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Milwaukee, WI


Division: Commercial
Employment Type: Full-time
Job Description:

The role of the Project Estimator at Tri-North is to understand construction contracts and terminology while using estimating techniques and best practices to read schedules, and navigate project plans while showing creativity and resourcefulness. You will be responsible for obtaining pricing, reviewing bid requirements thoroughly, and asking follow-up questions on every bid. Communication and relationship development, especially with subcontractors is a vital part of this role.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate a complete understanding of construction contracts and terminology, as well as estimating strategies and techniques with an excellent working knowledge of design, procurement, and field processes and their inherent cost performance risks. This role requires a creative thinker and problem solver with the ability to propose innovative, non-standard solutions. As part of the Tri-North team, you will demonstrate a sense of responsibility, accountability, and dedication to the success of the company and estimating team, and work to maximize results.

Location: Waukesha, WI
Created Date: 3-23-2023
Last Updated Date: 3-23-2023
Responsibilities Include:
  • Use standardized tools and processes to prepare comprehensive, accurate, and competitive estimates of project cost and schedule
  • Recognize and recommend alternative designs/scope definitions which support consistency, standardization, and cost
  • Read, understand, and recognize discrepancies in contract terms
  • Review scopes of work within a proposal to obtain bids from sub-contractors
  • Review project requirements and estimate quantities
  • Preparation of accurate conceptual cost models, budgets, and guaranteed maximum pricing
  • Documentation of cost and schedule in support of the bidding process, summarize and put into a proposal form, and provide complete project estimate backup
  • Ensure estimating quality and procedures are maintained
  • Gather details and maintain current market data necessary to accurately estimate construction, material, and soft costs associated with projects
  • Recognize opportunities and take initiative to produce positive outcomes
  • Ability to read/interpret blueprints and schematics
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Project, and Outlook
  • Bachelors or Associates degree in construction management or engineering is a plus
  • Some estimating experience preferred