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Gilbane Senior Estimator in Jacksonville, Florida

The Senior Estimator will support and work with preconstruction/BD staff in the review of project plans, requirements and specifications and will organize and supervise a team of estimators to perform pricing, and bidding of projects.

• Review and understand all project plans, requirements and specifications

• Coordinate and supervise a team of estimators to develop large, multi-disciplinary estimates.

• Determine labor and equipment costs

• Review and understand all bid documents and assess project risks

• Understand project logistics and project schedule

• Prepare bid packages and compare and analyze competitive subcontract and supplier bids

• Review quotes and estimates with Project Team and prepare recommendations

• Interface with clients, ensuring customer satisfaction

• Accurately develop cost models

• Track and report on current material and labor prices, including escalation

• Develop meaningful VE contributions to reduce price

• Reconcile quantity surveys with consultants and design team

• Identify escalation factors in marketplace for specific materials and labor rates

• Responsible for sound conceptual pricing assumptions with sound documentation for the basis of the estimate

• Ability to substantiate all aspects of final estimates


• Bachelors in Engineering or Construction Management preferred

• 5-10 years relevant experience

• Federal experience helpful

• Or equivalent combination of education and experience


• Able to estimate all types of building projects, including residential high rise, healthcare, interiors and institutional

• Knowledge of suitable electrical contractors and suppliers for all types of projects

• Familiar with both union and merit shop electrical contractors preferred

• Knowledge of typical electrical pricing for project types above; for both union and merit shop projects preferred

• Able to take concept and schematic drawings and develop a meaningful estimate with detail

• Familiar with the use of On-Screen Take-off software program preferred

• Proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Estimating software (Isqft, Timberline, OST, etc.)

Gilbane offers an excellent total compensation package which includes competitive health and welfare benefits and a generous profit-sharing/401k plan. We invest in our employees’ education and have built Gilbane University into a top training organization in the construction industry. Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

Gilbane is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Tracking Code: 2019-2632

Name: Gilbane Federal

External Company Name: Gilbane Building Company

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Street: 4190 Belfort Road