Junior Estimator

Bognet Construction
Fairfax, VA
Oct 21, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Specialty Trades
Full Time
We're looking for RELENTLESSLY PROACTIVE(R) individuals to join our team. Are you looking to advance your career in construction? Do you bring strong technical & customer service skills, thrive in a project environment, and enjoy team spirit & collaboration?Founded in 1998, Tysons, VA-based Bognet Construction is 100% employee-owned and has developed a reputation as an innovative general contracting powerhouse in the Washington metropolitan region. Ranked as the 7th Largest Interior Construction firm by the Washington Business Journal, Bognet specializes in large commercial tenant interior and building repositioning projects in the 20,000 - 300,000 SF range, boasting a portfolio that spans some of Washington DC's most visible organizations across every industry sector. Every member of the Bognet team proactively thinks ahead, anticipating challenges and opportunities to keep projects on budget and on schedule. It is the very definition of RELENTLESSLY PROACTIVE(R) and it is the Bognet difference.Bognet Construction is seeking a Junior Estimator with at least 2 years of commercial construction experience. Estimators will work closely with architects, engineers, owners, and subcontractors and are required to have the following skills:Ability to prepare detailed instructions to bidders, trade specific clarifications and comprehensive bid packages.Must have knowledge and understanding of unit costs and the factors that affect construction cost.Must have experience being a member of the team involved in Request for Proposal Responses (RFP's) and the formal presentation for a project.Contact suppliers and vendors to discuss various requests and due dates.Effectively and efficiently handle subcontractor requests.Prepare and distribute time-sensitive materials.Coordinate activities of the team from bid to proposal.Provide a consistent customer service experience with subs and vendors.Track and update vendor information and manage local vendor database.Ability to prepare detailed estimate updates, as the design evolves, including preparing variance summaries between estimates.Experience writing and negotiating subcontracts.Willingness and desire to actively participate in Value Engineering sessions with the project team.QualificationsExcellent listening skills and have strong communication skills.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.Ability to work both as a team player and independently.Computer competency in MS Outlook and Excel.Collaborative participation in team environment.2+ years of experience as a Commercial Construction Estimator.Bachelor's Degree.A strong work ethic and a "can-do" attitude.Bognet Construction 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.