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Chief Estimator

San Diego, CA 92123

Posted: 11/22/2023 Job Number: 20868094

Job Description

Job Overview:
We are seeking a Chief Estimator to join our team of industry experts and lead one of our estimating business units. This full time, exempt position will manage estimating professionals, provide direction for all estimating activities and will supplement the achievements of the team by bidding on as well as securing commercial construction projects of varying sizes.

  • Reviews and evaluates proposed projects.
  • Oversees bid/budget reviews to ensure accuracy, production feasibility, adherence to best-in-class qualification usage and corporate guidelines are met.
  • Develops and implements quality control systems for estimating including but not limited to uniformity of pricing, production rates and estimating techniques.
  • Participates in and ensures project hand-off procedures are completed on all required projects.
  • Assists with conceptual estimating, budgeting, and pricing.
  • Provides administrative and technical direction to others in negotiating contracts, change orders, etc. As required.
  • Actively engages in business development and enhancement of customer relations.
  • Chairs estimating meetings to facilitate business unit communications, continuous improvement, teamwork, and planned training initiatives.

What We Offer:
  • Competitive pay structure.
  • Excellent benefits including vacation, company paid holidays and PTO.
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, wellness program, FSA as well as company paid life insurance, AD&D and long-term disability.
  • Tuition reimbursement, 401(k) savings plan and profit-sharing program.
  • Engaging company culture, promotion possibilities and much more!

Required Qualifications:
  • High school degree or its equivalent.
  • At least eight years of estimating experience gained in the wall and ceiling industry with a proven track record of bidding on and securing large, complex commercial projects.
  • A minimum of three years of experience supervising, coaching, mentoring, leading and/or developing personnel.
  • Ability to make accurate judgments and calculations. Proven track record in assembling accurate and well-crafted estimates and proposals in a timely manner.
  • Expertise in reviewing contractual terms and conditions as well as critical path, logic, sequencing, and activity identification in schedules.
  • Business development experience with exceptional relationship and rapport building abilities.
  • Detailed understanding of building code standards, material pricing as well as construction means and methods in the wall and ceiling industry.
  • Strong proficiency in MS Word and Excel, OnCenter estimating software as well as in reading and understanding specifications and drawings.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in construction management or related field.
  • Experienced with local construction markets.
  • Demonstrable experience in conducting bid reviews.
  • Competency with Spectrum, Bluebeam and PlanGrid.

We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.
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