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Estimator Construction

Dome Construction South San Francisco, CA

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: vision, 401k, dental, life insurance, medical
Job Description

Company

In 1969, Dome opened its doors out of a living room in suburban San Francisco with a vision, drive, commitment and energy. The founders realized that there wasn’t a shortage of construction companies. We didn’t just want to do things better. We wanted to do things differently.

Five decades later, we do more than build spaces - we create environments where your team can grow, thrive and innovate. Clients tell us that our superpower as a company is the ability to hear your need, envision it and deliver against it. While we’ve grown, a few fundamentals have remained constant. We’re still driven to bring creative solutions and expertise to every challenge. We also still love what we do - and it shows, in both the quality of our work and in the enduring relationships that have fueled our company growth. We consistently earn repeat business from our clients because we deliver exceptional results and help them avoid headaches.

 

Overview of the Position

The ideal candidate must have 2+ years experience working on commercial construction projects. Continued growth in the areas below lead to career paths in Estimating, Project Management and Superintending. Reports to the Director of Estimating

 

Required Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Management preferred.

5+ years construction experience.

 

Responsibilities

1. General Administration

a. Attend weekly status meeting.

b. Attend monthly staff meeting.

c. Maintain clear and structured hard copy files and electronic files

2. Estimate Creation

a. Obtain estimate numbers from Filemaker Database.

b. Complete all information required for estimate number.

3. Subcontractor Solicitations

a. Create new estimate within Precon Manager to solicit and track bid invitations.

b. Use Precon Manager program to assemble sublist of qualified bidders.

c. Use Precon Manager to create list of instructions to bidders and issue to subcontractors at bid time.

d. Track and expedite pre-bid RFIs from subcontractors and responses from owners and engineers.

e. Organize and conduct subcontractor jobwalks. Prepare agenda and provide meaningful jobwalk.

f. Utilize pre-built subcontractor RFPs for design build projects.

g. Utilize Barkerblue and Dome Construction FTP site for issuance of project documentation.

h. Confirm adequate subcontractor “coverage” for all scopes of work. Typically at least three subcontractor bids per trade. Delegate phone calls as required to estimating assistants.

4. Document Review and Takeoffs

a. Carefully review each drawing and cross reference all notes to the documents to verify a complete understanding of the project.

b. Using manual or computerized methods, takeoff vital quantities of various scopes on the drawings (i.e., Walls, Doors, Flooring, Ceilings, Total Square Footage, etc).

c. Where self-performed work is necessary (i.e., Concrete, Drywall, etc.), perform detailed quantity takeoff and breakdown of scope.

5. Unit Costs

a. Maintain updated unit cost binder.

b. Distribute updated pricing from subs to rest of estimating team.

6. Timberline Estimating

a. Setup new estimate within Timberline Estimating.

b. Customize headers and formats to client specific information and needs.

c. Assemble estimate breakdown using takeoff menu.

d. Utilize custom Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to organize estimate in various ways for analysis and presentation to clients.

e. Utilize and customize layouts as necessary.

f. Customize add-ons to meet project needs.

g. Print estimates in multiple formats as necessary for in-house analysis and presentation to the client.

7. Final Estimate Assembly

a. Perform Bid Analysis of subcontractor bids received to determine most responsible low bid for entry within the overall estimate.

b. Create and customize clarifications to accompany estimate for presentation to the client. Clarification templates to be used and customized.

c. Manage busy bid days and delegate subcontractor bid analysis to other estimators as necessary to meet bid time requirements.

d. Review full estimate and clarifications with upper management prior to issuing to the client.

e. Confirm fee and retention requirements with upper management.

f. Analyze documents to determine level of contingency required. Incorporate appropriate allowances for undefined scopes of work.

g. Review client master contract to confirm adherence of our proposal.

h. Assemble estimate binder for presentation to the client as appropriate. Delegate tasks to estimating assistant.

i. Work with Marketing department as necessary for formal RFP responses.

j. When necessary, work with Insurance Compliance Coordinator to create an AIA contract for clients without formal contracts.

8. Subcontracts and Buyout

a. If awarded, convert estimate number to project number using Filemaker and complete all necessary project information.

b. Draft and issue subcontracts using the Filemaker system. Issuance performed by estimating assistant.

c. Issue Notices to Proceed (Letters of Intent) as necessary to release subcontractors prior to finalizing subcontracts.

9. Turnover Package

a. Complete estimating turnover checklist for proper transmission of information to operations and accounting team.

b. Interface estimate in Timberline Estimating to Timberline Accounting.

c. Conduct turnover meeting with Accounting and Operations department.

10. Other Responsibilities

a. Where involved in ongoing preconstruction projects, monitor costs and invoice monthly for services.

b. Participate in formal presentations where necessary to obtain new work.

c. Manage design-build process. Utilize MEP specialist assistance for highly technical projects.

 

Technical

1. Ability to take-off multiply trades to get a better understanding of the project and scope of work.

2. Analysis of subcontractor bids for conformance to the drawings and all written instructions to bidders.

3. Seek and study problems, conflicts, incomplete or ambiguous design information and any other questions/issues presented by subs, vendors, designers, Dome staff or others. Resolve all promptly including interfacing with designers, engineers or the owner when necessary.

 

Personal Skills

1 Ability to work effectively with others.

2. Professionalism in dealing with Owners, Architects, Subcontractors, Consultants and co-workers.

3. Maintain excellent verbal and written communication skills.

4. Motivation to continually learn and take on added responsibilities while maintaining a positive attitude. Develop expertise in each skill area exposed to.

5. Judgment: Know how to respond to a problem in a manner consistent with the Company’s primary interest.

6. Planning: Look ahead and organize activities to stay on top of multiple estimates.

7. Initiative: Sees out new opportunities to contribute. Push the envelope, raise the bar. Treat each estimate as an opportunity to excel.

8. Ownership: Total commitment to the success of the project, his/her teammates and the company. View the success of his/her project as a reflection on him/herself.

 

We look forward to speaking with you about the opportunity! 

 

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Company Description
In 1969, Dome opened its doors out of a living room in suburban San Francisco with a vision, drive, commitment and energy. The founders realized that there wasn’t a shortage of construction companies. We didn’t just want to do things better. We wanted to do things differently.

Five decades later, we do more than build spaces - we create environments where your team can grow, thrive and innovate. Clients tell us that our superpower as a company is the ability to hear your need, envision it and deliver against it. While we’ve grown, a few fundamentals have remained constant. We’re still driven to bring creative solutions and expertise to every challenge. We also still love what we do - and it shows, in both the quality of our work and in the enduring relationships that have fueled our company growth. We consistently earn repeat business from our clients because we deliver exceptional results and help them avoid headaches.

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In 1969, Dome opened its doors out of a living room in suburban San Francisco with a vision, drive, commitment and energy. The founders realized that there wasn’t a shortage of construction companies. We didn’t just want to do things better. We wanted to do things differently. Five decades later, we do more than build spaces - we create environments where your team can grow, thrive and innovate. Clients tell us that our superpower as a company is the ability to hear your need, envision it and deliver against it. While we’ve grown, a few fundamentals have remained constant. We’re still driven to bring creative solutions and expertise to every challenge. We also still love what we do - and it shows, in both the quality of our work and in the enduring relationships that have fueled our company growth. We consistently earn repeat business from our clients because we deliver exceptional results and help them avoid headaches.

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