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Estimator- Mechanical

Company: Hoffman Construction
Location: Seattle
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Assignment DescriptionMinimum 5 years of mechanical wet or dry side estimating experienceLOCATED IN: Seattle, WashingtonABOUT USWhen you ask a Hoffman employee what stands out most about the company, across the board they say, "the people". Hoffman provides employees with the freedom and independence to solve challenges without bureaucratic second-guessing, opportunities to build the most exciting projects and amazing benefits. We provide health insurance, paid time off, a generous retirement program and highly competitive pay. We take care of each other by offering free primary healthcare to our employees and their families through our dedicated healthcare clinics. We encourage teambuilding and giving back through community events. Hoffman is an employee-owned company, giving our employee owners a stake in the company's long-term success.Headquartered in the Northwest, Hoffman has been building some of the most exciting projects in the world for almost a century. We work in a wide range of markets; from urban high-rise towers and cultural projects such as museums and libraries; to advanced technology, industrial manufacturing facilities; water treatment plants; healthcare facilities and more. We have had the good fortune to build many of the region's most significant and challenging projects, including the Portland International Airport, Space Needle Century Project, Oregon Convention Center, Seattle Central Library, MoPOP, Colman Dock, Washington Park Reservoir, Portland's South Waterfront, Tillamook Creamery Visitors Center, Doernbecher Children's Hospital and many more.Our people take pride in their work, support each other above all else, and drive our commitment to exceptional construction. Many of our employees have been here for 30+ years; people often join us straight out of college/apprenticeships and stay for their entire careers. We are looking for builders with a wide range of talent to join our team; could you be the next employee of Hoffman?JOB DESCRIPTIONPOSITION SUMMARY: The Mechanical Estimator will analyze project design and construction documents to determine the needs of various projects, provide solutions to increase profitability and prepare project cost estimates.PRINCIPLE RESPONSIBILITIES:* Setup and maintenance of job cost reports (including budgets, commitments, forecast, yet to buys, contingency and spends)* Track costs by bid package, field order and specific category of change (defined by client)* Setup and maintain project indicators (including visual graphics)* Develop and prepare Preconstruction Status Report including narrative, executive cost reports, project cost indicators, cash flow projections, schedule and logistics plans.* Monthly reconciliation of project cost reports* Work with subcontractors and equipment vendors to validate budgets* Interpretation of design and construction documents, technical manuals and quantifying materials required for construction from the documents.* Experienced in on screen take off procedures* Writing and publishing meeting minutes* Summarizing quantities of materials in an orderly fashion* Organization and filing of record documents* Information storage and retrieval using computer* Provide clear communication verbally, written and electronicallyESSENTIAL PHYSICAL FUNCTIONS:* Standing/Walking/Sitting: Workday is combination of sitting/walking and standing* Legs: Must be able to climb stairs - 20% of day* Hands/Arms: Constant use of hands/fingers for mouse/keyboard/computer use* Vision: Visual acuity in near, mid and far-range vision. Color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, hand/eye coordination* Hearing: Sufficient to hear conversational levels in person and over the telephone and radio; sufficient to hear alarms on equipment* Speech: Sufficient to make oneself heard in person, speak in front of groups, and be understood over the telephone and radio* Lift/Carry: Up to 20lb computer/drawings- Minimal* Bending/Twisting: Minimal* Kneeling/Crouching/Crawling: MinimalMENTAL JOB FUNCTIONS:* Constant mental alertness, accuracy, and attention to detail required* Must be able to work independently, make decisions, and follow through on all assignments* Must use creativity, independent judgment, and organizational and problem-solving skills to determine best method to accomplish desired results* Must be able to plan and organize work to maintain high level of production* Must possess strong mathematical, organizational, and computer use skills; have a high level of competency to read/write/speak English, interpret construction related documentation and communicate with coworkers.QUALIFICATIONS:* Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Construction Management or an equivalent degree or equivalent work experience* Education background in materials and methods of construction* 5 years construction estimating experience* Mechanical estimating experience specifically in commercial, healthcare, industrial, water treatment and/or hi-tech type of projects* Experience in organizing technical data in a neat and accurate method; familiar with CSI specification system for various scopes of work.* Skills in handling several work activities at once while frequently interrupted by phone calls and urgent questions on work in progress.* Training in design and construction document reading, design specifications, survey theory and techniques.* Highly developed visual observation and interpretation skills.* Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be able to work closely with project owners, architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, vendors and subcontractors.* Ability to work closely with trade and craft people in a field work situation. Patience, and professionalism are essential to being able to maintain a cooperative attitude through pressure situations.* LEED accreditation preferred, or someone who is willing to become certified in 18-24 months* Proficient in the following programs: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word and Outlook) and Bluebeam. Experience with project management software such as Prolog, Procore, E-Builder, Microsoft Project and Primavera Project Planner(P6). Experience with design software such as AutoCAD, Revit and Navisworks.* Ability to multitask activities while simultaneously taking calls and providing responses to urgent questions* Must be able to work closely with owners, architects, engineers, equipment manufacturers, vendors and subcontractors* Ability to work closely with trade and craft people in a field work situation.* Highly developed visual observation and interpretation skills* Self-starter, quick learner, team leader, problem solver and ability to remain calm in high-pressure situations* Flexible work schedule to allow extended periods of overtime or off-shift work to accommodate changing workloads and bid scheduleApplication review will consider without limitation the following criteria: qualifications, education and experience specific to the job description/duties as well as prior experience with Hoffman Construction. Applicants must be able to pass the Hoffman Drug and Alcohol test.Hoffman Construction is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.This job description is intended to outline the general nature and level of work being performed by employees. It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of responsibilities, duties, or skills required of the employee of this job. Furthermore, this description is subject to change at the discretion of the company, with or without notice.

Keywords: Hoffman Construction, Seattle , Estimator- Mechanical, Professions , Seattle, Washington

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