- Auto estimating
- Construction estimating
- Microsoft Excel
- Computer skills
- Employee stock ownership plan
Are you looking for an opportunity to work within a successful employee owned commercial construction organization with a healthy corporate culture? We are seeking a Senior Conceptual Estimator for construction projects in our Detroit, Michigan region. The Christman Company is ESOP owned and offers performance based bonuses, promotes professional development, and has a robust benefit program.
The Senior Conceptual Estimator works closely with the Director of Project Planning in managing specific project assignments while focusing on project strategies such as problem solving and delivering an excellent product to our clients. This position focuses on specific project assignments and takes a leadership role in preparing estimate deliverables. This role requires coordination of two to four estimators, as well as interfacing with Owners, architects, and engineers, requires a concentration in continuous learning of project systems, new materials and methods, and costing. The Senior Conceptual Estimator is also responsible for developing long-term relationships with project stakeholders and achieving successful project outcomes.
Essential Job Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Supervise, check work, and mentor Estimators and Estimating Engineers.
Develops and oversees conceptual estimates for assigned projects, supports the planning and engineering groups in the development of all levels of estimates, and collects and analyzes close out and benchmark data.
Leads major estimating efforts.
Develops and clarifies estimate reports.
Cultivates strong subcontractor knowledge and relations.
Experienced in presenting estimating results to clients.
Demonstrates knowledge of all civil structure architectural trades.
Competent at conceptual and detailed levels of estimating.
Value engineering leadership and tracking.
Drives deadlines and achieves results.
Mastery of scope review process.
Mastery of estimating software programs including on-screen take-off.
Consults with architects and engineers on project parameters.
Ensures database-pricing updates are completed.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Expected Hours of Work Full time position. Occasional extended hours and weekends may apply.
Travel Minimal travel required, depending on the project, travel to other areas may be required. Majority of travel done during work hours, overnight stays may be required.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Business, Finance or a related job field.
Eight (8) years of estimating experience in construction or related job field. -or-
Equivalent combination of the above education, training, and experience.
Preferred Education and Experience
Ten (10) years commercial construction experience.
Capability to complete large Construction Management (CM) and General Contractor (GC) Construction Management at Risk and Design Build projects and large complex competitive bid projects.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Independent sales strengths for presentations and project pursuits.
History of successfully working relationships with the internal operation team and externally with owners, architects/engineers, and subcontractors.
Attention to detail: observant, accomplishes task accurately the first time; does not let things fall through the cracks.
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers, establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers, and gains their trust and respect.
Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, experience, and judgement.
Provides advice and solutions to others.
Strong computer knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
The Christman family of companies is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.
Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran