents and the project site. Schedule job site walkthroughs with key subcontractors/vendors, and clients, as required.
  • Create RFIs and submit to the architect, owner or client; manage RFI process and submit to bidding subcontractors/vendors as needed.
  • Communicate with the design team and owner as necessary during the preconstruction process.
  • Prepare detailed estimates (e.g., initial, schematic design stage, design development stage, and construction document stage) including creating quantity takeoffs, applying project-specific unit pricing, and value added design solutions.
  • Prequalify bidders and, based on scope of work, develop a list of qualified bidders to ensure the right subcontractor/vendor receives the Invitation to Bid (ITB) documents, including any addenda(s). Monitor the bidders list to ensure bid coverage; maintain strategic and ongoing communication with subcontractors/vendors. Review and qualify subcontractor/vendor bids.
  • Perform constructability analyses, prepare detailed narrative proposals that include a detailed scope of work and cost breakdowns, and manage project documents at all stages of preconstruction. Provide cost modeling and value design input.
  • Analyze cost drivers of projects and develop strategies to reduce cost.
  • Coordinate schedule and general condition requirements with the project team.
  • Partner with the Director of Preconstruction/Estimating on client proposal development.
  • Participate in client presentations and preconstruction meetings as necessary.
  • Assist project management with subcontractor awards as required.
  • Review and present budget and bid package to project team, which may include the design team and owner.
  • Seek out and qualify new subcontractors/vendors. Network, cold call, schedule meet-and-greet, and check references of out of town subcontractors/vendors and new relations within the current geographic area.

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.

The Successful Applicant

The Estimator should have:

  • 5+ years of estimating experience, preferably at a commercial GC
  • Experience bidding valued at $5 million or more
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management or related field
  • OSHA certification preferred

What's on Offer

  • Generous base salary
  • Opportunity for company bonuses
  • Excellent benefits, including healthcare and dental insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k company match
  • Opportunity to lead a Preconstruction Team
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