Estimator II

Estimator II Des Moines, IA

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The Weitz Company

Job Title:

Estimator II

Job Type:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

06/30/2020

Location:

Des Moines, IA

Salary:

$N/A

Company Description:

The Weitz Company

The Weitz Company is one of the oldest general contractors in the United States, specializing in Commercial and Industrial construction projects, supported by a best-in-class Supply Chain business segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States.

Weitz views employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to the success of the Company. Employees enjoy the ability to build relationships, network and make an impact on our communities. We promise every employee competitive pay and benefits, a safe place to work, a career path supported by training and development opportunities, and a positive work environment. Employees are encourage to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way!

Job Description:

The Weitz Company is one of the oldest general contractors in the United States, specializing in Commercial and Industrial construction projects, supported by a best-in-class Supply Chain business segment. We have forged our reputation by constantly seeking new construction innovations and technology that provide our clients and employees with predictable, reliable, and collaborative services. Our commitment to delivering a top quality product has resulted in long-standing customer relationships and recognition by industry rankings as one of the top contractors in the United States.

Weitz views employees as our most valuable asset, and the key to the success of the Company. Employees enjoy the ability to build relationships, network and make an impact on our communities. We promise every employee competitive pay and benefits, a safe place to work, a career path supported by training and development opportunities, and a positive work environment. Employees are encouraged to work hard, have fun and build strong relationships along the way!

We are currently accepting applications for an Estimator II to be located at our Des Moines, IA office for the National business unit. This candidate should have experience viewing and understanding plans, project management skills, performing take-offs and tabulating sub-bids.

The Estimator II supports the estimating team by preparing complete portions of an estimate for
construction projects. Duties include quantity surveying, pricing, bid solicitation, working within the estimating system, compiling cost history and preparing systems comparisons. Typically, the Estimator II reports to the most senior estimator in the assigned business location.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Quantity surveying, pricing, bid solicitation, compiling cost history, and preparing systems comparisons
  • Quick creative thinking and the capability of meeting deadlines
  • Develop constructability review and identify potential risks inherent to the project
  • Organize subcontractor and vendor solicitation as directed
  • Participate in or assist with Supply Chain procurement plan process
  • Generate schematic estimates of projects assigned. Pricing based on historical data and adjusting pricing as needed to allow for project conditions
  • Research and prepare cost analysis reports
  • Obtain the review of owner contracts, and general and supplementary conditions by the company's risk management group
  • Ability to compare and analyze various systems and related cost impacts
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Business travel may be required

Required Experience:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability necessary to succeed in this role:

  • Education: An industry-related college degree is highly preferred. High school diploma is required. 
  • Experience: Six (6) years of construction estimating responsibility is required for this position.

Qualifications:

To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each previously stated duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and ability necessary to succeed in this role:

  • Education: An industry-related college degree is highly preferred. High school diploma is required. 
  • Experience: Six (6) years of construction estimating responsibility is required for this position.
  • Skills: This position requires schematic estimating skills, including the ability to identify items required for complete systems even if not delineated on construction documents, and the ability to mentally schedule and construct a building from drawings. Must have ability to communicate in a professional and courteous manner with clients, architects, subcontractors, suppliers, and project teams. Organization, quick creative thinking and the ability balance and prioritize projects with impending deadlines. A qualified candidate will be able to compare and analyze various systems and related cost impacts, as well as solid leadership skills and coaching direct reports.​
  • Technology: Candidate be familiar or proficient in Procore, Prolog, P6, or similar project management/scheduling software, depending on their years in the industry. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite is required. Training will be provided on company standards.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position at this time. 

BUILD A BETTER WAY // The Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Company is a drug and alcohol free workplace.