Construction Estimator

Location: Pontiac, Michigan
Date Posted: 04-13-2018
For nearly 30 years, the Company has serviced Southeast Michigan with a history of stable and profitable work focused on quality. The asphalt paving and excavation equipment is all Company-owned and the organization is the largest purchaser of asphalt in the state of Michigan. The Company has built and maintained a strong reputation in the industry and offers expertise in various aspects of construction, including design, underground, stone base and asphalt paving.
The Position
The Company is looking for an experienced Estimator to join its dynamic team of construction professionals. This position is responsible for all aspects of the estimating process, including proposals, bid analysis, physical take offs, material, labor, etc. In fast paced environment and demanding industry, the Estimator completes a high volume of bids on a daily basis.  While the position primarily interacts with the internal team, the individual also creates and maintains strong relationships with suppliers. The Estimator has a direct influence on the results of the projects and the success of the Company.
Primary responsibilities including the following:
  • Review plans and specs, complete accurate take-offs, solicit supplier pricing, and assemble complete estimates and budgets
  • Directly involved with job cost oversight to ensure projects remain within budget and profitable
  • Review the pre-letting requirements and information, working with management team to ensure relevance and profit potential
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of market conditions
  • Verify that pricing is competitive and accurate
  • Develop and enhance the Company’s relationships with suppliers to facilitate strategic partnerships
  • Interact with the Operations team to assist in the construction process as needed
  • All other duties as assigned
The atmosphere is rewarding for competitive individuals that enjoy working at a fast pace and will not shy away from high pressure projects. The team sets high standards and works cohesively to achieve both personal and individual goals. The Company prides itself on the experience and hard work of its field and management teams, who are viewed as the largest contributors to the overall company success.
One of the key differentiators for the organization is its focus on the business and financial side of the industry, in addition to its high level of customer service. Identification of project opportunities, leveraging supplier relationships and industry partnerships, and maintaining focus on financial performance have all contributed to the Company’s success.
Desired Experience, Skills, and Abilities
  • Five years of estimating experience, ideally in the asphalt industry
    • The Company is open to considering candidates with backgrounds focused in other scopes of work within the construction industry
  • Bachelor’s degree is preferred but is not required; The Company will consider experience as its primary factor.
  • Knowledge of Budgeting, Profit and Loss statements, and how projects (and companies) ultimately make a profit
  • Well versed in reading, understanding and interpreting construction plans and specs
  • Ability to strategize and multi-task while maintaining impeccable attention to detail
 Compensation, Benefits, and Structure
This is a full-time, permanent position that offers a competitive base salary, bonus/profit sharing plan that is directly tied to Company profitability and employee performance, health insurance benefits, 401K plan, paid time off, and an entrepreneurial company culture. 
The Recruitment Process
The recruitment process will include a phone interview, two in-person interviews, candidate assessments, and a pre-employment background check and drug test. The process is designed to ensure that the best hiring decision is made for both the Company and the candidate.
The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer!
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