Construction Estimator - Commercial

Houston, Texas Permanent USD95,000 - USD115,000 per year
  • Opportunity to Estimate for a small but growing GC with a strong aquatics exp.
  • GC is a small and very family-oriented client

About Our Client

  • GC with vast experience in the aquatics space
  • Experience in Aquatics, Civil Construction, Commerical Renovation, Commerical Construction, Repar/Maintenance
  • For years, their dedicated team has been proudly serving the communities of Houston and its surrounding areas. They are a B2B company that works together with Architects, Developers, Engineers, and HOA'S to design, bid, build and maintain a project.

Job Description

  • Analyzing Project Requirements: Reviewing project specifications, blueprints, and other documentation to understand the scope of work, materials needed, and labor requirements.
  • Estimating Costs: Using specialized software and historical data to calculate the cost of materials, labor, equipment, and other expenses required for a construction project.
  • Preparing Bids and Proposals: Generating accurate and competitive bids or proposals for potential projects based on the estimated costs and project requirements.
  • Vendor and Subcontractor Relations: Obtaining quotes and negotiating prices with suppliers, subcontractors, and other vendors to secure the best pricing for materials and services.
  • Risk Assessment: Identifying and evaluating potential risks and uncertainties associated with the project that could affect costs or timelines.
  • Value Engineering: Identifying opportunities to reduce costs or improve efficiency without sacrificing quality through value engineering techniques.
  • Collaboration: Working closely with project managers, engineers, architects, and other stakeholders to ensure accurate cost estimates and smooth project execution.
  • Cost Tracking and Reporting: Monitoring project costs throughout the construction process and providing regular reports to management or clients to track budgetary performance.
  • Continuous Improvement: Staying updated on industry trends, construction methods, and material prices to continuously improve the accuracy and efficiency of cost estimation processes.
  • Compliance: Ensuring that cost estimates and proposals comply with relevant regulations, codes, and industry standards.
  • Documentation: Maintaining accurate records of cost estimates, bids, contracts, and other project-related documentation.
  • Client Communication: Communicating effectively with clients to address questions, concerns, and changes in project requirements.

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

  • 3-4 Years of Experience
  • Attention to Detail: Estimators must meticulously review project specifications, blueprints, and other documents to accurately assess the materials, labor, and other resources required for a project.
  • Technical Proficiency: Proficiency with estimating software and familiarity with construction materials, methods, and costs are essential for generating accurate estimates.
  • Analytical Skills: Estimators need strong analytical skills to assess project requirements, identify potential risks and uncertainties, and develop strategies to mitigate them.
  • Communication Skills: Effective communication is crucial for collaborating with project stakeholders, negotiating prices with suppliers and subcontractors, and presenting estimates to clients or management.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: Estimators must be able to think critically and creatively to address challenges that arise during the estimation process and find cost-effective solutions.
  • Time Management: Estimators often work on multiple projects simultaneously and must be able to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines, and manage their time efficiently.
  • Industry Knowledge: Staying updated on industry trends, regulations, and best practices is important for producing accurate estimates and maintaining competitiveness in the market.
  • Financial Acumen: Estimators should have a solid understanding of financial principles and be able to assess the financial feasibility of construction projects.
  • Negotiation Skills: Negotiating prices with vendors, subcontractors, and other stakeholders is a key aspect of the estimator's role, requiring strong negotiation skills and the ability to secure favorable terms.
  • Integrity: Ethical conduct and integrity are essential for building trust with clients, vendors, and other stakeholders and ensuring that estimates are fair and accurate.
  • Adaptability: Construction projects can be complex and dynamic, requiring estimators to adapt to changes in project requirements, market conditions, and other factors.
  • Continuous Learning: The construction industry is constantly evolving, and successful estimators are committed to continuous learning and professional development to stay updated on new technologies, methods, and regulations.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive Salary between $95,000 - $115,000
  • Bonus Structure
  • Benefits Package includes: Health, Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • PTO
  • 401K Match
  • Career growth Opportunity within company
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