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Estimator - Residential Construction

Company: Home Creations
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Position: Estimator - Residential Construction
Status: Full-Time (Salary-Exempt)
Location: 118 Vintage Park Blvd Ste W-447
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

General Purpose: Compile information, pricing, estimates, change orders and PO's for residential construction. Position is responsible for cost management, the procuring of new trade partners, analyzing competitive bids, and managing rebate and incentive programs.

Supervision Received: Reports to the Architecture & Purchasing Manager.

Supervision Exercised: NONE


  • Base Salary
  • Benefits available (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, FSA, etc.)
  • 401(k) available (up to 4% match)
  • Quarterly bonuses
  • Profit Sharing bonuses (quarterly)

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    --- Ability to create plans in AutoCAD
    --- Computes total cost of items purchased, including trip fees or hidden costs.
    --- Compares product prices, quality, specifications, and availability.
    --- Verifies bill from suppliers with bids and PO's.
    --- Procure, analyze, QC and data-enter all pricing within our purchase order system
    --- Analyze and tally needed materials for wood residential construction
    --- Establish and maintain a good relationship with Vendors/Sub Contractors
    --- Work alongside sales managers, construction staff, architecture department, suppliers and trade partners
    --- Manage the bidding process of existing and new house plans and options
    --- Build and maintain relationships with tradespersons and material vendors for pricing research
    --- Compiles new database files for new products.
    --- Ensures accuracy and efficiency; consult catalogs or contact vendors to confirm pricing information.
    --- Prepare work orders and purchase orders for trade partners.
    --- Process and verify purchase requests, plan changes, and takeoff changes.
    --- Interact directly with architecture team, builders, sales, and suppliers to price custom elements.
    --- Maintain base budget and option budgets for all floorplans.
    --- Develop reporting to identify errors and/or areas to improve costs with suppliers and trade partners
    --- Attend all staff meetings.
    --- Maintain a clean and organized work space.
    --- Assists in other duties as directed.
    --- 3+ years' work related estimating experience in construction or architecture industry required
    --- High school diploma (or GED) is required
    --- Bachelor's degree is preferred
    --- Knowledge and experience with CAD Software required
    --- Ability to read and understand blueprints
    --- Proficient with MS Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
    --- Must pass pre-employment background check and drug screen.
    --- Must have reliable transportation

    Knowledge, Skills, and Ability:

    --- Strong knowledge of construction industry materials and standards
    --- On screen takeoffs and AutoCAD experience
    --- Knowledge of purchasing methods
    --- Creative and tactful negotiation skills
    --- Ability to meet deadlines and work within strict timeframes producing budgets, takeoffs, and pricing
    --- Problem solving (analyze problems and make sound decisions in a timely manner)
    --- Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal
    --- Professional image (positive reputation in the industry for ability and character)
    --- Strong data entry skills
    --- Strong organizational skills
    --- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    --- Ability to interact with variety of personalities
    --- Eager to take on new challenges and projects

    Work Environment: Temperature controlled office environment. The noise level is moderately quiet.

    Physical Demands: Often requires sitting for up to 8 hours per day and repetitive use of fingers for typing. Occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, and to stoop or kneel. Must be able to carry equipment up to 30 lbs. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

    Tool and Equipment: Windows PC, MS Office, telephone/smart phone, printer/copier/fax, and other general office equipment.

    Our MissionTo build quality homes that balance beauty, energy efficiency, and durability.

    The above job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills.HC Employees LLC (dba Home Creations) is an equal opportunity employerPI183013580

Keywords: Home Creations, Houston , Estimator - Residential Construction, Professions , Houston, Texas

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