Gilbane Estimator in Boston, Massachusetts
At Gilbane we’re building more than buildings, we’re helping create schools, hospitals, laboratories and other facilities across the United States and throughout the world that will be helping people live better for decades to come. As a fifth generation family business we’ve built the best team in the industry with a culture of caring that treats every one of our employees as a trusted member of the Gilbane family. We also invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into the top training organization in the construction industry. If you have the desire to make a real difference in people’s lives and become part of a growing organization that treats you like a member of the family – you will feel right at home at Gilbane.
PRIMARY FUNCTION: The Estimator will support and work with preconstruction/BD staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications and will organize and supervise a team of estimators to perform pricing, and bidding of projects.
TYPICAL RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES: Estimator typical responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to the following:
Review and understand all project plans, requirements and specifications
Coordinate and supervise a team of estimators to develop large, multi-disciplinary estimates.
Determine labor and equipment costs
Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks
Understand project logistics and project schedule
Prepare bid packages and compare and analyze competitive subcontract and supplier bids
Review quotes and estimates with Project Team and prepare recommendations
Interface with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction
Accurately develop cost models
Track and report on current material and labor prices, including escalation
Develop meaningful VE contributions to reduce price
Reconcile quantity surveys with consultants and design team
Identify escalation factors in marketplace for specific materials and labor rates
Responsible for sound conceptual pricing assumptions with sound documentation for the basis of the estimate
Ability to substantiate all aspects of final estimates
Bachelor in Engineering
2-10 years relevant experience
Or equivalent combination of education and experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
Able to estimate all types of building projects, including residential high rise, healthcare, interiors and institutional
Knowledge of suitable electrical contractors and suppliers for all types of projects
Familiar with both union and merit shop electrical contractors preferred
Knowledge of typical electrical pricing for project types above; for both union and merit shop projects preferred
Able to take concept and schematic drawings and develop a meaningful estimate with detail
Familiar with the use of On-Screen Take-off software program preferred
Excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits, generous profit-sharing/401k plan, as well as technical and management training programs.
Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Gilbane has an unwavering focus on safety, the environment and caring about everyone involved in our work.
Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
Gilbane is not accepting unsolicited resumes from third party recruiters at this time.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States