Certis




Estimator
California
Construction
Estimator
Commercial
JN -062020-187

Certis Solutions. is looking to hire a stellar Commercial Construction Estimator. We are an employee focused, highly motivated, relationship driven General Contractor based in Stockton, CA. Due to our progressive growth, an opportunity is available for a skilled Estimator who is able to jump in feet first into a variety of commercial, industrial and educational construction projects.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities: Coordinate and perform preconstruction tasks working with current & potential clients, architects, engineers and subcontractors for assigned projects in a manner consistent with Company policy, procedures and ethical code.


What you will do:

§ Develop and maintain relationships with open and frequent communication with all estimators, project managers, superintendents, subcontractors, vendors, owners and clients

§ Assess needs and gather information from multiple stakeholders at the onset of a new project

§ Create and prepare new projects in our system and notify appropriate team members once complete

§ Often handles or oversees 150 – 200 projects in a year

§ Review specifications and plans to determine the scope of work on projects

§ Works with the construction team throughout the preconstruction process in reviewing plans and specifications for constructability issues and determining general requirements on the project.

§ Compare contract specifications to submitted bids to ensure that factors such as size, quantity, color, and timing are aligned with customer specifications

§ In early budgeting phase and final/hard bid scenarios, coordinate subcontractor bids, including preparing bid invitations, reviewing incoming bids for scope and pricing, scheduling site visits with subcontractors to review the scope of projects, acquiring best pricing from subcontractors and suppliers, and developing bid presentations.

§ Research and qualify new subcontractors and suppliers, and maintaining lists of preferred subcontractors and suppliers

§ In pre-bid meetings and on job sites, fosters an environment of reliable safety, high quality, accuracy, and completeness


§ Create and prepare takeoffs, estimates, and proposals to be submitted to ownership effectively with the right amount of detail and explanation of individual components of the budget.

§ Prepares project documents, material release schedules, client information, budgets, project schedules and other documentation to assure a steady stream of information for the hand-off to the Project Managers.

§ Conducts cost analysis when projects close comparing actual costs to anticipated costs, profits, and timelines; makes recommendations for future bids; communicates lessons learned to all appropriate parties to prevent mistakes and repetitive problems; seeks out ways to improve scheduling, quality, efficiency, communication and procedures



§ Ability to work independently as well as part of a larger team

§ Ability to use cell phone and take pictures

§ Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to understand the same

§ Excellent listening and understanding skills

§ Must be proactive, well organized, and have a strong ability to prioritize

§ Must be able to manage multiple tasks and have excellent follow up skills, both internally and externally

§ Must be self-motivated, punctual, and professional in both presentation, appearance, and speech


§ Provide solution based responses to issues

§ Fluent in the English language

§ Reliable personal transportation and a motor vehicle driving record that is consistent with HCI’s and insurance carrier’s standards and policies

§ Able to lift 50-75 lbs. Ability to lift heavy objects as encountered in the work environment

§ Ability to work outside year round in all types of weather conditions

§ Availability to work extended hours as required by weather conditions or urgent circumstances

§ Ability to raise, lower and climb various types of ladders

§ Hearing and visual capabilities to safely handle the hazards encountered in the work environment

§ Ability to travel throughout all areas of construction sites during all phases of a project (may require standing, walking, or sitting for extended periods of time)

§ Working knowledge of all crafts (ability to read and understand specifications for all trades)

§ Maintain valid driver license


What we need you to bring to the table:

§ 3+ years’ experience in commercial construction estimating required, more preferred

§ High School Diploma or equal (Higher education may count towards years of experience at employer’s discretion)

§ Classes in project management, construction, costing or analysis heavily weighted; exposure to or experience in architecture, engineering, construction or project management a plus

§ Extensive experience with detailed plan review and quantity surveys

§ Accounting and/or costing experience required

§ Strong analytical and critical thinking skills

§ Proven ability to work well in a team

§ Solid communication skills required; ability to assertively and respectfully push for information

§ Must be proficient in MS Office/Project/Outlook, Dropbox

§ Preferred proficiency in both Procore and Building Connected as well

§ Position requires ability to learn new software programs within reasonable timeframe of hire (i.e. Procore, Building Connected, and other bid solicitation or purchasing programs)

§ Valid CA Driver’s License

§ Successful completion of drug screen, background check, criminal history review, education verification and applicable skills assessments


§ Construction estimating 3+ years

§ High School Diploma or equal