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Estimator for Construction/Design - DIRECT HIRE

Company: Manpower
Location: Boulder
Posted on: June 15, 2022

Job Description:

Manpower in partnership with construction and design company located in Boulder, CO is looking for 2 Estimators for Direct Hire / Permanent positions.Schedule: Monday through Friday Business Hours Pay: $50 - $85k depending on experience COULD be a Hybrid position once training is completed. Position Overview:Estimates residential remodels, commercial tenant finishes, and other light construction projects. Documents the exact scope of work and meets with Sales and Production to review budgets. Works with in-house designers on value engineering so that our designs fit our customers' budgets. Organizes all project budget information so that the production team can understand costs to build the project. Works with trade partners and suppliers to lower and maintain increasing costs. This includes negotiating and establishing rapport with current trade partners, and obtaining leads for new trade partners and vendors.Duties & Responsibilities:* Perform constructability reviews of project design and architectural drawings.* Thoroughly review project documents and create the final scope of work and budget required for each project.* Review for and write in specific project contract and protection language, such as constructability assumptions, exclusions, and warranty information.* Prepare detailed quantity takeoffs, cost estimates and secure vendor and subcontractor pricing for assigned projects.* Attend site walks with trade partners and design team to answer questions and support discovery of site-specific conditions, and project budgeting constraints.* Organize all pricing and scope of work documents for Production so that they can quickly find the relevant information and aren't confused by extraneous or old information.* Negotiate costs with trade partners and suppliers.* Vet and onboard new Trade Partners, and continue great relations with existing Trades.* Develop and maintain pricing and trade partner databases.* Establish and meet schedules/deadlines during estimating schedule.* Perform periodic on-site observation of construction projects.* Price and document change orders.* Maintain and update our historical cost database to improve estimating accuracy.* Ballpark construction costs, pre and post design, and help influence accuracy in pre-project budgets. * Review project documents in detail in preparation for estimating kick-off meetings.Skills & Knowledge:* Strong knowledge of residential and light commercial construction, including expert blueprint reading skills and ability to do takeoffs from architectural drawings and software support.* Knowledge of local building markets and subcontractors.* Knowledge of IBC / IRC and local building codes a plus.* Ability to create conceptual estimates with minimal information.* Able to work well with customers, trade partners and suppliers, as well as design and construction/project management teams.* Skilled with the Microsoft products suite including Excel, Word, and Outlook* Experience using estimating software.* Strong computer and data input skills.* Ability to present projects, budgets, data in a conference meeting setting.* Strong prioritization and time management skills.* Knowledge of local permitting and building/inspection code a plus.* Ability to work in a team setting, as well as individually motivated.* Ability to work unsupervised, and self-manage time and deadlines of assigned projects.Experience & Education* Bachelor's Degree or 3-5 years of equivalent educational experience.* 2-10 years as an experienced carpenter, or construction industry sales/estimating.* Minimum 5 years of experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, Project, and Outlook.* Experience with architectural drawings and blueprint software.* 2-5 years of typing and volume data entry experience.Please submit current / updated resume for immediate consideration!

Keywords: Manpower, Boulder , Estimator for Construction/Design - DIRECT HIRE, Other , Boulder, Colorado

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