Careers at Big-D

Estimator

Idaho Falls
Our Warranty is Cast-Iron

Are you looking for an organization that provides an open and collaborative environment? A culture that embraces individual growth utilizing a team oriented concept? At Big-D Construction we Think Big, Work Big, Live Big.

We are growing and looking for an Estimator to join the Big-D team based in our Idaho Falls, ID office.

Experience/Training:

  • Bachelor degree in construction management or engineering
  • 2+ years’ experience as an Estimator for a commercial general contractor or other related experience
  • Construction field experience preferred

 Critical Skills

  • Ability to identify, understand and resolve complex issues
  • Support client expectations and needs
  • Excellent computer skills, typing, Microsoft Office Suite, and Bluebeam
  • Consistently produces accurate work and has excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Result oriented
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills
  • Works well in a team environment
  • Maintains industry knowledge and awareness of current market conditions
  • Willingness to learn and grow professionally

 Duties, Responsibilities and Expectations:  (other duties may be assigned to meet business needs)

  • Maintain a high-level of general technical construction knowledge such as building types, building codes, building systems, LEED/sustainable design and construction, etc.
  • Attend and actively participate in design and other project meetings, both with the client and the A/E
  • Develop a project specific Request For Proposal for distribution to subcontractors including but not limited to, instructions to bidders, contract documents, logistics, phasing, schedule, bid forms for pricing and schedule, and a list of documents
  • Defines work scope solicit and select subcontractors
  • Proficient in quantity takeoffs and organizing and assembling estimates
  • Successful in hard bidding projects, organizing scopes of work and bid evaluation
  • Proficient in conceptual estimating through the CM Process (Program, Schematic, DD, CD, etc) working with architects and engineers in design, successful in managing the construction budget.
  • Understands means and methods of construction.
  • Understands CPM Scheduling.  Clearly communicates with Subcontractors schedule expectations.
  • Knows unit costs of different construction materials and labor
  • Knows overall SF cost of construction for different building types
  • Knows typical/average system costs for multiple building types, i.e. foundations, substructure, superstructure, exterior skin, roofing, interiors, etc.
  • Successful in leading a design build project team (Architects, Engineers, Design Build Subcontractors)
  • Understands Value Analysis process and can lead a working sessions
  • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with subcontractors
  • Leads preconstruction to operations turnover meetings
  • Manage multiple projects at a time
  • Proficient in presenting estimates to a client.
  • Participates in forecast meetings and tracks budget vs. actual costs through construction
  • Proficient in financial risk management
  • Supports Big-D’s mission and values as well as all policies and procedures
  • Set a good example within the team

 Benefits

  • 100% Coverage for medical and dental insurance for individual or family plans.
  • Employer Contribution into an HSA 
  • 401k with Match
  • Long-Term & Short-Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Other Supplemental Benefits
  • PTO & Holidays
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100% MEDICAL INSURANCE

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100% DENTAL INSURANCE

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ZERO HARM SAFETY CULTURE

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GENEROUS WAGES

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401K RETIREMENT PLAN

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PERFORMANCE- BASED BONUS

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TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

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MASS TRANSIT INCENTIVES

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Signature Swag

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Tuition Reimbursement

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Corporate Events

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Annual Kids Fair