Estimator

Location: Santa Fe Springs, CA

Department: Southern Region

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

At Griffith Company, we recognize that people are our most valuable resource. We nurture that resource by fostering a work environment that encourages communication, respect and recognition. In this environment, Griffith Company employees flourish, taking their careers to new levels. In addition to offering a 110+ year history of quality, safety and excellence, Griffith Company has a dynamic, exciting and supportive culture where opportunity for growth abounds.

We are currently looking for an Estimator for our Santa Fe Springs office. Candidates must have extensive experience working and building customer relations with public and private agencies, and bidding heavy civil work.

POSITION PURPOSE

The Estimator is responsible for the development of accurate and timely estimates for both private and public works projects.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, soils reports and existing site conditions to determine scope of work.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings.
  • Oversee the good faith effort process and communicate the DBE requirements to the estimating team.
  • Coordinate bid preparation requirements with the Contract Administrator.
  • Perform risk and contract management responsibilities as required, and report findings to Chief Estimator and Division Manager.
  • Track work history.
  • Coordinate pre-bid RFI’s prior to specification cutoff date.
  • Prepare estimates by calculating complete take off of scope of work.
  • Coordinate total estimating effort relevant to particular bid/project as assigned.
  • Maintain files of working documents as backup for estimating figures.
  • Monitor post bid submission dates towards contract procurement
  • Ensure proper project handoff if project is taken over by another PM/Team.
  • Coordinate scope of work with other Griffith Division and subcontractors.
  • Interface with Owner and other contractors to provide engineering and cost data regarding project feasibility.
  • Draft subcontract agreements and coordinate subcontract and purchase order administration.
  • Prepare budgets, subcontracts, purchase orders and assist in preliminary project schedules.
  • Follow awarded contracts as assigned. May include estimating extra work items, change orders, credits, procuring material, monitoring progress, cost/budget, revenue, etc.
  • Mentor and manage Junior Estimators and Interns as assigned.
  • Take an active role in managing Owner relations/business development.
  • Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree would be preferred, or equivalent combinations of technical training and related experience.

EXPERIENCE

Minimum 3 years of Structures or Earthwork estimating for heavy civil projects. (Highway, Rail, Underground, Paving, Materials Manufacturing, Bridge and Airport infrastructure)

SPECIFIC JOB KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

  • Proficient in understanding staging/phasing and project scope.
  • Must have a strong work ethic and excellent time management skills.
  • Must have high attention to detail.
  • Excellent writing, presentation, and computer skills
  • Develop a thorough knowledge of company procedures, estimating techniques, all engineering disciplines, cost control systems and accounts required.
  • Must master Bid2Win Estimating software.
  • Must master Blue Beam, Agtek, and Sketch up.
  • Must master the process of reading plans and specifications
  • Must master the process of doing takeoffs.
  • Must have an understanding of time impact analysis and time related overhead
  • Must master Primavera P6, SureTrak, MS Project
  • Must be familiar with Contract Accounting
  • Must have an understanding of critical path and track delays.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Other requirements may apply

COMPETENCIES:

  • Collaboration Skills
  • Detail Oriented
  • Results Driven
  • Process Oriented
  • Analysis/Solution Driven
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Ethical Conduct
  • Time Management
  • Negotiation
  • Organization Skills
  • Applied Mathematical Skills

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Regularly required to sit.
  • Frequently required to stand and walk at jobsites.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move objects up to 20 pounds.

Relocation assistance will be provided to candidates outside of the local area on a case-by-case basis.

Visit us at: www.griffithcompany.net

Griffith Company is an equal opportunity employer and an employee-owned company.

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