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Construction Estimator

Company: Nautilus General Contractors, Inc.
Location: Tempe
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Responsible for successfully bidding potential construction projects, including collecting andanalyzing project information and requests for proposals. Prepares competitive cost estimates,bids and proposals based upon project specifics. This includes identifying project timelines andprobable costs of materials, labor, equipment, and subcontractor costs for construction projectsbased on contract bids, quotations, schematic drawings, and other specifications.
Responsibilities:1. Reviews and understands all available information related to bid opportunities, includingformal requests for proposal, informal proposal requests, drawings, details,specifications or other project data that may be available.2. Visits potential project sites to become familiar with project conditions, limitations,finishes, access, quantities, extent of repair, etc. Considers site conditions inpreparation of bids.3. Communicates with architects, engineers, experts, clients, and subcontractors tounderstand the potential work, the intention of the work, etc.4. Develops competitive project estimates and bid proposals based upon client requests.Uses available information to develop quantities and locations of work. Considers thecompetitive nature of the bid opportunity, the client needs and goals, and the otherbidders to develop a strategy of how to assemble or focus the bid.5. Develops scopes of work with input from Director of Construction as necessary toadequately prepare bids.6. Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors. Builds and maintains relationships withvendors and subcontractors. Vets subcontractor bids to thoroughly understandinclusions, exclusions, and knowledge of the bidding opportunity. Uses competitive bidsfrom vendors and subcontractors in formulation of Nautilus' bid estimates.7. Prepares quantity take-offs or measurements as necessary from available information(drawings, google earth, field measurement, RFP's, etc.).8. Estimates time and material costs as necessary for any areas of work to be performedby Nautilus field labor or that cannot be sufficiently bid to subcontractors.9. Develops a timeline of the work and the associated general conditions costs necessaryto implement the work in the field.10. Assembles comprehensive cost estimates using burden markups typical for Nautilusprojects, including appropriate contingency, contractor fee, and insurance.11. Adequately cross-checks spreadsheets to ensure costs and fees are properly calculatedand free of spreadsheet errors. Utilizes standard Nautilus estimating spreadsheettemplate for most potential projects.12. Considers risk and warranty requirements in calculations of appropriate cost.13. Works with Director of Construction and Client Services Manager to professionally andstrategically present estimates in a format that best suits the specific sales opportunity.14. Meets regularly with Director of Construction and Client Services Manager to providefeedback, outline and track deadlines, and request help as necessary to meetcommitments.15. Debriefs lost project opportunities to review decision drivers and constructively considerhow bidding efforts could be improved on future opportunities.
Work Conditions/Requirements16. Indoor office environment in corporate or regional office.17. Majority of work to be accomplished in the office, primarily working on laptop computerand phone.18. Work at fast pace with frequent, unscheduled interruptions.19. Frequent meetings and telephone calls with staff.
Position Type20. Full-time position, Monday through Friday. Responsibilities may require an adjustedwork schedule and/or evening and weekend work may be required as job dutiesdemand.
Physical Demands21. Mobility within the office.22. Work using computer and phone.23. Ability to safely navigate around active construction project sites.Travel24. Regular travel via car to visit project work sites in local geographic location.

Keywords: Nautilus General Contractors, Inc., Tempe , Construction Estimator, Professions , Tempe, Arizona

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