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Construction Estimating Scientist, San Antonio, Tx

San Antonio, TX · Construction/Facilities
Commercial Construction Estimating Scientist/Manager
Location: San Antonio, Texas

Seeking a Construction Estimating Manager for a strong company in San Antonio.  Looking for someone beyond crunching numbers, though heart and soul of the job.  Seeking someone to assist with the big vision - manage estimating processes and methodology, build relationships with internal team and contractors.
  • 5+ years experience in construction estimation with a general contractor or prominent subcontractor, or related experience
  • Prepare estimates and purchase orders in detail for all products and materials
  • Understand industry specific takeoff software such as Bluebeam, Revit, Planswift, On-Screen Takeoff, etc.
  • Understand national cost databases such as RSMeans and National Cost Estimator
  • Understand scope of the work and ensuring timely completion of estimates
  • Manage bid pricing from all vendors and preparing a detailed cost analysis
  • Establish and maintain relationships with subcontractors and vendors
  • Communicate with trade partners and team members regarding the cost estimates and actual costs of new and current projects

Technical skills: These include numeracy and computer skills required to complete the tasks associated with this role. Estimators need strong math skills to calculate the labor, equipment and material to estimate the total cost for a construction project. They also need to be proficient with a computer to use software like spreadsheets and databases.

Analytical skills: These skills refer to a person’s ability to gather and analyze information to solve problems. Estimators need to be able to consider and analyze different manufacturing or construction methods to identify the most cost-effective solution. 

Communication skills: These skills include both written and verbal communication as well as active listening and the ability to recognize nonverbal cues. Cost estimators need to be able to communicate to management and contractors the expenses related to a project. They need written communication skills to create bids for projects, and they must be able to communicate verbally with the sales team. They must also be able to write comprehensive reports to help managers make decisions regarding production methods and project timelines.

Attention to detail: Minor changes in estimates can have a significant impact on the overall cost of a project, especially when related to the cost of individual materials that are required in bulk or hourly labor costs. Estimators must have strong attention to detail to avoid oversights or errors.

Time management skills: Cost estimators must be able to prepare estimations on time and are often working on fixed deadlines. They must be able to manage their time effectively and work efficiently.

  • Prefer bachelors degree in Construction Management or Civil Engineering.
  • Prefer Certifications: Professional Estimator, Certified Estimating Professional, Associate Estimating Professional, Certified Cost Estimator/Analyst
Debbie Pedigo
CEO / Senior Staffing Consultant
210.401.4501 o
210.845.3348 c
Pedigo Staffing Services
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