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Company: The Beach Company
Location: Charleston
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

The Estimator is responsible for developing detailed, comprehensive cost estimates for various site construction projects. Duties include collecting, analyzing, and interpreting costs of products and services as well as time and labor required to complete a construction project while ensuring profitability and maintaining safety standards.
This position is associated with Gulf Stream Construction Company. Gulf Stream Construction is the premiere full-service general site contractor headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina.
Collaborative. Innovative. Responsive. This is Gulf Stream.
We have unparalleled expertise in all phases of site, civil and infrastructure construction throughout South Carolina and coastal Georgia.Responsibilities

Determine and define the scope of work and deliverables by reviewing plans, specifications, shop drawings, and takeoffs
Attend non-mandatory pre-bid site visits, as needed, to gain an overall understanding of the bid requirements
Establish relationships and communicate with general contractors, engineers, developers, subcontractors, and vendors until bid is awarded
Build earthwork models in 3D modeling software
Research the cost of items such as materials, transport, labor, and equipment through utilization of the estimating software, analyzing for completeness of scope, and resolving cost discrepancies
Request and obtain quotes from vendors and subcontractors in a timely manner by specifying materials, identifying qualified subcontractors, and negotiating price
Present cost estimates to Chief Estimator and President for questions, clarification, profit markups, and final edits before submission to bid requestor
Submit a responsible and profitable estimate to bid requestor by the deadline. Answer outstanding questions, make bid adjustments, and resubmit if necessary. Follow up with bid requestor until bid is awarded.
Attend turnover meetings with Project Manager to review bid estimate, answer questions, and provide clarification to ensure a successful transition from bid to project commencement
Collaborate with Administrative Assistants and Vice President of Business Development, as needed
Adhere to all safety policies and procedures as it relates to office personnel
Other responsibilities assigned by management

Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Architecture, or related field. Experience in a directly related field may be accepted in lieu of formal education
3-10 years of experience in Estimating or equivalent.
Proficient in B2W software and Trimble Business Center, preferred

Skills and Abilities

Exceptional time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
Detail oriented and highly organized
Ability to prioritize job pricing and deadlines for several estimates at the same time
Strong communication skills
Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple estimates at once

Keywords: The Beach Company, Charleston , Estimator*, Professions , Charleston, South Carolina

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