Senior Estimator

DPR Construction     Construction     General Contracting     -Redwood City, CA, San Francisco, CA     June 21, 2020

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We're a national technical builder specializing in complex, sustainable projects that utilize our in-house expertise and passion for measurable results.

Position Overview

Redwood City, CA, San Francisco, CA

DPR Construction is seeking a Senior Estimator with at least 8 years of commercial construction experience. Estimators will work primarily on negotiated commercial projects within our core markets: healthcare, advanced technology, higher education, life sciences and corporate office. Senior estimators will work closely with architects, engineers, owners, and subcontractors and are required to have the following skills:

  • Handling the project from first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized.
  • Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, to ask the right questions and work to provide a complete project cost evaluation.
  • Must be a collaborative and passionate advocate for our customers, empowering and informing them throughout the project.
  • Must be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.
  • Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work.
  • Must have experience preparing detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility-level documentation.
  • Ability to prepare detailed estimates and, as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout.
  • Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package that clearly communicates project cost.
  • Must be able to collaborate with project team to establish the necessary staffing and project requirements.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost.
  • Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages.
  • Must have experience with the bidding process: soliciting bids, communicating with the bidders, evaluating subcontractor proposals, using bid tally sheets, etc.
  • Make subcontractor award recommendations to customer/owner and the negotiation and finalization of subcontracts with trade partners.
  • Must be prepared to participate and often lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner.
  • Must have experience being a member of the team involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project.
  • Ability to engage and develop business with new and existing customers.
  • Ability to lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate value engineering sessions with the project team and design team.
  • Is a key participant with leadership experience involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project.
  • Must be familiar with reviewing construction contracts and can identify key insurance and damages clauses.
  • Can lead, manage and motivate project teams during the preconstruction phase of a project.

Qualifications

We are looking for a flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines. The successful candidate will possess:

  • Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills.
  • Creative and innovative approaches and solutions on a project-by-project basis.
  • Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues.
  • Effective participation in team environment, with both external and internal teammates.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, estimating software (WinEst, Timberline or similar), take-off software (On-Screen Takeoff or similar), BIM tools (Revit, Assemble, etc.), project management software (CMiC or similar), and scheduling software (Primavera or similar).
  • 8+ years of experience as a commercial construction estimator preferably within DPR’s core markets.
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus but not required.
  • A strong work ethic and a “can-do” attitude.
  • This job is salaried.

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