Philadelphia Area & Surrounding Suburbs

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Job Description

  • Prepare detailed estimates (conceptual, schematic, design development, construction).
  • Assemble the estimate including general conditions, special conditions, insurance and bonds.
  • Prepare and analyze cost models during the Design Development and/or bidding period.
  • Assure that our estimates, including general conditions, are accurate, complete and reflect the actual requirements of the project. This includes assuring that there are an adequate number of qualified and financially sound subcontractor proposals received and evaluated.
  • Plan and lead the preconstruction strategy meeting on the approach to the project or estimate.
  • Assure that potential risk factors have been evaluated and reviewed with senior management (i.e. Peer Review, if required, contract bond authorization, contract review, insurance review, etc.)
  • Prepare bid packages, obtain bids from subcontractors and material vendors, and analyze bids from subcontractors and material vendors.
  • Coordinate the assembly of the preconstruction material for presentation purposes to the Owner (i.e. Design Development estimates or Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) booklets, etc.).
  • Coordinate and assure that a preliminary construction schedule has been developed for each estimate.
  • Provide monthly cost analysis for all active preconstruction assignments and manage to preconstruction department budgets.
  • Identify and qualify new material suppliers and subcontractors and place into subcontractor database.
  • Identify new work opportunities and inform Sales and Marketing of potential projects with current clients.


Skills & Requirements

  • Preferred 4-year degree in an accredited construction related curriculum, (BSCE, BSCM, BSAE, etc.) or experience equivalent to a 4-year degree.
  • Three to five years experience as an Estimator and minimum of five years construction related experience.
  • Competency in the skills of preconstruction management.
  • Demonstrated competency in the areas: estimating, scheduling, budgeting/cost control, financial reporting, client relationship, interpersonal skills, computer skills, ability to communicate, both written and oral, leadership and organizational skills.
  • Competent in PC-based scheduling and spreadsheet applications. These include: Primavera, Excel, Word, On-Screen Takeoff, etc.