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Federal Senior Estimator (2019-AL-017)

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Robins & Morton
Physical Address
400 Shades Creek Pkwy
Birmingham, AL 35209
Job Description

Job Responsibilities:
With a partnering approach, Robins & Morton works on government, healthcare and commercial construction projects of all sizes, creating a collaborative and transparent environment for everyone involved. Our R&M teams work with a self-motivated spirit to ensure an exceptional partnering experience for our clients, design partners, trade partners, and our employees.

We are looking for a Senior Estimator to collaborate with our clients, business partners, and the R&M team to deliver professionally executed project estimates and provide exceptional preconstruction services.

If you are motivated to achieve large-scale success through excellent communication, trusting relationships, and attention to detail, we are interested in you!

We are looking for a high-performing candidate who will lead the Government Preconstruction Team, primarily working to complete accurate estimates for each phase of the project’s design, including quantity take-off and pricing, alternate analysis, and cost management suggestions. Responsibilities also include monitoring the project’s desired program, scope, and quality to ensure that our clients’ needs are met with regard to schedule and budget.

YOUR DAY-TO-DAY: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job)

Lead preconstruction services and estimate preparation for assigned projects, including overall estimate completeness, accuracy and control of project budget
Provide collaborative preconstruction services (input, coordination, and problem solving) to clients and design teams for assigned projects
Prepare Preconstruction / Estimate Action List: establish responsibilities and make assignments to team members, coordinate and supervise work, and establish schedule
Establish overall bid packaging and bid alternates strategy for projects
Coordinate issuance of early release packages to support project schedule
Communicate drawing completion level expectations to design team for various design milestones
Review project plans and specifications for completeness and constructability
Provide Owner assistance with OFE/FF&E and coordinate with the Owner’s consultants (surveying, Geotech, testing, low voltage)
Prepare subcontractor/vendor lists; identify, cultivate, and attract new subcontractors and vendors; develop, maintain, and enhance relationships
Issue bid invitations to subcontractors and vendors, ensure adequate bid coverage for each trade package, follow-up, and establish participation
Prepare bid packages and/or bid forms to clarify project scope requirements and to coordinate work amongst trades
Prepare and/or assist with preparation of self-performed bid packages for project
Prepare Interested Bidders Memo
Prepare bid management platform details page for project bid solicitation
Inventory and distribute documents
Attend/Lead pre-bid conferences and jobsite visits
Prepare conceptual and detailed take-offs for all CSI divisions
Create questions to Architects/Engineers for clarification
Incorporate costs in estimate to match contract terms and maximize profits (self-performed work, special conditions, labor burden, insurances, permits, bonds, taxes, licenses, contingency, fees, etc.)
Assist Operations Manager with profit strategy and ensure that profit objectives are maximize
Obtain costs from municipal agencies for permits, licenses, taxes, fees, etc.
Request GC bid bonds (for R&M) from accounting, if required for project bid submission
Prepare clear, properly formatted Bid Analysis Worksheets
Analyze and scope subcontractor and vendor proposals, establish consistency among proposals, and coordinate scope with other packages
Assemble detailed Sage Timberline estimates and modify pricing to suit project
Produce conceptual and programmatic estimates; review and analyze historical cost information to develop and/or adjust estimates
Provide conceptual studies and evaluate alternate systems
Evaluate labor pricing/production for specific projects and/or locations
Ensure that all work scope items for assigned trade packages are covered in project estimates
Monitor design to control project costs between milestone estimates
Prepare detailed variance reports to explain differences between milestone estimates
Assist with developing General Conditions and Schedules
Participate in or lead the prequalification process for subcontractor approval
Lead the preparation and assembly of the estimate presentation
Prepare cost management options to resolve budget issues and meet project budgets
Prepare cash flow analysis for Owner’s use
Lead estimate presentations: “sell” estimates to client and design team, create clear and innovative estimate presentations, and incorporate technology into presentations
Lead and manage bid day process on bid projects
Conduct public bid openings and make recommendations to Owner
Transfer / roll completed estimates to accounting / operations
Prepare conceptual and detailed preconstruction services budgets for proposed or awarded projects
Monitor and manage preconstruction expenses on assigned projects
Assist with preparation of preconstruction services billings
Engage and coordinate with R&M design consultants such as ADA and moisture control

Participate in or establish a minimum once per weekly meeting with the OAC team during preconstruction to ensure team continuity; maintain and distribute a team action item list
Assume key role in sales presentations for assigned projects
Assist with preparation of RFP responses and sales presentations and attend pre-proposal meetings
Attend and actively participate in design/preconstruction meetings; take notes and issue minutes for communication to the project team
Lead an estimate handoff meeting with operations and review the final estimate and the subcontractor scopes of work
Assist operations during construction to resolve field problems, change orders, project audits
Assist with development of leads for new work
Continuous Improvement

Strive to attain 100% Customer Satisfaction rating for assigned projects
Organize and publish data for historical cost purposes
Actively participate in learning opportunities
Review estimates to eliminate errors and schedule review of estimates with peer and/or Operations Manager prior to presentation
Utilize historical information to check and validate estimates (production tracking, etc.)
Develop innovative ways to present estimates and cost models
Leadership Development

Participate actively in R&M performance standards evaluations, demonstrate awareness of self-development needs, and strive to achieve goals
Provide guidance and assistance to team members; mentor estimators and assistant estimators in development
Learning Environment

Visit projects to increase knowledge of construction means and methods
Research, test, and teach the use of emerging technology
Share innovations
Job Qualifications:
WHAT YOU BRING TO THE TEAM: (Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job)

Education – Undergraduate/Bachelor’s degree (construction management or related degree, preferred)
Excellent Communication Skills
Preconstruction Experience – Minimum of eight years preconstruction/estimating experience preferred
Field Experience – Minimum of one year (more experience is preferred)
Supervisory experience with preconstruction personnel
Understanding of contracts (Owner and R&M)
Understanding of construction means and methods and impact to cost and schedule
Demonstrate effective use of technology including Microsoft Office programs and estimating/construction related computer software
Support and encourage all team members in their roles and responsibilities
Demonstrate organizational and time management skills
Demonstrate drive and initiative in performance of duties
Exhibit integrity and positive attitude
Demonstrate use of reasoning skills and ability to resolve issues quickly
Foster an environment of continuous improvement
5-7 years of federal experience preferred
Other Job Information: (if applicable)
This position is an Exempt position and is not subject to overtime pay
This position is assigned to the corporate office or a division office
Occasional travel is required in this position
This position is part of the Preconstruction Department
This position reports directly to the Director of Preconstruction or Division Manager

Ranked 3rd among top general contractors by Modern Healthcare 2018
Associated Builders and Contractors 2018 National Excellence in Construction Eagle Award winner
Ranked 79th by Engineering News-Record 2018 publication of top 400 contractors
Awarded 2017 Project of the Year in Sychro Software’s Annual Digital Construction Awards
100+ various learning & development courses offered annually at 15+ different locations
Time off when you need it
Employee events & outings
Community involvement
Competitive salary
Excellent health, dental, life insurance, telemedicine

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