Estimator

Full time
Roatán
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The Estimator is responsible for producing accurate and timely bid estimates for our Commercial, Residential and Maintenance Divisions within the organization.

- This position ensures estimates are produced in a timely and accurate fashion to assist the sales department in presenting bids and achieving an above average close percentage of the jobs which are proposed.

-Responsible for staying abreast of product, supply and sub-contractor pricing as well as the company´s operating production capabilities to ensure accurate estimates.

- Position negotiates pricing with vendors, sub-contractors, performs site assessments and makes decisions on how to adjust price based upon circumstances of site or project.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Construction
  • A self-starter and needs minimal direction.
  • Growth minded, forward-thinking and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • 3 years’ experience bids estimating, project management or related area
  • Knowledge of related software applications – Plan Swift, Bluebeam Rev, OST, Excel, AutoCAD
  • Understanding and working knowledge of contractual legal language
  • Keen eye for detail requirements of estimating and preparing proper bids
  • Excellent english communication and interpersonal skills
  • Profit driven -- seeks ways to cut costs and improve efficiency
  • Effective problem-solving skills
  • Performs and demands excellent quality in work

Responsibilities:

 Performs all aspects of bidding process, including measuring properties for field estimates, reviewing invitations to bid, pre-site inspections, drawing plans for irrigation and landscaping, preparing estimates for commercial division

 Submit accurate Company bids in a timely and effective manner. Meet deadlines of requesting party.

 Accurately records and meets the budgeted estimating man-hours required to generate an estimate on all assigned jobs.

 Frequent customer contact to discuss project and make changes/corrections as needed.

 Secure and manage suppliers in conjunction with production staff for all products and services the project will require.

 Negotiate with suppliers to the lowest possible price without creating adversarial relationships that could affect quality or on-time delivery.

 Anticipates and times likely supply shortages and makes advance recommendations for purchasing solutions.

 Anticipate customer needs with positive solutions in a timely manner, assists in the sales of change orders and extra contracted work

 Installation: attend on-site job meetings, monitor quality of plant material, and document activities in order to complete installation in a satisfactory manner.

 Analyzes awarded bids for estimating accuracy.

 Maintains current vendor files with that includes contact information, manuals, pricing and product catalogs.

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