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POST DATE 8/23/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016

Confidential General Construction Client Williamsburg, VA

Williamsburg, VA
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Located in Wilmington, DE, this general construction company with works in K-12, Higher Education, Healthcare, Pharma, Manufacturing, and Non-Profit. We are not interested in anyone whose experience is primarily residential.

May even consider paying for a small portion of someone's relocation expenses, but would prefer local candidates.

Our client is looking for a full-time Estimators, Senior Estimators and Preconstruction Manager. This position will work closely with the Preconstruction team in preparing estimates and lump sum bids for commercial construction projects while maintaining a proper balance between the profitability of the company, subcontractors, and vendor relationships and the achievement of total customer satisfaction. You will be empowered to grow, take charge and to make an impact. Additionally, you will be provided with excellent benefits and development opportunities.

-Provides estimating services which include conceptual, schematic, design development, and construction level estimates.
-Acquires competitive bid work, continuously monitors the marketplace for project/relationship opportunities, and supports Marketing and Business -Development in the acquisition of negotiated work.
-Performs preconstruction services.
-Develops and/or understands the full parameters of the project scope.
-Performs bidding and estimating project lead tasks and presents estimates to clients as project lead.
-Achieves consensus (with customers and/or Bancroft Operations) relative to the project scope.
-Develops a basis of scope for bidding and estimating purposes.
-Qualifies all estimates and bids relative to scope.
-Meets quantitative goals with respect to estimating and bidding.
-Maintains cost database.
-Manages workloads according to Preconstruction department deadlines, commitments, and priorities.
-Supervises, trains, and mentors less experienced estimators and co-op students as appropriate.
-Fosters positive relationships with internal and external customers, subcontractors, and design professionals.
-Assists in the development of owner contracts as required.
-Assists in value engineering and constructability analysis.
-Executes the buyout process for successful lump sum bids.
-Holds de-scope meetings as project lead for successful lump sum bids.
-Negotiates pricing.

-Minimum 5 - 7 years of commercial construction estimating experience required.
-Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent combination of ten years education and experience in related field required.
-Demonstrated conceptual and lump sum estimating experience and ability to lead the estimating process of projects; estimating projects exceeding $20mm preferred.
-Proficient knowledge of estimating processes, technology, and related industry trends.
-Successful leadership, decision making, sound judgment, and delegation skills.
-Advanced computer software skills, including MS Office, MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Project and related software (i.e., Prolog Manager, Timberline, MC2, Bid Fax, Primavera) or similar database software.
-Strong understanding of MEP disciplines relative to accurate estimating and bidding and possess expert knowledge in at least one of the following areas: civil, building shell, building finish, process, or HVAC.
-Comprehensive understanding of trades, scopes, timelines, and scheduling/sequencing of work.
-Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills required.
-Outstanding time management, organization, prioritization, attention to detail, and multi-tasking skills required.

Job location:
Wilmington, DE

Base Salary
Short-term Disability/Life Insurance
Vacation/Sick/Paid Holidays
401K Plan
Employee Assistance Program
Training and Education