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Hoffman Construction Interior/Exterior Estimator in portland, Oregon

This job was posted by https://www.azjobconnection.gov : For more information, please see: https://www.azjobconnection.gov/ada/r/jobs/4403086

POSITION SUMMARY: This Specialty Estimator position will oversee all estimating components related to Commercial Wall and ceiling assemblies, siding systems, and interior/exterior specialties for Hoffman Construction and Hoffman Specialty Contracting.


+ Self-perform all estimating (walls / ceilings, siding systems, interior/exterior specialties) for Hoffman Construction and Hoffman Specialty Contracting projects and ensure compliance with the requirements of the overall construction contract with the Owner.

+ Execute all quantitative takeoffs on construction projects.

+ Performs Contract administration for secured projects, administration of the buy-out and hand-off of projects to the Operations Team.

+ Collaborates with the Preconstruction Manager in the creation of all final estimates to be given to the operations team for project budgets.

+ Work with the Operations Team throughout preconstruction process: review plans, specifications, procedures, timelines, requirements for construction and identify any constructability issues.

+ Establish labor productivities for estimates and staffing requirements for each phase of construction.

+ Prepare wage and benefit schedules, production rates, and assist supervisors with bid reviews.

+ Assists with maintaining the estimating cost data base to ensure costs are up to date.

+ Consults with clients, architects, subcontractors, and material suppliers to discuss and formulate estimates, effect cost reductions, and resolve issues.

+ Assist during Conceptual, Schematic Design, Design Development and Construction Documents phases of project.

+ Reviews design documents for proper information to receive accurate pricing from subcontractors and suppliers, generates acceptable value engineering ideas, and prepares life-cycle costing.

+ Solicit subcontractor pricing for work done outside of our self-perform group.

+ Works with the Virtual Design (BIM) Department to generate quantities from design models and create bid packages.

+ Additional duties as assigned, such as change order management or billings depending on the project(s).


+ Standing/Walking/Sitting: workday is combination of standing, walking and sitting

+ Must be able to climb ladders/stairs: 5% of day?

+ Hands/Arms: constant use of hands/fingers for mouse/keyboard/computer use?

+ Sight: 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 50lbs: rarely

+ Bending/Twisting: minimal?

+ Kneeling/Crouching/Crawling: minimal?

+ 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?

+ Must possess strong organizational and computer use skills and have a high level of competency to read/write/speak English, interpret construction related documentation and communicate with cowork ers?


+ 5 years of project estimating experience in the field

+ Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Construction Management, or equivalent degree and/or equivalent work experience

+ Education background in materials and methods of construction

+ Experience specifically on commercial, industrial, healthcare, water treatment and high-tech type of projects

+ Experience in organizing technical data in a neat and accurate method; familiar with CSI specification system for mechanical scopes of work

+ Training in design document reading, design specifications, survey theory and techniques

+ Understanding of the market conditions including competitive approach, backlog, level or risk for work and other factors for establishing margin percentages

+ Maintain positive relationships with area vendors for competitive material and equipment pricing

+ Proficient in the following programs: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, outlook, PowerPoint, Teams), On Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid, Smart Bid, Revit, and have a general understanding of working within a computer network

+ Has the ability to manage and track multiple preconstruction projects at once

+ Proficient in the following programs: Prolog, Procore, E-Builder laser digital Scanning, Building Information Model (BIM), Auto