Careers – Estimator

Goal:

To professionally prepare a complete and thorough estimate for the HGCI trades including all subcontracts and equipment pricing and to bring this estimate to the point of review by Management.

Organization:

Reports to Chief Estimator.

Duties:

  • Prepare and implement an estimate plan for assigned projects according to HGCI procedures.
  • Utilize the task list as a tool to implement an estimate plan.
  • Review all problems of take-off conditions and document interpretation and provide an analysis to Manager for direction.
  • Perform the take-off with speed and accuracy in accordance with HGCI procedures.
  • Develop and be responsible for initial subcontractor or equipment vendors’ contact as required.
  • Prepare, coordinate and convey project related instructions, information, questions, and clarifications between management and various vendor/subcontract groups.
  • Notify manager of irregularities in vendor/subcontract quotations and unusual labor situations.
  • Analyze changes in scope effectively and provide an estimate maximizing the HGCI profit potential of each scope change.
  • Review all reported document scope and take-off inconsistencies and provide direction to estimating department that is in keeping with HGCI procedures.
  • Review the estimate prior to bid wrap-up to insure accuracy and completeness.
  • Develop, implement, and review take-off procedures for non-standard work.
  • Verify that only work as shown on the documents or as instructed by the Manager is included in the take-off. Note all of your take-off assumptions and explain to supervisor.
  • Prepare estimates that can easily be used as cost control/management tools by the operating personnel.
  • Decide course of action quickly.
  • Other assignments as directed by supervisor.
  • Update trade take-off as needed thru out the bidding process and provide complete prints to chief/lead estimator for incorporation into the bid.