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Construction Estimator

Company: Woodson - a GUNNISON Company
Location: Little Rock
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Do you enjoy the responsibility and process of estimating the work of particular projects, specifically in the construction industry? Woodson Incorporated is looking for an Estimator for our growing company, so if you enjoy gathering proposals, blueprints, and specifications this may be the job for you. The Estimator is responsible for completing accurate take offs for bidding projects. The Estimator will develop project plans, milestones and schedules to meet the milestones. The Estimator will work with project managers to set up budgets based off the bid preparation.Since 1980, Woodson, Incorporated has led a team of experts focused on safety and innovative solutions. We see our people as our greatest asset and work with a safety first mindset. We have the mobility, reach, exceptional expertise, and diverse array of equipment to promptly resolve our client's challenges. We're staffed with over 80 caring, committed, and trustworthy individuals willing to lead the industry in the increasingly high-tech and challenging world of forestry and vegetation management.Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Prepare complete cost estimates for site work and ROW project bids and jobs
  • Perform field take offs/evaluations for estimate preparation
  • Perform material take offs
  • Develop trade list and sub-contractor solicitation list
  • Establish a construction schedule to develop manpower for estimate including milestones, shutdowns, etc.
  • Evaluation of vendor and subcontractor bids to Woodson Inc.
  • Schedule and attend field walk-downs with customer, subcontractor, and construction personnel to understand and determine constructability requirements
  • Understand and evaluate job related documentation
  • Participate in estimate review process with internal and external customers
  • Assist construction personnel throughout the project life-cycle in tracking and understanding basis of cost estimate
  • Assist in the preparation and submission of change orders
  • Post job completion analysisRequired Qualifications:
    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • 2+ years experience in an Estimator role performing hard-bid estimates for linear projects such as powerlines, utilities, pipelines, and sewers
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; specifically Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Excel skills must include the ability to effectively use pivot tables, SUMif formulas and vlookups.
    • Ability to access and input required report data in various business enterprise systems.
    • Past experience using a CRM
    • Past experience in reading blueprints and doing takeoffs by using the scale from the drawing to calculate bid units
    • Experience using both manual take off methods and electronic take off tools
    • Ability to read and analyze construction plans and specifications.Preferred Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree
      • Civil engineering background or experience.
      • 5 years experience as Estimator in hard-bid cost estimating, pre-construction budgeting
      • Experience with projects in both public and private sector work
      • Experience using tools such as CAD, ArcView and Trimble softwares is a plus.Work Environment:This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and hear; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds.Other Duties:As an employee of Woodson Incorporated it will be required for you to complete work that is not in your job description. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Travel Required: 20%

Keywords: Woodson - a GUNNISON Company, Little Rock , Construction Estimator, Professions , Little Rock, Arkansas

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