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Estimator

Company: Wintegrity
Location: Scottsdale
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Responsibilities:

Works close with interior designers to ask applicable questions and encourage detailed drawings.
Attends job walks with homeowners, project managers, designers, etc.
Develops the project definition and the scope of work; define all goals and any materials that have long lead times with today's supply chain issues that will need to be ordered far in advance.
Understands the pitfalls in estimating, that will lead to missed line items, issues with the project managers, and ultimately to a loss of revenue.
Uses various sources, including regularly communicating with lumber yards, sub-contractors, etc. to understand what current markets are at and to get a sense of where the future of the market will be.
Understands the company's overhead rate, and profitability goals to sell the job at the correct parameters.
Uses current market rates versus allowing sub-contractors to dictate high pricing.
Quickly determines preliminary bids to eliminate the chance of customers price shopping.
Helps choose a new estimation software or develop an elaborate Excel database/spreadsheet.
Obtains bids from vendors and subcontractors by specifying materials; identifying qualified subcontractors; negotiating price.
At the time the original estimate is written, allowances may be given to help complete the estimate. It is the Estimator's job to provide as much description regarding products & specifications as possible.
Reviews bid requirements thoroughly and asks follow-up questions on every bid as needed.
Has a thorough understanding of the scope for specific sub-contractors involved.
Develops RFI's and clarifications and ensure adequate subcontractor coverage.
Performs a comprehensive "job walk" analysis and scoping of specific assigned trades & understands how to fit subs to the size/scope of the job. Involves and collaborates with the owner and interior designer to meet all the owner's needs and expectations.
Provides value-engineering ideas on every bid if applicable or offers multiple solutions or ideas.
All estimates are to be created in Xactimate software until or if any future systems are developed, and using the sketch feature as much as possible for the take-off portion. This may be supplemented, but not limited to, exhibits showing tile layouts, locations of work to be done on a site plan or aerial photo, product descriptions and specifications, or any other items that better describe what a client is getting.
Develops easy to use templates/macros to be used for estimates or in conjunction with estimates.
Provides extremely detailed scopes of work and estimated costs in a detailed proposal to the CEO and/or Director of Operations for final approval before sending to the Owner. Maintains continuity between owner, Director of Operations, project managers, and sub-contractors as needed to maintain proper estimation which lead to profitable jobs.
Converts 60-70% of all estimates written into signed contracts.
Manages lead pipeline on the WIP and be able to articulate metrics on a weekly basis.

Keywords: Wintegrity, Scottsdale , Estimator, Professions , Scottsdale, Arizona

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