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Senior Estimator

Company: Gilbane Building Company
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

The Senior Estimator will support and work closely with the VP of Preconstruction; review project plans, requirements and specifications; prepare detailed estimates at various stages of design utilizing internal take offs and subcontractor/vendor pricing; participate in lump sum bidding and Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) efforts. Responsibilities

  • Review and understand all project plans, requirements and specifications
  • Coordinate and supervise estimating staff to develop civil, architectural, structural and MEP estimates
  • Determine labor and equipment costs
  • Review and understand all documents and assess project risks
  • Understand project logistics and project schedule
  • Interface with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Track and report on current material and labor prices, including escalation
  • Develop meaningful VE contributions to reduce price
  • Reconcile quantity surveys with consultants and design team, when appropriate
  • Responsible for preparation of pricing assumptions sheet stating the basis of the estimate
  • Ability to substantiate all aspects of final estimates
  • Develop and maintain reports to track/explain the cost delta between estimates
  • Participate in lump sum bid efforts assigned to one or more trade package responsible for obtaining and leveling multiple bids to reach the best and final number for that particular bid package(s)
  • Participate in the preparation of detailed Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) efforts assigned to one or more bid package responsible for obtaining and thoroughly leveling multiple bids to reach the best and final number for that particular bid package(s) Qualifications KEY COMPETENCIES
    • Communicate Effectively - Listen to understand and clearly convey information in all forms based on the audience to ensure shared meaning of the message
    • Act Inclusively - Ensure that actions and behaviors are respectful; show empathy and treat others with dignity. Leverage capabilities and insights of individuals with diverse perspectives, abilities and motivation.
    • Solve Problems - Identify, prioritize and implement alternatives for a solution.
    • Demonstrate Agility/ Adaptability - Maintain effectiveness and adjust to change by exploring the rationale, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful. Create an atmosphere of open-mindedness to change.
    • Drive for Results - Show passion and commitment while delivering on business outcomes. Create a sense of individual ownership and accountability.
    • Champion Innovation - Identify opportunities for new and improved ways of doing things that result in value added, unique and differentiated solutions. EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION
      • 4 Year Degree
      • 8-10 Years of Experience in Estimating
      • Or equivalent combination of education and experience KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
        • Able to estimate all types of building projects, including residential high rise, healthcare, life sciences, cultural, interiors and institutional
        • Knowledge of suitable contractors and suppliers for all types of projects in the NJ market
        • Familiar with both union and merit shop contractors
        • Knowledge of typical pricing for project types above; for both union and merit shop projects
        • Able to take conceptual and schematic drawings and develop a meaningful estimate with detail
        • Familiar with the use of On-Screen Take-off software program (experience with Destini estimating software is preferred but is not a requirement) Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees' education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test. Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Keywords: Gilbane Building Company, Newark , Senior Estimator, Professions , Newark, New Jersey

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