McDonald Building Company, LLC is looking for a talented individual to join its team as a Senior Cost Estimator.

Senior Cost Estimator

McDonald Building Company is seeking a Senior Estimator to support the preconstruction goals and estimating efforts by providing reliable and competitive estimates that our clients can trust with confidence. The Senior Estimator is a critical member of the construction project life cycle and must be eager to build lasting relationships with our trade partners. This position will report to our VP of Preconstruction.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • Solicit and qualify bidders for each project, negotiate terms, and qualify incoming bids
  • Prepare detailed estimates at various levels of completion (conceptual, schematic/budgetary, DD, CD, etc.), including proposal estimate, analysis, unit counts, and qualifications/alternates
  • Manage the RFI process
  • Attend pre-bid meetings, walk-thru, etc. to determine scope of work required, analyze site conditions and contract documents (RFP’s)
  • Collaborate and perform preconstruction services directly with project architects, consultants, trade partners, owners, and field staff on estimate status and critical issues
  • Calculate complete takeoffs of scope of work
  • Manage multiple bid proposals concurrently
  • Trade procurement and preparation of subcontracts bid for different contract types (Lump Sum, Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), Cost Plus, etc.)
  • Compare, analyze and qualify subcontractor bids
  • Perform value engineering as needed
  • Collect, analyze and apply historical project data to new proposals
  • Provide preconstruction support throughout the construction period
  • Participate in pre-construction meetings with project management teams
  • Work with other departments to further develop best practices that continuously improve business processes
  • Purchase trades and negotiate awards
  • Create scopes of work and subcontracts