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Estimator

  • Job reference: FG-004662
  • Sector: Construction
  • Location: Minneapolis
Estimator
Our Minneapolis team is growing! If you want to be a part of a successful global organization and have at least 2 years of experience as an Estimator in Construction, we would like to connect with you. This position is responsible for all aspects of standard estimating functions including, but not limited to, estimate assurance, cost benchmarking, and estimating for all project phases. This is a Fulltime Internal Faithful+Gould position with robust benefits. Local candidates only.
 
About Us
Faithful+Gould is a world leading integrated project and program management consultancy. We build long-term partnerships with our clients because we are trusted to deliver. Through intellect, innovation, positive thinking and problem solving, we protect and maximize our clients’ interests. We call this Constructive Expertise.
 
Operating at the forefront of our industry for more than 70 years, we are headquartered in New York, and provide our quality services from strategically located offices across the Americas.
 
We offer varied and interesting projects with several high-profile clients across key business sectors which include many of the fortune 100 companies and Federal/State/City government agencies. Faithful+Gould is currently ranked #11 rank on the "Top 50 Program Management Firms" list, and #13 on the "Top Construction Management-for-Fee and Project Management Firms" list by Engineering News Record (ENR). Constructive Expertise -Its in our DNA.


Responsibilities
- Analyzes blueprints and other documents and prepares detailed cost estimates.
-Performs accurate quantity takeoffs of available design documents.
- Obtains accurate and up to date pricing information from databases, contractors, suppliers, etc. to utilize in estimates.
- Inputs estimate takeoff information for specific discipline into CATO and develops unit cost pricing.
- Works with architects and engineers to develop clear understanding of project scope during preparation of estimate. Develops relationships with members of A/E firms and project team members.
- Assists senior staff in ways to make projects more efficient. Seeks ways to improve accuracy and efficiency of tasks.
- Maintains project documents such as drawings and specifications in an organized and reasonable manner. Maintains project files on file server in accordance with company standards.
- Maintains and updates data library of costs.
- Prepares cost reconciliation between two or more estimates and explains variance cost drivers.

Requirements
-Bachelor’s degree preferred in Construction, Quantity Surveying or related field experience
-At least two years’ relevant experience
-Must be highly articulate, have clear and analytical approach to problem solving, and strong decision making abilities.
-Must have excellent communication and presentation skills.

-Should have intermediate knowledge of CATO, working knowledge of electronic takeoff including CAD Measure, and working knowledge of a commercially available construction cost estimating system.
-Must thoroughly understand and utilize Information Technology in the performance of work including Internet, Intranet, Microsoft Windows OS, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite and Microsoft Project.
-A professional designation such as RICS, CCE, CCM, AIA, PE, ASPE, AACEI is preferred

Benefits
Faithful+Gould offers its employees a robust rewards package which includes:
-competitive salary
-broad Employer based benefits package including medical/RX, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance
-generous time-off benefits
-401 (k) with employer match
-flexible work schedules dependent upon approval because of assignment demands
-career development opportunities through our corporate university
-highly-regarded tuition reimbursement program
-valuable voluntary options including legal, long term care, pet insurance and car insurance

Equal Opportunity Employer
Faithful+Gould an ATKINS company is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability candidates encouraged to apply.