Estimator
San Francisco
POSTED ON
June 18, 2019
DEPARTMENT
Estimating

We are searching for a great ESTIMATORS reporting to the Knowledge Area Leader of Estimating to join the Herrero team. The ideal candidate is responsible for all aspects of estimating the most complex and large-scale jobs, including pre-construction, hard bids, negotiated bids, budgets, general conditions, systems studies and comparisons, value engineering, subcontractor relations and staying abreast of industry developments applicable to estimating.

RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Interface with a wide variety of professionals including architects, owner representatives, subcontractors, suppliers, etc.
  • Manage and lead Owners, the design team, and design-assist trade partners during preconstruction projects. This includes creating and managing preconstruction schedules and preliminary construction schedules, managing the Target Value Design process, providing a variety of estimate updates throughout design development, performing constructability reviews, and finalizing the project budget
  • Ensure proper handoff of final estimate to Operations team. This includes reviewing the estimate, allowances, contingencies, proposed subcontractors, inclusions, and exclusions with the Operations team
  • Perform a variety of estimating duties including quantity take-offs, database input, coordination of bid documents for distribution to Subcontractors, research of product data and suppliers
  • Ensure that bidders have a complete set of bid documents, including alternates, and that their bid is filled in a timely manner as well as meet and maintain bidding and work schedules
  • Ensure the estimating process runs smoothly and efficiently, and client expectations are exceeded throughout the duration of the project(s)
  • Prepare a variety of estimates; including conceptual estimates, GMP estimates, and lump-sum estimates
  • Build relationships to understand client, designer and subcontractor needs and expectations
  • Effectively facilitate collaboration amongst team members and communicate with all stakeholders
  • Review and manage Request for Proposals (RFP’s) from Owner’s and prepare and distribute RFP’s to bidders
  • Periodically participate in business development activities, presentations and interviews
  • Understanding of the influence of market conditions on pricing
  • Review project plans, requirements and specifications
  • Coordinate subcontract solicitations and job walks
  • Determine labor and construction equipment costs
  • Submit requisitions for purchase of materials
  • Prepare subcontractor bid list and submit drawings to subcontractors
REQUIREMENTS
  • Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Construction Management, Civil Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Project Engineer or equivalent.
  • Working knowledge of design development, estimating, construction drawings, costs and principles.
  • Strong computer skills with the ability to use MS Office with proficiency (Word, Excel, Outlook) as well as estimating software.
  • Understanding of the influence of market conditions on pricing.
  • Ability to make accurate judgments and calculations
  • Working knowledge of construction costs and principles
  • Highly analytical, versatile, extremely organized and able to handle multiple task simultaneously.
ABOUT YOU
  • You have outstanding communication skills, both verbally and written
  • You are a natural problem-solver and demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility
  • Your organizational skills and your attention to detail is exceptional
WHY HERRERO

At Herrero, we are obsessed with finding great people to help us lead and transform the construction industry. We are all about LEAN and we've made it our mission to discover and deliver value better than anyone—we are in fact obsessed with it. If this excites you more than it scares you, we definitely want to hear from you. Our hiring is based first and foremost on our core values. Yes, experience matters too but not at the expense of our core values. Alignment with our culture and core values is the first step in building a success career at Herrero. Below you'll find a list of our current positions. If you don’t see a role that fits your background, we still want to hear from you! Please submit a General Application.  

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