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TURNER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY Lead Estimator in Des Moines, Iowa

Division:Des Moines MainProject Location(s):Des Moines, IA 50309 USAMinimum Years Experience:Travel Involved:Job Type:RegularJob Classification:ExperiencedEducation:Job Family:ConstructionCompensation:Salaried ExemptPosition Description: Leads and manages the preparation of estimates and GMP's for assigned projects. Leads all estimating functions that may be required for assigned projects during preconstruction, including value engineering, alternative and comparative studies. Ensures that estimates and GMP's are complete, accurate, and well supported by recent pricing data and subcontractor input.Reports To: Preconstruction ManagerEssential Duties and Responsibilities*:Primary or secondary point of contact for estimating services between owner, design team, and Turner for assigned projects during the preconstruction phaseManage design document receipt, filing, and distribution to internal team membersReview design documents for level of completion, assemble comments and requests for additional information needed to provide complete estimates. Inform senior management of design-related problems, completeness of documents, and other potential risks.Coordinate with Procurement for subcontractors to be used for budget pricing on milestone estimatesManage distribution of design documents to subcontractors for budgeting, and ensuring sufficient subcontractor budgets are provided for all key tradesSite visits to evaluate existing conditions and identify any scope that may not be included in the design documentsResponsible for the set-up of the estimate, estimate schedule, and responsibility matrix, and coordinating work of estimating team membersPerform quantity take-offs, analysis, estimate, and studies for all assigned trades and building systemsUtilize Building Information Models (BIM) for quantity take-off and visualization where possible to support preparation of a complete estimate.Evaluate subcontractor pricing and/or bids for scope inclusion, and identify scope gaps and overlaps for coordination with other tradesEnsure pricing within the estimate or GMP is complete and accurate, reflecting recent pricing data, subcontractor bids or subcontractor budgetsProvide pricing for value engineering, alternates, options, and special studies as requiredPrepare bid proposal forms and bid recording sheets for assigned tradesPrepare for and lead internal estimate review meetingsLead the coordination of operational input during the estimating, bidding, and GMP process. Work in collaboration with Operations to ensure that detailed General Conditions/Requirement (GC/GRs) study, as prepared by Operations, is incorporated into the estimate.Lead the assembly of all estimate or GMP documents being submitted to the OwnerLead all estimate and GMP review meetings with architects, engineers, and owners, with support from the Director of Preconstruction, Preconstruction Manager, and/or Project ExecutiveIncorporate comments, feedback, and input from architects, engineers, and owners into revised estimates or GMP's, assemble revised documents for final submissionTake lead role or support role in Lump Sum (LS) bids.Manage Estimators, Assistant Estimators, and Estimator Apprentices, including completing performance evaluations for those staff assigned to the Lead Estimator.Ensure strict adherence to safety, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC), ethics and compliance requirements at all times.#LI-MT1Communicate and collaborate with Operations, Procurement and all other internal Turner resources as needed, during preconstruction efforts.Support the development and enhancement of owner, architect, subcontractor and vendor relations.Analyze cost data, unit prices, general conditions and general requirements costs, and information that can be developed and used as a "rule of thumb" for all building systems estimated costs.Ensure assigned tasks are completed and delivered within timeframes allotted.Support the Operations Lead to prepare, schedule, evalua