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Date Added: Wed 26/05/2021

Estimator

Forest City, FL, US
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Company: LATITUDE, INC.

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists Managers with planning, preparation, and execution of detailed proposals to provide professional services with accurate bid packages.
  • Attends pre-bid meetings and project walk-throughs.
  • Analyzes and interprets architectural documents/blue prints to determine scope of work and take-offs.
  • Analyzes blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
  • Ability to read blueprints, work from shop drawings, and read/understand design drawings to fabricate custom millwork products.
  • Ability to verify dimensions and build from design drawings with attention to detail and quality.
  • Negotiates with the ability to engage effectively with vendors and clients; attending meetings with staff, architects and clients.
  • Prepares cost estimates and summaries for hard and negotiated projects.
  • Consults with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
  • Consults with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Must be able to follow directions and be able to analyze a project/product to determine if there are any flaws or quality issues.
  • Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
  • Maintains cost data base by entering and backing up data.
  • Recommends ways to reduce costs; by considering and evaluating different construction and manufacturing methods and options to determine the most cost-effective solution that meets the required specifications.
  • Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Understands the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making
  • Develops and maintains constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs work in a manner consistent Vision and Core Values
    • Creative Minded
    • Solution Driven
    • Quality Focused
    • Respected Partners (Teamwork!)
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications & Skills:

Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Applied Science, Civil Engineering or related field

Work Experience:

3+ years' experience in construction or civil estimating

Other Skills, Ability and/or Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of project management lifecycle from conception to realization.
  • Must communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with a wide variety of external professionals and in-house staff.
  • Must be flexible and versatile, able to work with imagination and ingenuity.
  • Must have solid organizational skills including attention to detail.
  • Must be able to multi-task while balancing changing priorities and challenges.
  • Proficient with Microsoft office software (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Knowledge of SmartSheet application is a plus.
  • Must have a clean driving record with a valid license.
  • Must pass a pre-employment drug screen and random drug testing.
  • Pass a criminal background check.

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