Project Estimator - Construction

MSI General is seeking a commercial construction Estimator to join our team! We are one of the first fully integrated Design/Build construction firms in Wisconsin, with over 60 years of continuous profitability delivering excellence in design, estimating, and construction management. We are Veteran-owned, and on the Business Journal’s Book of Lists for both Top Architectural & Construction firms. We would like to find an Estimator to solicit and receive project proposals from subcontractors, analyze bids, negotiate contracts, problem solve, and control project costs. This position requires a well-rounded estimating background – Design Build, negotiated, conceptual, and hard bid.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Execute bid process – both project requirements and subcontract
  • Review and understand proposal and construction drawings
  • Complete project scope – through creation of bid instructions
  • Select bidders
  • Evaluate and qualify subcontractor proposals
  • Prepare budget cost estimate
  • Value Engineering through scope, sequencing & design evaluations
  • Negotiate with subcontractors (buyout and extras), and issue subcontracts
  • Manage and maintain project costs – issue subcontract change orders
Required/Preferred Knowledge:
  • Subcontractors abilities and areas of expertise
  • Knowledge of the seasonal changes, and effect on construction costs
  • Construction types and techniques
  • Costs of construction: concrete, masonry, steel, carpentry, doors, mechanicals etc.
  • Building codes, estimating, safety requirements
  • Architectural knowledge (styles, terms, details etc.)
?Required Qualifications:
  • 10 years related estimating experience in construction
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • Construction Management Degree (2 to 4 year) or related technical degree
 Compensation & Benefits:
  • Generous benefit package
  • Corporate wellness program
  • Onsite fitness center
  • Education or training assistance
  • Team building activities

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