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POSITION TITLE:           Senior Estimator (High-end residential construction)
REPORTING TO:             Production Manager
LOCATION:                 San Francisco, 94124
OUR CLIENT:               Aaron Gordon Construction

Website: http://agcsf.com/

With a growing reputation as San Francisco’s most respected residential contractor, our client-first philosophy has made us the top-rated Bay Area contractor on Yelp, with immaculate work that speaks for itself. Our team is comprised of people who are not only experts, but who also work together all the time. We know each other’s tendencies, complement one another, and anticipate trouble before it happens. It’s a nice way to work. We also collaborate with a consistent collection of exceptional trade contractors to support our core team. These Bay Area companies work with us again and again. A happy worker makes for better work. And better work makes for repeat clients. It’s a simple formula that we trust.

Due to company growth, Aaron Gordon seeks to fill a Senior Estimator position.

This is a salaried position with benefits.

The position is posted here:  http://lockeandkey.com/jobs/JobOpenings/job_opening_163.php

The Estimator must be proficient in estimating high-end residential projects, negotiating with contractors, sub-contractors, and suppliers, budgeting the projects, establishing relationships, and working closely with project managers and owners.
The estimator will perform duties as related to business development, marketing, and preparation of construction project cost estimates for both competitive hard bid and negotiated construction projects.  The estimator will be responsible for performing quantity take-offs, solicit supplier/subcontractor bids, proposal preparation, and post-bid documentation.

The Estimator must be able to perform the following duties and not limited to:
Review project plans, specifications, and scopes of work.
Understand project logistics and schedule.
Determine labor and equipment costs for self-perform work.
Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks.
Prepare accurate quantity take-offs and materials pricing.
Build successful relationships with subcontractors and suppliers.
Compare and analyze competitive subcontractor and supplier quotes.
Perform post-bid buy-outs.
Perform pre-construction duties and meetings with clients, owners, architects, engineers, etc.
Analyze and compile estimate data that impact the cost of labor, materials, equipment requirements, location and other factors to ensure a high quality and timely estimate.
Review drawings, specifications and proposed project site conditions; record findings and solicit input from field operations to include final project estimate.
Review “take off” quantities to ensure accuracy of data used in estimates.
Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness of the bid and the ability to work on multiple estimates simultaneously.
Analyze alternative solutions and construction methods to increase competitiveness of the bid.
Apply mathematical calculations requiring advanced analytical processes to ensure logically estimated costs are accurate.
Present estimate and participate in bid reviews with senior management to ensure accuracy and completeness.
Communicate estimate bid information to field operations at pre-construction meetings to ensure understanding of scope of job and critical means and methods of construction.

We realize that every interested candidate might not have all of the desired experience, but here is what we are looking for in terms of experience and skills… the more you have, the better!

Minimum ten years of general construction related experience, with a minimum of three years as an estimator for residential construction projects, ideally with high-end work and finishes. Previous hands-on trade experience is a plus.
Solid experience in construction “best practices.”
Experience estimating projects in the $1-5M range.
Must have strong technical and computer skills; proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and MS Project or FastTrack software.
Strong knowledge of hands-on construction and carpentry skills.
Visit onsite projects as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of building construction principles, costs, materials and methods.
Knowledge of the laws and ordinances regulating local residential building construction.
Ability to do a detailed material take-off.
Knowledge of construction principals and equipment capabilities.
Must be familiar with the public competitive bid process.
Strong analytical and mathematical skills.
Highly organized and dependable.
Manage multiple tasks/estimates and respond to multiple requests simultaneously.
Prioritize workload and meet deadlines

Positive attitude; calm and professional demeanor. Nice, happy person.
Excellent problem solving skills.
Strong leadership skills and the ability to manage, delegate and mentor others.
Strong communicator, both written and verbal.
Strong team player; collaborative.
Must have excellent references.
Organized; attention to detail.

All education is beneficial. Preference given to candidates with construction related education and/or formal training.

Competitive compensation, medical benefits, 401k, transportation allowance, paid holidays, sick time, vacation, bonus program, company laptop and phone.

To be considered for this opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter with “Aaron Gordon Estimator” in the subject line. Feel free to include a project list/portfolio.
Please do not contact Aaron Gordon directly.

Local candidates only.
Resumes with a valid email address and a cover letter will receive a notification of receipt.

Lisa K. Locke
Locke and KEY Recruiting, Hiring and Consulting Services
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