Estimator

Job Title:
Estimator
Department:
Estimating
Job Code:
EST100
Location:
Monaghan, Ireland, and Ripon, California, USA
Type:
Full-time, Regular
Job Description:
The Estimator is responsible for preparing detailed cost estimates for a range of residential and commercial timber-frame projects. By reviewing construction blueprints, plans and product specifications, persons in this role will accurately determine the amount of materials, labor and plant, using company-approved software. Position reports to the senior vice president of estimating.
Responsibilities:
  • Consult with clients, vendors or personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates.
  • Obtain material and labor pricing and organize all the information necessary to aid in creating and submitting proposals to clients.
  • Confer with relevant external and internal parties on changes and adjustments to cost estimates.
  • Highlight any areas of concern during each project
  • Assist in the documentation of correspondence to clients, as required.
  • Ensure that an exceptional level of customer service is delivered at all times.
  • Ensure that individual and team targets and deadlines are consistently achieved.
  • Identify areas where improvement can be made and discuss with the Department Manager.
Requirements:
  • Relevant construction-related qualifications
  • Financial or estimating background or equivalent working experience in a similar role
  • Excellent ability to understand and interpret construction blueprints and plans
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Experience with relevant cost-estimating software
  • Experience consulting with clients and vendors to discuss and formulate estimates
  • Proficiency in Material, Labor and Plant pricing and organizing all of the information necessary to create and submit proposals to clients
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Excellent accuracy levels and detail oriented
  • Excellent organizational skills