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Estimating Manager

Johnston, IA 50131

Posted: 03/13/2024 Employment Type: DirectHire Industry: Construction Job Number: 1096415 Pay Rate: $100000 / year

Job Description

Job Overview:

The Estimating Manager is charged with managing and coordinating the estimators and estimating process and owning the estimate completeness. The Estimating Manager is also expected to be able to perform all estimating duties quickly and accurately when needed.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Work with Project Development team members to develop and coordinate estimating efforts and project requirements
  • Assign, coordinate and track estimating assignments and deadlines for estimating staff
  • Mentor and support estimators
  • Perform estimate and takeoff reviews prior to final review with VP of Preconstruction, independently completing quantity take-off when needed
  • Independently solicit, analyze, and organize bids from subcontractors and suppliers, accurately transferring that information into a proposal package
  • Independently compile accurate estimates or proposals to submit for management use in planning, organizing, and scheduling work
  • Coordinate attendance for pre-bid meetings and/or site visits
  • Analyze blueprints and other documentation to verify accurate information is provided, and to accurately prepare time, cost, and materials estimates
  • Assess cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services; tracking actual costs relative to bids as the project develops
  • Track actual cost relative to bids as the project develops to improve future bid packages
  • Become a trusted resource for all facets of estimating needs
  • Provide basic support for all departments as needed, along with other assigned duties


Drive Innovation:

  • Requires continuous improvement mindset and creative thinking; lead and participate in continuous improvement of processes to eliminate waste and improve customer experience.
  • Install, update, maintain, and utilize the appropriate technology to provide best in class project solutions. This includes estimating (Sage®) and other web-based collaboration tools.
  • Lead the development of the estimating team's knowledge, including technology training
  • Work with VP of Preconstruction to develop and monitor goals for estimators


Travel Expectations:

  • Occasional overnight travel expected by plane or car

Meet Your Recruiter

Kelsey Groff
Business Development Executive

Kelsey is a business development and relationship building professional with a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology from Iowa State University. In her professional career, Kelsey has worked as a project manager, project coordinator and business development specialist for companies within the electrical, automation, and manufacturing industries. Kelsey continues to expand her network within business development for Hire DSM both internally and by participating in multiple functions throughout the community.

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