Senior Estimator - Kansas City, MO

OC Group Employees · Kansas City, Missouri
Department OC Group Employees
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Job description

Senior Estimator - Kansas City, Missouri

Position Description: Supports the Lead Estimators and/or Preconstruction Director in all estimating functions throughout the preconstruction phase. Responsible for value engineering, budget controls, alternative and comparative studies, and constructability reviews in negotiated work. Responsible to ensure that estimates, bids and GMP’s are complete, accurate, and well supported by recent pricing data and subcontractor input.

Reports to: Preconstruction Director and Executive Team

Essential Duties & Responsibilities*:

  • Work in tandem with the operations team to support ongoing JOC (job order contract) work. Duties would include jobsite visits for creating scopes of work for upcoming projects, coordinating and communicating with subcontractors to procure pricing, and creating estimates in RS Means
  • Receive, file and distribute design documents to internal team members.
  • Coordinate subcontractor bid lists with Operations for budget pricing and bidding.
  • Manage distribution of current design documents for subcontractor budgeting and bidding and ensure sufficient subcontractor input is received.
  • Review design documents for level of completion, assemble comments and requests for additional information needed to provide complete estimates.
  • Review and confirm that all previously approved document revisions have been incorporated into the design documents. Record and report all exceptions.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings and subcontractor site walk-throughs.
  • Visit sites to evaluate existing conditions and identify and capture any scope that may not be included in the design documents
  • Support the Lead Estimator or Preconstruction Director in the set-up of the estimate, estimate schedule, and responsibility matrix
  • Perform quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate, and studies for all assigned trades and building systems
  • Provide pricing for value engineering, alternates, options, and special studies as required.
  • Prepare subcontractor bid proposal forms and subcontractor bid recording sheets for assigned trades. Evaluate subcontractor input for scope inclusion. Identify scope gaps and overlaps and coordinate with other staff managing trades.
  • Ensure pricing within the estimate or GMP is complete and accurate, reflecting recent pricing data, subcontractor bids or budgets.
  • Participate in internal estimate review meetings
  • Lead the coordination of operational input during the estimating, bidding, and GMP process.
  • Develop, lead or support the assembly of all estimates, bids or GMP documents required by and submitted to the Owner. Coordinate requirements with the CM Agreement.
  • Actively participate in estimate and GMP review meetings with architects, engineers, and owners and incorporate comments, feedback, and input into revised estimates or GMP’s. Assemble revised documents for final submission.
  • Take lead role or support role in Lump Sum bids.
  • Support the development and enhancement of owner, architect, subcontractor and vendor relations.
  • Analyze cost data, unit prices, general conditions and general requirements costs, and information that can be developed and used as a “rule of thumb” for all building systems estimated costs.
  • Provide input to constructability reviews and coordinate with the Operations Lead to ensure the constructability reviews are completed in a timely manner and incorporated into the milestone estimates, to the extent required by contract.
  • Prepare comparison analysis to previous estimate and develop a clear and concise message to explain the variances for each of the project stakeholders.
  • Generate, coordinate and manage Budget Control Reports between each milestone estimate to manage cost events and value engineering opportunities. Provide variance reports for each milestone estimate to communicate scope development.

Required Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Extensive previous experience as an Estimator or equivalent role in the commercial construction industry
  • A self-starter with stellar communication, project management, & time management skills
  • Demonstrated experience in roles of increasing responsibility in commercial construction estimating
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience using On-Screen Takeoff (OST) or other takeoff software
  • Experience using Bluebeam or Adobe software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the commercial construction market and market costs
  • Experience managing estimates for various project types
  • Experience with bid leveling and bid tabs
  • Experience applying Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) documentation standards
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations
  • Experience with various estimate types, including hard bid and conceptual estimates

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Construction or Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architectural Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience using Sage Estimating or other estimating database software
  • Experience using Building Connected or other subcontractor solicitation software
  • Experience working in various market sectors, such as healthcare, K-12 schools, advanced technology, or office/multi-family
  • Prior experience on a job site in a staff Operations role such as a Project Engineer, Project Manager, Superintendent, or equivalent
  • Experience following Uniformat guidelines
  • Experience with workforce planning
  • Experience with government bidding

Job Type: Full-time

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  • Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Department
    OC Group Employees
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced