Cantonment, FL

Posted: 07/23/2019 Industry: None Job Number: 45577
FTS is seeking a Construction Estimator for Ft. Hood, TX, Poplar Bluff, MO and Tyndall AFB (Panama City).

  • 3-5 years construction estimating experience in various general commercial construction markets.
  • Track record leading successful estimates.
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Organization skills
  • Ability to manage multiple, competing priorities and the passion to deliver high-quality work, often within tight deadlines.

Essential Functions:
  • Act as the primary point of contact to the client and the architect through the stages of bidding and pre-construction.
  • Conduct site investigations using recognized engineering techniques and procedures, to familiarize the project team with
  • problems or special conditions, which may exist at a project site.
  • Perform a risk analysis on each project to analyze the risks, contract them out to subcontractors or qualify in Q&As.
  • Formulate detailed project budgets for clients & architects during the pre-construction phase.
  • Adjust the budget to reflect changes from the client and addenda from the architect.
  • Assist in the development of the General Requirements for the project.
  • Prepare scope of work specific enough to cover all risks. Perform quantity take-off when necessary.
  • Solicit subcontractors to bid on jobs. Follow up with subcontractors on invitations to bid to ensure adequate coverage.
  • Perform scope reviews for subcontractors to confirm that subcontractor bids cover the same scope as company expectations.
  • Compile all subcontractor and material bids into estimate format for either bid or a Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP).
  • Consult with owners and architects on various issues and problems discovered during bid process.
  • Ensure that the project team has a thorough understanding and explanation of scope of work and discrepancies.
  • Prepare complete trade scopes of work and buy out, working with the Project Management/field team.
  • Communicate the GMP or estimate to the designated Project Executive and work with them to turn the job over to the field team.
  • Provide Value engineering (VE) options, constructability and design review when requested.
  • Assist in formulating durations of the subcontractors work to be used either as a contractual schedule or as a milestone.
  • Build and maintain a database of current unit prices to be used in conceptual budgets.
  • Receive and distribute CAD drawings as needed.
  • Support marketing efforts through preparation of Requests for Proposal (RFP) responses and client presentations as required.
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