Estimator Tenant Interiors Construction

Bognet Construction Associates, Inc.
Vienna, VA
May 11, 2017
May 23, 2017
Full Time
Since 1998, Bognet Construction successfully builds fast-track commercial interiors and base building projects ranging in size from a few thousand square feet to over 250,000 square feet. At Bognet, we know that when it comes to construction, customers do not like surprises. We work tirelessly to anticipate things that might go wrong or delay a project. We develop solutions to make sure that issues never become problems. We call this being "relentlessly proactive" and hold ourselves to this standard in everything we do. This focus on being "relentlessly proactive," allows Bognet to provide unmatched quality and service to our customers.Summary of Responsibilities The Estimator is a critical position within Bognet Construction. Estimators are responsible for evaluating bid specifications and drawings, ensuring that we know everything required to successfully bid and win the project. Estimators must aggressively follow-up with subcontractors to ensure that bids are received. Estimators also work with the Project Management teams to follow-up on bids and budgets to help close the business.Relentlessly ProactiveAt Bognet, our business strategy is to be the most proactive General Contractor in the Washington metropolitan area. Therefore, we hold every employee to the standard of being "Relentlessly Proactive," and we expect this behavior to drive every activity.The Relentlessly Proactive EstimatorBid AdministrationPrepare and maintain status of plan reproductionSolicit and maintains communications with subcontractors and vendorsPrepare subcontractor bid packagesTransmits addenda and other bid information to subcontractorsEnsure that we have the proper coverage from subcontractors 1 day prior to, and on bid dayContact supply houses to obtain additional subcontractor bids 1 day prior to bid dayShows creativity and resourcefulness to gain better pricing from subcontractorsSubmit 100% of bids and budgets by the bid deadline - or sooner - no exceptionsEnter all relevant information into Sage 300Project KnowledgeReview bid requirements thoroughly and asks follow-up question on every bidDevelop a thorough understanding of the scope for specific trades assignedDevelop RFI's and clarifications and ensure adequate subcontractor coverage and shows interestVisit job sites as required to meet clients and assess construction requirementsShow interest at the pre-bid meeting, asking questions as appropriatePerform a comprehensive "bid day" analysis and scoping of specific assigned tradesCreate bid lists that fit scope of job, ensuring that we have the right subs for the projectMinimize exclusions by "doing our homework"Include value-engineering ideas on every bidFollow up & closingProactively follow-up on submitted bids and budgets with Architect, Construction Manager and/or Tenant to close businessProactively re-work bids and budgets with address questions and concernsProactively work with subcontractors to tighten specifications, address concerns, and complete value-engineering as requiredDevelop personal relationships with architects, construction managers, property managers, brokers, etc.Sell Bognet's competitive advantages to close businessProject Turnover Notify PM, BD, and Executive Teams of a win within 5 minutes of award (request job #)Order five sets of additional drawings for Project TeamProperly turns over bid documents and sub buyout information to Project Management in a timely manner. Goal is 100% of awarded projects turned over within 24 hours of notification.Review drawings with Project Management team and highlight areas of concernReview job cost with Project Management team and highlight any subs/material vendors that still need to be awardedReview all addendums with Project Management teamComplete project kick-off form to ensure complianceSubcontractor awardThoroughly check requirements to buy the proper scope and priceAward subs in a timely manner to ensure release of materialsRelease materials for record only when possibleEnsure that subs are aware of (and commit to) the project scheduleProvide subs with as much information as possible (PM, Super, permit status, etc.)Send e-mail notice to proceed to subcontractorsSubcontractor managementSeek & qualify new subcontractorsHold subcontractors to the Relentlessly Proactive and BOGNET Way standardsBognet Construction is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability or age.

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