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Senior Concrete Estimator

Charlotte, NC · Construction/Facilities

Founded in 1963 by Don Fessler & George Bowman, Fessler & Bowman, Inc. has grown from a residential flatwork & basement wall contractor to a top 100 Commercial Concrete Contractor recognized across the nation. Keeping customer satisfaction as our fundamental core value has allowed Fessler & Bowman, Inc. to prosper for nearly six decades.

Our Culture & Philosophy:
Fessler & Bowman is a fast-paced and culture-focused industry leader in specialty concrete and civil earthwork.  When we talk about culture at F&B, it is not just a plaque hanging in our lobby.  We live our values every day and these values have allowed us to build a phenomenal team delivering best in class products to our customers.  We don’t put off until tomorrow what can be accomplished today; our relentless commitment to a job done right is what drives us all.

A leading indicator of team member success at Fessler & Bowman is someone who strives to meet our core values.  If we asked a friend to describe you would they use words like “competitive,” “driven,” “team-focused,” “detail-oriented,” “agile,” and “a problem solver”?  Are you willing to take calculated risks to achieve better than average results?  If so, you are the type of person we are looking to add to our F&B family.

Summary:
Fessler and Bowman is responsible for successful bidding of concrete projects, from the initial bid review and analysis through the hand-off from the Estimating Team to the Project Management Team. The Concrete Estimator is responsible for all aspects of the estimating function, including bid analysis, plan review, quantity take offs, subcontractor pricing collection, putting together bid information, and assessment of both winning and losing bids.  

Five Key Roles of the Estimator:

  • Developing innovative, accurate estimates consistent with Fessler and Bowman’s costs
  • Conducts a thorough and detailed project take-off, assembling all quantities, man hour requirements, etc.
  • Solicits subcontractor and supplier pricing, reviewing prequalification requirements, and determining the best qualified subcontractors
  • Identifies project-specific risk issues and the potential impact to Fessler and Bowman, as well as potential strategies to help mitigate those risks
  • Reviews project plans and specifications and communicates with project stakeholders and internal resources to confirm the scope of the project

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Developing the project plan, the project schedule and the proposal documents for all estimates
  • Reviews estimates for other estimating team members
  • Supports the determination of whether to pursue a project by participating in the “Go/No-Go” process on complex concrete projects
  • Creates complete project budgets once a project is being actively bid
  • Assembles documentation and prepares client presentations for proposal submissions
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.

Education, Experience & Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Construction Management or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • At least five (5) years of construction experience
  • Proficient in using Bid2Win estimating software or similar tool(s) 
  • Estimating medium-to-large commercial and industrial projects that include:
    • Site concrete, slab on grade, forms, footings, foundations, pads, etc.
    • Tilt-up walls, CIP walls, retaining walls, etc.
    • Elevated structural concrete, etc.
  • Creative and results-oriented, with a strong sense of urgency and self-motivation
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with an adaptable and flexible style in working with all types of individuals.

Travel:
Travel to and from job sites and office locations is required for this position. Fessler & Bowman will compensate for travel when applicable.

Recruitment Process:
The recruitment process will include a phone screen, in-person meeting, and a pre-employment background check and drug test.

Fessler & Bowman is an Equal Opportunity Employer!

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