Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Senior Estimator in DFW, TX

This contracting firm has been family owned and operated since the early ‘80’s. They have immense pride in their legacy to improve the lives of their neighbors and their ability to produce work at a high degree of excellence while supporting and caring for their team members. They are seeking to fill the position of Senior Estimator in DFW.

This organization provides construction services for recreational and commercial projects that have a special focus on landscape architecture. They are dedicated to creating a significant and lasting footprint through building high-quality parks, bridges, infrastructure, and recreation centers upon which become the framework for active communities.

Role: Senior Estimator in DFW

Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

They are looking for a diligent Construction Senior Estimator with construction experience including, but not limited to, earthwork, concrete commercial buildings.

Their portfolio of projects consists of:

  • Quality large-scale parks
  • Recreation Centers
  • Bridges
  • Hardscapes & Fountains
  • Landscapes

This position will also be responsible for the day-to-day responsibilities of 1-2 other estimators and support personnel.

Company Vision:

Their responsibility is to improve the community around them, through happier employees, loyal customers, and high-quality work.  They strive to create a better future, leaving a lasting impact on everyone around them as they help mold the communities they serve.

Essential Functions of a Senior Estimator:

  • Oversee project estimate preparation, ensuring completeness and accuracy of subcontractor bids.
  • Manage multiple bid projects, providing superintendent oversight for timely and quality completion.
  • Liaise between Owner, Architect, Consultants, and Construction team for compliance with GMAX, Cost Plus, or Stipulated Sum bid proposals.
  • Collaborate with assistant project managers, project coordinators, and project engineers to ensure bidding and project files’ accuracy.
  • Lead the team to achieve successful and profitable project awards.
  • Establish and maintain excellent client relationships and effective working relationships with project stakeholders.
  • Review plans and architectural drawings, preparing quantity take-offs for assigned projects.
  • For negotiated work, conduct a comprehensive review of plans, identify omissions, and ensure accurate accounting in the estimate package.
  • Solicit subcontractor bids, obtaining 3-5 bids for each trade and supplier group, and analyze bids for conformance.
  • Follow approved estimating practices consistent with company guidelines.
  • Maintain knowledge of trends and changes in construction codes to ensure complete bids.
  • Utilize software programs for estimating and track estimates, attending client meetings as requested.
  • Provide additional services as directed, including change order pricing and site visits.
  • Review data to determine material and labor requirements, computing cost factors and preparing estimates.
  • Conduct special studies for standard hour and cost data and cost reductions.
  • Consult with clients, vendors, and other individuals to discuss and formulate estimates.
  • Interface with internal teams for support and commitment to cost estimates.
  • Organize and manage a centralized cost estimating database, ensuring historical data utilization.
  • Analyze completed projects for cost comparisons, providing improvement recommendations to reduce discrepancies.

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