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Preconstruction Specialist & Estimator

Company: R. E. Lee Companies
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

Are you collaborative and strategic thinker with sound judgement? Do you have commercial estimating and preconstruction experience with a focus on supporting the client's vision by constructing buildings that enhance our community? Within our family of companies, you will experience a supportive and forward-looking culture which recognizes the whole person and encourages involvement in the community we have helped to build for four generations.
We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including: Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance; Voluntary Short Term Disability; Company 401(k) Plan; Paid Time Off; Holidays; Education & Training Opportunities;
As a mid-level Preconstruction Specialist & Estimator, you will:

  • Prepare costs for early design concepts based on analysis of historical cost data, relevant benchmarked projects, assumptions, and project specific factors.
  • Use sound judgment regarding market conditions, time to complete, material and equipment expenses, trade contractor capabilities, and risk management measures.
  • Take a proactive approach to preconstruction efforts for Design Build projects and for business development efforts including project selection and proposal responses.
  • Collaborate with internal and external project teams to build productive and enduring relationships.
  • Leverage technology systems to provide a unique client experience; increasing client knowledge, improving communication and increasing efficiencies.
  • Plan, coordinate, and deliver multiple projects, developing innovative ways of applying preconstruction specialty services to address client needs, and proposing and implementing ideas for continuous improvement of project planning services.
  • Ensure adherence to our Safety for Life culture by anticipating general safety hazards in the scope of work.

    This position provides a great opportunity for you to grow with our company.

    Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Construction Management.
    • Successful completion of classes, training or experience in cost estimating, cost modeling, cost engineering, and constructability, and ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding.
    • 8 - 10+ years of preconstruction, conceptual and general estimating, cost engineering and modeling experience.
    • At least 4 years of recent preconstruction and conceptual estimating experience of projects $2.0 million and larger. Ability to conceptualize and produce preliminary budgets from a narrative, without design documents.
    • Solid technical knowledge of building construction means, methods and systems including complete understanding of all trades and work disciplines; familiarity with resources for maintaining current knowledge.
    • Ability to read, understand and interpret building plans, construction contracts and project specifications.
    • Field experience in addition to conceptual estimating experience.
    • Ability to successfully balance multiple projects while providing on-demand services.
    • Strong and consistent communication skills, including emotional awareness, active listening, respectful language, constructive feedback, and collaborative problem solving.
    • Ability to build productive and enduring relationships through open collaboration within the project planning group, field operations teams, and with design teams and clients.
    • Proficient with Office 365 (Excel, Project, Word, Outlook) and tools used in preconstruction such as Procore, Blue Beam and OnCenter Software for managing estimate information. Ability to achieve proficiency with new technology solutions.
    • Demonstrate a learning orientation. Willing to pursue related educational and training opportunities with intellectual curiosity for job performance improvement on an on-going basis, and to openly share knowledge and discuss concepts with appropriate members of the project team.
    • Exhibit a strong safety focus; belief that the safety and health of all employees is not just about compliance, but about ensuring that everyone makes it home safely every day. Has knowledge to identify general safety hazards anticipated for the scope of work they are bidding and incorporate costs to provide preventative and protective measures into estimates.

      R. E. Lee & Son is an equal opportunity employer.

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