Estimator / Sales Manager

Essential Job Functions

The estimator/sales manager must have experience in concrete & rebar reinforcement, coordinating bidding schedule and workload with principals to determine which projects to pursue, and preparing Bid Packages and initiate bidding procedures:

  • Obtain all documents for bidding including plans, specifications, soils reports, etc.
  • Prepare invitation for subcontractors with bid instructions, bid form, outline scope of work and preliminary schedule.
  • Review bid drawings and prepare appropriate list of subcontractors to be solicited for bids.  Present subcontractor list and bid documents for distribution of bid packages.
  • Forward bid packages to obtain bonds, insurance, advertising and any other required paperwork for the bid.

Coordinate Subcontractor Design Build proposals if appropriate. Prepare Proposal Documents including:

  • Proposal Letter
  • Spreadsheets
  • Clarifications and Exclusions
  • Alternates
  • Allowances
  • Enumeration of the Drawings
  • When appropriate complete:
  • Owner’s Bid Documents.
  • Owner’s online procurement procedures.

Upon project awarded:

  • Prepare Agreement for review and signature.
  • Prepare Bid Grid for guaranteed maximum price agreements.
  • Prepare “Turnover” documents for Project Manager and assist with job set up.
  • Discuss proposal related issues with Project Manager during construction and provide additional documentation if appropriate.

Pre-project services:

  • Meet with prospective clients to discuss proposed projects and provide estimated costs based on preliminary information.
  • Develop preliminary control budgets during schematic design and design development.
  • Provide constructability reviews during schematic design and design development.
  • Provide alternate pricing for consideration in determining construction methods and materials.
  • Prepare budgeting for value engineering.

Prepare Conceptual Estimate and Bid Proposals for presentation including:

  • Thorough review of all bid documents.
  • Attend pre-project meetings and / or coordinate site meetings for subcontractor’s site investigation.
  • Perform takeoffs and prepare Timberline cost spreadsheet.
  • Prepare General Conditions
  • Accept questions from Subcontractors and Prepare Requests for Information (RFI’s) for presentation to the Owner/Architect.
  • Review Addendums and distribute to Subcontractors with additional direction as needed
  • Obtain design fees from Architect, Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer and Landscape Architect if appropriate.
  • Prepare estimated costs for permits and utility connection fees if appropriate.
  • Review Subcontractors Bids for correct scope of work, clarifications and exclusions and request revised proposals if appropriate.
  • Determine lowest responsible subcontractors quote for inclusion in proposal.


Experience :
3-5 years
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