Morrow Meadows

Chief Estimator

Chief Estimator

CHIEF ESTIMATOR
Morrow-Meadows Corporation is accepting applications for a Chief Estimator for its Electrical Division.

For This Position Contact:
Mitch Hughes, General Manager
650-634-0682
mhughes@morrow-meadows.com

Job Duties for Chief Estimator

  • Responsible for identifying and recommending bid opportunities to pursue.
  • Collaborate with team members on selections
  • Manage the estimating staff and have a full understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of Estimators
  • Interface and communicate with clients on bids
  • Build strong relationships with customers including attending and coordinating social functions
  • Work closely with the Business Development Manager and frequently visit clients and assist with business promotions
  • Review every bid that is submitted to our customers verifying the estimates are complete and reflect the risk of the project Reviewing of bids should include input from team members and include page flips and detailed review of RFP’s
  • Support and motivate estimating staff and assure our team has the resources to properly bid the project
  • Support our preconstruction team as necessary in pursuit of their opportunities
  • Review contracts on potential new jobs won and assure the contracts include our exclusions and clarifications and reflect our bid scope
  • See that estimating documents are properly filed and organized at all times
  • Use technology to assure we are estimating at maximum efficiency and accuracy
  • Train and mentor estimating staff as necessary
  • Assist with negotiating prices and purchases as necessary
  • Organize and lead kick off and hand off meeting on projects that are won
  • Work closely with operations on large bids and collaborate to ensure bids are complete and reflect our resource availability
  • Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues
  • Analyze electrical, mechanical, architectural drawings and other documents to prepare time, cost, materials and labor estimates
  • Prepare and submit bid RFI’s and maintain log Work within Morrow-Meadows Corporation company policies
  • Identify qualified suppliers/subcontractors and solicit quotes.
  • Review quotes for completeness with plans & specs
  • Prepare and maintain bid folder
  • Prepare new construction and remodel electrical estimates using ACCUBID Estimating system
  • Attend job walks and pre-bid meetings
  • Provide electrical budgets and rough order magnitudes as requested
  • Provide value engineering and cost alternatives as necessary
  • Thoroughly read project specifications and general conditions
  • Meet with clients to discuss and review estimates
  • Interface and work closely with Morrow-Meadows Corporation Subcontractors and Vendors Support and attend business development functions after normal work hours
  • Build and maintain lasting relationships with our customers
  • Prepare detailed proposals as required by our customers when necessary

Requirements

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Estimating Systems (ACCUBID Preferred)
  • Customer focused Strong leadership and managing skills
  • Team oriented leader
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks at the same time
  • Ability to work late when necessary
  • Ability to work in a family business
  • Smile and laugh
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the electrical construction industry
  • Previous estimating experience required including projects up to $15mil in electrical value
  • Strong electrical knowledge in commercial construction including low voltage systems
  • Engineering familiarity preferred
  • Detail oriented
  • Organized
  • Good computer skills
  • Good Communications skills
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the electrical construction industry
  • Previous estimating experience required including projects up to $15mil in electrical value
  • Strong electrical knowledge in commercial construction including low voltage systems
  • Engineering familiarity preferred
  • Detail oriented
  • Organized
  • Good computer skills
  • Good Communications skills
  • Good attitude
  • Dependability
  • Ability to work with tight schedules/deadlines
  • Ability to work with others