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Project Estimator

Allegrone Companies

This is a Contract position in Las Vegas, NV posted November 25, 2022.

Allegrone Companies Established in 1921, Allegrone Companies are a fourth-generation, family-owned business, headquartered in Lenox, MA.

Our work can be seen across New England and the capital district, spanning public/private commercial, institutional, historical, multi-family, historical, healthcare, and residential sectors, which range in size from $500k to $25 million.

It is our employees’ commitment, loyalty, and experience in quality construction that has not only set us apart but has contributed to our solid reputation in the industry.

We are dedicated to providing the best possible learning and development opportunities for everyone, whether you are a new college graduate or a seasoned industry veteran.

Estimator We are looking for a detail-oriented Estimator to join our tight-knit, fast-growing team.

As an Estimator, you will focus on developing accurate and timely proposals, and estimates under the guidance of the Chief Estimator.

The ideal candidate is precise, consistent, and capable of completing multiple tasks at a time.

You will be involved in the preparation of all phases of the preconstruction process from conceptual through construction documents.

This position will support the sales & management team by delivering quality work and hard bids for renovations and new construction.

Responsibilities Build a comprehensive understanding of project strategy and deploy this knowledge throughout the Estimating process.

Lead team to milestones to ensure the understanding of the project and its requirements are current.

Attend pre-bid meetings and site tours to fully understand how the site will affect subcontractor pricing.

This includes working with Operations to include a site logistics plan.

Review project plans and specifications.

Direct and work with the Estimating Coordinator in subcontractor bid management; establish the proper subcontractor list; manage subcontractor coverage; manage information flow; and coverage maintenance throughout the life cycle of an estimate.

Ensure adequate market coverage by maintaining current knowledge of where the coverage stands.

Develop detailed scopes of work that cover all aspects of a project, and ensure subcontractors comply with the scope produced.

Review and analyze bids for conformance to project specifications, prices, and related items.

Discuss and resolve any questions with the subcontractor prior to submission of the final estimate.

Prepare accurate quantity takeoffs.

Determine labor, material, and equipment costs.

Attend client meetings to discuss estimates, answer questions, and resolve issues regarding pricing and estimates.

Review quotes and estimates with the Project Management Team.

Develop initial procurement logs to ensure the projected schedule can be achieved.

Perform purchasing of subcontractors and vendors in a timely manner.

Support the field, as required, by assisting in drawing review, scope review, and preparation of change requests.

Prepares multiple budgets for all phases (i.e., conceptual, schematic, design/development, final phase), and provides thorough reconciliation for client and internal review.

Analyze completed projects to compare estimated costs to actual costs and determine the reason for any discrepancies.

Conduct cost analysis at completion of the project.

Prequalify subcontractors to limit risk.

Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or field experience.

A minimum of 5 years of construction experience inclusive of 3 years of estimating projects.

Field experience is a plus.

Experienced in estimating self-perform trades such as selective demolition work, concrete, wood framing, light gauge framing, wood siding, standing and running trim, casework, and site work.

Strong knowledge of construction techniques and means & methods.

Strong knowledge of Massachusetts subcontractor base.

The successful candidate must possess a high degree of self-motivation, strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills; attention to detail; work in a team environment, and be able to work accurately under pressure to meet deadlines.

Must be proficient with Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

Experience with Onscreen Takeoff and Database Estimating software similar to Sage is a plus.