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Project Estimator

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Location: Madison Location
Department: Project Estimating
Position: Project Estimator

Project Estimator

Base Location: Madison, IL

Travel: Yes (30% to 50%)


Estimating duties include oversight of a full range of contract support services. Will provide onsite/offsite review as work efforts dictate and ensure critical operations are observed to meet requirements. Duties to include the following:

    • Required to evaluate and discuss drawings and bid packages
    • Building estimates to match job requirements (e.g., alternates, cost codes, bid forms)
    • Performs Quantity Take-Off's
    • Identifies special requirements in technical specifications
    • Identifies subcontractor specifications to involve and when to involve them
    • Prepares bid packages for Subcontractors
    • Prepares list of exclusions, clarifications, and interpretations
    • Recognizes discrepancies in sub-contractor proposals
    • Recognizes ALL scope of work
    • Undertakes site visits and recognizes what to look for
    • Understands rates for labor and equipment
    • Prepares and assists in estimate review
    • Prices direct and indirect costs
    • Recognizes productivity impacts such as weather, shifts, location, labor availability, etc.
    • After the bid, collects and organizes all bid information for future reference.
    • Contributes in field operations with change order pricing if needed.
    • Assists in maintaining historical data.


Skill Requirements

Degree: Preferred Bachelor in Engineering and or Construction Management

Program Applications: MS Project, MS Office, Excel, Word are required; AutoCAD is preferred.
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