Familiarity in the Steel Estimating business is required; in addition, an understanding of securing project invitations from a variety of sources, including several well-established on line plan rooms.
Ability to read plans from various plan rooms and in various formats.
If you are experienced in doing take-off's with construction software or industry standard software, this will be a benefit. All plans are paperless and much of the estimating is done with software such as Fabsuite, Bluebeam or equivalent.
Training in TEKLA and CAD coursework. is highly desireable.
Coordinate and prepare estimates using on line plans. Prepare pricing estimates on potential new projects.
Ability to read and interpret specifications and bid instructions. Bid must include a comprehensive \"take off\" of materials included in the job, labor, buyout items, and equipment costs (including crane costs). Long lead items must be coordinated with purchasing and all bids must be clear and concise for tracking back all expenditures.
Exercise good judgment and experience in working with purchasing, steel erection labor, equipment and transportation costs to arrive at full cost estimate with appropriate profit margins to achieve Company's goals.
Work effectively with management, purchasing and project managers. Ability to work quickly and make decisions that affect future projects.
Five years minimum working with estimating structural steel construction projects.
Excellent written and oral communication skills are required
Liaison work between company and other GC's is dependent on the Estimating position.
Ability to read and interpret construction plans, specs, contracts, proposals and estimates required.
Microsoft Office suite of programs a must.
The Estimating position also performs duties such as outside sales/business development.