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Estimating Manager 2 - OKC

Location: 

Oklahoma City, OK, US, 73104


Best People + Right Culture. These are the driving forces behind JE Dunn’s success.

 

By hiring inspired people, giving them interesting and challenging work, enabling them with innovative tools, and letting them share in the company’s rewards, we’ve found a sustainable way to grow in our industry for the last 90+ years.

 

Our diverse teams around the country strive to enrich lives through inspired people and places every day, and we need inspired people like you to join us in our pursuit of building perfection.

Role Summary

The Estimating Manager 2 will review and execute bids on multiple and/or more complex projects. This position will be responsible for all aspects of the estimating and bid process, from review of plans and specifications, to soliciting and negotiating prices from contractors and suppliers. All activities will be performed in support of the strategy, vision and values of JE Dunn.   

  • Autonomy & Decision Making: Makes decisions within defined limits of authority and consults supervisor on other decisions. 
  • Career Path: Senior Precon and Estimating Manager

Key Role Responsibilities - Core

ESTIMATING FAMILY - CORE

  • Performs quantity survey of materials shown on project plans.
  • Reads and outlines project specifications.
  • Maintains an audit trail of the quantity survey from estimate to estimate.
  • Supports vendor/subcontractor pricing/bid solicitation and coordination.
  • Supports the distribution of plans and specifications to vendors/subcontractors.
  • Works collaboratively and creates relationships with a variety of stakeholders, such as project team members, subcontractors, vendors and clients.
  • Gains self-perform estimating experience.
  • Gains field operational exposure through onsite project support, as opportunities exist.

Key Role Responsibilities - Additional Core

ESTIMATING MANAGER 2

In addition, this position will be responsible for the following:

  • Prepares complex cost estimates for competitive bids and negotiated proposals for multiple projects.
  • Prepares material and other costs summary for quotes from vendors.
  • Tracks value creation items from development through inclusion and documents in project documentation.
  • Develops and manages scopes of work for all trades, including responsibility matrix, distribution of plans and specifications, and pricing, bid solicitation and coordination for vendors and subcontractors.
  • Utilizes knowledge of the project schedule and logistics in project estimates.
  • Collaborates with operations to provide constructability and coordination reviews of project documents.
  • Provides professional and comprehensive deliverables at the completion of each major estimate.
  • Improves project profitability opportunities by applying thorough understanding of insurance structures, fees and rates.
  • Completes review and execution of bid forms, bid bonds, etc. on bid projects including general requirements.  Participates in and summarizes bid day activities.
  • Applies knowledge of project schedule to preconstruction efforts.
  • Applies knowledge of subcontractor market and how to prequalify subcontractors.
  • Provides system analysis of building components and MEP systems and assists operations staff on project logistics, staging, phasing plans and coordination.
  • Reviews financial risk to the company and ensures fee enhancements are within estimates, including contract risk. Partners with operations to assess and mitigate risk.
  • Develops and maintains client and subcontractor relationships.
  • Presents and sells estimates and proposals and participates in project procurement presentations.
  • Coordinates feasibility studies on life-cycle costs of building systems.
  • Leads efforts to assemble, analyze and store project cost history.
  • Provides training and mentorship to others.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to perform work accurately and completely, and in a timely manner.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written (Intermediate).
  • Ability to conduct effective presentations.
  • Proficiency in MS Office with emphasis on strong Excel skills (Intermediate).
  • Ability to read and understand drawings and specifications (Advanced).
  • Proficiency in construction estimating software (Advanced).
  • Proficiency in required construction technology.
  • Knowledge of the means and methods of construction management (Intermediate).
  • Knowledge of field operations through project support.
  • Ability to prepare quantity surveys.
  • Knowledge of Lean process and philosophy.
  • Knowledge of specific trades and scopes of work (Advanced).
  • Knowledge of self-perform and labor productivity.
  • Knowledge of MBE (minority business enterprise), WBE (women’s business enterprise), and SBA (small business administration) regulations (Intermediate).
  • Ability to develop General Requirement estimates.
  • Ability to develop proficiency in Lens, Revit and/or ASE software.
  • Ability to build relationships and collaborate within a team, internally and externally.

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in construction management or related field (Preferred)
  • In lieu of the above requirements, equivalent relevant experience will be considered.

Experience

  • 5+ years estimating experience required.
  • Preference for total of 8+ years construction experience.

Working Environment

  • Must be able to lift up to 10 pounds
  • May require periods of overnight travel
  • Must be willing to work non-traditional hours to meet project needs
  • Normal office environment, but may be exposed to extreme conditions (hot or cold)
  • Frequent activity: Sitting, Viewing Computer Screen
  • Occasional activity: Standing, Walking, Bending, Climbing, Reaching above Shoulder, Pushing, Pulling

 

JE Dunn Construction is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. JE Dunn Construction is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

 

JE Dunn provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you would like to request a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job, please submit your request to accommodations@jedunn.com

 

JE Dunn Construction Company does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or agencies. Any resume submitted to any employee of JE Dunn Construction without a prior written search agreement will be considered unsolicited and the property of JE Dunn Construction Company.  Please, no phone calls or emails.



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Why People Work Here


At JE Dunn we offer our employees an inspired place to enrich their life and the lives of those around them

Building on our rich history, our employee owners are shaping the future of JE Dunn. In our team-focused environment we do life together and are generously rewarded for our efforts



About JE Dunn


    Founded in 1924, JE Dunn Construction is a family and employee-owned general contractor with expertise in construction management services, design-build, and integrated project delivery. We deliver transformational solutions to our clients with certainty of results in our pursuit of building perfection.

    Facts
    • 90+ Years of Construction Experience
    • 22 office locations coast-to-coast
    • Annual revenues in excess of $4 billion
    • Consistently ranked Top 25 of the 400 largest general contractors nationwide by Engineering News-Record
    • Consistently ranked Top 15 for domestic building by Engineering News-Record
    • 2500+ Employee Owners work at JE Dunn


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Nearest Major Market: Oklahoma City
Nearest Secondary Market: Oklahoma