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Phoenix, AZ

Job Type

Full Time



Position Summary

The primary responsibility of the Estimator is to prepare accurate, timely, and competitive estimates on all projects: efficiently interact with subcontractors to ensure accurate and timely bids on all projects.

This is a full-time position with working hours 7am-4pm M-F.

Essential Functions

The duties of this position include the following: these duties may be modified and other duties may be assigned to meet the needs of the business:

  • Exercises discretion and independent judgment in responsibilities for pricing and bid specifications. Decisions can bind company into contractual agreements.

  • Quantify systems on all aspects of specifications, for the purpose of conducting value engineering on costs and product options. Prepare estimates [quantify take-offs, pricing structure] on projects (tenant improvement, commercial, communities and residential).

  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare timeframes, costs, materials, and labor estimates.

  • Establish pricing and conduct feasibility comparisons on changes and comparisons to cost estimates.

  • Confer with engineers, architects, owners, contractors and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to costs estimates. Conduct negotiations.

  • Consult with clients, vendors, and internal project team members to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues.

  • Verify subcontractor references and coordinate prequalification requests.

  • Abstract bids and coordinate subcontractor bid process and results.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with building partners (i.e., subcontractors, architects, etc.)

  • Participate in presentations to prospective clients when necessary.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Preferred:

  • Duties require good judgment, initiative, and ability to deal with last-minute changes or critical issues.

  • Strong time management and organizational abilities.

  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving abilities. Detail oriented.

  • Ability to work and interact with all company departments and external business contacts.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Enjoys dealing with people. Able to work in a team environment.

  • Solid proficiency in all Microsoft Office Products, especially Excel, knowledge of OST computer applications helpful.

  • Understanding of Wespac’s Code of Ethics, and implementation into daily activities.

Education and Experience Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree not required, but preferred.

  • Five (5) years of bidding and estimating experience required.

  • Construction experience required.

ADA-Physical Demands of Position

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Position requires employee to hear, see, talk, stand and walk.

  • Position requires employee to reason, calculate and analyze information. Decisions could bind company into contractual agreements.

  • Extensive computer usage required.

  • Other duties may require lifting of up to 50 pounds, bending, stooping, standing, filing, and taking stairs.

  • Position is full-time position, often requiring more than 40 hours per week.

Note: The job description provided above is a general outline of the responsibilities and qualifications for the position of Estimator at Wespac Construction. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employee(s) will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. 

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. 

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