Construction Senior Estimator in Redwood City,CA
W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. - Redwood City, CA

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Looking for an all-star Senior Estimator to join our team in Redwood City, CA

About us:
W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. is a full-service general contractor with annual sales in excess of $170,000,000. Recognized as one of the top construction companies in the Western United States, we bring with us 35+ years of broad-based construction experience including financial institutions, corporate campuses, mixed-use buildings, offices, medical facilities, non-profit and educational campuses, auto dealerships, warehouse/industrial parks, and retail centers. Our client portfolio includes national brand corporations, key property developers, non-profit agencies, and regional entrepreneurs.

W. L. Butler Construction, Inc. is a company that prides itself on innovation and creating the “next best thing,” which for us is Building Our Client’s Vision. Our goal is to deliver the value being demanded by our clients, and to do it better than our competition, which means employing the very best construction talent in the industry.

About the job:
The Senior Estimator will be responsible for the estimating for projects for the Northern California office. This includes all conceptual negotiated budgets and hard bid estimates and interfacing with project managers, all support teams and client relations to achieve precise estimates. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

 Prepares both commercial and residential estimates as per bid procedures
 Reviews drawings, specifications and owner requirements with Project Managers and Superintendents
 Prepares general conditions cost and coordinates with Project Managers the monitoring process of all general conditions cost
 Prepares cover letters and bid proposal, including the cost breakdown, clarifications, scope and exclusions
 Responds to all subcontractor inquiries and prepares subcontractor evaluations and re-cap
 Monitors, assists, critiques and prepares schedules, if required, for any estimates
 Reviews all plans and specifications and permit set of drawings
 Processes all RFI’s for estimating and job addendums

We offer an environment that encourages continuous learning and improvement, competitive salary, auto allowance, and excellent benefits including: 401(k), health insurance, personal time off, dental plan, cafeteria plan, and wellness plan.

About you:
 Our ideal candidate will be supportive in a team environment; think “big picture” and take into account long term implications while constantly analyzing ways to improve performance and product
 Have at least a minimum of ten years experience in the construction industry performing responsibilities equivalent to those listed above, including wood frame and preconstruction experience.
 Have a minimum of five years in a management role
 Intermediate to Advanced level in Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
 Intermediate to Advanced level in Microsoft Project
 Beginning to Intermediate level in Constructware
 Intermediate level understanding of digital images (how to open, view, customize and print)
 Have strong organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to prioritize work assignments
 Be able to work extended hours as required by project schedules, weather conditions or urgent circumstances
 Pay extreme attention to detail
 Possess a strong ambition to succeed
 Have excellent written and oral communication skills
 Have leadership and motivational skills

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