Construction Estimator

Chicago Permanent USD105,000 - USD115,000
  • High base salary with opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects.
  • Join an inclusive, highly motivated group of construction professionals.

About Our Client

Our client has been working in the Chicago marketplace for over 100 years. They are a tight knit group with a family feel and highly inclusive culture, which gives you direct access to leadership. Their primary project types are affordable housing, commercial, municipality, religious, senior living, and healthcare.

Job Description

  • Establish and maintain working professional relationships with the project design team, company field and office personnel, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Lead the preparation of construction documents
  • Administer contracts with owner, subcontractors, and vendors
  • Manage value engineering efforts
  • Prepare and process all paperwork and documents to owner, project design team and subcontractors in a timely and complete manner
  • Ensure compliance with construction permits
  • Prepare and maintain project schedule and budgets, communicating changes to project personnel as needed
  • Review, approve, and process draw requests and payments to suppliers and subcontractors
  • Work with owner in transitioning the project from construction to residential operations.
  • Address all project completion and warranty issues and prepare final close-out documentation
  • Manage budget and financial reporting
  • Interpret and analyze reports to ensure adherence to project budget.
  • Manage the Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) program.

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 in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architecture, or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Estimating or Preconstruction at a local General Contractor or Real Estate Developer
  • The title of the role will depend on the individuals experience. All levels of estimators are welcome to apply.
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and other Construction Software's
  • Ability to read architectural plans and develop cost estimates
  • Ability to work hand-and-hand with in-house architects, engineers and designers
  • Experience with conceptual and design-build estimates
  • Experience maintaining strong relationship with local subcontractors, architects, and clients
  • Potential interest in ownership or director level supervision preferred
  • Leadership capabilities
  • Impeccable problem-solving skills

What's on Offer

  • Comprehensive compensation package, including a base salary between $85,000-$115,000 depending on experience
  • Full health insurance package
  • Project based bonus program
  • Company laptop and cellphone provided
  • PTO and paid holidays,
  • 401k match, and profit sharing plan
  • Flexible work hours
  • Maternity and Paternity leave
  • Work from home ability
  • Regular company events - both team bonding and charitable outings
  • An incredible culture, and a collaborative, helpful team
  • Opportunity for quick advancement internally
  • Unique opportunity to help grow a division of an established organization
  • Opportunity to get fully involved in the progressive plan this company has undertaken
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Project Manager
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Chris Lynch
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