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Estimator/Project Manager, Saginaw office

The Estimator/Project Manager will be responsible for supporting the estimating department of the Saginaw group and the day-to-day operation of field and shop projects under his/her control. He/she shall also provide oversight leadership to superintendents, foreman and crews in the areas of operations, safety, quality, and marketing/business development. This position is located in Saginaw, Michigan.


Persons in this position shall be able to effectively perform the following tasks:

  • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate.
  • Contact subcontractors and suppliers, and assemble accurate and competitive estimates.
  • Prepare contracts and negotiate revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients, suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Prepare discipline estimates by calculating complete takeoff of scope work and submit budget estimates, progress and cost tracking reports.
  • Maintain all electronic and paper files of working documents as back-up for estimate figures.
  • Use technology to evaluate construction methods and determine plan cost-effectiveness.
  • Work with the purchasing department to obtain information and prices from suppliers.
  • Complete and submit the required bid documentation such as bid form, bonding, resumes, references, breakdowns, schedules, etc.
  • May review design options and recommend best solution based on cost, engineering quality or availability of materials.
  • Track submitted bids, gaining feedback on current markets, competitor's and customer's needs.
  • Attend post bid meetings with customers, subcontractors or suppliers.
  • Be prepared to facilitate bid review with manager prior to submission of bid. This would entail having all bid information prepared and organized for a manager review.
  • Ensure that all bid documents and information of successful bids are provided to the Project Manager through the use of a project turnover meeting.
  • Track and assist operations with awarded contracts and projects as required. This may include estimating/pricing extra work items, change orders, credit, procuring materials, etc.
  • Travel to customer location or job site for pre and post bid meetings as required.
  • Schedule the project in logical steps and budget time required to meet deadlines.
  • Confer with supervisory personnel, owners, contractors, and design professionals to discuss and resolve matters such as work procedures, complaints, and construction problems.
  • Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers and clients, representing the owner or developer.
  • Plan, organize, and direct activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities and systems.
  • Take actions to deal with the results of delays, bad weather, or emergencies at construction site.
  • Inspect and review projects to monitor compliance with building and safety codes, and other regulations.
  • Study job specifications to determine appropriate construction methods.
  • Reference contracts to adequately identify RFI's and change orders.
  • Select, contract and oversee subcontractors.
  • Obtain all necessary permits and licenses.
  • Direct and supervise workers.
  • Develop and implement quality control programs.
  • Ensure compliance with W. Soule safety program.
  • Investigate any property damage, worker accidents, or delays at construction sites, to ensure that proper procedures are being carried out.
  • Determine labor requirements and dispatch workers to construction sites.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Tools & Technology

Persons in this position shall have the ability to proficiently utilize the following tools & technologies associated with the job:

  • Ability to understand field tools.
  • Proficient use of computers and smart phone.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite including: Project, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Proficient use of QuickPen, AutoBid, mechanical estimating software and Spectrum.

Skills & Abilities

Persons in this position shall exhibit the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to effectively manage one's time and the time of others to efficiently meet proposal and project deadlines.
  • Able to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Ability to talk to others to convey information effectively.
  • Ability to bring others together to reconcile differences.
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Ability to identify potential obstructions and impedances often associated with construction process.
  • Motivate, develop, and direct people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Monitor/assess performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions.