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Vice President of Preconstruction & Estimating

Company: GMA Construction Group - Griggs Mitchell & Alma of
Location: Chicago
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

GMA is need of a Director of Preconstruction & Estimating! The Vice President of Preconstruction & Estimating will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will lead multiple hard-bid, conceptual, and pre-construction estimates for commercial projects in the Affordable Housing, Education, Healthcare, Avaition, and Federal markets across a national portfolio.
Responsibilities:

  • Substantial industry knowledge and aware of current market conditions and cost trends
  • Reading and interpreting documents, contractor/vendor solicitation, analyzing drawings and specifications
  • Passion for preconstruction and estimating
  • Applicant must be familiar with conceptual and hard bid estimating
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Must be detail oriented and technically sound with good communication skills
  • A Strong work ethic is a must
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to utilize computers, and experienced with Microsoft Office, On Screen takeoff, Bluebeam or other estimating software programs
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines, and coordinate team members
  • Maintain a strict high-level of confidentiality regarding financial specifics of projects
  • Work with Developers, Construction Managers, and Design Managers to finalize and review estimates
  • Develop conceptual cost models based on historical costs
  • Maintain client and architect relationships by answering cost-related questions and providing cost trend feedback
  • Know overall SQFT costs of construction for different building types and tenants
  • Know and track unit costs of construction materials, systems and trades
  • Provides functional and administrative oversight of all estimating activities, including: estimate planning, preliminary project schedule, coordination of estimating activities
  • Implements estimating policy, procedures, and systems consistent with the company mission and competitive practices
  • Ensures that guidelines, policies and procedures are established and implemented for various types of estimates
  • Ensures that systems are maintained in a manner that aligns with the established guidelines, policies and proceduresQualifications
    • Undergraduate degree in construction management, construction engineering, civil engineer, architecture, or related field
    • 10+ years of estimating experience required where you have been the lead estimator for at least half that time
    • Less than 10% travel throughout the year is anticipated

Keywords: GMA Construction Group - Griggs Mitchell & Alma of, Chicago , Vice President of Preconstruction & Estimating, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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