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TMG Construction Corporation Leesburg Full-Time
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Position Description

TMG’s Estimator is a corporate position whose responsibilities encompass the development of cost estimates for larger civil and building projects typically valued in the $2m to $25m range. TMG’s Estimator reports to TMG’s VP of Operations and his or her efforts are to work with TMG’s various project teams to provide dedicated estimating subject matter expertise to develop cost estimates for the larger design-bid-build and design-build projects that TMG pursues.

Scope of Estimator Position

Manage all aspects of developing cost estimates and other pre-construction related services for civil and building project with an approximate volume of $2 -$25 million.

Essential Functions of Estimator Position

Strong working knowledge of civil, architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical discipline and the capacity to understand unique project requirements. Strong analytical skills and the ability to effectively use a variety of estimating, scheduling and reporting software tools. The ability to effectively communicate with management, subcontractors, customers and peer group. Ability to travel to different jobsites within a designated geographical area.

Estimator Responsibilities

  • Create detailed cost estimates that are organized by CSI and arranged to follow the pricing format required by the project;
  • Provide high level scoping of the project to create the estimate summary and outsourcing strategy;
  • Develop Statement of Works / Scope Summary Sheets for all bid packages required for each project through direct and indirect effort to include involving TMG operations personnel to make sure the scopes are complete;
  • Facilitate outreach to subcontractor and supply community directly and indirectly by delegating outsourcing responsibility to others to obtain no less than three proposals for each bid package;
  • Visit project work sites, participate in pre-proposal meetings, clarify scope of work, and prepare RFI’s;
  • Evaluate projects for constructability and value-engineer cost savings;
  • Work closely with TMG project operations personnel and other stakeholders to develop strategy, competitive differentiation and an overall understanding of the project;
  • Develop and manage the pre-proposal RFI process and list of clarifications and exceptions to TMG’s offer;
  • Work with TMG’s Contract Administrator and Director of Finance to prequalify subcontractors to manage risk;
  • Participate in subcontractor outreach activities to understand and nurture TMG’s relationship with our supply chain;
  • Understand and seek out specialty subcontractors and suppliers that fulfill the unique requirements of the project that we pursue;
  • Develop and/or manage the development of a preliminary bid schedule;
  • Understand Division 01 requirements and develop the General Conditions for the project;
  • Develop self-performed estimates for the trades that we choose to self-perform;
  • Work closely with subcontractors, suppliers and other stakeholders through the bid process to understand and capture the complete scope of each trade in the scope summary sheets and the estimate at large;
  • Manage bid receipt of subcontractor and supplier pricing to develop TMG’s final selling price and offer;
  • Understand and manage TMG’s risk as part of the proposal preparation process;
  • Participate in negotiating final scope, price and other terms;
  • Summarize the estimate into the accounting budget and turn over the project to operations via a deliberate process;
  • On occasion, negotiate subcontracts and purchase orders to assure that all project goals are being addressed;
  • Participate in industry networking functions and engage in life-long learning activities;

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in engineering or construction management with 7-10 years of experience with a commercial and/or industrial general contractor or 15+ years of directly related experience with no degree;
  • Demonstrated experience estimating and managing self performed work activities and subcontracted work;
  • A strong working knowledge of construction means and methods associated with the renovation of commercial and institutional buildings and site work related thereto;
  • Extremely detail oriented with a demonstrated ability to organize and manage detailed analysis;
  • High level of proficiency with spreadsheets, email and other software used in the construction industry.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in government contracting is preferred
  • The capacity to develop into a chief estimator;
  • US Citizenship required for most positions.

Skills required

Customer Service
Quality Assurance
Cost Estimating Software
Estimating Procedures
Quantity Surveying


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Estimated Salary: $110K
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