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Construction Estimator

Company: Michael Page
Location: Grand Rapids
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

MPI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, or based on an individual's status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law. MPI encourages applications from minorities, women, the disabled, protected veterans and all other qualified applicants.SummaryAs a Construction Estimator at our client, you will create estimates for pre-construction services, calculating costs for various projects while working closely with project managers, clients and subcontractors. The ideal candidate will be comfortable collecting, analyzing data and forecasting. You must have great attention to detail and have excellent communication and negotiating skills.Client DetailsOur client is not just in the business of creating buildings - they're creating neighborhoods, businesses and communities and they're looking for people who are ready to make an impact. Our client is a nationally recognized construction, development, and property management provider ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the top 200 contractors in the nation. With regional offices in the Midwest and Southeast, they've built projects totaling more than $5 billion in varying scope and size, serving education, healthcare, hospitality, multi-unit, mixed-use, senior living, manufacturing and industrial clients. They're delivering forward-thinking ideas with an approach that's built on safety, teamwork and a dedication to quality. Our client respects and values the characteristics, talents, and perspectives that make each person unique. They believe that by bringing diverse individuals together, in an inclusive manner they can more effectively collaborate, innovate, and solve the problems that face our world. They are committed to creating and fostering a team, partners, and strategies that reflect this purpose. Due to a high level of growth in the Southeast Michigan market they are looking add a Construction Estimator to their team. DescriptionThe key responsiblities of the Construction Estimator are:

  • Create conceptual, schematic design, design development, and construction document, budgets and estimate.
  • Document owner outline specifications and assist in creating bid scopes for bidding.
  • Perform quantity takeoff estimates for all trades involved.
  • Assemble preliminary schedules as required.
  • Support project managers as principal in key meetings.
  • Create and maintain cost history database and library/unit costs.
  • Assist in establishing outline specifications, construction, architectural, and schedule for owner contracts.
  • Other duties as assigned.ProfileThe successful Construction Estimator applicant will have:
    • A Bachelor's degree in Construction Management or similar competency
    • 5+ or more years of experience in an estimating role with a background estimating; commercial, mixed use, restaurant, hotel and education projects.
    • Knowledge and understanding of commercial construction ranging in costs from 1 million to 100 million dollars.
    • Experience utilizing estimating software, such as On-Screen Takeoff, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office Suite and Bluebeam.
    • The ability to read and understand blueprints.
    • Outstanding oral and written communication and negotiation skills.
    • Must be able to work well independently and in a team atmosphere.
    • Travel will be required to visit jobsites; reliable transportation required.Bonus Skills and Experience:
      • CSI certification and membership with ASPE, highly desirable.
      • Experience with multi-unit and/or hospitality construction, highly desirable.
      • Previous field operations experience (carpenter, foreman, subcontractor) is valuable.Job OfferOn offer for the Construction Estimator candidate are:
        • A competitive base compensation rate ranging from $80,000 - $100,000+ depending on experience
        • A 401(k) with company match
        • Fully employer paid healthcare/vision/dentral plan
        • A generous paid time policy off
        • Continued learning and training opportunities
        • On-site health and wellness activities
        • Tuition reimbursement
        • Flexible work schedules
        • Access to industry-leading technology
        • Team members are also provided opportunities to help shape their community for future generations through volunteer time off and opportunities for involvement with local organizations.

Keywords: Michael Page, Grand Rapids , Construction Estimator, Professions , Grand Rapids, Michigan

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