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Estimator - Commercial Construction

Chicago, IL 60656

Posted: 11/11/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Construction Management Job Number: 524000 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Estimator Duties and Responsibilities
  • Fulfill client appointments in a timely manner
  • Assess projects by identifying project requirements, regarding time, labor, and material costs
  • Read blueprints and analyze all other applicable documents to prepare estimates
  • Collaborate with contractors, engineers, and architects during estimate creation to ensure overall accuracy
  • Act as the final say in the calculation, analysis, and adjustment of estimates
  • Present estimates to clients in a timely and polite manner
  • Recommend cost-reduction options
  • Assist sales team in final project preparation transactions
  • Maintain thorough records of all project documentation, including estimates, sales receipts, and project completion documentation
Estimator Requirements and Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree preferred; background in mathematics required
  • Voluntary certification in the field is a plus
  • Previous on-the-job training is a big plus
  • Ability to operate independently or with a crew
  • Interpersonal communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Critical thinking, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Time management skills
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