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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Estimator_ Colorado Springs_ Colorado
We are seeking a motivated and detail oriented individual, looking for a long-term position, who takes pride in their work product and relationships. Our ideal candidate is a self-starter with excellent communication skills. This person must be detail-oriented, able to balance multiple tasks and thrive in a deadline-driven environment.
We invest in our people because it creates a working environment where we get things done – and we get them done well. We are driven by integrity, hard work and trust to maintain our legacy of quality building projects that serve our community. We host monthly team building activities and annual service opportunities to build a stronger team and relationships outside of work. We believe in supporting each other and our community!
Come be a part of a dynamic, growing team.
This is a full-time position in our Colorado Springs office. The primary purpose of the Preconstruction Manager/Estimator is to lead and manage the preconstruction phase and bid process on assigned projects. The Preconstruction Manager/Estimator reports directly to the Chief Estimator, Senior Estimator or President depending on specific projects.  
This position encompasses a variety of responsibilities that include:
  • Coordinate with junior estimators, designers, operations management staff, and owner’s representatives for coordination of preconstruction services to deliver projects at the lowest reasonable cost in compliance with contract documents and quality measures.
  • Prepare accurate project cost estimates at all phases of the design process based on the nature and extent of the scope of work. Collaborate with the design team to meet the project budget and minimize costs while meeting project requirements.
  • Lead the value engineering effort to provide cost savings ideas to the owner.
  • Coordinate with the preconstruction and project teams to provide constructability reviews during all phases of design
  • Participate in OAC pre-construction meetings. Manage the preparation of documents and meeting minutes for pre-construction meetings as necessary.
  • Coordinate with the preconstruction and project teams to produce and maintain detailed preconstruction schedules during all phases of design.
  • Verify material lead times for project pre-construction schedule creation.
  • Lead the research process of subcontractor pool for assigned projects out of typical market.
  • Ensure adherence to subcontractor prequalification requirements prior to the award of any subcontract
  • Perform and/or manage the quantity takeoff process as needed for assigned projects.
  • Perform and/or manage the field verification process as needed for assigned projects.
  • Manage the bid solicitation process and answering of subcontractor bid related questions
  • Create and maintain subcontractor bid documents
  • Manage the subcontractor pre-bid meetings as well as the preparation of documents and meeting minutes for pre-bid meetings
  • Perform and/or manage the process of receiving and reviewing subcontractor/supplier bids for complete scope.
  • Perform subcontractor post-bid interviews to vet out subcontractor proposals, scope, and labor force before subcontract award.
  • Lead and manage a hard bid process.
  • Coordinate and lead the project hand off process from the preconstruction department to the operations department to ensure project information is being transferred properly
  • Support business development by maintaining client relationships, offering technical expertise and advice during the entire timeline from opportunity, to pursuit, and execution of awarded contract.
  • Attend and participate in company business meetings, industry events, and conferences to promote company in and around its target markets.
Minimum Qualifications and Skills:
  • A minimum of 4 years of applicable estimating or construction management experience
  • Candidate must have no more than 2 employers in 5 years and no more than 3 employers in 10 years.
  • Experience with commercial construction projects with project costs from 1 to 10 million minimum, 1 million to 40 million preferred.
  • Experience with managing design, estimating, and project management with CM/GC and design/build projects
  • Proficient with scheduling, estimating, and bid solicitation software and ability to proficiently learn software systems (Timberline, iSqFt, PlanSwift)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Programs (Word/Excel)
  • Strong attention to detail, organization skills, controlled sense of urgency, and the ability to manage multiple/competing priorities
Preferred Qualifications and Skills:
  • Strong attention to detail, organization skills, controlled sense of urgency, and the ability to manage multiple/competing priorities
  • Effective presentation skills
  • Team focused with initiative to work individually on specific tasks
  • Disciplined work ethic
  • Service attitude
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines
  • Medical/Vision & Dental – eligible first of the month after 60 days of employment ​
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) – 3 weeks per year of PTO once accrued at 2.31 hours per week, beginning at time of employment
  • Paid Holidays – New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving (2), Christmas
  • 401(K) Retirement Savings Plan – eligible the first month after six months ​of employment. Company match is 100% of the first 4% of salary (and bonus). Employee deferrals and company match are 100% vested.
  • Short/Long Term Disability – eligible the first month after six months of employment.
  • Fiscal Year End Bonus – Normally 0-15% of annual salary dependent on profitability of company and individual performance. First year bonus will be prorated based on months of service.
Salary Range for this position is $70-90K, depending on experience.

Let’s Talk:
Blue Ridge Executive Search
5218 Brevard Rd
Etowah, NC 28729

Phone 828.891.9616
Fax 828.891.9617


For more information for this position please forward your resume or email us at keith@blueridgesearch.net 

We work hard for our candidates. You want a company that understands your industry and is willing to go the extra mile. Blue Ridge Executive Search is that company. We have successfully recruited and placed hundreds of candidates within the construction industry.


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