Chief Estimator, Construction

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    Ventura, CA 93003
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Job Description

    We are looking for a full-time addition to our already established Estimating Team. We are looking for a professional who has experience with ground up and/or TI estimates that are individually valued at $25 million at a minimum. The Chief Estimator is responsible for the oversight and supervision of the estimating department and all related activities including staff management, the preparation and coordination of the overall bid packages, conceptual budgets, detailed estimates, rough orders of magnitude, and competitive bids. Candidates must possess a great attitude, proper skills and the ambition to fulfill the following essential functions:

    • Evaluate each project for potential risk factors and develop a preconstruction roadmap to secure the work
    • Manage all aspects of the estimating and budget management process for both public and private work
    • Facilitate:
      • a thorough preconstruction approach to include site visits, safety and security analyses, access, staging, staffing, temporary utilities/facilities, etc.
      • the analysis of plans, specifications, abstracts, and other documentation to ensure estimates are comprehensive
      • the solicitation of subcontractors and vendors including bid invitations, RFP’s, addenda, and final proposals
      • the proper execution and completion of quantity surveys/take-offs for all areas/scopes
      • a comprehensive turnover meeting for each project
      • the administration of a preferred/prequalified subcontractor program
      • a detailed and thorough descope and buyout process
    • Serve as a mentor for the department and effectively encourage, train, coach, and manage direct reports and support staff
    • Manage and maintain historical cost data and cost modeling
    • Provide direction and staff assignments to estimating team members and distribute workload to capitalize on individual strengths while also providing growth opportunities
    • Manage the drafting of comprehensive scopes of work for subcontracts and purchase orders
    • Build and foster subcontractor and vendor relationships
    • Participate in the development of policies and standard operating procedures for the department
    • Work closely with other departments to ensure ongoing business development, client retention and overall company profitability
    • Other duties as assigned

    This position requires the following attributes:

    • Strong leadership skills including initiative and drive
    • Proactive approach to problem solving
    • Consistently meet or exceed deadlines
    • Clear oral and written communication skills
    • Maintain a congenial demeanor and professional customer service skills
    • Show strong attention to detail as well as organizational and documentation skills
    • Self-starter and motivated requiring minimal supervision
    • Ability to handle with conflict with excellent mediation and negotiation skills
    • Strong ethical approach to estimating standards and practices

    Education and Experience:

    • Degree in construction management, engineering, architecture, or similar field
    • Proficient with computer software required of the position (examples include MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Outlook, MS Project, P6, OST, Adobe Pro, BlueBeam, BuildingConnected, etc.)
    • A minimum of 15 years of experience in all phases of construction estimating, practices and standards
    • Relevant commercial experience in:
    a. Conceptual estimating
    b. Competitive hard bid
    c. Design-build and CMAR delivery
    d. Value analyses / engineering
    e. Private construction and public works in the USA

    We are a equal opportunity employer

    Resumes from vendors will not be accepted.

    Company Description

    Staples Construction Company, Inc. is a licensed California general contracting corporation that specializes in commercial and industrial construction projects, ranging in size from small interior tenant improvements to multi-million dollar concrete tilt-up commercial office buildings and large distribution centers. Since the inception of Staples Construction Company in 1995, we have expanded our corporate headquarters in Ventura with regional offices in Bay Area, Salinas and Sacramento.

    Posting ID: 608508304Posted: 2021-03-21Job Title: Chief Estimator Construction