Construction Estimator

Company: Carothers Construction

General Information
US-MS-Oxford, MS
4 Year Degree
Not Specified
Job Description

Construction Estimator will be responsible for estimating various trades for large construction projects (primarily military construction) throughout the country.  Tasks include:

  • Thoroughly reviewing construction drawings, specifications, and requests for proposals in detail at various stages of the design process;
  • Performing quantity take-offs for materials and compiling internal estimates for construction work;
  • Soliciting subcontractor quotes through email, internet-based solicitation software, and frequent phone calls; building and maintaining subcontractor relationships while representing the company;
  • Analyzing subcontractor quotes in support of compiling the overall estimate through developing scope sheets, methodical review and correction of quotes, and phone conversations/emails;
  • Tracking subcontractor participation throughout the bidding process and maintaining an accurate database of interested subcontractors throughout the country;
  • Working collaboratively and coordinating closely with a team of estimators to compile a bid on bid day;
  • Vetting subcontractors’ ability to perform based on their experience and capabilities;
  • Negotiating and writing contracts to subcontractors after project award;
  • Occasionally traveling to attend site visits.
  • Job Requirements

    Qualifications include:

    • Undergraduate degree in a construction-related program
    • Meticulous attention to detail
    • Strong, driven work ethic and sense of urgency
    • Teachable and willing to collaborate with a team of estimators
    • Strong people/relational skills (frequent phone calls, emails, and teamwork)
    • Detailed accuracy and precision, even under pressure of strict bidding deadlines
    • Able to manage subcontractor solicitation and estimating processes for multiple large projects concurrently
    • Deadline-oriented
    • Flexible team-oriented approach; able to handle different trades from project to project
    • Basic computer skills (email, internet, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, able to learn other estimating programs)
    • Construction experience is a plus