The position is responsible for developing estimates for habitat restoration work. General responsibilities include collecting, analyzing and organizing cost and level of effort data; building estimates ranging in size from $5K-$5MM in size and various levels of complexity; working with project managers and superintendents in handing-off relevant information at the time of project start; growing client, supplier, rental company relationships & networking; developing potential work and reviewing potential opportunities. This position can be a hybrid position working remotely with the occasional meetings in the office, trainings, or to visit job sites.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Guide assigned projects from initial solicitation through hand-off to project managers
Take initiative to gather additional information and work to provide complete cost evaluations
Make reliable predictions as it relates to cost and be comfortable estimating all scopes of work
Understand heavy equipment utilization and how to obtain detailed production rates based on anticipated crews
Manage time appropriately to coordinate quantity take-offs and solicitations for materials, subcontractors, and professional services
Analyze public works bid packages in specific reference to prevailing wages, minority participation, and final proposal details
Ensure that all components of an estimate are included in the estimate and that there is an ample trail of documented cost evidence
Prepare conceptual cost estimates and studies from schematic or feasibility-level documentation
Collaborate with project team members for estimate reviews, risk analysis, staffing needs and project requirements
Manage time carefully, under pressure, especially in regard to specific project driven deadlines
Read and understand permit documents from CDFW, USACE and other agencies when preparing an estimate
Take on other reasonable activities not named which is required by management/leadership
Thorough understanding of standard estimating process
Excellent listening skills and strong communication skills
Excellent organization, prioritization, and time management skills
Excellent oral and written business communication skills
A strong work ethic and a “can-do” attitude
Ability to read and understand construction drawings and specifications with emphasis on technical plans (schematics, grading, infrastructure, elevations, etc.)
Proficiency with estimating database software (HCSS Heavy Bid experience highly desired), take-off software (on-screen take-off, Planswift, Bluebeam etc.), scheduling software skills (MS Project or Primavera P6) and general knowledge of MS operating systems, Excel & MS Word.
Hanford is a licensed general engineering & landscape contractor specializing in ecological restoration & heavy civil construction in environmentally & culturally sensitive resource areas. Founded in 1984, our strong financial history and ethical business practices has built a strong base for continued growth. We have the capacity to perform excavation, site stabilization, revegetation and maintenance in-house, and we regularly engage with subcontractors that perform to our standards adopting an overlapping scope on the respective project.
With an average tenure of 16 years among our top staff, our team includes professionals from a variety of backgrounds, including agriculture, natural resource management, erosion control, water conservation and engineering/construction.