Certis




Take-Off Technician
California
Construction
Estimator
Residential;Land Development;Heavy Civil;Underground
JN -022021-327

The purpose of this role is to provide efficient and effective technical and administrative support for the Estimating Team. Specifically, this role provides accurate and timely quantity take-offs, calculations, material control, bid deliveries, and other technical and administrative duties as assigned.


·       Actively supports estimating goals and objectives through completing technical/ administrative projects on time and accurately, providing ongoing support, and proactively resolving challenges and issues. 

·       Collaborates across department and supports consistent technical practices and administrative procedures. 

·       Provides essential assistance in the preparation of project proposals through interpreting construction project designs and drawings to calculate material quantity requirements (i.e. take-offs) for one or more disciplines (earthwork volumes, underground utilities, material, and topside improvements).

·       Researching historical data used in estimating function and compiling relevant data for uses in bid proposal estimates.

·       Contributes to the smooth operation of the Estimating function through day-to-day activities such as picking up plans, delivering bids, making copies, and archiving plans.

·       Checks bid proposal forms for accuracy.

·       Performing clerical duties such as setting up and maintaining department files for inclusion in bid proposals. 

·       Maintain files of working documents for back-up to estimating figures.  

·       Provides support and assistance, as needed and during peak times, such as helping with GPS modeling.

·       Builds and maintains positive working relationships with internal and external customers. 

·       Maintains a favorable impression of the company with external customers through professional and courteous interactions.

·       Gathers feedback and continuously makes improvements to work processes, practices, and equipment.

·       Completes internal administrative organization and documentation, including project logs, files, records and reports pertaining to Engineering Services function.  


·       No prior experience required, but prior drafting and construction experience a plus

·       On the job training will be provided 


Other Requirements

·       Successful completion of a pre-employment drug, alcohol, and background investigation

·       Valid Driver’s License

·       Ability to preserve confidential and proprietary information

·       Knowledge of drafting and ability to read and interpret blueprints preferred.

·       Knowledge of geometry and basic trigonometry

·       Ability to utilize computer aided systems and equipment to calculate material quantity requirements

·       Ability to consistently show up for work on time

·       Ability to work authorized overtime as required

·       Technology: Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, AGTEK 

·       Technical competence in construction


·       High School diploma or GED. Trade school or technical AA degree a plus