Commercial Masonry Estimator

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Carolina Masonry and Concrete is seeking a seasoned professional with experience in Commercial Construction.

• Medical Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Insurance
• Paid vacation
• 401k with competitive match

• Handling the project from first estimate all the way through subcontracts being formalized
• Ability to look beyond the information that has been given, to ask the right questions and work to provide a complete project cost evaluation
• Must be a collaborative and passionate advocate for our customers, empowering and informing them throughout the project
• Must be aggressive in providing innovative solutions to complex issues as they arise related to cost, lead-times, trade partners, and/or specified products or materials
• Ability to make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating across all scopes of work
• Must have experience preparing detailed conceptual cost estimates and conceptual cost studies from schematic or feasibility-level documentation
• Ability to prepare detailed estimates and, as the design evolves, develop variance summaries between estimates and value engineering studies throughout
• Ability to assemble a complete presentation-worthy estimate package that clearly communicates project cost
• Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost
• Ability to prepare detailed instructions to vendors, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages
• Must have experience with the bidding process: soliciting bids, communicating with the vendors, evaluating subcontractor proposals, using bid tally sheets, etc
• Make subcontractor award recommendations
• Must be prepared to participate and often lead the preparation and presentation of cost / budget information to the customer/owner
• Must have experience being a member of the team involved in request for proposal responses (RFP’s) and the formal presentation for a project
• Ability to engage and develop business with new and existing customers
• Ability to lead the preparation and presentation of cost/budget information to the customer/owner

Education and experience:
• Previous residential and commercial estimating and budget experience for new construction
• Ability to read and understand architectural plans and provide detailed direction to the team as required for purchasing of all products
• Strong negotiation and organization skills as well as process management skills
• Extensive knowledge of Excel and advanced math skills
• Detail and goal-oriented
• Superior leadership and interpersonal skills
• Experience in field operations and residential construction
• Experience in PlanSwift
• Knowledge of commercial masonry construction (Brick, CMU, Stone and Precast) is beneficial but not required

• Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills
• Creative and innovative approaches and solutions on a project-by-project basis
• Ability to identify, adapt to, and resolve complex issues
• Effective participation in team environment, with both external and internal teammates
• Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, estimating software (PlanSwift or similar), take-off software (Digital), BIM tools (Revit, Assemble, etc.), project management software (Procore or similar), and scheduling software
• 3+ years of experience in commercial estimating and construction
• Bachelor’s degree a plus but not required
• A strong work ethic and a “can-do” attitude
• Salary DOE

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