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Actalent Estimator in Johnston, Iowa


Prepare detailed estimate deliverables in a clear, concise, standard format.

Lead estimating team through process.

Communicate expectations to others as appropriate.

Take responsibility for your work and others as appropriate.

Providing immediate feedback to other team members.

Effectively participate in presentation of costs to internal teams as well as the Owner/Architect team in a clear, concise manner.

Prepare takeoffs and pricing on all scopes of work including clear concise clarifications for your work.

Strategize with the team to understand how to make a project move forward. Develop understanding of various strategies for hard bids vs. negotiated projects.

Track LEED costs as necessary for each project.

Lead training for Henning standards, processes, construction techniques, pricing, etc.

Lead a variety of projects (types, sizes and delivery methods).

Develop project schedules for review by project team.

Prepare conceptual estimates as required (including detailed clarifications, schedules, etc.)

Prepare complete bid analysis for all scopes understanding the additions or deletions to those scopes for a complete bid.

Must have ability to explain these to anyone on the team so all can understand process for completing bid scopes.

Lead buyout and subcontractor interviews.

Experienced in all types of buyout.

Utilize strategic relationships with local subcontractor community.

Utilize relationships with owners and architects.

Lead systems development, estimating standards and training program as necessary.

Lead company development or strategic initiatives.

Participate in sales presentations as required.

Enhance company and project margin goals.

Understand Preconstruction budget and plan team involvement accordingly.

Understand funding sources, contract types, proformas, etc. and implications to costs as well as workforce and subcontractor utilization goals.

Understand and develop program costs in addition to construction costs.

Delegate effectively.

Prepare general conditions and schedule for review by the project team (i.e. Project Manager and Superintendent).

Participate in continuing education as appropriate.

Lead team to meet specific department and company goals.


Bachelor's Degree in Construction management/engineering or related field.

Estimated at least two $5+ million projects.

2+ years of construction experience within project management/estimating on commercial and or agricultural projects.

About Actalent:

Actalent connects passion with purpose. Our scalable talent solutions and services capabilities drive value and results and provide the expertise to help our customers achieve more. Every day, our experts around the globe are making an impact. We’re supporting critical initiatives in engineering and sciences that advance how companies serve the world. Actalent promotes consultant care and engagement through experiences that enable continuous development. Our people are the difference. Actalent is an operating company of Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions.

The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.