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Estimator - Construction TI

Estimator - Construction TI

Commercial TI Estimator

Full Time

Irvine, CA, US

Who we are: 

CASCO Contractors is a leading Orange County Commercial Tenant Improvement construction company located in Irvine, Ca. and has been listed as OCBJ’s Best Places to work for the last five years consecutively. Established to meet founder Cheryl Osborn’s vision of excellence, we are Southern California’s innovative design-build and tenant improvement partner, who works with diverse companies across every sector to create extraordinary spaces. Our growth is prompting our search for a Commercial TI Estimator.

What you can expect:

The Estimator will work as part of the Project Management team and will report to the Chief Operating Officer or Director of Project Management.  This role will lead the bid process from initial bid phase to bid submittal, including communication with subcontractors in the Commercial Tenant Improvement environment.

 You will:

  • Analyze architectural, MEP, civil, structural, and landscape drawings, make material take-offs, obtain quotes from suppliers, and interprets specifications.
  • Prepare and provide detailed proposals and accurate bid packages.
  • Take projects from concept to completion of the bid / notice of award process, including a handoff meeting to the selected operations team.
  • Read, analyze, and interpret contracts, plans, specifications, construction cost data, and other contract documentation that is critical to identify project scope, risk, and opportunity.
  • Perform work breakdown structures, utilizing company database to identify project trades, vendors, and subcontractors.
  • Create preliminary master schedules as needed for RFP / bid response. All project budgets and bids will require a high-level schedule.
  • Review and analyze bid packages and contracts.
  • Prepare initial general conditions / requirements weekly rate for review by the Chief Operating Officer or Director of Project Management prior to bid / budget submission.
  • Maintains detailed and organized records of bid documents.
  • Create labor estimates for projects.
  • Attend meetings with subcontractors, engineers, and architects.
  • Maintain project involvement through the value engineering or target value design efforts.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team to determine bid submission requirements.
  • Provide high level ROM budgets to perspective clients, tenants, brokers, landlords, and project management teams.
  • Include budget comparison documentation for every budget or bid revision prepared.
  • Include a high level of detail when preparing formal bid responses.
  • Maintain an accurate unit pricing detail spreadsheet with current market conditions.
  • Ensure all client facing documents are our most current branded / marketing material.
  • Understand RFP requirements and provide clear documentation to address these requirements in the submission of RFP and/or bids.
  • Communicate frequently with vendors and customers.
  • Perform job cost analysis and assist in preparing projections.

The ideal Estimator will have:

  • Four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in construction management (preferred).
  • Strong working knowledge of customary construction contract language and provisions (prime contracts, subcontract agreements, supply agreements).
  • Proven ability to read architectural blueprints and shop drawings.
  • Proven ability to extract all key data elements from contracts, and to establish processes and systems to ensure compliance with all contractual terms.
  • Experience managing all aspects of workflow and understanding project specs, construction documents, and perform complete window and door take-offs.
  • Experience AutoCAD drafter.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Incredible attention to detail.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong software experience, with preference for working knowledge of MS Project, proficient in MS Office (especially in Word, & Excel), Adobe Acrobat PDF documents.
  • Good understanding of unit pricing, time management, and ability to multi-task.

 Casco’s Culture

As a female owned and operated construction company, our vibe is different. Casco is built on the foundation of unprecedented customer service, collaborative partnerships, community giving and the relentless pursuit of excellence.  We are driven by the need to constantly innovate.  We are obsessed with details, progressive technology, superior quality, and the execution of safe practices.  Casco’s values are constructed on trust.  We strive to empower all employees to make decisions based on our core values.  We practice 100% accountability but trust that everyone is working in the best interest of the customer, the project, and the company.  Click here to learn more about our culture and apply.

The US base salary range for this full-time position is $80,000 - $120,000 annually. Full time positions will be eligible for a full healthcare benefit package after 60 days of employment and a safe harbor company 401k match starts after 90 days of employment. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level, and location. Individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience and relevant education or training. Full-time is defined as regularly working 30+ hours per week.

Casco Contractors provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level

Job Function : General

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