Lead Estimator - Construction - Chicago, IL

Chicago Permanent USD115,000 - USD130,000 per year
  • Become an experienced Estimator with Chicago's most reputable General Contractor
  • Opportunity to build a team around you

About Our Client

Our client is a Chicago based company who specializes in providing an array of services such as Owner's Representation, Cost Estimating and Cost Management, Infrastructure Management, Cost Segregation, Real Estate Advisory Services, Technical Services, Sustainability Consulting and GSA Schedule. They are looking for a Lead Estimator who can be mentored and develop with senior level growth in mind.

Job Description

* Work with the entire preconstruction team in various capacities
* Accurately estimate projects from conceptual through construction document phases
* Present Value Engineering ideas when required
* Interpret and accurately compare contractor proposals through detailed bid analysis sheet
* Prepare quantity surveys for most construction trade work
* Maintain subcontractor relations and build subcontractor interest for future bids
* Assist in maintaining historical cost database and as well as subcontractor database
* Maintain good working knowledge of current unit costs and building costs/sf
* Maintain and build stronger client relations
* Negotiate, award and write subcontracts
* Accurately estimate general condition costs as well as preliminary scheduling
* Navigate and utilize information contained in REVIT Models

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 a construction related field
* 2-8 years of experience/knowledge of construction estimating
* High degree of analytical skills
* Knowledge of materials, methods, and processes
* Plan & specification interpretation
* Must be able to clearly and effectively present detailed information in meetings
* Strong organizational and planning skills and ability to prioritize and multitask
* Possess strong ethics
* Communication skills (verbal & written)
* Ability to delegate effectively
* Knowledge in WinEst, OST, SmartBid, Excel and Word
* Understanding of corporate and industry practices, processes, standards, etc. and their impact on project activities
* Superior communication and interpersonal (tact, diplomacy, influence, et.) skills
* Ability to multi-task, prioritize and complete numerous projects in a timely manner
* Travel in and around Chicago and its suburbs

What's on Offer

  • A competitive base salary between $115,000-$130,000 (Depending on Experience)
  • Competitive bonus structure, project/profit based. Typically between $8,000-$15,000 in the first year)
  • Medical insurance including dental and vision (100% coverage for individual and dependents)
  • Generous 401K structure
  • Gas card
  • Company profit sharing
  • Robust career advancement opportunity
  • Strong training programs
  • Generous PTO Days
  • Company wide events
  • Gas/fuel card offered
  • Company Vehicle offered
  • Company phone and laptop provided
  • DE&I Initiative
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