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Construction Estimator

Company: PRS Holdings Inc.
Location: Bakersfield
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Pavement Recycling Systems, an employee-owned company who is a leader in the Pavement Preservation industry, is seeking an experienced Estimator to join our team in our Bakersfield branch. Becoming a team member of PRS introduces you to a unique culture of employee ownership and empowerment to grow and succeed in your career. We create an environment in which all employees develop and contribute to their full potential and we recognize and reward outstanding results. PRS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. As an Estimator you will responsible for preparing budgets, estimates and pre-bid packages for construction projects. Primary Responsibilities

  • Acquires understanding of the requirements of the project/program at hand
  • Selects metrics to produce valid estimates
  • Prepares construction budget by studying home plans, updating specifications, and identifying/projecting costs for each evaluation
  • Communicates with trade partners and team members regarding new and current projects
  • Prepares estimates and purchase orders in detail for all products
  • Visits sites to gather essential information
  • Ensures timely completion of estimates
  • Manages bid pricing from all vendors
  • Resolves cost discrepancies by collecting and analyzing information
  • Prepare detailed reports for bids for submission to appropriate parties
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with vendors and subcontractors
  • Performs other duties as assigned Qualifications
    • Proven experience as a construction estimator
    • Basic understanding of accounting and project management concepts
    • Deep understanding of research methodology, data analysis and estimation metrics
    • Comfortable with numbers and technology
    • Excellent knowledge of bid software
    • Great attention to detail
    • Excellent communication and negotiation abilities
    • Well-organized Education and/or Experience
      • 3+ years' experience in construction estimating
      • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, construction science or related field or equivalent work experience
      • Able to read architectural plans and develop cost estimates
      • Strong understanding of commercial construction
      • Must have good business written and oral communication skills and effective listening skills
      • Must be fluent in English
      • Strong customer service skills
      • Able to multi-task and meet strict deadlines Why Join
        • ESOP Retirement Benefits are extended to all employees with participation after one year of service. A typical discretionary annual company contribution can range from 10% to 15% of your annual salary.
        • 401K Retirement Benefits with company contribution
        • Health, Dental, and Vision as well as other supplemental health insurance.
        • PTO
        • Holiday Pay
        • Opportunities for career advancement
        • On the job training provided to all employees
        • Work for an industry leader in various disciplines and markets Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:
          • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers, feel, operate objects, tools, and controls. The employee is required to reach and extend the hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. The employee is regularly required to stand, hold sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, squat, bend, crouch, or crawl; and smell.
          • Frequently lift 10 pounds and occasionally lift 25 pounds. The employee should be able carry from floor level to waist level; also push/pull objects with similar force.
          • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. We are an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, disability or protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. PI185164808

Keywords: PRS Holdings Inc., Bakersfield , Construction Estimator, Professions , Bakersfield, California

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