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
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.