Estimator

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are currently seeking an experienced Estimator with a BS degree in construction management, civil/structural engineering, or equivalent to join our team, preferably with 5 years of experience in an estimating position.

Those interested in employment opportunities with F. H. Myers Construction Corp., please begin the process by clicking this link.  https://www.cindexinc.com/c/582720. It will prompt you to complete the Culture Index Survey (8 – 10 minutes) and upload your resume.

Qualified candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • History of building strong professional relationships
  • Ability to read and comprehend plans and specifications with a broad knowledge of all trades involved
  • Effectively allocate resources and time
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to function effectively in a team environment
  • Committed to meeting quality standards and implementing quality processes

Duties

Ability to review construction documents at various design phases with specific responsibility to do the following:

  • Select required vendors needed for solicitation
  • Identify key elements of a project
  • Determine items to clarify with design team
  • Project duration/scheduling to determine overall calendar day duration of project
  • Determine successful strategies to increase chance of award

Attend, and lead when required, meetings related to bidding process (pre-bids, existing building review, subcontractor coordination, etc.)
Estimating activities such as:

  • Quantity takeoffs and/or supervision of same
  • General conditions estimate
  • Specific takeoff ability in site work, concrete, and masonry trades
  • Fielding questions from vendors
  • Management and review of bid solicitation by other department staff

Ability to fully lead bid team on bid day including input of vendor pricing, review of vendor proposals for all required trade specific requirements, identification of vendor exclusions
iSqFt bid solicitation software (preferred not required)
Knowledge of New Orleans area subcontractors (preferred not required)
Value Engineering experience
Working knowledge of AIA contracts and ability to review Supplementary Conditions or other general conditions that need to be qualified or discussed with architect/owner
Contribute to preconstruction activities such as budget estimating at all design phases, meetings with design team/clients, obtaining participation from vendors for specific trade assistance, etc.

Position Prerequisites (preferred not required)
All qualified candidates must submit the following:

  • Current contact address and phone number(s)
  • Current and past employment experience indicating your position and responsibilities
  • Detailed list of any and all construction experience including but not limited to a list of past bid statistics showing hit rate and role on each bid
  • Verifiable references from past employers. References will be contacted and verified unless otherwise instructed.
  • Employment availability
  • Educational background
  • Desired salary