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Estimator

Long Painting Company (LPC) is looking for a motivated individual to estimate complex new construction and maintenance coating projects in the Northwest. Industrial projects include: shipyards, bridges, tank farms, factory maintenance painting, dams and infrastructures. Commercial projects include: Campus facilities, schools, hotels, high rises, hospitals, and office parks. New construction and repaint projects range from $5,000 to several million. LPC may employ up to 300 employees during peak months and typically conducts 25-40 projects at once.

Estimators are given both goals for bidding and profitability.  Comprehension of economic factors, time management, risk, bid accuracy and attention to detail are important for success

 Duties

Estimating

  • Quantity take-off (on-screen, paper, on-site) and pricing for estimates using estimating software and LPC procedures to determine labor, material and equipment costs. Organize material, equipment and subcontractor quotes.
  • Analyze bid documents and understand contractual terms and conditions. Prepare proposals using a combination of Word, Excel, Adobe and estimating software.
  • Effectively manage time in order to annually achieve bid volume, sales, and profit goals in relation to meeting weekly deadlines.
  • Familiar with CBA, local labor, and environmental impacts and requirements.
  • Understand and integrate industry standards into the bidding process as it affects production rates, QA- QC, requirements, and contract language.

 

Integration with Production Team

  • Actively participate in project handoff and initial planning on projects with the project team (Project Manager, Superintendent, Engineer and Foreman).
  • Review contract scope of work for awarded projects to ensure the contracts include only what was bid.
  • Consult with clients, vendors and other project related individuals to discuss costs and professionally resolve issues.
  • Perform job walks and site visits in order to troubleshoot issues, examine existing conditions, and conduct pricing for change orders.

 

Customer Service/Sales

  • Write proposals and provide follow up with the customer through the closing of the sale. Follow up on project bids in order to obtain bid results.
  • Provide excellent customer service to customers and attend core customer events. Occasionally visit core customer offices. Create and foster profitable relationships.
  • Provide ROM/conceptual budgets for core customers when requested.

 

Critical Skills/Requirements

  • Prefer but not required, basic knowledge of floor, tank, marine, and concrete coatings, surface preparation, various abrasive blasting techniques, abatement, fireproofing.
  • Prefer but not required, 1-2 years’ experience estimating commercial and residential projects: High-rises, data centers, hotels, universities, tenant improvements, mansions etc.
  • Familiar with industry standards for maintaining quality certifications. Be aware of quality control requirements for protective coating projects.
  • Demonstrate solid understanding of construction management fundamentals such as, project management, scheduling, estimating, SDS, contracting, and site safety.
  • Demonstrate sold written and oral communication skills. Seek out professional development and continuing education opportunities.
  • Analyze contract language, scope of work, and construction schedule. Quickly compute numbers with solid understanding of basic algebra and geometry.
  • Manage time to meet bid deadlines while not compromising accuracy and protocol.
  • Able to integrate technology into the job:
  • Able to operate a smartphone or tablet in order to quickly process information.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient in estimating programs and customer relationship management software such as Hard Dollar (estimating program) and Project Sales Achiever (CRM).

 

Education/Experience/Credentials

  • Prefer associates, or university program certificate in construction management or civil engineering
  • 2-3 years’ experience in the construction industry is preferred.
  • Previous construction management experience or applicable job experience.

 

Administrative Requirements

  • Pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Have reliable transportation; driving record that is insurable.
  • Show proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Pass a background check (typically 10 years back) to get into facilities such as plants, military installations, prisons, etc.

 

Typical Work Hours and Job Setting

  • Schedule is operations dependent, generally Monday – Friday from approximately 7:30 am – 4:00 pm. Flexible scheduling is expected and allowed.
  • Work sites will vary from the office to various construction sites located primarily in the greater Seattle and Portland areas.
  • Combination business casual attire and appropriate construction attire/personal protective equipment (PPE) from working in the office to the job site.

 

When applying, please attach a cover letter and resume. Salary is based on experience; includes a full benefits package. Contact the Workforce Development Manager for more information at (253) 234-8095.

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