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Sr. Estimator Construction

Company name
Apple & Associates, Inc.

80,000 - $125,000

Dallas, TX
7 hit(s)  


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One of the country's top ENR general contractors seeks a Senior Estimator in the core markets of healthcare, higher ed, high rise, corporate office, as well as other complex and technical construction projects. Company believes in providing the best tools for employees to get the job done right. Lean operation processes. Digital document collaboration. LEED-certified, occupant-focused environments. They make sure their workforce is prepared for the job, and they expect the best. Their diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and they are looking for inspired people to join them in the pursuit of building perfection.


The Senior Estimator will review and execute bids on multiple and/or more complex projects. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the estimating and bid process, from review of plans and specifications, to soliciting and negotiating prices from contractors and suppliers. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of company.


• Prepares complex cost estimates for competitive bids and negotiated proposals for multiple projects.

• Prepares material and other costs summary for quotes from vendors.

• Applies knowledge of project schedule to preconstruction efforts.

• Applies knowledge of subcontractor market and how to prequalify subcontractors.

• Tracks value creation items from development through inclusion and documents in project documentation.

• Develops and manages scopes of work for all trades, including responsibility matrix, distribution of plans and specifications, and pricing, bid solicitation and coordination for vendors and subcontractors.

• Utilizes knowledge of the project schedule and logistics in project estimates.

• Provides system analysis of building components and MEP systems and assists operations staff on project logistics, staging, phasing plans and coordination.

• Completes review and execution of bid forms, bid bonds, etc. on bid projects including general requirements. Participates in and summarizes bid day activities.

• Collaborates with operations and field staff to develop more economical ways to construct projects during the preconstruction process.

• Provides professional and comprehensive deliverables at the completion of each major estimate.

• Improves project profitability opportunities by applying thorough understanding of insurance structures, fees and rates.

• Reviews financial risk to the company and ensures fee enhancements are within estimates, including contract risk. Partners with operations to assess and mitigate risk.

• Develops and maintains client and subcontractor relationships.

• Presents and sells estimates and proposals and participates in project procurement presentations.

• Coordinates feasibility studies on life-cycle costs of building systems.

• Presents and sells estimates and proposals and participates in project procurement presentations.

• Coordinates feasibility studies on life-cycle costs of building systems.

• Leads efforts to assemble, analyze and store project cost history.

• Collaborates with operations to provide constructability and coordination reviews of project documents.

• Provides training and mentorship to others.


Bachelor's Degree in construction management, engineering or related field (Preferred)

In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered

Advanced technology skills (required)

8-10+ years’ experience in construction (Preferred)

7+ years’ experience in estimating (Required)

Employee-focused culture

Whether it’s their Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), company wellness program, or modern workspaces, we put the satisfaction of our employees at the forefront of everything we do.

Award-winning benefits package

Named one of Plan Sponsor Magazine’s 2015 Plan Sponsors of the Year, their employee benefits package ranks among the top of their peer group, meeting and exceeding standard expectations.

Professional training opportunities

Their employee development team works full-time to create growth opportunities across the company. They encourage employees to take command of their own development, and make sure they have what they need to take that next step.

Company Profile
At Apple & Associates, we understand that relationships are what make us stand apart. Whether you are a client or a candidate, you are an extension of the Apple & Associates’ family. Many of our recruiters have been with the company since its earliest days. They take great pride in the relationships they build; always emphasizing high standards, ethics and quality service. Our President, Debi Apple started her recruiting career in Aiken, South Carolina. She quickly became a top producer and leading authority in recruiting for the medical device, pharmaceutical and consumer product industries. Her passion and drive led her to open Apple & Associates in 1993. Under her leadership, Apple & Associates has grown to be one of the leading recruiting firms in these industries. Our company is proud to represent two of the largest medical device and pharmaceutical companies in the U.S., Covidien (formerly known as Tyco Healthcare) and our first and longtime client, Becton Dickinson. Now headquartered in Chapin, South Carolina, Apple & Associates has offices from coast to coast, offering regional recruiting expertise throughout the U.S. and Latin America. Our searches and permanent placements represent all levels, from CEO to staff level positions.

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