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Residential Construction Estimator

Company: Southern Concepts
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Job Type: Full Time - general work schedule is Monday-Friday 8 AM-5 PM plus additional hours as necessary to perform outlined duties. Job is primarily located in Raleigh, NC, while serving surrounding areas throughout NC.What We Stand ForWhat you do matters, experience Southern Concepts employee-first culture where you are appreciated, valued, and empowered to work together for a higher purpose living out our 5 Core Company Values:

  • Spirit of Excellence
  • Innovate to Elevate
  • We Before Me
  • Grace Through Generosity
  • Doing the Right ThingQualifications:
    • Teamwork and working together to achieve goals is extremely important to you.
    • You have a desire to lead by example with the grace of servant leadership, embracing and adapting to change and maintaining respect, dignity, and integrity.
    • You exude a positive attitude and sustain contagious energy throughout all your activities.
    • You are dedicated to supporting a safe working environment.
    • You are always learning! You are proactive in seeking out education, training and growing perspective
    • You take pride in your work.
    • You love checklists. You like to stay busy, balance priorities and utilize your organizational skills.
    • You understand Construction is an ever-changing industry and remain flexible with your schedule.Job Responsibilities:
      • Primary function is the preparation of project estimates including conceptual budgets, schematic, design development and construction document estimates.
      • Perform material quantity take-offs.
      • Read and outline specifications.
      • Prepare bid packages and solicit subcontractor pricing.
      • Develop project and clarification document.
      • Develop and maintain solid subcontractor relationships.
      • Work with client and design team during preconstruction.
      • Work with operations during preconstruction to develop construction schedule, recommendation of long-lead time material purchases, logistics, staging, and phasing.
      • Perform constructability review.
      • Review plans and specifications to minimize conflicts.
      • Perform value engineering.
      • System analysis for building components and MEP systems.
      • Preparing bid forms.
      • Receiving and evaluate bids by gathering details and compiling data including materials, labor, equipment, tools, labor and transportation.
      • Participates in presentations to clients.
      • Maintain historical database for reference.
      • Prequalification of subcontractors.
      • Proactively seeks improvement and innovation.
      • Act as a team player.
      • Maintain client relationshipsExperience requirements:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Civil, Mechanical, or Electrical Engineering or Construction Management.
        • 10 years estimating experience required. Life Sciences experience a plus.
        • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
        • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
        • Knowledge of design/planning principles and procedures.
        • Knowledge of building components, values, function and maintenance requirements.
        • Self-motivated in developing estimating skill sets.
        • Ability to read schematics and blueprints and/or technical manuals.
        • Practice effective negotiating skill regarding pricing, costs and lead time with subcontractors and vendors.
        • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
        • Ability to assess contract requirements.
        • Ability to clearly translate client project requirements into budgets and estimates for project managers so that the final product delivered meets or exceeds clients' expectations.
        • Knowledge of state, and local building codes, ordinances, and regulations.
        • Proficient in OnScreen Take-off, Microsoft Office (especially Microsoft Excel), Pantera, Procore, and Timberline.
        • Clean Driving Record with current NC or SC Driver's License, clean Criminal Background Check, pass applicable drug tests.
        • Demonstrated leadership capabilities including motivating teams, employee development, and being results oriented.
        • Strong people skills, including the capability to handle various personalities and develop professional relationships.
        • Action oriented, with the drive to push projects and tasks to successful closure.
        • Strong verbal & written communication, with the ability to take complex concepts and communicate accurately and persuasively.
        • Experience making quick and accurate decisions based heavily on facts, data and/or metrics.
        • Proficient in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
        • Must have strong computer skills and a strong understanding of modern technology as it related to the modern construction work industry.
        • Excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to take initiative, use good judgment, demonstrate a strong sense of urgency and follow-up and carry multiple projects through to completion.
        • Proficient with all construction related tools
        • Proven experience with excellent attention to detail and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.SALARY WILL BE BASED OFF EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONSPhysical Requirements:This is a position which requires the Director to frequently walk, stand, and climb stairs in/around construction sites, apartment homes, models and properties. Must maintain professional appearance and be able to work in a construction environment in all weather conditions (rain, snow, heat, hail, wind, sleet), around hazardous chemicals, dust, dirt, and other particulates. Must also have the ability to operate an automobile, read large quantities of information, operate computer equipment, speak, hear, bend, stoop, reach, lift, move and carry up to 100 lbs. independently. Finger dexterity is necessary.SOCO

Keywords: Southern Concepts, Raleigh , Residential Construction Estimator, Professions , Raleigh, North Carolina

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