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Cost Estimator

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TRS is looking for highly motivated self starters to work in a culture-centric, fast paced, and energized Construction Department with an awesome client of ours. This client is located outside of Chicago and is a leading Architectural, Engineering, & Construction Management firm. They have a broad range of client focus including schools and municipalities, corporate clients, private developers and federal agencies

Job Responsibilities:

•Plan and coordinate estimating function for commercial & institutional construction projects
•Responsible for estimate values under your supervision and for identifying and mitigating risk factors which influence corporate success or failure;
•Review budget and estimate details and recognize errors and anomalies;
•Review proposal specifications, drawings, and attend pre-bid meetings, etc, to determine scope of work and bidding requirements;
•Take part in bid strategy meetings and presentation meetings as needed;
•Take part in hard bidding of commercial and institutional projects:
•Provide technical support potentially including preparing estimates as required to assist in bidding of a project for the company;
•Ability to assign work scopes to various trade contractors to result in a complete estimate, and be accountable for the accuracy of the estimate prepared;
•Look over past data from previous contracts, PO's, and more. Incorporate this information into an estimating database.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

•Extensive (7+ years) practical experience estimating for construction;
•Excellent oral and written communication;
•Outstanding organizational and time management;
•A Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management , Architecture, Engineering or equivalent experience;
•Ability to make informed decisions decisively.
•Ability to creatively solve problems
•Excellent leadership qualities.
•Prior relationships with various trade contractors to assist in the bidding / estimating of work is a requirement
•Ability to interface with owners/architects/engineers and contractors in developing and clarifying scope
•Experience with estimating software programs is needed.
•Past experience working with BIM, Navisworks or other design programs is a plus.
•Experience with all phases of estimating from concept to construction including hard bidding of commercial construction projects.

Jessica Braddy
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