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Estimator - Construction

Company: Nicholson Construction Company
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Since 1955, Nicholson Construction Company has been setting the industry standard for performance and technical innovation in geotechnical construction. We have built our reputation by performing the highest quality work and providing the most innovative solutions on the widest range of demanding and high profile projects. Nicholson is part of a global network of unparalleled geotechnical resources and expertise, specializing in deep foundations, earth retention, ground treatment and ground improvement. Summary: Located at our office in Chicago, IL, the Estimator will scope and prepare portions of estimates for one or more specific techniques related to specialty foundation construction including the determination of applicable project plans and specifications.Essential Functions: Review proposal specifications and drawings to determine scope of work, attend pre-bid meetings, conduct site visits, interact with operations staff to develop work approach, prepare quantity takeoffs and input data into computerized estimating software (HCSS Heavy Bid), attend post-bid meetings and negotiate the scope of work.Review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality, or availability of materials.Work directly with staff and operations department on completing various project estimates and documentation.Manage the available bid time to insure accurate and timely preparation of an assigned portion of estimate.Maintain files of working documents as back-up for estimates figures including current (accurate) information on prices from suppliers through direct contact, sales brochures, price lists, etc.Organize and detail the estimate so that it can be easily understood for review purposes and efficiently turned over to operations personnel.Review and incorporate historical data from purchase orders, subcontracts and productivity analysis reports, etc. into current estimates.Ensure estimate accuracy to the maximum extent reasonable and achievableMaintain the highest standards of professionalism, fairness and ethical behavior when representing Nicholson to clients, engineers, vendors, and partnersAbility to freely access all points of a construction site in wide ranging climates and environments.Some travel is required for this roleEducation & Training: * Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Construction Engineering or equivalent degree is required along with two (2) to five (5) years estimating and cost control experience within the heavy civil construction industry Experience: 2-5 years estimating, cost control experienceAdditionally, will also consider related Project Engineering / Management experience, with estimating experience, related to highway, heavy industrial and/or general building construction projects.Knowledge and Abilities: Knowledge and expertise of geotechnical construction a plusMust possess knowledge of estimating techniques and cost control, as well as the ability to interpret computerized cost data and systems essential.Software skills to include: HCSS Heavy Bid and MS Office, specifically Excel.Ability to travel as needed, which may include overnight stays away from home Physical Requirements: Lift, carry, pull and push at least 40 pounds* Travel per the company travel policy, sometimes overnight and away from home* Able to concentrate at a high degree in a busy and noisy construction environmentMental Requirements: * Converse effectively using both verbal and written communication.* Make decisions and assume accountability* Concentrate on tasks* Demonstrate ability to manage stress and emotions as related to the workplace* Attention to detail* Identify and resolve conflict* Assess safety and riskBenefits:MedicalDentalVisionShort Term DisabilityLong Term DisabilityAccidental Death and DismembermentLife Insurance401(k) matchingSafe Harbor Retirement PlanEmployee Assistance ProgramPaid VacationPersonal daysSick daysNicholson Construction participates in E-VerifyPDN-99132222-5b4d-4eec-b887-61d8dfa9b48c

Keywords: Nicholson Construction Company, Chicago , Estimator - Construction, Professions , Chicago, Illinois

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