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Construction Estimator, Merritt Island, Florida

CategoryProject/Program Management
Job typeFull Time
CountryUnited States
CityMerritt Island
SalaryUp to $55,000
Our client in Merritt Island is looking for an experienced Construction Estimator to join their team of professionals. The company is a residential & commercial general contractor that works mainly in the Brevard County, FL area.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience in estimating, construction project management, be organized, motivated, detail-oriented and driven.

Estimator Responsibilities will include:

• Developing estimates and bids for both residential & commercial construction projects

• Completing take-offs to gather information for bids

• Reading plans and specifications

• Understanding and navigating building codes

• Visit new sites, existing buildings and pre-bid meetings necessary to prepare the estimate

• Designing solutions for customer's problems

• Operating company estimating system to develop bids and estimates

• Communicate with trade partners and team members regarding new and current projects

• Ensure timely completion of estimates

• Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price

• Maintains cost keys and price masters by updating information

• Understand scope of work to bid

• Manage solicitation & bid pricing from all vendors

• Prepare cost analysis

• Establish and maintain working relationships with vendors and subcontractors

• Perform complex analysis of collected data and metrics

• Prepare relevant and reliable forecasts

• Conduct complex risk analysis activities

• Create and present reports to upper management

• Analyze and evaluate offers

Estimator Required Skills & Qualifications:

• Previous working experience as construction estimator for (3-5) years

• Strong math skills including basic arithmetic, algebra and geometry.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office products with a focus on Microsoft Word and Excel.

• Strong computer skills.

• Knowledge of building code.

• Ability to read and navigate plans and specifications.

• Good interpersonal and written communication skills.

• Detailed oriented.

• In-depth knowledge of project management & the construction process

• Good time-management skills

• Ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines

• Critical-thinker and problem-solver

If you meet the requirements for this role, apply today!
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