GC Estimator
LPCiminelli - Buffalo, NY

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Job Description Overall Results Expected To produce accurate, timely, well-structured estimates that result in project wins for the company. This includes producing quantity take offs for self-performed work; preparing preliminary pricing information for self-performed work and coordinating with subcontractors on their bids to ensure coverage and timely delivery of the total bid.

Essential Job Responsibilities
  • Review all drawings, general conditions and project specifications prior to preparing a bid with the objective of getting to know the project scope and its unique characteristics thoroughly
  • Coordinate with other members of the estimating team, to ensure a shared understanding of all information relevant to the production of a timely, accurate, winning bid
  • Accurately interpret drawings and technical specifications in order to perform quantity take off calculations for assigned projects; layout the data on a spreadsheet and ensure it is accurately entered into the Timberline system
  • Conduct preliminary material pricing and labor costing for project scope that will be self-performed
  • Identify appropriate subcontractors for participation on assigned projects; seek their participation in the bidding process; review the scope and quality of their submitted bids
  • Post project award, ensure that all relevant project information uncovered through the bidding process is expeditiously and accurately transferred to the project supervisory staff
  • Ensure that ISO document control and procedure guidelines are closely adhered to throughout the bidding process
  • Maintain strong, positive relationships with members of our subcontracting community to facilitate the companys ability to draw subcontractor participation in bids as needed
  • Additional responsibilities as may be assumed or assigned in support of our companys effort to achieve client loyalty

    • Two-year degree in Engineering (Civil preferred) or Construction Technology
    • Minimum five years hands-on experience in the commercial construction field with practical experience in estimating large, complex commercial projects in a hard bid environment. A minimum of two years field experience, as an engineer, foreman or superintendent on large, complex, commercial projects is a strong plus
    • Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered in the event that either does not meet stated requirement
    • Strong skills in mathematics and a sharp memory
    • Ability to build the project in your mind imagine what it takes to get the desired results and then quantify those items
    • Demonstrated excellence in problem solving; ability to view a problem or issue from multiple perspectives, evaluate options, often with limited information and make effective decisions
    • A demonstrated commitment to exceeding client expectations in the delivery of quality, cost-efficient and timely service
    • A strong detail orientation and a commitment to producing work that is accurate the first time
    • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks demanding of immediate attention, and to juggle multiple, on-going, concurrent responsibilities
    • A commitment to continual learning and development; the demonstrated ability to rapidly assimilate new information, analyze it appropriately and apply it in new situations as they arise
    • Strength in initiative-taking, and a demonstrated track record in proactively identifying improvement opportunities and acting upon them
    • Commitment to integrity and ethical behavior accompanied by a track record of demonstrating employer-loyalty
    • Competency in the following computer programs: MS Windows, MS Word, MS Excel; prior experience in Timberline or other estimating program is a plus
Additional Information

ADA Guidelines
  • Successful performance in this position will normally require that the incumbent:
  • Sometimes: lift up and up to 50 pounds; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl
  • Frequently: taste and/or smell; climb and/or balance
  • Most of the time: lift up to 10 pounds; stand, walk and sit in combination and/or sequence; use his/her hands to finger, handle and feel and arms to reach; talk and/or hear; have adequate vision for seeing clearly objects both close and at a distance, for using peripheral vision and for accurately interpreting depths
  • Performance in this position will expose the incumbent to the following conditions:
  • Sometimes: work in high or precarious places; exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; work with explosives, work near vibration
  • Frequently: work near moving / mechanical parts
  • Most of the time: work in outdoor weather conditions