ProDims has an opening for qualified degreed Staff Estimators for projects performed out of the Kirkland, Washington or Phoenix, Arizona offices based on a combination of experience estimating federal, military, transportation, transit, airport, tunnel, municipal, and educational projects. Staff Estimator will be working under limited direction, using professional level technical expertise in preparing total construction cost estimates at different stages of project design, from preliminary through final design document development.
Qualified candidate will be responsible for the development of construction cost estimates through all design phases and all CSI divisions for A/E clients and meeting design fee budgets and client schedules without exception. Estimate formats typically are in Uniformat II and are developed in MS Excel, Success by US Cost or MCACES M2 (MII). Experienced user of on-screen take off software. Editing estimates based on design team and owner review comments, attending and representing the cost estimate portions of the scope of work for the design team to the owner are essential as well.
The Staff Estimator will also be responsible for the scope of work of estimating services review and modifications, developing marketing and proposal information by working with our marketing coordinator, attending and performing well in interviews with owners and A/E teams for potential work. Other duties include timesheet development, scheduling work to meet client demands (expect overlapping deadlines and projects on an ongoing basis). Additionally, the Staff Estimator may develop soft cost estimates, comparison cost estimates, change order estimates, 3rd party estimate reviews and man-hours estimates and attend value engineering studies as the cost team member.
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ProDims is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other legally protected status.
QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS:
BS in engineering, construction management, architecture, business, earth/physical sciences, mathematics.
5-10 years’ experience primarily developing A/E design side construction cost estimates at all design and budget setting phases across all CSI divisions using Uniformat II WBS for state, county, school districts, agencies, cities/municipalities, Department of Defense, Department of Home Land Security, USACE, Other Federal Departments. Please note construction site project managers or single trade estimators (i.e. only experienced in the HVAC industry) are not the focus of this position.
Certifications: CCP, CEP, ASPE, Nationally Accredited certification is a requirement or to obtain within 24 months.
Experience estimating for the USACE, NAVFAC, US Coast Guard division of Homeland Security, GSA, for all project types from in-water, heavy/civil to buildings. Including New construction and modernization of facilities at all design phases. Familiarity with Development of Block 9 and Block 12 (BESS) of the DD1391 funding document is a plus.
Must be able to estimate all CSI Divisions at all design phases from parametric unit costs at predesign and early design (schematics) to full detailed design estimates at design development through contract documents.
Proven profit/loss responsibility, Manage Line of Business, quote work, manage scope of work, and scope of services. Please note there is no over budget on professional services fees in this position at ProDims.
Writing skills are a must to write technical documents (basis of cost estimate narratives), short and to the point emails and marketing proposals.
Proficient with estimating software including MCACES II, SUCCESS and Excel.
Ability to read, understand and interpret drawings, photos, sketches, narratives, contract specifications, and other technical documents used in design phases from conceptual through bid documents and change order documents to describe the scope of work of the construction to achieve the project function.
Well-developed interpersonal skills including the ability to work well with diverse personalities including project managers, customers, clients, subcontractors and staff.
Displays strong written and oral communications skills and employs effective listening skills.
Self-starters, highly motivated and goal orientated as achieved by implementation systems, quick, sharp, confident, assertive and ethical.
Excellent attention to detail with emphasis placed on quality. Very organized with a systematic approach to tasks to achieve accuracy and efficiency.
A Full understanding of the responsibilities of the position include a solid technical performance of cost estimates.
Writing skills for writing Basis of Cost estimates and emails.
Approval of Invoices working with accounting team in a timely manner.
Must have the ability to pass and keep background check(s) to obtain “Base Access” identification credentials per on-going requirements as determined by DoD officials at each military installation ProDims is required to access as part of our contractual agreements. No exceptions.
Proof of US Citizenship must be provided before any offer is confirmed.
State of Washington or State of Arizona motor vehicle driver license is required as well as access to own vehicle to attend meetings.
ProDims LLC, based in Kirkland, Washington, provides cost estimating, project controls, safety, and document control services. ProDims cost estimators have more than 28 years of experience working in the Pacific Northwest construction market place. They are skilled at discerning the relevant project issues and then developing cost information at early design phases such as at the design charrette or value engineering stages where the data must come in real time. They have worked on all types of facilities and have experience with estimating all CSI divisions including mechanical, architectural, structural, plumbing, AT/FP, fire protection, electrical systems and site civil. They are familiar with the various conditions under which construction projects will be constructed as well as the general construction methods and project scopes for all types of projects. This knowledge brings value to the cost estimating process from the design charrette real time estimating to full bottom up cost estimates adjusted for the conditions under which the project is to be constructed. They have an estimating strategy to provide owners the cost data reflective of the scope of work so value-based de...cisions can be made. ProDims is a Federal Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE) through Washington State Office of Minority and Women’s Business Enterprises (OMWBE/DBE), certification number S000024257, and a King County Small Contractors and Suppliers (SCS) certified firm, certification number 911.
ProDims jut recently opened a Phoenix, Arizona office.