Company: Leopardo Companies, Inc.
Location: Hoffman Estates
Posted on: August 6, 2022
Leopardois one of the nations largest and most respected
construction firms, building world-class facilities with
innovative, environmentally-friendly processes. We are considered
best in class by our clients and peers, and the media consistently
ranks us among the top builders in the United States. For more than
four decades,Leopardohas been recognized for consistently
performing at the very top of the industry.Our reputation for
outstanding customer service stems from our mission to passionately
pursue construction excellence. Ourlong-standing commitment to
continuous improvement comes with a healthy obsession withquality.
This approach transforms our operations and customer service,
helping us become the construction provider of choice in all our
specialized markets: healthcare, interiors, retail, cinema,
hospitality, office, industrial, residential and municipal.Leopardo
is looking for an Estimator to join our growing team!Summary: As a
member of the estimating team, the Estimator I will assist Senior
Estimators and Estimator II in accurately calculating project costs
to ensure profitability by partnering to prepare budgets,
estimates, and pre-bid packages during the preconstruction phase.
Responsibilities will include assisting in the following:
establishing bidders lists, soliciting and evaluating subcontractor
proposals and scopes of work, preparing quantity surveys, and
reviewing project plans and specifications for constructability and
value added design. This role may assist in the direction of
project engineers and interns. Essential Duties and
- Become fluent in the Company estimating tools, processes and
procedures as outlined in the Estimating Training Manual and
Estimating Learning Plans.
- Collaborate with the project team to determine and execute the
best strategies for winning new projects, whether competitive or
- Understand, review and execute the bid requirements within the
established deadlines for negotiated bid, competitive bid,
conceptual, schematic, design development and Guaranteed Maximum
Price (GMP) estimates.
- Aide in conducting a thorough review and analysis of all bid
documents and the project site. Attend scheduled job site
walkthroughs with key subcontractors/vendors, and clients, as
- Communicate with the design team and owner as necessary during
the preconstruction process.
- Support the estimating team in preparation of detailed
conceptual estimates during the initial, schematic and design
development stages of a negotiated project including creating
quantity takeoffs, applying project-specific unit pricing,
production based estimating (when appropriate) value added design
practices, value engineering, cost control etc. including hard
bidding the final documents.
- Partner in competitive hard bid, design bid build
- Assist with prequalifying bidders and, based on scope of work,
develop a list of qualified bidders to ensure the right
subcontractor/vendor receives the Invitation to Bid (ITB)
documents, including any addenda(s). Monitor the bidders list to
ensure bid coverage; assist with maintaining strategic and ongoing
communication with subcontractors/vendors. Aide in the review and
qualification of subcontractor/vendor bids.
- Support in constructability analyses, preparation of detailed
narrative proposals, and management of project documents at all
stages of preconstruction. Assist with cost modeling and value
- Assist project management with trade specific subcontractor
awards as required.
- Build, strengthen and foster subcontractor/vendor
relationships. Maintain frequent communication with the
- Assist in recruitment efforts as required.
- Peer-to-peer mentoring and knowledge sharing.
- Participate in and nurture broad networks of alliances with
others to exchange knowledge and information in support of change
- Participate in larger, cross-functional teams within the main
Company divisions (e.g., Total Quality Management).
- Take an active role in industry associations, and actively
network and promote Leopardo. Supervisory Requirements: This
position has no supervisory responsibility. Education / Experience
Requirements: 0 - 3 years of estimating experience, some field or
project management experience preferred, which could include
internship experience in estimating. Must have a basic
understanding of division of scope, the ability to read drawings
and specifications, perform quantity take off, work scope
definition, computer estimating and scheduling, and presentations.
College degree preferred (e.g., Construction Management,
Engineering, Architecture) or equivalent combination of education
and experience. Computer proficiency (Microsoft preferred);
knowledge of On-Screen Takeoff or similar software, and knowledge
of electronic estimating software, PlanGrid knowledge a plus.
Mechanically and mathematically inclined innately good with
numbers. Experience in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple
priorities, with an attention to detail and strong organizational
skills. Certifications, Licenses, Registrations: Valid drivers
license is a necessity. Physical Demands: Representative of those
an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of
this job. Work is performed mostly in office settings. Some outdoor
work may be required in the inspection of various construction
sites, land use developments, or occupied facilities. Hand-eye
coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces
of office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the
employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to
finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and
reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to
sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, bend, crouch or crawl; talk or
hear; and smell. The employee is frequently required to drive. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25
pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Work Environment:
Representative of those an employee encounters while performing the
essential functions of this job. This job operates in a controlled
indoor environment where the noise level is usually quiet. This
role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers,
phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The
employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions.
Also, on a project site the environment is occasionally loud.
Limitation and Disclaimer: The above job description is meant to
describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it
is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all
responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. All
job requirements are subject to possible modifications to
reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job
description in no way states or implies that these are the only
duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.
Employees will be required to follow any other job-related
instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by
their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge,
skills and / or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the
employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each
duty proficiently. Employment-at-Will: This document does not
create an employment contract, either express or implied. All
employment is employment-at-will.
Keywords: Leopardo Companies, Inc., Hoffman Estates , Estimator, Professions , Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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