Residential Construction Estimator

Job Title: Residential Construction Estimator
Posted: Sep 01, 2016
Ankeny, IA
Type: Full-time

Job Description

Des Moines area Residential Home Builder is seeking a full time Construction Estimator to join our team.  Projects include single family, multi-family, and light commercial.  We are seeking an individual with a high level of professional drive and initiative, a desire to grow with our company, the ability to exercise discretion and judgment, and have a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.  

Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Send out projects for bid and manage the incoming bid process; including price negotiation.
  • Collaborate with architects, engineers, home buyer clients, and subcontractors on plan modifications and cost adjustments.
  • Prepares construction budget; proactively manage and control costs.
  • Communicate with surveyors, architects, engineers, contractors regarding design, layout, and pricing.
  • Ensures architectural plans are compliant with codes and requirements specified by the applicable permitting authority, as well as developer and lot specific requirements.

Skills & Experience

  • A strong understanding of residential construction.
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and specification documents.
  • Highly organized with a focus on attention to detail and quality.        
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Strong analytical, decision making, and project management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task; managing multiple projects with firm deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, team inclusive environment.
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications, and database management skills.
  • Ability to build and foster relationships (team members, subcontractors, home owners, realtors).
  • Degree in Construction Management or related field preferred, but actual work experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Knowledge of CAD programs a plus.

Performance based bonus structure

Company provided Laptop and Cell Phone

Interested parties please submit a resume

Serious Inquires Only

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer

Contact Name: Chris Petersen


Additional Information

Posted: Sep 01, 2016
Ankeny, IA
Education: Bachelor's Degree
Type: Full-time