Estimator - Special Services Group
DPR Construction
San Jose
hace 1 día

DPR Construction is seeking an estimator with at least 5 years of commercial construction experience. This individual will be part of our Special Services Group (SSG).

SSG Projects are typically under $10 Million. Estimators will work primarily on negotiated commercial projects within our core markets and work closely with architects, engineers, owners, and subcontractors.

Responsibilities for this position and required skills include :

  • Handling the project from first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized.
  • Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, to ask the right questions and work to provide a complete project cost evaluation.
  • Must be a collaborative and passionate advocate for our customers, empowering and informing them throughout the project.
  • Must be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and / or specified products or materials.
  • Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work.
  • Must have experience preparing detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility level documentation.
  • Ability to prepare detailed estimates and as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout.
  • Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package that clearly communicates project cost.
  • Must be able to collaborate with project team to establish the necessary staffing and project requirements.
  • Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost.
  • Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages.
  • Must have experience with the bidding process : soliciting bids, communicating with bidders, evaluating subcontractor proposals, using bid tally sheets, etc.
  • Make subcontractor award recommendations to the customer / owner and negotiate and finalize subcontracts with trade partners.
  • Must be prepared to participate and often lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer / owner.
  • Must have experience being a member of the team involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project.
  • Able to engage and develop business with new and existing customers.
  • Qualifications

    We are looking for a flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines.

    The successful candidate will possess :

  • Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills.
  • Creative and innovative approaches and solutions on a project-by-project basis.
  • Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues.
  • Effective participation in a team environment, with both external and internal teammates.
  • Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, estimating software (WinEst, Timberline or similar), take-off software (On-Screen Takeoff or similar), BIM tools (Revit, Assemble, etc.
  • project management software (CMiC or similar), and scheduling software (Primavera or similar).

  • 5+ years of experience as a commercial construction estimator, preferably within DPR’s core markets.
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus but not required.
  • A strong work ethic and a can-do attitude.
  • This job is salaried.
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