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Associate Chief Estimator

companyArchKey Solutions
locationFenton, MO, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Associate Chief Estimator
Preference is given to candidates based in our ArchKey/Sachs Electric office in St. Louis, MO, ArchKey/Parsons office in Minneapolis, MN. Open to US remote if you live in other regions.

About the company

ArchKey Solutions is a Top 10 National Electrical Contracting company. Our teams work on large, sophisticated projects across the United States. When you work with ArchKey or any of our regional divisions, you are joining an expansive network of resources, experts, and innovators. More than a bright future, ArchKey Solutions offers positions with a stellar today. We are a lifestyle employer, providing flexibility, great pay, and strong benefits allowing you to live your best life at and away from work.

About the position:

As the Associate Chief Estimator, you will assist the chief estimator in ensuring bids are accurate according to the most recent drawings and addendums and the bid contains profit margin as specified by senior leadership. The Associate Chief Estimator will work on large, complex projects; responsible for the creation of bid packages, budgets and estimates and provided leadership and mentoring to the estimating and construction project teams. You will manage and coordinate the people, processes and procedures, software and other resources used to perform the estimating functions.

Day in the life

  • Establishes process strategy and estimating standards for all projects. Identifies risk issues and their order of magnitude. Reviews project plans, estimates and specifications and coordinates with the team on scope.
  • Reviews general conditions, schedules, scopes of work, hoisting plans, site logistics and other exhibits prepared by the project team to ensure accuracy. Solicits subcontractor and/or supplier information and pricing.
  • Accurately prepares and presents estimating packages to senior management and assigns responsibilities to estimating teams on each project. Ensures the flow of project information is maintained and documented. Maintains and communicates data on construction and material cost trends affecting project costs.
  • Builds effective long-term relationships with customers, design team, general and specialty contractors, suppliers, and user groups that reflect credibility, support of the Company's core values and meets or exceeds the customer's expectations.
  • Adheres to annual financial budget and maintains some level of responsibility to attain Companywide financials. Stays informed of new and changing Company procedures, policies, materials, technologies, techniques, and practices. Establishes, trains, and maintains estimating policies and processes.
  • Provides high quality hiring, coaching, communications, training, mentoring and teambuilding to staff and other co-workers as needed. Provides performance feedback regularly. Addresses people issues as they arise and involves the necessary resources to resolve problems.
  • Consistently makes decisions in an attentive and safe manner to ensure the safety and health of self and others.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in engineering, construction management, building construction, architecture, or a related field.
  • Minimum 8-10 years of electrical construction experience in estimating, common code requirements, design/build estimating and preconstruction with concentration in large commercial construction work.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a senior level estimating role + 2 years of experience directly managing people.
  • Experience with computerized estimating systems and software, preferably Accubid, and strong conceptual estimating skills. Skills to read, interpret and understand financial documents, electrical bids, contracts, drawings, blueprints, and specifications. Strong business analysis and mathematical skills.
  • Excellent communicator/collaborator, with the ability to clearly and concisely articulate ideas and concepts and the ability to build strong working teams, cultures, and relationships at all levels and with customers, subcontractors, vendors, and other community leaders. Strong business development, documentation, and report preparation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose complex problems with strategic critical thinking skills and detail orientation, and to drive appropriate solutions with self-initiative and sensitivity.

ArchKey Solutions is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer: M/W/Vets/Disabilities.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is an important aspect of our culture.

  • Every person is welcomed ● Every person is included ● Every person is valued
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