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March 23, 2021

We are currently hiring for an Estimator for our Tuscaloosa / Athens location. If you are interested in applying for this position, please apply on Indeed or reach out to Ashley Suchocki at ashley@thebuildersgroup.info.

Job Description

Job Title: Estimator

Job Purpose

Estimator will be responsible for estimating construction pricing

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare cost estimates at various stages of design from schematic and budget to detailed take-off and pricing.
  • Prepare complete material purchase order packages.
  • Conduct site walk thru and progress visits.
  • Analyze and estimate project changes and prepare variance purchase orders.
  • Perform quantity take offs for the various materials, finishes, and all sub-contractor trades.
  • Secure bids for each trade, then quantify their scope and pricing.
  • Summarize, compare and level several quotes from each trade arriving with the best price and quality for that project.
  • Work on all types of projects, with multiple projects going at the same time, some of which were new ground up projects, as well as renovation ranging from $2,000.00 - $3.9 million.
  • Prepare work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Identify labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
  • Compute costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
  • Resolve discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
  • Present prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
  • Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.

Qualifications

· High School Diploma or GED required

· College degree Engineering preferred – Civil, Construction, or related

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Building and Construction – Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction of houses
  • Critical Thinking – Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems
  • Mathematics – Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications
  • Engineering & Technology – Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology.
  • Negotiation – Building others together and trying to reconcile differences
  • Persuasion – Persuading others to change their minds or behavior
  • Production and Processing – Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, cost, and other techniques

Working Conditions

  • Occasional traveling
  • Typically, 8-hour workdays, 8:00am – 5:00pm with a 1-hour lunch break. Flexible work schedule


Job Type: Full-time

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