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Lead Estimator

Richard Group LLC Glenview, IL
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: medical, vision, 401k, dental, life_insurance
Job Description

Richard Group has a stable growth strategy for the next five years and is looking for experienced people to lead us in new business geographies and sectors to take the company into the next phase of growth.  We currently have a need for a federal construction Lead Estimator (80% building/20% civil) at the home office in Glenview, Illinois.  We have an entrepreneurial mindset in our approach to new markets and are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong work ethic and someone who is looking for a long-term home.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews project plans, requirements and specifications to develop a comprehensive understanding of the project and develop scope of work, labor, and equipment costs
  • Initiates RFIs as needed for accurate and competitive pricing
  • Prepares quantity takeoffs and pricing of scope either through self-perform production-based estimating or unit price estimating
  • Assists with estimating preparation and ITB software
  • Reviews and understands all bid documents and material requirements to assess constructability and product material requirements
  • Initiates subcontractor solicitations, builds trade packages, and packages pricing
  • Prepares bid packages
  • Reviews all bids across subcontractors to ensure pricing comparisons are accurate and all missing items are recorded and accounted for
  • Prequalifies subcontractors in new markets and is responsible for trade relationships
  • Prepares estimates according to the requirements of multiple delivery systems
  • Reviews quotes and estimates with the project management team
  • Partners with the project management team for contract buy-out
  • Initiates and participates in meet and greet presentations with subcontractors and suppliers
  • Understands FAR clauses, the self-performance requirements on Government Contracts
  • Provides mentorship and training to preconstruction team
  • Develops strategy for personnel development & recruiting

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of lead estimating experience, less experience if an expert in Federal Contracting
  • Experience bidding federal sector projects
  • Expert in estimating software and Excel; must be self-sufficient
  • Experience bidding commercial building projects
  • Experience with design-bid-build and design-build
  • Able to produce detailed estimates for 3-5 different trade packages
  • Extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles
  • Ability to lead and mentor a team of estimators
  • Engages and coordinates with Estimators on the bid
  • Understands costs and market conditions
  • Expert at deciphering inclusions and exclusions and trade comparisons
  • Accurately estimates time required to complete actions and activities
  • A motivated and driven individual with strong organizational and communication skills
  • Able to prioritize tasks in a high-pressure bidding environment
  • Advanced computer skills with estimating software
  • Travel to site visits and owner meetings within 400 miles
  • Ability to pass a background investigation and a drug test
  • A desire to stay and grow with a company that will help mentor, train, and educate you

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Led bid team of at least 3 junior Estimators
  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil, MEP Engineering or Construction Management
  • Expertise in building construction  
  • Experience in a competitive hard bidding environment
  • Experience bidding healthcare projects
  • Experience with Davis Bacon-Prevailing wage or Union required projects
  • Experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs, GSA, USACE, Army, Navy, NAVFAC

 

Our benefits to our employees are comprehensive to include matching 401k, three choices of Blue Cross Blue Shield healthcare coverage, life, dental and vision insurance, and bonus incentives that are performance based.

Company Description
According to INC. 5000, Richard Group LLC, www.richardgroupllc.com, is one of the fastest growing general contracting companies in the Midwest. We provide both civil and building construction to the public and private sectors. We excel in complex and demanding projects under strict periods of performance with self-performing resources. With current operations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky, Richard Group’s reputation in a healthcare and commercial setting is second to none with our customer partners. Our corporate philosophy is to provide our people with a fascinatingly rich career of loyalty, respect, integrity, and partnership.

Richard Group LLC

According to INC. 5000, Richard Group LLC, www.richardgroupllc.com, is one of the fastest growing general contracting companies in the Midwest. We provide both civil and building construction to the public and private sectors. We excel in complex and demanding projects under strict periods of performance with self-performing resources. With current operations in Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Kentucky, Richard Group’s reputation in a healthcare and commercial setting is second to none with our customer partners. Our corporate philosophy is to provide our people with a fascinatingly rich career of loyalty, respect, integrity, and partnership.

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