Senior Estimator

Rockford Construction Grand Rapids , MI 49501

Posted 2 weeks ago

Senior Estimator

Work Location:601 First Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Position Classification: Full-Time Regular

About This Opportunity

As a Senior Estimator at Rockford Construction, 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. This role is essential as it provides the company with accurate information that helps operations and strategic planning.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have a strong knowledge and understanding of commercial construction, construction budgets and estimates. If you are looking to work at a progressive and dynamic construction company, please apply online today!

Key Responsibilities

  • 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.
  • 25% travel beyond the daily commute to the main office in Grand Rapids, MI.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Education Requirements:
  • A Bachelors degree in Construction Management or similar.Competency Requirements:

Competency Requirements:

  • 7 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.

Benefits

Rockford offers competitive compensation, 401(k) with company match, comprehensive healthcare plans, generous paid time off including, continued learning and training opportunities, on-site health and wellness activities, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules, and 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.

Who We Are

At Rockford, were not just in the business of creating buildings were creating neighborhoods, businesses and communities and were looking for people who are ready to make an impact. Rockford 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, weve 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. Were delivering forward-thinking ideas with an approach thats built on safety, teamwork and a dedication to quality.

Environmental Factors

The work environment for this position may subject the individual to hazards commonly associated with construction sites. Examples of physical hazards include noise, proximity to moving vehicles, atmospheric conditions, close quarters, uneven surfaces, and elevated surfaces. The individual may also be subjected to outside environmental conditions (weather) where protection may not be available. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required at all times outside the job trailer. The work environment for this position may also include occasional visits to the corporate office and job site trailer, the physical demands require the ability to sit for long periods of time.

Rockford Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). We invite all qualified applicants to apply and do not discriminate against individuals because of their race, color, religion, national origin, gender, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or age.

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