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Estimating Engineer - Grand Rapids

Company: The Christman Company
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Looking for an exciting and rewarding career in commercial construction? We're seeking an Estimating Engineer candidate for construction estimating projects in our Grand Rapids, MI region. Christman is an ESOP owned company that offers competitive pay and performance based bonuses, a generous benefits program, and promotes training and professional development.

In this role, Estimating Engineers are involved in projecting the estimated cost of upcoming projects in our Company. This role aides other members of the Project Planning Group (PPG) team in the preparation of cost estimates by preparing quantity take-offs (QTO) and assists in developing unit pricing. An estimating engineer is typically responsible for one distinct part of an estimating assignment, working in concert with other senior members of the PPG. This position needs to be able to prioritize assignments and handle multiple projects simultaneously.

Essential Job Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Read and interpret construction drawings and specifications at various stages of design including Concept, Schematic Design, Design Development, and Construction Documents.
  • Prepares detailed estimates for various project types.
  • Develops and organizes Quantity Take Offs (QTO) for ease of audit.
  • Competencies in architectural interiors estimating.
  • Demonstrates emerging competencies in civil and structural estimating.
  • Ability to interact with trade contractors for pricing input.
  • Review estimates to ensure accuracy, completeness, and compliance with defined scope of work.
  • Interact with multiple organizations to review, discuss project scope and estimate basis, and consult on Company estimating methods/procedures.
  • Document management and organization.
  • Prepares notes and meeting minutes.
  • Engineer and coordinate with teammates on Company estimating methods and preparation directions.

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.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Business, Finance, or related job field. -or-
  • Equivalent combination of the above education, training, and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Engineering, Business, Finance, or related job field.
  • One (1) year of estimating experience in construction or related job field.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Have the ability to interact with and develop effective working relationships with a wide range of people, including internal and external customers, in different situations.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks while completing work within established deadlines.
  • Must be able to research, analyze, identify viable options, draw sound conclusions, present findings, and make thoughtful recommendations.
  • Communicate clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, respond well to questions, demonstrate group presentation skills, and participates in meetings.
  • Follows instructions, responds to management directions, takes responsibility for own actions, keeps commitments, and commits to long hours of work when necessary, to reach goals.
  • Must be an analytical thinker and extremely detail oriented.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

The Christman family of companies is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity.

Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran

Keywords: The Christman Company, Grand Rapids , Estimating Engineer - Grand Rapids, Other , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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