Lead Sr. Estimator (Colorado Springs)

The Lead Senior Estimator provides leadership and guidance to the entire team during the preconstruction process.  This position will be asked to lead Elder’s largest and most complex project pursuits and will work to develop and grow entry level preconstruction staff.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Review construction plans and specification for completeness.
  • Perform quantitative take-offs.
  • Attend project site pre-bid meetings, site tours, as needed.
  • Communicate with subcontractor base with regards to project scope, schedule, risks, etc.
  • Be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specific products or materials.
  • Make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work.
  • Work with an owner and design team to develop budgetary pricing for Design Build projects.
  • Lead final award pricing tasks including finalized project cost & alternates; verify Subcontractors’ scope & cost; analyze project risks; resolve conflicts and questions on bid scopes; complete bid day forms and/or bid envelope for turn in, ensure bid bonds are ordered and estimating team is well coordinated.
  • Coordinate with activities of Project Manager and Superintendent during execution of work for pricing related functions.
  • Prepare hard bid estimates.
  • Prepare preconstruction estimates for Conceptual, Schematic, Design Development and GMP stages of projects.
  • Develop cost study logs and budget reconciliations for estimates.
  • Lead presentation of cost/budget information to the customer/owner.
  • Be prepared and be involved in interviews with clients and architects, as appropriate.
  • Lead Preconstruction-Operations transition upon award.
  • Support the Operations Staff during buy-out.
  KEY COMPETENCIES/SKILLS:
  • Strong technology skills: Proficient in MS Office and various systems.
  • Strong leadership, conflict management and communication skills (verbal and written) - able to build rapport and negotiate skillfully.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills -able to effectively allocate and develop resources.
  • Result-focused - able to effectively delegate and follow-up.
  • Professional, dependable, and ethical.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Degree in  Building Science, Construction Management, or an Engineering discipline is preferred.
  • 2 plus years of management experience
  • 6 plus years of estimating experience.
  • 8 plus years in commercial construction industry
  • 1-2 years of field experience preferred
  • Proficient in managing estimates ranging from $100K to $30M in size
  • Successful completion of post-offer background, drug, and MVR screenings.
OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU:
  • We will treat you like a valued part of OUR team. We will clearly communicate OUR expectations.  We will hold you accountable to those expectations.  We will compensate you fairly for what you do.  We will work with you to meet your goals!  OUR Goal – Create the best place to work in Colorado!
APPLY ONLINE:
  • If this sounds like a place you would enjoy being and you think you have what it takes to be part of OUR team, please submit your resume and cover letter by clicking on the Apply Online Button.