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Tracking Code UIC Construction, LLC
Job Code 19-1672
Posting Title Estimator
Post Date 7/9/2020
Full Time / Part-Time Full Time
Travel No Travel Required
City Anchorage
State AK
Country US
Description Estimator
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 located within all areas of Alaska, in the $100K - $20 million range.
Essential Functions:
• Will assist the project managers from pre-construction to close-out.
• Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.
• Read, understand and analyze project plans, specifications and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates.
• Ability to make detailed comparisons of subcontractor and supplier quotes to determine best value.
• Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors.
• Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
• Prepare estimates used by management for such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work.
• Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services, tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops.
• Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
• Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction.
• Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.
• Create initial project construction schedules.
• Will travel to job sites on occasion.
Knowledge and Critical Skills/Expertise:
• Communicate verbally and in writing with professional and effective manner.
• Detailed understanding of construction techniques for industrial, mechanical, concrete, civil, general construction, and management of subcontractors.
• Technical skills are a necessity, including: excellent written, and verbal skills.
• Requires analytical, critical-thinking and technical skills.
• Ability to work under strict deadlines.
• Thorough knowledge/background in commercial construction. Federal project experience is preferred.
• Must be able to perform multiple tasks and handle multiple priorities, and have the ability to perform exceptionally under high stress conditions.
• Knowledge of computer operations and standard software packages.
• Proficiency of the Microsoft Office Suites.
• Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
• Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles, involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
• 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.
• Ability to listen to and follow directives from upper management.
• Desire to be part of a team environment.
Requirements Required Experience:

• 5 years of commercial/industrial estimating experience.

• Previous Timberline or other estimating program experience.

• Competent understanding of logistic challenges.

• Competent understanding of cost and accounting methodology. 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.

  • UIC and its Family of Companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics EOE/AA/M/F/D/V.
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  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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