Construction Estimator - SW Suburbs of Chicago

Tinley Park Permanent USD90,000 - USD120,000
  • Established General Contractor with clear advancement opportunities
  • High base salary, bonus potential, full benefits and 4 weeks PTO

About Our Client

Our client is a family-owned Design/Build General Contractor that is located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago. They have been in the construction industry for 45+ years and looking to actively grow their team due to having a backlog of projects into 2021.

  • Project Portfolio: Commercial, Civic, Corporate, Transportation, Education, Green, and Religious
  • Project Values: $2M + ground up
  • Revenue: Yearly Revenue $40 M+
  • Project Locations: Nationwide - Illinois, Texas, Indiana, Virginia, Missouri, Michigan, Kansas, Mississippi, Nebraska, Wisconsin, etc.
  • Strong Compensation and Benefits Package

Job Description

Reporting into the Project Director and Team Lead you will:

  • Provides value alternative solutions taking into consideration cost, schedule, maintenance, and lifecycle cost implications. Oversees value alternate preparation from subcontractors, and internal departments
  • Ensures estimating department has most current design information in the preparation of estimates
  • Prepares and submits contract documents for legal and risk reviews
  • Prepares qualifications and assumptions that align with the contractual requirements of the project
  • Assists in the prequalification process
  • Oversees the establishment and maintenance of budget control during the preconstruction phase of the project
  • Prepares or oversees the preparation of the preconstruction schedule with buy-in from internal departments as relates to them. Interfaces with the owners and designers to maintain the schedule. Keeps internal departments informed of schedule changes as relates to their activities
  • The assists project team in design decisions and development of solutions
  • Tracks and manages construction budget between formal estimating periods and keeps owner and team abreast of current budget and impact of design decisions
  • Acts as the team liaison between operations, estimating, and design management
  • Assists in the development and training of other preconstruction staff
  • Manages a relationship management plan with owners and key stakeholders in the markets that we cover
  • Builds and maintains relationships with architects and engineers
  • Creates a knowledge of cost elements of projects by bid package and/or uniformat (i.e., cost/sf of elements)

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

  • Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Engineering, Architecture or Construction Management
  • 5-8 years of Estimating experience in Construction
  • Experience in various markets (commercial, civic, education, corporate, government, transportation)
  • Excellent communication skills with various parties including management, subcontractors, consultants, architects, vendors, and clients.

What's on Offer

  • Strong base compensation: $90K - $120K (based heavily on experience)
  • Bonus Potential Based on Profit of Projects (Ex. $300K/year is 6%, up to 10%)
  • Car allowance
  • 100% healthcare paid for by the employer
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match
  • Flexible PTO/Vacation Days and time off
  • Great work/life balance with a team-oriented culture and work environment
  • Cell Phone & Company Laptop
  • Flexible work hours
Katrina Donnelly
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Job summary

Sub Sector
Project Manager
Industrial / Manufacturing
Tinley Park
Contract Type
Consultant name
Katrina Donnelly
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