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Chief Estimator

Company: Richard and Richard Construction
Location: San Marcos
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:


-Richard & Richard Construction Co., Inc. is a well-established fast-growing General Contractor seeking to hire a Chief Estimator who will be a good fit with the company culture. This individual should demonstrate proven leadership capabilities, a comprehensive understanding of all facets of estimating, and possess strong contract negotiations skills.The Individual must be a seasoned professional, detail oriented, strategic in approach, competitive by nature, and who is well versed and comfortable using industry related technologies and software. - -Chief Estimator responsibilities involve:

  • Conceptual estimating, preliminary estimating, negotiated estimating, hard bid estimating and RFP's.
  • Management, oversight and accountability for the estimating department.
  • Balancing estimating staff workloads and prioritizing resources to best meet department and company goals.
  • Understand current workload and future workloads/resource requirements in order to target projects.
  • Evaluate which new project opportunities to pursue that align with the company's future growth.
  • Involvement during the bid process, provide support/resources for staff to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Establish estimating protocols and refine processes for consistent estimate preparation and maximized margins.
  • Mentor estimating staff by establishing clear expectations and ensuring consistent procedures.
  • Act as the liaison between Design and Estimating for Design-Build projects.
  • Plan review quality control, including management of RFI's / Addendums / Supplemental Info.
  • Perform quantity take-offs to validate subcontractor proposals.
  • Review estimates to ensure proper coverage.
  • Evaluate exposure and risk relative to the spread of subcontractor proposals and that trade line items have appropriate markups.
  • Verify qualifications/exclusions for all proposals to protect company.
  • Review of proposal package prior to submission to Client.
  • Perform value engineering and cost analyses to reduce project costs.
  • Track award status of projects bid, follow up and maintain dialog with Client until project award.
  • Provide reporting directly to President.
  • Cultivate new client relationships.
  • Review and understand implications of proposed Client/GC contracts.
  • Prepare and compile Client/GC contracts.
  • Write scopes of work for subcontractor contracts.
  • Buyout and contracting of early trades and larger trades.
  • Coordination with Project Team for project startup and procurement of long lead items.
  • Schedule and conduct Estimating to Project Management handover meeting.
  • Update and maintain the historical unit cost data base of completed projects. -Salary - DOE.
    • Benefits: 401k, Medical Insurance, (Dental/Vision optional) and Life Insurance.

Keywords: Richard and Richard Construction, San Marcos , Chief Estimator, Professions , San Marcos, California

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