Topjobs Estimator Wespac Construction Inc.
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Job Title

: Estimator

Job Category
: General Contractors - Managers
Job Location
: Phoenix - AZ
Job Description

The primary responsibility of the Estimator is to prepare accurate, timely, and competitive estimates on all projects: efficiently interact with subcontractors to ensure accurate and timely bids on all projects.

The duties of this position include the following; these duties may be modified and other duties may be assigned to meet the needs of the business:

Exercises discretion and independent judgment in responsibilities for pricing and bid specifications; Decisions can bind company into contractual agreements.

Quantify systems on all aspects of specifications, for the purpose of conducting value engineering on costs and product options. Prepare estimates [quantify take-offs, pricing structure] on projects (tenant improvement, commercial, communities and residential).

Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare timeframes, costs, materials, and labor estimates.

Establish pricing and conduct feasibility comparisons on changes and comparisons to
cost estimates.

Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to costs estimates. Conduct negotiations.

Consult with clients, vendors, and internal project team members to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.

Verify subcontractor references and coordinate prequalification requests.
Abstract bids and coordinate subcontractor bid process and results.

Establish and maintain strong relationships with building partners (i.e., subcontractors, architects, etc.)

Participate in presentations to prospective clients when necessary.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Preferred:
Duties require good judgment, initiative and ability to deal with last-minute changes or critical issues

Strong time management and organizational abilities

Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities; Detail oriented

Ability to work and interact with all company departments and external business contacts

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills

Enjoys dealing with people; Able to work in team environment

Solid proficiency in all Microsoft Office Products, especially Excel; knowledge of Bidfax computer applications helpful

Understanding of Wespacís Code of Ethics and incorporates into daily activities

Education and Experience Preferred:

Bachelorís degree not required, but preferred.

Five (5) years of bidding and estimating experience required.

Construction experience required.

ADA-Physical Demands of Position:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position requires employee to hear, see, talk, stand and walk.

Position requires employee to reason, calculate and analyze information.

Decisions could bind company into contractual agreements.

Extensive computer usage required.

Other duties may require lifting of up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, standing, filing and taking stairs.

Position is full-time position, often requiring more than 40 hours per week.

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Posting Date
:10 Dec 2010