Estimator Paving a Better Way Forward

Estimator

job SUMMARY

The Estimator/Project Manager assists the estimating department by qualifying Request for Bids; herein referred to as RFPs, from existing and potential clients, for viability and attainability. This position requires: attending pre-bid meetings; issuing RFIs as needed; taking measurements; evaluating jobsite conditions; reviewing project drawings; reading project specifications; and contacting suppliers, vendors and subcontractors. The Sales Representative/Project Manager assesses collected data, converts this information into scopes of work and take-offs, materials and manpower pricing estimates, and incorporates these into RFP response documents. Must work well in a team setting and independently.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Attend Sales and Marketing strategy meetings.
  • Make contact with clients and qualify leads.
  • Schedule and conduct pre-bid meetings with clients.
  • Read and review civil, architectural and/or structural engineering plans, drawings and specifications.
  • Prepare site take-off, measurements, calculations, etc.
  • Estimate costs for materials, supplies, manpower, etc.
  • Negotiate proposal terms and pricing with clients, and make revisions as needed.
  • Perform regular follow-ups until projects are awarded or are no longer valid opportunities.
  • Serve as liaison between client, Director of Operations, Project Manager and Foreman, from initial project phase to completion.
  • Work closely with Director of Operations, Project Manager and Foreman to hand-off projects.

SECONDARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES

  • Assist with company marketing campaigns.
  • Attend trade shows, conventions, expos and networking events.
  • Perform outreach to new and existing clients.
  • Attend training seminars and stay current about latest estimating programs and methods.
  • Process work orders, attach pictures, drawings, field notes, directions, etc.
  • Work with Operations to ensure material companies/vendors schedule on-time delivery of supplies.
  • Assist with subcontractors and coordinate with private utility locators (e.g., Miss Utility, etc.).
  • Meet with crews and subcontractors at start of project to "walk" the job.
  • Attend progress meetings throughout project.
  • Track all change orders and promptly process paperwork.
  • Monitor and compare actual costs against estimated costs throughout project.
  • Perform post-construction inspections and final walk through with customers.
  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs using appropriate verification techniques
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders
  • Perform risk management to minimize project risks
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Meet with clients to take detailed ordering briefs and clarify specific requirements of each project
  • Delegate project tasks based on junior staff members’ individual strengths, skill sets and experience levels
  • Track project performance, specifically to analyze the successful completion project goals.
  • Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis
  • Develop comprehensive project plans to be shared with clients, Director of Operations and Management.
  • Use and continually develop leadership skills
  • Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency
  • Develop spreadsheets, diagrams and process maps to document needs
  • Other duties as assigned and necessary including snow and ice management during the slow season.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 5+ years of estimating experience in construction (asphalt, concrete and sport courts) or maintenance industry.
  • AA/BA degree preferred; will substitute work experience in lieu of college degree.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Proficient using PlanSwift software.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with ability to work with minimal supervision.
  • Dependable and professional team player.
  • Superior organization and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Clean driving record and criminal history (background check required).

SALARY & BENEFITS

  • Base pay salary plus commissions (Predicted first-year wages: $50 - $60K)
  • Paid holidays, vacation and training.
  • Retirement plan with 3% company match.
  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Company issued take-home vehicle.
  • Company issued cell phone.
  • Company issued laptop.
  • Company issued iPad.

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  • Fill out application form below along with submitting your resume.
  • Submit your resume to crice@midatlanticasphalt.com or upload your resume in the form below.

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  • “MAA is the type of company you want to do business with.”

    - John S.
  • “Warren and Chris R*** provide awesome Customer Service, from the First Call, to the Estimate, to the Scheduling, and the Completion of the Job. ”

    - Bob B.
  • “I would highly recommend MAA.”

    - Tony N.
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    - David D.
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