Senior Estimators are responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that American Direct knows the requirements to successfully bid and win a project. Senior Estimators work with the Sales Representatives to follow-up on bids and budgets to close the business. The Senior Estimator is responsible for including all materials and related services in American Direct bids. The Senior Estimator prepares written estimates and take-offs, prepares weekly sales update reports and works to ensure plans adhere to contract specifications. The Senior Estimator forwards completed bids to the Sales Representative and fully dissects a job to review job costs, overhead and profit to ensure accurate job cost budgets for sold projects.
Duties and Responsibilities
Describe all major job functions and duties an employee in this position will be responsible for completing.
Prepares work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications, and related documents and provides accurate scopes of work and detailed budget breakdowns.
Identifies labor, material, and time requirements by studying proposals, blueprints, specifications and related documents.
Computes costs by analyzing labor, material and time requirements and account for factors outside company control that will impact the final bid package.
Resolves discrepancies by collecting and analyzing finished quotes prior to turning quote over to Sales Representative.
Prioritize assigned projects and prepares estimate for bid through effectively performing take-off tasks on projects where required. Presents prepared estimate by assembling and displaying numerical and descriptive information.
Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
Maintains cost database by entering and backing up data.
Maintains technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing technical publications.
Implement the most cost-effective and labor-efficient scheduling program possible.
Aggressively pursue contract buy down after award of project from both the material suppliers and subcontractors. (?)
Education – High school Diploma required, college degree in industry field preferred
Work Experience – 5 years analyzing information, estimating and/or planning.
Job Specialties – Experience in the construction field, preferably with Division 8 or 10 materials.
Certifications or licenses required – AHC/CDC preferred
About American Direct
American Direct is a great place to build a career. We have a national footprint as a legacy contract hardware company, along with access control innovation and commercial integration. There is no reason to relocate. Please consider joining our team. Send resumes to our Human Resources department at firstname.lastname@example.org.