Katerra is a technology company transforming property development, design, and construction?from start to finish. We are building an entirely new kind of company that brings together expertise in design, technology, material sourcing, manufacturing, and construction as a single integrated offering.
With this unique approach, we have the opportunity to design and build beyond compromise. Beautiful, efficient, sustainable?we can do it all. The era of design concessions is over.
At Katerra, we lead from every seat. Our ideal team members are self-starters that embrace ambiguity, think big, and bring their own uncompromising standards of excellence.
The Material Estimator is responsible for the accurate, timely and detailed material cost estimates on large, complex projects. The ideal candidate should have extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, project schedule preparation, costs and construction principles. They should be a self-starter and work efficiently with minimal oversight, must be able to meet critical deadlines and have the ability to lead and work as part of a greater team.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
Full knowledge of material estimating methods
Download and convert bid documents
Identify labor, material, and time requirements by studying vendor proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents.
Compute costs by analyzing labor, material, and time requirements.
Resolve discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information.
Present prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
Prepare special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Maintain cost database by entering and backing up data.
Maintain technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.
Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
Required Skills & Experience
High school diploma or GED
5 years of relevant material estimating experience
Ability to prepare conceptual budgets based on minimal information and specifications
Ability to professionally communicate project needs to assigned staff in a fast-paced environment
Proven ability to multi-task in a high volume, fast-paced work environment
Self-driven, reliable and able to work independently
Curious with a desire to learn and grow
Positive and professional attitude, and strong customer relations skills
Strong team work and collaboration with peers and leaders
Preferred Skills & Experience
Highly motivated individual with aspirations for career growth.
Ability to work in a team environment and initiative to execute on self-guided, special initiative projects.
Drive towards results, proactively identify risks and escalate effectively.
Strong verbal, written and graphic communication skills and can Effectively work and communicate across large cross-functional teams.
Excellent problem solver, and communicator.
Flexibility to evolve with various tasks and directions as new projects and initiatives unfold.
Ability to thrive in a fast paced, demanding, dynamic work-environment.
Detail oriented personality with strong organizational skills.
Disciplined work ethic with great attitude and energy.
Highly motivated self-starter
Ability to multi-task & work on multiple projects concurrently
Construction, Mining & Trades