Assistant Construction Estimator and Project Manager

Location: Wixom, MI
Date Posted: 04-17-2018
Scodeller Construction, Inc has a 30-year history of stability and profitability. This Wixom-based contractor has built itself on the strengths of its field personnel and management team. Based on significant growth and geographical expansion, the Company needs to add a Project Manager/Estimator to its team. Projects range from large-scale airport runway repair projects (tight schedules with high liquidated damages!), multi-mile freeway pavement maintenance, and smaller commercial projects. 
The Position
The company has had success utilizing the model of combined Estimators/Project Managers and this role will continue that model. The Assistant Estimator/Project Manager will review bid opportunities, identify target projects, prepare estimates and budgets, and then ultimately manage projects through completion and final close out.  The Estimator/PM role has a direct influence on the results of the projects and the success of the Company.
Primary responsibilities including the following
  • Maintain complete and up-to-date knowledge of all projects and bid-lettings that the Company should target
  • Review the pre-letting requirements and information, working with the management team to ensure relevance and profit potential
  • Review plans and specs, complete accurate take-offs, solicit subcontractor pricing and assemble complete estimates and budgets
  • Ensure company compliance with bid-letting and RFQ processes to maximize opportunities to gain new business
  • Interface directly with State, and local DOT and other government personnel to assist the Company’s efforts to increase revenue and profitability
  • Develop and enhance the Company’s relationships with sub-contractors and suppliers to facilitate strategic partnerships
  • Complete financial and schedule management for all projects being personally managed
  • All other duties as assigned

Desired Experience, Skills, and Abilities
  • Two years of construction management experience, with at least two years in estimating, ideally in the paving industry
    • Please note that the Company is open to considering candidates on all ends of the experience spectrum from entry-level to senior-level candidates.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Construction Management or Civil Engineering
  • Ability to strategize and multi-task
  • Knowledge of Budgeting, Profit and Loss statements, and how projects (and companies) ultimately make a profit
  • Ability to travel within the state and possibly to surrounding states, typically daily travel with minimal (less than 10%) oversight travel
Compensation, Benefits, and Structure
This is a full-time, permanent position that offers a competitive base salary, clearly defined bonus plan directly tied to project profitability, 401K plan with a 4% employer match, paid time off, and an entrepreneurial company culture. In addition, the Company offers 100% employer paid health insurance (including coverage for your entire family). The position provides long-term growth potential, both in terms of responsibility and compensation.
The Recruitment Process
The recruitment process will include two phone interviews, an in-person interview, 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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