Senior Estimator

Job Locations US-TX-Spring
# of Openings
1
Category
Landscape Construction

Overview

Ruppert Landscape is a family and employee-owned commercial construction and management company headquartered in Montgomery County, MD with operations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Delaware and Tennessee. Our mission is to provide opportunity for our people, take excellent care of our customers, and be good stewards of the environment and our community.

 

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Estimator located out of our Spring, TX branch. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Manage estimating workflow to provide complete proposals before bid deadlines
  • Assist customers with technical information and pricing and during pre-construction
  • Review plans and specifications to determine our scope of work and the most effective production methods
  • Define scopes of work for various trades and distribute subcontract bid packages
  • Obtain a minimum of three qualified subcontractor quotes for each scope of work
  • Review each subcontractors’ scope of work and negotiate final bid prices
  • Recommend preferred subcontractors on each job to production and project managers
  • Solicit written quotes for hard materials and site furnishings
  • Submit plant lists to Purchaser to be sourced and priced
  • Continually update BID2WIN database and factors
  • Complete plan take-off and enter bid information into BID2WIN
  • Calculate total direct cost estimates for each bid
  • Assign or propose profit margins based on current pricing guidelines
  • Prepare a Bid Summary for each estimate
  • Review bids with Branch and Division Managers based on approval limits
  • Prepare proposals
  • Develop value engineering alternatives
  • Estimate change orders
  • Participate in pre-job and post-job meetings
  • Improve estimating system based on feedback solicited from production staff and LSI
  • Complete additional duties or assignments as directed by the Branch Manager

 

Qualifications

 

  • Extensive understanding of landscape installation and construction methods
  • Basic knowledge of plant material and best horticultural practices
  • Ability to read and understand plans and specifications
  • Ability to build strong relationships with subcontractors and customers
  • Ability to project a professional image and a positive attitude in all situations
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook and BID2WIN
  • Basic understanding of business math, accounting and financial reporting

 

What we provide:

  • Competitive salary
  • Medical benefits with dental and vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible work/life balance
  • Family-oriented company culture

 

Ruppert Landscape is an Equal Opportunity and E-verify Employer

 

 

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