Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., one of the nation's largest concrete contractors is searching for a Senior Estimator. The Senior Estimator is responsible to assemble large dollar bid proposals, while managing an estimator(s) concurrently in the assembly of the proposal. The Senior Estimator is also expected to follow-up and negotiate with client to close the deal. For awarded contracts, provides on-going cost estimate support to operations.Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvides Guidance to Estimators: From time to time, assists and trains other Estimators within geographic region. Coordinates tasks among other estimators on a given project as required. Reviews work of other Estimators to ensure accuracy.Oversees/Completes Quantity Survey Takeoff: Identifies and quantifies construction elements. Enters quantities into appropriate software program for pricing. Provides initial data for entry into Commence software. Provides Contracts Department with applicable specifications documents to identify insurance requirements. Sends new contracts for "Corporate" review.Oversees/Contacts vendors and Sub-Contractors: Oversees the following: Identifies, contacts and creates relationships with vendors/suppliers in order to assess vendor/supplier capabilities for specific projects. Analyzes and scopes vendors/suppliers to determine best value and project continuity. Based on analysis, proactively work to persuade vendors and/or suppliers to commit to best pricing.Prepares Pricing/Bids and Proposals: Completes estimate: Assembles quantities in pricing format to reflect bid form requirements. Creates baseline job duration. Determines what special equipment might be job specific. Applies best value vendors/subs to estimate. Identifies to whom we are bidding and prepares bid form, bid proposal letter and/or qualifications. Researches construction history for techniques related to job elements and productivity, value enhancing, value engineering, and alternative constructability. Ensures "Standard Conditions" are included in every proposal. Packages and sends proposal on time; reviews with Operations for productivity/manpower, etc.Completes Post Bid Activities: Follows up with client personally to ensure bid receipt and to identify potential obstacles and facilitates the negotiations to closing the deal. Develops client relationship for current and future jobs. Collects data on lost jobs to monitor competition and market. Provides info to Marketing for commence update after bid. Tracks project until awarded. Contacts Regional Estimating Manager when award is made.Executes Transition from Pre-Construction to Operations: Sets-up and conducts initial transition meeting with Operations Team including; Copies pricing, quotes, pertinent proposal information for Operations Team. Prepares rough schedule for job duration including cash flow and man-hour requirements. Communicates any and all commitments made to subs, vendor and Client. Advises who will likely be the low and qualified vendors/subs. Provides overview of jobs and proposals to Project Manager and operations support. Communicates General Contractor's/owner's schedule and needs with field supervision. Reviews potential operations alternatives.Supplies Cost Estimate of Changes during Construction: Quantifies and prices changes within necessary timeframe.Work Environment: Work is primarily in an office environment, but involves exposure to outside weather and jobsite conditions.Ensures a Safe Work EnvironmentParticipates in Training/CertificationsJob Requirements:+ Bachelor's degree in construction management, accounting or related field from an accredited college or university and 6 years' related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience+ Must have Heavy Civil estimating experience+ Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business documents, technical procedures, and government regulations+ Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public+ Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference+ Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to calculate area and volume+ Proficiency in Microsoft software programs such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint+ Proficiency in Estimating software (such as Timberline, UScost, WinEst)+ Must be able to interface and develop profitable business relationships with clients+ Ability to factor safety and OSHA requirements into estimates+ Ability to sit for long periods of time reviewing detailed drawings+ Exerts minimal physical effort; occasional handling of average weight object up to 10 poundsEOE Disability/VeteransWe offer an excellent salary and benefits package, as well as the chance to join a dynamic and growing organization.Requisition ID: 4247Baker Concrete Construction is an Equal Opportunity Employer /Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled. 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