An HBW Construction Estimator calculates preliminary job budgets and prepares formal job bids through interpreting blueprints, performing take-offs and estimating job costs. The Estimator interfaces with clients and their representatives to ensure that technical specifications and designs are feasible and consistent with industry standards.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Budgeting HBW Construction Estimators are responsible for developing preliminary pricing estimates (budgets). The Estimator:
Develops budgets with preliminary plan information and professional knowledge and expertise.
Recognizes possible issues and/or inconsistencies and communicates them.
Provides a thorough and carefully thought out preliminary cost estimate based on client provided documents and interviews.
Bidding HBW Construction Estimators are responsible for developing accurate and complete job estimates. The Estimator identifies project labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, written specifications and related documents.
Conducts site visits and attends pre-bid meetings to understand project scope.
Conducts review and take-off of blueprints.
Requests additional information as necessary.
Solicits bids from subcontractors. Makes subcontractors aware of unusual plan requirements.
Gathers subcontractor pricing and conducts scope review.
Evaluates subcontractor bids to bid documents and plans to ensure that full scope of work was considered. Also considers subcontractors ability to perform the work.
Calculates costs of subcontract labor, general conditions, and materials.
Collaborates with the client to help them achieve their project cost budget through consideration of plan details, alternate material/finishes and building methods.
Reviews job scope, general conditions, job schedule, profit and subcontractor pricing with the Project Manager.
Follows up with clients to ensure bids are received and answers any client questions.
Works closely with Project Managers and the Pre-Construction team to maintain relationships with existing clients and subcontractors.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Must possess a working knowledge of construction documentation and pricing; able to read plans and specifications and translate them into estimates.
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (especially Excel) and online Take-Off software.
High school diploma or equivalent required, college degree preferred.
Strong communication (written and verbal), math and analytical skills.
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects concurrently, meeting deadlines.
LEED experience preferred.
3 years' experience as an Estimator for a general contractor.
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