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Construction Estimator Description

Purpose:

The Construction Estimator for McDonald Construction Partners, LLC (MCP) is responsible for determining the costs of construction projects by calculating material and labor expenses. The individual in this role will work closely with the MCP purchasing department, designers, and contractors to gather information about assigned projects and develop comprehensive cost estimates. The Construction Estimator will then use this information to prepare detailed proposals that include the cost of materials, labor, equipment, and any other expenses related to each project. The Construction Estimator must also be able to effectively communicate cost estimate details to the sales, production, and leadership team and be able to adjust the estimate as needed based on changes in project scope or budget.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and release bid pricing for new construction and renovation projects
  • Create bid sheets to release to trade partners for bidding
  • Gather bids from trade partners and put together base and option pricing for new construction and renovation projects
  • Maintain pricing for Signature Plans
  • Calculate the cost of materials, labor, equipment, and other expenses related to the project
  • Prepare detailed cost estimates, including a breakdown of expenses
  • Communicate with architectural designers, engineers, trade partners, construction managers, and other stakeholders to ensure accuracy of cost estimates
  • Stay informed of changes in materials, equipment, and labor costs
  • Adjust cost estimates as needed based on changes in project scope or budget
  • Prepare and present reports to management, stakeholders, and other team members

REQUIREMENTS:

  • 5+ years of experience as a construction estimator
  • Strong knowledge of construction materials, methods, and processes
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and cost-estimating software

RELATIONSHIPS:

  • Customers, prospects, trade partners, real estate professionals, and fellow team members
  • Always maintain a calm, professional, and polite demeanor 
  • Provide support across all MCP departments when needed

OTHER EXPECTATIONS and ATTITUDES:

  • Conduct yourself in a mature, courteous, professional, and caring manner
  • Be self-motivated and possess the ability to adapt to change and unexpected situations
  • Maintain a positive attitude and the desire to succeed daily
  • Represent yourself and the company professionally; maintain a neat clean professional appearance and good personal hygiene
  • Make positive decisions outside of your employment at MCP so you do not affect the responsibilities and duties of your job

ABIDE BY MCP CORE VALUES:

  • Work Hard
  • Be Nice
  • Take Pride
  • Look for Solutions
  • Do the Right Thing
  • Stay Positive

If you are interested please email your resume to us at info@mcdonaldconstruction.com.

Come join the McDonald Team!