Job ID: 198803149

Job Summary
Employment Type
Full Time
Years Experience
5 - 10 years
Job Description

Join our growing team at AKRA Builders, a successful and well-established central Illinois general contractor, specializing in Design-Build, commercial, light industrial, financial and medical construction.  We provide construction services for our customers throughout the Midwest, South, Southeastern United States and beyond.

If you are an Estimator with 5+ years of estimating experience in commercial/industrial building construction, we need you!  Come work alongside other construction professionals in a fast paced and exciting work environment.  The ideal candidate will contribute to the growth and expansion of our progressive company and benefit from career advancement with significant senior level management opportunities.

AKRA offers very attractive salaries, lucrative bonus & 401K plan, paid vacation, holidays, and health insurance.  Would consider flexible work location for the right candidate.

Considered Applicants will possess the following attributes and perform the following duties:

  • 5+ years of Estimating experience in Commercial/Industrial building construction

  • Strong communication, time management and problem-solving skills

  • Prepare accurate job estimates, quantity and material take-offs, preliminary project schedules, value engineering analysis, and feasibility studies

  • Assist with historical cost tracking and data base management

  • Ability to manage estimating duties on multiple projects of varying complexity simultaneously

  • Be responsible for final assembly of estimates for proposals

  • Work with Project Management team to develop project strategy during preconstruction phase

  • Review and interpret drawings/specifications for constructability concerns and value added suggestions

  • Conceptual estimating capabilities

  • Identify, establish relationships with, call upon and solicit bids from subcontracting community

  • Evaluate subcontractor proposals and prepare bid comparison spreadsheets

  • Assist Business Development team with preparation of proposals and participate in team presentations

  • General knowledge of commercial building construction practices

  • Aid project management and field management with change order pricing and evaluation

  • Assist with document control during preconstruction phase

  • Team oriented individual with a positive attitude and continual desire for learning

Preferred Consideration given to:

  • Self-motivated candidates with strong work ethic, detail oriented, strong interpersonal, organizational, communication and computer skills

  • Degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Business or other related fields

  • Experience with Sage, AutoCad, Microsoft Project and Office Suite a plus

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