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Tracking Code UIC Government Construction
Job Code 20-0965
Posting Title Estimator
Post Date 7/9/2020
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel Up to 25%
City Sumner
State WA
Description JOB SUMMARY:
The Estimator, has strong problem solving skills and should also be able to perform project engineering functions. Collaborates with management and team members in relevant system performance, analyzes and resolves complex issues. Able to conceptualize new strategies and create plans to implement responses to solicitations. Prepare cost estimates for construction projects and/or other contract services as requested to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service.
Position requires a self-starter with experience in all phases of estimating including proposal preparation, quantity surveys, supplier and subcontractor solicitations, manpower production rates, logistic methods, preparation of documents, preparation of estimates. Primarily for contracting opportunities in the contiguous U.S., in the $100K - $20 million range.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Participate in Home Office and field meetings with project team members, subcontractor and client personnel, as required.
• Identify potential problem areas or trends and work on continuous improvement issues.
• Maintain communication with the field team and Home Office project team members regarding significant problem areas and potential solutions.
• Have mutual accountability with Project Manager, Site Safety and QA/QC Manager for completion of efforts on time and within budget.
• Assist in identifying and tracking new project opportunities as well as project funding and finance opportunities.
• Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
• Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
• Computes costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
• Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors and negotiating price.
• Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
• Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
• Maintains cost database by entering and backing up data.
• Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.
• Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
• Ensure timely completion of estimates
• Understand scope of work to bid
• Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors and subcontractors
• Will travel to job sites on occasion
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS:
• 5+ years’ experience in commercial/industrial construction estimating
• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Applied Science, Civil Engineering or related field preferred
• Broad knowledge in construction methods, practices, schedules, logistics and budgets.
• Able to read architectural plans and develop cost estimates
• Strong understanding of construction processes
• Experience estimating in response to DOD, DOJ solicitations
• Ability to work extended work schedules as required supporting the project schedules.
• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, priorities, and relationships.
• U.S. citizenship or U.S permanent resident status required.
• A valid drivers' license issued by state of residence and in good standing is required. Must not have any reckless driving or DUI within the past ten years.
• May be required to pass security clearance investigation.

COMPETENCIES:
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.
• Strong technical (mechanical/electrical/architectural/civil, concrete, general construction) and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction industry.
• Ability to manage estimates and proposal processes from start to finish with self-sufficiency.
• Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
• Advanced computer skills. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel
• Able to multi-task and meet strict deadlines
• Impeccable problem-solving skills
• Analyzing Information
• Developing Budgets
• Vendor Relationships
• Reporting Skills
• Estimating
• Decision Making
• Teamwork
• Documentation Skills
• Quality Focus
• Capable of functioning independently and undertake various technical roles when required.
• Recognizes need for confidentiality and securing of sensitive information
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to read text on a computer screen and in hard copy, stand or sit, talk, and hear.
• The employee is frequently required to enter information into computers via a keyboard or other peripheral device.
• Exposure to moderate levels of noise in a well-lit, well-ventilated and moderately paced environment.
• Rarely required to push, pull and/or carry objects up to 10 pounds.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:
• The work environment is that of a typical office setting.
• In a large building in an urban setting.
• May occasionally travel to a construction site.
• May occasionally travel to rural areas.
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