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Reports to: Director of Preconstruction and/or Chief Estimator Manages: Estimator FLSA Status: Exempt Job Summary: Prepares detailed cost estimates for proposed new construction projects involving both competitive bid and negotiated type work. The Senior Estimator shall be able to perform all estimating duties, subcontractor solicitation, and have extensive knowledge of construction costs and has the ability to lead selected projects. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Have a strong Subcontractor/Supplier Relationship Reviews owner blueprints and drawings for both negotiated and bid construction projects; determines both the nature and scope of the work to be performed. Attends preliminary meetings with owners and architects to discuss the budget plan. Ensures that all issues and questions effecting the construction of the project are fully clarified before the estimating sequence begins. Works with the estimating staff to prepare detailed, quantity and cost take-offs for assigned segments of the project. Using an approved list of contractors, invites subcontractors to submit bids on portions of the job to the subcontracted (elevators, mechanical, electrical, etc.)Ensures that drawings are made available in a timely manner and in sufficient numbers to facilitate the estimate. Compiles cost data received for subcontractors for Webcor Estimators. Examines data as it is being received for both accuracy and sufficiency before completing the final bid estimate. Understanding of Labor, Equipment, and Material rates. When preliminary cost estimates exceed the owner's expected budget works with architects and owners in a value-engineering role. Assists in exploring a multitude of architectural alternatives; pricing the alternatives that offers the greatest opportunity for cost savings. In an effort to identify other cost-savings alternatives solicits the view of other Webcor personnel (Project Managers and Superintendents). Have a basic knowledge and understanding of costs to prepare conceptual estimates. Assists in maintaining and updating the master bid list for the 16 Divisions of work as detailed in the Uniform Construction Index. Works with new estimators assigned to the department; ensures that they receive maximum exposure to the cost estimating process. May review the work of other staff members for accuracy; offers suggestions as needed before bid data is consolidated. May at times assist in preparing construction schedules, and construction logistic plans. TECHNICAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Strong knowledge and understanding of design development, estimating. Solid knowledge of the following software: WinEst, OST, Revit, SketchUp. Advanced user of MS Excel and other MS Office applications. Adept in quickly learning new software, related to drafting, modeling, estimating and scheduling. Working knowledge of construction drawings, costs and principles. Detailed Estimating experience, primarily in a support role. LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS REQUIRED Demonstrate a desire to continue to learn and grow, and a desire for continuous improvement. Have the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and writing. The Senior Estimator needs to effectively communicate the scope and nature of the work to internal team members, such as estimators, schedulers, etc. The Senior Estimator also needs to communicate his or her understanding of the nature and extent of the scope of work back to the project owner and design team in order to validate and align his or her description. Coordinate with the estimating department to provide cost and value management during design. The Senior Estimator may at times direct and coordinate the estimating effort to deliver timely milestone estimates for the preconstruction team. The assistance of specific subcontractors will be enlisted as needed to assist with testing and confirming our in-house pricing. The Senior Estimator may at times be asked to present all estimates and value added alternates to the owner and the design team in a format that meets the requirements of the project stakeholders. The exact format of the deliverables should be reviewed with the team in advance of the formal presentation. Coordinate with the Project Manager and Superintendent to provide Constructability Reviews during all phases of design. Coordinate with the Project Manager, Superintendent and the Scheduler to produce and maintain a detailed preconstruction schedule and a schematic construction schedule. Examines and analyzes estimates, schedules and constructability reviews for accuracy and sufficiency. Actively participates in all design meetings with owners and architects during development of the design. Involve the subject matter experts within the organization to provide feedback directly to owners and architects during the design process to enhance the cost, schedule, quality, and constructability of a project. Coordinate the development and presentation of conceptual and detailed estimates to the owner and architect. In collaboration with the design team, leads the process for obtaining the highest quality systems, material and equipment for the lowest cost through the value engineering process. Solicits the internal (estimators, superintendents and project managers) and external (subcontractors and suppliers) resources to identify the best way to meet the customer's need for the lowest cost. Coordinate with Estimating the involvement of subcontractors and suppliers during preconstruction. He/she identifies any direct long lead items during design. Develop a procurement strategy for the long lead items. Works in support of the project team during the procurement of subcontractors and material suppliers. He/she assists in the production of and reviews, subcontracts, and purchase orders. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND WORK EXPERIENCE Bachelor's degree in Construction Management, Architecture, Civil Engineering or Mechanical Engineering; with preferable two years of experience as a Project Engineer, and with a minimum of 5-10 years of diversified estimating and construction experience. Working knowledge of construction costs and principles PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Performance of the required duties will require physical ability to climb permanent and temporary stairs, passenger use of construction personnel hoists, ability to climb ladders and negotiate work areas under construction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Performing this job requires use of hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls, sit, talk, hear, stand, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may work on-site at the construction work site where the employee is exposed to moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise in these work environments is usually moderate to very loud. This is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned. Webcor Builders is AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . Disclaimer. This job description is only a summary of typical functions, and is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The above job responsibilities, task, and duties may differ from the job description and other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. *LI-KB

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