Estimator

MIDLAND, TX 79707

Industry: Professional Job Number: CC8650861219 Pay Rate: 117500

Job Description

Estimator Client in Midland, TX is seeking an estimator to be responsible for creating cost estimates for customer project proposals.
Requirements: Four-year relevant bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years or more of relevant project sales estimating 
Essential Job Functions: • Analyze documents, blueprints and project plans to gain a thorough understanding of the project • Determine what factors of production will influence the cost of a product • Prepare material estimates and cost estimates for the product or service • Create labor estimates for any project • Develop and maintain relationships with company vendors and contractors • Mange bids from vendors and contractors • Use bid data to prepare a detailed cost analysis • Present prepared estimates to management and other stakeholders • Compile and record actual costs • Organize and maintain the job lead process • Ensure completion of job-to bid forms and request for plan acquisitions • Attend job-site walk-throughs and pre-bid meetings • Review data to determine material and labor requirements and prepare itemized lists • Select vendors or subcontractors, and determining cost effectiveness • Compute cost factors and prepare estimates used for management purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work, preparing bids • Manage all bid communication including change orders and revisions • Consult with clients, vendors, or other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues • Preparation of landscape, irrigation, and construction budgets and bids • Developing contract worksheets and budgets with cost and profit margins for projects • Review contracts and bids to determine and sell value engineering • Conduct pre-construction meetings to inform the superintendents about project status and transfer vital information • Work with Purchasing Department to ensure site furnishing and specialty items are ordered and delivered in a timely manner • Review and quantify project change orders and revisions • Update and maintain bid, change order, and project management logs • Review subcontracts and change orders produced by Contract Administration and ensure they are executed in a timely fashion • Meet with clients to review and explain project cost, extras and change orders. • Act as liaison between project superintendents, sub-contractors, and general contractors • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments or construction supervision to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues • Confer with engineers, designers, owners, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates • Prepare estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work • Prepare cost and expenditure statements and other necessary documentation at regular intervals for the duration of the project • Conduct special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data or to effect cost reduction • Review material and labor requirements to decide whether it is more cost-effective to construct or sub-contract components • Prepare and maintain a directory of suppliers, contractors, and subcontractors • Establish and maintain tendering process, and contract negotiations • Other duties as assigned 
Necessary Abilities & Requirements: • Analyzes complex data and then delivers clear, articulate and concise messages in a compelling manner • Exhibits professionalism by establishing effective relationships with other employees • Conducts business activities in an honest, forthcoming manner and follow through on commitments • Manages individual time by building due dates into assignments and then prioritizes work to accomplish more in less time • Continually seeks new functional knowledge and looks to build technical expertise • Excels in a team setting by clearly communicating project information and by listening effectively and inviting responses. • Demonstrate knowledge and experience in various aspects of accounting, estimating, planning/scheduling, and reporting • Good organization and prioritization skills to execute work accurately, handle multiple priorities • Self-starter capable of working independently • Occasionally lift and carry up to 20 lbs. • Repetitious hand and finger dexterity to communicate via email and cellphone • Extensive visual and auditory observation during work • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint • Must hold a valid driver's license, acceptable driving record, submit to background check and pre-employment drug screening • Experienced setting up and monitoring complex project schedules

Meet Your Recruiter

Christopher Christensen
Operations Director – Midland/Odessa

Christopher started in the staffing business 21 years ago working as a temporary employee. He was eventually asked to help out internally as a filing clerk and receptionist. He moved to recruiting within a year and worked a desk for 15 years before becoming operations director. Christopher loves being able to see everything come together and function well. He says it’ s like watching a well-oiled engine running smoothly. He’s a numbers person, so stats, kpo’s and financial evaluation give him that warm and fuzzy feeling… most of the time. Christopher studied business at University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

In his spare time, Christopher likes to remodel houses, exercise, and read murder mysteries. He also loves working in the yard and watching the plants he’s groomed grow, bloom and become something beautiful. He enjoys playing with his two Sphynx Cats, Cinnamon and Gnocchi and his dogs, Clover and Mulligan. 

Fun Facts:

If he could live on just one food for the rest of his life it would be: Ice Cream…. Ice Cream…. Ice Cream 

When he’s NOT recruiting, he’s: Working towards building multiple streams of income. The average millionaire in America has 7 streams of income. 

His favorite superhero is: Wonder Woman 

When he was 8, he dreamed of being: Veterinarian 

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