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Electrical Preconstruction Director

Company: Clayco, Inc.
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

The Electrical Preconstruction Director will be responsible for taking the lead on a particular estimate(s) and providing direction to other team members. They will be responsible for accurately calculating project costs by preparing budgets for Electrical/Technology/LV Systems. Budgeting efforts are for projects in pursuit and those awarded to the company. Successful candidates will be very well organized, have excellent communication skills and be computer literate. Must have prior experience in the construction industry and advanced knowledge to perform quantity takeoff. The project pursuits will be focused around larger more technically complex work such as EV, Semiconductor, Food & Beverage Manufacturing facilities, etc. Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for bidding work accurately, competitively, and on time.
  • Review of all RFP or design documents to establish a complete understanding of requested scope of work. Develop RFI lists for project clarifications. Emphasis of work will include more complicated, larger projects.
  • Coordination with project team to provide take off and estimating, constructability analyses, value engineering, cost control, scope reviews etc.
  • Ability to estimate and "fill in the gaps" for complete pricing when only conceptual design documents are available.
  • Take off all materials and prices, identify subcontractor involvement, solicit subcontractor and/or manufacturer prices and estimate direct field labor.
  • Assist internal team members who are responsible for building positive working relationships with local and national material suppliers and equipment vendors to provide current pricing of lighting, distribution equipment, low voltage systems, and miscellaneous material pricing.
  • Assist internal team members in maintaining positive working relationships with local and national Electrical /Technology/LV System subcontractors to verify market conditions and labor issues.
  • Assist internal team members responsible in maintaining current subcontractor and material costs within our estimating software.
  • Contribute in creating data to be used for conceptual estimating measures, such as, man-hours and/or cost per lineal foot, per square foot, by system, by spec, by building type, etc. Requirements:
    • 15+ years of experience as an estimator in electrical systems.
    • Ability to review bid documents and offer design critique and/or VE opportunities
    • Must work well under pressure and deadlines.
    • Must have demonstrated success in leadership, safety awareness, good follow-up skills, coaching, and teamwork
    • Effective written/oral communication skills, and interpersonal skills

Keywords: Clayco, Inc., Chicago , Electrical Preconstruction Director, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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