Design & Construction Job Descriptions & Questions

What is a construction estimator job description?

Construction Estimator with five to ten years experience preferred.
Project management experience is a plus.

-Prepare solicitation list for subcontractors and suppliers.

-Work with estimating coordinator to contact subcontractors and suppliers.

-Identify key subcontractors for specific project.

-Fill out specifications outline form, if applicable.

-Prepare detailed project estimate as follows:

*Set up Timberline estimate, including project name, owner, architect, estimator name, job size, duration, bid date, etc.

*Accurate take off quantities for labor, material, and subcontractor items, no lump sums.

*Preliminary schedule showing construction sequence, to be used to establish general conditions and/or fee.

*Subcontractor and supplier bid tickets showing detailed scope outlines and associated costs.

*Review estimate at least one day prior to bid date.

*Manage estimate on bid day.

*Be sure additional people are available to assist if needed.

*Review all subcontractor and supplier quotes for complete scope.

*Review estimate one hour prior to time of bid.

*Prepare schedule, scope, and pricing information for owner (as requested).

*Obtain bid results from owner/architect including number of bidders, bid amounts, accepted alternates, etc.

*Enter bid results into Timberline estimate for future reference.

*Turn over bid tabs and estimate copy for estimating coordinator file (bid tabs only if unsuccessful).

*If needed prepare value engineering items for owner/architect.

*Move estimate from jobs being bid folder to appropriate folder in database.

*Turn project over to project manager.

*Review subcontractor and supplier quotes for scope.

*Assist in subcontractor and supplier buyout.

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