Estimator

  • Automotive, Energy & Commercial Projects
  • Michigan
  • $100,000 to $120,000 + Benefits
  • JOB-1836 SLE

Experienced Estimator required to develop competitive proposals and budgets for existing and new customers in the automotive, energy and commercial markets.

The Position:

The appointed Estimator will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing proposal specifications and drawings
  • Attending pre-bid meetings to determine the scope of work and required contents of estimates
  • Preparing detailed trade scopes of work and backup documentation for review
  • Soliciting project-specific proposals from subcontractors and suppliers, evaluating them for completeness and competitiveness
  • Developing options and recommending best value solutions based on cost, engineering, quality and materials’ availability
  • Establishing positive relationships and ethical practices with owners, consultants, engineers, subcontractors and suppliers
  • Assisting operations teams with awarded contracts and projects as required
  • Working with the Proposal Coordinator to develop complete professional proposals including all required information

The Candidate:

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate:

  • At least five years’ estimating or pre-construction experience
  • A minimum bachelor’s degree qualification in civil engineering or construction management
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Project or other scheduling related systems
  • (Ideally) experience of working with On Screen Takeoff and/or MC2 type software
  • A strong understanding of conceptual estimating, estimating techniques and cost control
  • The ability to prepare proposals with minimum supervision, clearly articulating bid inclusions, exclusions and proposals clarifications with owners and subcontractors
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

The Company:

One of the United States’ largest full service general contractors, our client delivers comprehensive construction solutions in the manufacturing, commercial, industrial, higher education and energy markets nationwide. Regularly exceeding customer expectations regarding project scheduling, efficient workflows, out-of-the-box ideas and value-engineered solutions, the company’s reputation is also founded upon its culture of safety, integrity, respect, quality and a dedication to doing work the right way.