Construction Senior Estimator – Herndon, VA

Division: Building
Location: Herndon, VA

SUMMARY OF POSITION

We are seeking a driven and experienced Senior Estimator for our growing team. Based in Kinsley’s Metro DC office, located in Herndon, VA, the Estimator is responsible for leading bid teams, performing individual estimating during the bid process and must be able to work as part of a team. The Senior Estimator will report directly to the Director of Preconstruction.

TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare scopes of work for subcontractors on upcoming bids
  • Directly communicate with subcontractors through various channels to gain coverage
  • Develop preliminary project schedules
  • Assist in resolving problems, which may arise during construction
  • Review plans and specifications for completeness and prepare RFI’s for additional information required
  • Set up bid opportunities, send out invitations, and track coverage through Smart Bid software
  • Prepare detailed estimates and update the current project estimate for changes or additions to the scope of the project for the project using the Timberline estimating software estimating
  • Prepare takeoffs for all work normally performed by Kinsley including, but not limited to, concrete, steel, carpentry, doors, specialties and equipment installations.
  • Become familiar with construction methods and standard specifications for work Kinsley personnel perform
  • Obtain competitive pricing from material suppliers and subcontractors as required
  • Work with the Project Manager to purchase and order materials required for the project as may be required to facilitate project start-up
  • Monitor cost on projects for variances to the estimate and for use in preparation of bids on future projects
  • Stay abreast of current technology and construction methods in an effort to continually improve production and quality
  • Be part of the Project Team – setting strategy, estimating, detailing scope of work and assisting the marketing group in the procurement of projects
  • Secure required bid bonds and coordinate insurance requirement
  • Review contract requirements with in-house legal and subcontractors
  • Coordinate the final scope of work, contract, manpower and schedule requirements with subcontractors prior to award of the subcontract
  • Experience or comfort with technology solutions, estimating software and takeoff software

Requirements
  • Prior estimating experience required
  • Prior field construction experience preferred
  • 2-4 Year post-secondary degree preferred
  • Computer and software skills, including Microsoft Word and Excel is required
  • Experience and proficiency with PDF Editor (Bluebeam) preferred
  • Experience and proficiency with estimating software including: OST, Timberline/Sage, Assemble, SmartBid, MS Project or P6, and ViewPoint

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WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. FEMALES, MINORITIES, VETERANS AND INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.