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Estimator

Main Street Homes Midlothian, VA

  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Objectives:  Maintains item & quantity records on labor and materials used in the construction process to produce reliable budgets and purchase orders.  Controls costs by identifying the least cost/best value vendors, suppliers, subcontractors relationships. Focus is on putting parts and pieces together.

Job Duties:

    1. Provide administrative support to the Director of Purchasing and Options Coordinator.
    2. Update material list for new plans as required.
    3. Obtains pricing for materials and bids from subcontractors in pricing custom options and creating materials lists for building.
    4. Update and maintain existing material list quantities in database as needed
    5. Assist Purchasing to update and maintain item cost & vendor/supplier as needed
    6. Estimates plans and provides quantity takeoffs. Identifies cost saving techniques and produces cost comparison analysis as needed.
    7. Researches/eliminates material, trade contractor, back office related variances. 
    8. Assists Purchasing in monitoring hard cost changes due to cost increases/quantity changes and reports substantial cost changes to Director of Purchasing.
    9. Becomes familiar with scopes of work to include all related tasks and products specified for each phase of construction. 
    10. Monitors plan changes, estimates cost of changes and provides written descriptions of plan changes.
    11. Issues accurate purchase orders and work orders within allotted stages of construction.
    12. Works closely with Construction Managers and Trades to eliminate waste in all phases of construction.
    13. Serve as a product knowledge resource for field and sales personnel regarding plans, specifications, etc.
    14. Assist with IHMS support/issues.

 

Education/Skills Required:

  1. Ability to read plans, blueprints
  2. General construction knowledge (3-5 years residential building experience)
  3. Working knowledge of estimating
  4. Organized / Attention to detail
  5. Motivated to learn
  6. Proficient in use of spreadsheets (Excel)

Main Street Homes

Address

Midlothian, VA
23113 USA

Industry

Construction

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