Estimator Ames, IA

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Story Construction Co.

Job Title:

Estimator

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

02/25/2019

Location:

Ames, IA

Salary:

$Based on education and experience

Company Description:

Story Construction Co.

Story Construction Co. is an employee-owned Merit-Shop general contractor with over 70 years of experience. Story offers a full range of services and delivery methods including general construction, design-build, construction management, and Butler pre-engineered buildings. Story has complete design-build capabilities with licensed architects on staff. Markets include manufacturing/warehousing/distribution facilities; food processing; water and wastewater treatment plants; educational facilities; healthcare facilities; churches and senior living facilities.

Job Description:

As innovators in the construction field for the past 85 years, we’re constantly seeking ways to improve the process of building… in a brick-and-mortar sense and a people sense.

We are passionate about the construction process because we are builders at heart. We are in a rewarding business, in the finest region of our country, doing meaningful work. If you have a desire to be part of an employee-owned company that appreciates and encourages teamwork as well as the unique contributions of intelligent individuals, we'd love to hear from you.

Position Summary:

The Estimator will prepare cost estimates for construction projects to aid management in bidding on or determining the price of a construction project.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Exhibits Story’s Core Values of Honest, Caring, Integrity, Hardworking, Helpful, and Planful.
  • Reviews proposal specifications and drawings.
  • Provides accurate quantity take-off based on the drawings and specifications.
  • Reviews design options or construction options and determines best solutions based on cost, quality, and availability of materials, equipment, or other factors.
  • Uses estimating software to prepare, develop, and facilitate estimates, bids, and takeoffs.
  • Solicits and obtains material and subcontractor quotes and ensures understanding of project requirements, scope of work, work durations, schedule, and other aspects relevant to the project.
  • Identifies and reports errors, ambiguities, and missing information in contract documents. Seeks additional information and clarification from Architects, Engineers, and Owners as needed.
  • Produces estimates that are accurate and consider risk factors and construction methods.
  • Maintains positive relations with clients, subcontractors, and the community.
  • Communicates effectively with other members of the team and works as a part of a team.

Benefits Include:

  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Company-paid Term Life Insurance, AD&D
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Plans
  • Company-paid Long-term Disability Insurance
  • 401(k) (100% immediately vested company match)
  • Travel Per Diem
  • Continuing Education
  • Safety Boot and prescription protective equipment reimbursement

Story Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Story Construction participates in E-Verify: Right to Work

Story Construction is a Drug-Free Workplace

Required Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Engineering, Civil Engineering, or Construction Management Three or more years of experience in Commercial or Industrial Construction Estimating. Experience in self-performed work, concrete, steel, and carpentry estimating preferred. Previous experience using Estimating and Digital Takeoff software. Proficiency using Sage/Timberline, PlanSwift, and Insite software preferred.