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Senior Estimator

Company: Gilbane Building Company
Location: Jacksonville
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

Join the Gilbane Federal Estimating Team and support exciting new projects in the world of US Government construction! -
This position can be supported from a variety of our office locations such as: Jacksonville, FL, Concord, CA, or Denver, CO (other locations can potentially be considered as well). -
The Senior Estimator will support and work with preconstruction/BD staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications and will organize and supervise a team of estimators to perform pricing, and bidding of projects.

  • Review and understand all project plans, requirements and specifications
  • Coordinate and supervise a team of estimators to develop large, multi-disciplinary estimates.
  • Determine labor and equipment costs
  • Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks
  • Understand project logistics and project schedule
  • Prepare bid packages and compare and analyze competitive subcontract and supplier bids
  • Review quotes and estimates with Project Team and prepare recommendations
  • Interface with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction
  • Accurately develop cost models
  • Track and report on current material and labor prices, including escalation
  • Develop meaningful VE contributions to reduce price
  • Reconcile quantity surveys with consultants and design team
  • Identify escalation factors in marketplace for specific materials and labor rates
  • Responsible for sound conceptual pricing assumptions with sound documentation for the basis of the estimate
  • Ability to substantiate all aspects of final estimates


    • Communicate Effectively - Listen to understand and clearly convey information in all forms based on the audience to ensure shared meaning of the message
    • Act Inclusively - Ensure that actions and behaviors are respectful; show empathy and treat others with dignity. Leverage capabilities and insights of individuals with diverse perspectives, abilities and motivation.
    • Solve Problems - Identify, prioritize and implement alternatives for a solution.
    • Demonstrate Agility/ Adaptability - Maintain effectiveness and adjust to change by exploring the rationale, trying new approaches, and collaborating with others to make the change successful. Create an atmosphere of open-mindedness to change.
    • Drive for Results - Show passion and commitment while delivering on business outcomes. Create a sense of individual ownership and accountability.
    • Champion Innovation - Identify opportunities for new and improved ways of doing things that result in value added, unique and differentiated solutions.


      • Bachelor in Engineering
      • 5-10 years relevant experience in Federal estimating
      • Or equivalent combination of education and experience


        • Able to estimate all types of federal building projects, including residential high rise, healthcare, laboratory, interiors, and institutional
        • Knowledge of suitable electrical contractors and suppliers for all types of projects
        • Familiar with both union and merit shop electrical contractors preferred
        • Knowledge of typical electrical pricing for project types above; for both union and merit shop projects preferred
        • Able to take concept and schematic drawings and develop a meaningful estimate with detail
        • Familiar with the use of On-Screen Take-off software program preferred

          Salary commensurate with location, skills and experience, and for Colorado this ranges from $103,000 - $125,000 which includes an excellent benefits and retirement package.
          Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees' education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.
          Gilbane is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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