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Construction Estimator

Job in Portland - Multnomah County - OR Oregon - USA
Company: McKinstry
Full Time position
Listed on 2020-10-24
Job specializations:
  • Construction
  • Engineering
Job Description & How to Apply Below

At McKinstry, we’re proud to be a collective group of innovators and problem-solvers, builders and engineers, mentors and students. We strive to create a safe and engaging work environment that empowers you to do the work you are passionate about.

We believe deeply that energy and facility services, engineering and construction are revolutionizing the built environment – and if you’re driven by our mission to transform ideas into meaningful relationships and together, build a thriving planet, McKinstry may be the place for you. Serving our community together is one of the ways we at McKinstry put our shared purpose into action.

Total collaboration and a diverse, employee-centric work experience are what we can provide you. Integrated delivery and true consultative partnership is what you will help us provide for our clients. Our culture is what differentiates us and because of this, we seek exceptional talent that believes what we believe.

Here's where you come in:

We are currently seeking a Construction Estimator  to join the team as a member of our growing Oregon Mechanical New Construction division.

You're great at:

Bid Strategies

  • Includes value engineering cost savings in project estimate where appropriate.
  • Review bid packages prior to submission.
  • Prepares conceptual estimates and budgets when needed.
  • Estimates

  • Responsible for reviewing general and special conditions and other front end documents to ensure cost estimates include the effect of those conditions on the project.
  • Responsible for reviewing subcontractor quotes for completeness.
  • Maintains current and historical construction cost and bid result databases for reference.
  • Reviews technical specifications and plans so as to fully understand the scope of work anticipated and the required elements of the estimate/proposal.
  • Prepares scope letters for customers and prospective bidders.
  • Provides technical support and assistance to various disciplines.
  • Project Estimates

  • Leads project estimating programs and scheduling.
  • Responsible for project estimates based upon conceptual and/or schematic descriptions of scope for various disciplines, general construction tasks, and/or major design-build projects.
  • Implements value engineering and constructability practices within given estimates.
  • Communication

  • Works with the Preconstruction Manager to identify and secure prospective business consistent with the company’s strategy.
  • Leads in discussions and meetings with subcontractors, vendors, architects, customers, and other personnel.
  • Identifies and understands client and project requirements and develops a comprehensive solution set, including detailed narratives and budget spreadsheets.
  • What we would like to see from you:

  • Must have demonstrated the ability to do both conceptual estimating as well as take-off estimates.
  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, construction management or related field required or equivalent work experience.
  • At least (3) years of experience in mechanical estimating or project management for projects 5 million dollars and larger is required.
  • Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite - Word, Excel, and Outlook required; working knowledge of SharePoint preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Trimble/Quickpen estimating software preferred.
  • Knowledge of building systems, applications and how to successfully apply that knowledge to solve client and project requirements required.
  • Knowledge of project financials and reporting policies preferred.
  • The McKinstry group of companies are equal opportunity employers. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, race, color, creed, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by law. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment including, but not limited to employment, advancement, assignment, and training.

    McKinstry is committed to strengthening our diversity through recruiting and retaining minority and women professionals from all backgrounds. Our commitment is consistent with our recognition that it is the outstanding people within McKinstry who have always been the source of our strength. We recognize that promoting diversity is an integral component of our continuing quest for organizational excellence.

    This commitment to Equal Employment Opportunity is made equally as a social responsibility and as an economic and business necessity.

    Anyone with questions or concerns regarding Equal Employment Opportunity should contact their direct supervisor or the Human Resources Department without fear of retaliation of any kind.


    Position Requirements
    Less than 1 Year work experience
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