Apple & Associates, Inc.
80,000 - $110,000
Innovative general contractor is seeking an estimator with 3-10 years of commercial construction experience for a well established and expanding Houston office. Estimators will work primarily on negotiated commercial projects within these core markets--healthcare, higher ed, advanced technology, corporate office, life sciences--and work closely with architects, engineers, owners, and subcontractors. Responsibilities for this position and required skills include:
Handling the project from first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized.
Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, to ask the right questions and work to provide a complete project cost evaluation.
Must be a collaborative and passionate advocate for our customers, empowering and informing them throughout the project.
Must be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials.
Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work.
Must have experience preparing detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility level documentation.
Ability to prepare detailed estimates and as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout.
Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package that clearly communicates project cost.
Must be able to collaborate with project team to establish the necessary staffing and project requirements.
Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost.
Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages.
Must have experience with the bidding process: soliciting bids, communicating with bidders, evaluating subcontractor proposals, using bid tally sheets, etc.
Make subcontractor award recommendations to the customer/owner and negotiate and finalize subcontracts with trade partners.
Must be prepared to participate and often lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner.
Must have experience being a member of the team involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project.
Able to engage and develop business with new and existing customers.
We are looking for a flexible, detail-oriented team player with the ability to manage multiple tasks, produce quality work, and consistently meet deadlines. The successful candidate will possess:
Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills.
Creative and innovative approaches and solutions on a project-by-project basis.
Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues.
Effective participation in a team environment, with both external and internal teammates.
Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, estimating software (WinEst, Timberline or similar), take-off software (On-Screen Takeoff or similar), BIM tools (Revit, Assemble, etc.), project management software (CMiC or similar), and scheduling software (Primavera or similar).
3+ years of experience as a commercial construction estimator, preferably within above core markets.
Bachelor’s degree a plus but not required.
A strong work ethic and a “can-do” attitude.
This job is salaried.
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.