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Preconstruction Manager / Estimator 


Description/Job Summary

Supports project teams throughout the preconstruction process including budgeting, estimating, scheduling, value analysis and design management for all types of delivery methods. Assists in project pursuit, strategies and techniques. Prepares bid schedules to determine project costs. Works closely with design team during development to control project costs. Provides technical support in negotiating contracts and change orders. Consults with clients, vendors, project team, construction foreman to discuss and formulate estimates. Reviews construction documents and understands scope of work to bid. Reviews final estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to formal quotation. Assists marketing/business development team by providing cost opinion support as needed. Updates and maintains estimating system.

Position Requirements

Requirements: Four year Construction Engineering or Construction Management degree or equivalent experience plus 5 years or more construction estimating experience required. Mechanical and electrical estimating experience a plus. Effective negotiation, team building, problem solving, mathematical and analytical skills required. Must possess exceptional organization skills and keen attention to detail, deadlines and accuracy. Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Strong conceptual estimating capabilities. Ability to coordinate activities on 'bid day'.

EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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