Adolfson & Peterson Construction, one of the nation’s top contractors, is recruiting for an experienced Assistant Estimator for our Southwest region. We combine more than 70 years of construction expertise with the newest technologies in order to meet our clients' needs. We serve owners, architects, and developers with a commitment to teamwork and quality and are constantly looking for people to help us achieve our company goals.
The Assistant Estimator will provide detailed conceptual estimates from pre-construction schematic and design documents and detailed construction estimates from construction plans and specifications. Project scopes are generally less than $5 million or for one component on large, complex projects.
Because safety is paramount to AP and embedded into everything we do, all team members are responsible for working safely within our Incident and Injury Free culture.
Key Accountabilities of the role include:
Take personal responsibility for working safely within an incident and injury free culture
Prepare bids, conceptual cost models, and budgets; perform analyses of construction documents and project program requirements
Monitor field production to establish data base pricing; quantify bid take-offs
Complete pricing and take-offs for scopes of work; review pricing and take-offs prior to pre-bids; set up bid spreadsheets
Review plans and specs; assemble accurate General Conditions costs
Prepare documents for bid day including owner bid docs, insurance\/bonding, schedules, timeframes, etc.
Prepare back-up documentation
Participate in the buyout process
Create and organize scope comparisons of subcontractor and vendor bids
Provide technical support on constructability, schedule, phasing, and staffing
Review plans and specs; understand and apply constructability of the project to the estimate format and costing; discuss and establish bid strategies, concerns, and advantages
Collaborate with Senior Estimators to set goals for the assigned area related to percentage of award, accuracy of takeoffs, completeness of scopes, coverage, etc.
Identify and recommend functional procedure and policy changes
Make recommendations about the selection of subcontractors upon notice of award
Build subcontractor and supplier relationships; facilitate bids and presentations
Collaborate with Senior\/Chief Estimators to define work scopes for subcontractors; define major or priority subcontractors and suppliers
Monitor coverage and solicit new subcontractors; improve existing subcontractor relationships
Build and facilitate collaborative team processes among project participants
Attend pre-construction proposals
Provide team leadership for assigned project bid closings
Correspond with architects and engineers during the bid process
Attend and participate in industry and subcontractor events
Other responsibilities as assigned
History of experience and proven results including:
Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management or related field equivalent and 2+ years of estimating or pre-construction experience
General knowledge of estimating principles\/policies
Proficient in detailed estimate organization and take-off including being well versed in conceptual estimating\/schematic estimating
Strong familiarity with project schedules and durations for various types of facilities
Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and familiarity with estimating software; MC2 experience a plus
Demonstrated integrity and ethical standards
Strong analytical and logic skills with the ability to maintain a high degree of precision on detailed work
Developed skills (written, oral, and listening) in order to effectively communicate with diverse audiences
Ability to efficiently manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously under time constraints
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to build successful and lasting relationships
Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
Health Savings Account
Flexible Spending Accounts (Dependent & Medical Reimbursement)
Paid Time Off (PTO) and Holidays
Tuition Assistance Program
Employee Referral Bonus
Adolfson & Peterson Construction is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer
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