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Gerding Companies Inc.
Compensation
Employment Type
Corvallis 97339
$70,000.00 - $85,000.00 Annually
Full-Time

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Gerding Builders is a General Contractor/Construction Management company, located in beautiful Corvallis, Oregon.  The firm is comprised of knowledgeable Project Managers and Project Engineers with expertise in a large variety of markets and a wide range of projects. Projects include Commercial, Medical, Institutional, Non-profits, K-12, Higher Education and Multi-Family projects spanning the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Coast. We take ownership for delivering each project on schedule, under budget, without safety incidents, with a high degree of quality, and with a professionalism and level of service that exceeds the expectations of our customers.

Gerding Builders is offering a position of Estimator as we continue to align with the growing needs of our customers. The estimator role in our organization drives profitable business growth through accurate, complete, profitable and timely estimating. The successful candidate will bring a focus on being proficient, lifetime learner, with exemplary communications skills. This position will provide the organization with a strategic approach to the estimating process. The estimator will be able to leverage a deep experience base, an ability to use effective systems costs and historical data to drive estimating. They will build and maintain key relationships with subcontractors and design partners which are critical to achieving the desired outcomes. Success in this role will deliver 20% of hard bids won when hard bidding work, Negotiated project success results are defined as being within 10% of conceptual estimates when the project is at contract phase. 

Responsibilities


  • Deliver timely and accurate takeoffs from construction drawings 
  • Capture, maintain and reference an accurate historical cost database
  • Meet deadlines 
  • Prepare thorough and complete estimates independent of client-imposed budgets 
  • Verbal and written communication and collaboration is imperative to evaluate bid documents and advise Project Managers on areas where drawings or specifications are incomplete and require clarifications and allowances 
  • Prioritize responsibilities in order to manage several projects simultaneously
  • Develop subcontractor relationships and solicit sub-coverage 
  • Define scopes and assemble bid packages 
  • Evaluate bid documents and advise Project Managers on areas where drawings or specifications are incomplete and require clarifications and allowances
  • Compile final cost estimate and compare with previous budgets or estimates while evaluating differences

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience estimating in the construction industry preferred
  • Verbal and written communication and collaboration
  • Strong work ethic
  • 2 professional and 2 personal references


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