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Chief Estimator – Federal Contracting

  • Chicago, IL

Point One


 Reviews project plans, requirements and specifications to develop a comprehensive
understanding of the project and develop scope of work, labor, and equipment costs
 Initiates RFIs as needed for accurate and competitive pricing
 Prepares quantity takeoffs and pricing of scope either through self-perform production-based
estimating or unit price estimating
 Assists with estimating preparation and ITB software
 Reviews and understands all bid documents and material requirements to assess
constructability and product material requirements
 Initiates subcontractor solicitations, builds trade packages, and packages pricing
 Prepares bid packages
 Reviews all bids across subcontractors to ensure pricing comparisons are accurate and all
missing items are recorded and accounted for
 Prequalifies subcontractors in new markets and is responsible for trade relationships
 Prepares estimates according to the requirements of multiple delivery systems
 Reviews quotes and estimates with the project management team
 Partners with the project management team for contract buy-out
 Initiates and participates in meet and greet presentations with subcontractors and suppliers
 Understands FAR clauses, the self-performance requirements on Government Contracts
 Provides mentorship and training to preconstruction team
 Develops strategy for personnel development & recruiting

Mandatory Qualifications:

 5+ years of lead estimating experience, less experience if an expert in Federal Contracting
 Experience bidding federal sector projects
 Expert in estimating software and Excel; must be self-sufficient
 Experience bidding commercial building projects
 Experience with design-bid-build and design-build
 Able to produce detailed estimates for 3-5 different trade packages
 Extensive knowledge of construction means and methods, costs and engineering principles
 Ability to lead and mentor a team of estimators
 Engages and coordinates with Estimators on the bid
 Understands costs and market conditions
 Expert at deciphering inclusions and exclusions and trade comparisons
 Accurately estimates time required to complete actions and activities
 A motivated and driven individual with strong organizational and communication skills
 Able to prioritize tasks in a high-pressure bidding environment
 Advanced computer skills with estimating software
 Travel to site visits and owner meetings within 400 miles
 Ability to pass a background investigation and a drug test
 A desire to stay and grow with a company that will help mentor, train, and educate you

Preferred Qualifications:

 Led bid team of at least 3 junior Estimators
 Bachelor’s degree in Civil, MEP Engineering or Construction Management
 Expertise in building construction
 Experience in a competitive hard bidding environment
 Experience bidding healthcare projects
 Experience with Davis Bacon-Prevailing wage or Union required projects
 Experience with the Department of Veterans Affairs, GSA, USACE, Army, Navy, NAVFA

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Hannah Bricco

Senior Account Executive
Roofing/Commercial Construction

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