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Estimator/Project Manager

Topeka, KS

Position Title: Project Estimator
Job Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Reporting Relationship: CEO
Location: 3401 S Kansas, Topeka, KS 66611

Primary Accountabilities:

The Estimator/Project Manager, serves a vital function in the growth of the organization. This professional is responsible for accurately calculating the total costs associated with a painting project. After bid acceptance, this person has responsibility for overseeing the project through it’s completion.

Major Duties:

  • Analyzes blueprints and specifications in order to gain a deep understanding of the project requirements.
  • Visits project sites necessary to do the estimate.
  • Make material selections and prepare submittals for upcoming projects
  • Performs analysis of job costs and production rates.
  • Prepares proposals to submit to general contractors and clients
  • Work with clients and in house staff to coordinate project activities
  • Manage field staff to ensure all site requirements are being met.
  • Ensure fields staff understand safety requirements and provide appropriate PPE
  • Track project schedules to ensure milestones are met.
  • Conducts post project analysis to determine project success.
  • Creates and presents reports to upper management.
  • Builds and maintains long-term relationships with clients
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • BA in engineering, construction science or similar relevant field.
  • Certified Professional Estimator (CPE) will be an asset.
  • Previous working experience as construction estimator for one (1) year.
  • In-depth knowledge of project management .
  • Hands on experience with complex data research activities.
  • Familiarity with computer programs such as MS Excel, Adobe Acrobat
  • Good time-management skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Critical-thinker and problem-solver.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to put together a professional presentation.
  • Ability to create reports on costing data.
  • Strong analytical and math skills.
  • Ability to work well on a team.
  • Very detail oriented.
  • Ability to understand technical drawings and requirements.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to sit; drive for extended periods.
  • Routinely stands; walks; uses hands to finger, handle, or feel; reaches with hands and arms; climbs or balances and stoops, kneels, crouches, or crawls.
  • Regularly lifts and/or moves up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Occasional overnight stays may be required depending on project location

Work Environment:

  • Outside/outdoor environment includes extreme hot and cold temperatures, as well as wet and/or humid weather conditions.
  • Occasional stressful atmosphere with long or irregular hours.

Additional Duties:

Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities as requested by their supervisor.

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