Land Development Project Estimator

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  • Sep 13, 2019
Full time

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: The Land Development Estimator PM will be responsible for aiding in the preparation of quantity takeoffs, preliminary budgets, RFP's and interacting with contractors estimating departments. Candidate needs to understand heavy-civil engineering and be able read heavy-civil blue prints without training. There will be some opportunities for municipal & contractor interaction as a representative of KB. Candidate must be proficient in various computer programs (Excel, Word, estimating software)
Project Cost Management:
  • Prepare detailed take offs from heavy-civil plans, prepare cost estimates and initial budgets for projects that account for all scopes of work needed to complete job.
  • Evaluating Plans and making value engineering recommendations.
  • Prepare bid scopes, RFP's and quantity sheets and circulate to contractors for bidding.
  • Prepare Bid Spreads and Bid Analysis to assist in award of projects.
  • Review and update all project budgets weekly/monthly as needed to keep accounting system current and accurate.
Bond Management: 
  • Prepare corporate bond submittal package for Project bonding. 
  • Follow-up with municipal agencies to obtain final sign-off letters for bond exoneration and participate in bond exoneration meetings as necessary.
Contract Management:
  • Prepare/process vendor work agreements, RFI's, changed conditions, and facilitate vendor invoice payment.
  • Assist managing consultants performing civil design, joint trench design, landscape design, SWPP design, soils reports, plot plans.
Contractor Management: 
  • Review, verify and report Contracotr progress in field.
  • Verification and reporting of site conditions and Contracotr conditions, equipment and manpower.
Business Management:
  • Assist in preparation of budget updates, cash flows and projections for business plan.
  • College Degree preferred.  
  • Degree in Civil Engineering or Construction Engineering & Management is ideal.
  • 5 years' experience in estimating and managing heavy-civil projects.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Must be detail oriented with good follow-up and follow-thru skills.
  • Must be familiar with blueprints, grading plans, improvement plans, landscape plans etc. 
  • Competently perform take-offs and prepare accurate budgets for heavy-civil work with infrequent supervision.
  • Strong understanding of heavy-civil means and methods to accomplish construction of heavy-civil projects.
  • Strong ability to identify risks in heavy-civil work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be accountable in a team environment.
  • Ability to stay organized and manages priorities in an efficient manner.
  • Possess strong negotiation skills and experience.
  • Mandatory to be proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, Microsoft Project Scheduling.

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