Construction Estimator

Location: Los Angeless, CA
A Los Angeles, California based commercial construction firm seeks an experienced Estimator to join our growing team. We are a quality focused and budget conscious developer offering a positive and fast-paced environment that specializes in in retail, restaurant, hospitality and mixed-use construction.
 
Responsibilities will include:
  • Preparing construction budget by studying plans, updating specifications, identifying and projecting costs
  • Evaluates costing changes, additions, and site requirements
  • Obtaining bids from subcontractors and vendors by specifying materials, identifying qualified subcontractors, and negotiating price
  • Maintains cost key and price masters by updating information
  • Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends
  • Fosters positive relationships with key vendors (sub-contractors, architects, etc.)
     
The successful candidate will have:
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, construction science or relevant field
  • 3-5 years of experience estimating for the construction industry
  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE), AIA certification or other qualification a plus
  • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Buildertrend, and other software 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and negotiation skills
  • Well organized and reliable
  • Exceptional troubleshooting and problem solving abilities
  • Deep understanding of research methodology, data analysis, and estimation metrics
  • A high-level communicator with positive attitude and excellent people skills is required.
 
If you would like to learn more about this great opportunity, please submit your resume, cover letter describing commercial construction experience, and 3 references online. Avitus Group Recruiting will reach out to discuss the opening.
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