Company: Ralph L Wadsworth Construction Company
Posted on: May 4, 2022
Ralph L Wadsworth Construction Company is looking for a Senior
Estimator in our Commercial and Water Group who will be responsible
to lead estimates with an emphasis on concrete structures such as
parking structures, water and wastewater facilities, commercial
concrete including footings, foundations and suspended slab and
industrial concrete. Other estimates could include commercial
buildings, (apartment complex, office buildings and vertical
builds). This position will develop quickly into a Lead Commercial
Estimator role for the right individual who will lead a commercial
estimating Team of 3-5 estimators. This position will work closely
with Project Owners, Vendors, Subcontractors, Project Managers,
Accounting and the Chief Estimator. Meticulous attention to detail
is required for this job.
Review proposal specifications and drawings and attend pre-bid
meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of
Prepare estimates by calculating various statistical data such as
quantity take-offs, material price lists, labor costs per man-hour
and equipment costs and applying to complete scope of work.
Review/research historical data (purchase orders, subcontracts,
productivity analysis reports, etc.) and compile summary reports to
develop guidelines and precedence for future estimates.
Incorporate historical data into unit and man-hour figures.
Participate in developing bid package estimate documents.
Maintain files of working documents for back-up to estimating
figures including current (accurate) information on prices from
suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists,
Create, send and manage subcontractor requests for proposal.
Communicates with subs and suppliers to clarify pricing
information. Determines the suitability and competitive stance of
subs and suppliers
Prepare detailed estimate schedules for proposed projects.
Initiates schematic plans or sketches to illustrate approach and
strategy. (Sketchup or Tekla experience a plus)
May review design options and recommend best solution based on
cost, engineering quality or availability of materials.
Follow awarded contracts as assigned - may include estimating extra
work items, change orders, credits, procuring materials, etc.
Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college, technical school
or university in Engineering or Construction Management
7+ years of self-perform based estimating experience, demonstrating
competence in hard-bid, design-build and conceptual estimating with
a focus on structural concrete preferred.
7+ years of reading (in English) and analyzing and responding to
engineering drawings, technical plans, constructability, and
Experience in Tekla, Sketchup, Revit, Tekla or other 3D takeoff
software a plus but not required immediately
Experience in Planswift, or other 2D takeoff software is
7+ years of responding to common inquiries from customers,
regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
7+ years of presenting information to top management, public
groups, and/or boards of directors.
Good knowledge of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions
to practical situations and calculate mathematical extensions.
Also, good knowledge of geometric formulas and equations are
required to calculate area, volume, etc. in performing
7+ years of defining problems, collecting data, establishing facts,
and drawing valid conclusions.
Solid understanding of estimating techniques, cost control and
Creative and Innovate problem solver who likes challenging and
Excellent knowledge of construction practices, methods, trends and
Presents and communicates well in interviews and in all meetings
Effective written, verbal and presentation skills
Ability to use Bid2Win, HCSS or similar bottom up estimating
software considered a plus
401k retirement plan + 5% company match
Growth and advancement
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