Estimators play a critical role at CRB. As a Design, Construction and Consulting firm, CRB requires estimating expertise to support business goals and project management from project inception through final construction completion. Estimators are expected to adapt methods to match the intended use of the estimate and the level of project definition available: relying on conceptual methods in the early stages of design, developing detailed labor and material estimates as design approaches full-project definition, and the ability to supplement these methods with a network of subcontractors and vendors when preparing construction proposals (Lump Sum, GMP, T&M, etc.). The Electrical Estimator will report to the Lead Estimator in the Region and the Corporate Estimating Manager. At times, the Electrical Estimator will be asked to lead estimates; however, this responsibility will typically fall to the Lead Estimator. Estimators will focus on projects destined for construction within their resident Region, but, as a Corporate Employee, estimators will support other regions as the workload dictates.
•Prepare construction estimates from design documents (feasibility studies, conceptual design, preliminary design, and detailed design). •Review all project plans, specifications, and documents. •Collaborate with the design team to understand intent and obtain any additional information required to develop the estimate for its intended purpose. •Organize work to fulfil the specific Work Breakdown Structure required for the estimate. •Perform accurate quantity take-offs. Develop accurate labor and material costs. •Assess and account for project risks. •Review the completed draft estimate to remove any errors, duplications, or inconsistencies. •Offer cost effective alternates during the estimating process. •Compose Basis of Estimate Documents. •Collaborate effectively with the Estimating Team. •Mentor other estimators on methods of electrical cost estimating. •Foster working relationships with design counterparts, subcontractors, and suppliers.
•5-10 years of experience in Electrical cost estimating. •College Degree in Construction Management, Electrical Engineering or equivalent experience. •Able to work effectively and make decisions under tight deadlines. •Understand project logistics and project schedules •Able to organize, plan and manage multiple activities to accomplish desired results. •Experience with the following types of projects: oLife Science Projects oIndustrial Projects oCommercial Projects •Ability to work independently without supervision as well as part of a team. •Understanding standard construction details and drawings. •Individual must be self-motivated and possess strong communication/interpersonal skills. •Knowledge of estimating practices and procedures including software input and data manipulation utilizing estimating software such as Timberline (Sage Estimating) and OnScreen Takeoff. •Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, Outlook)
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