Senior Project Estimator

Novi, MI


Oliver / Hatcher Construction is a full-service construction management and general contracting firm experienced in all types of projects including industrial, office, healthcare, renovation / re-development, commercial, and retail projects.

We are seeking an individual whose background includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or other related fields
  • 5 - 10 years experience in the industrial/commercial construction industry
  • A strong conceptual estimating background is highly desirable for this position.
  • Only commercial construction experience will be considered.  Must have a blend of GC and CM project experience.  Heavier weighted to CM work.
  • Multiple large ground-up project experience preferred.
  • Some local (Metro Detroit) project experience is preferred.
  • Multi-trade knowledge and experience (steel, concrete, masonry, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, etc).
  • Proficient in computer technology (On-Screen Takeoff, Bluebeam, AutoCAD Review, MS Office, MS Project, etc).
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; multi-task effectively; and an ability to maintain attention to detail
  • Strong communication, writing, and interpersonal skills. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare budget estimates, detailed and accurate bid estimates, and bid packages, potentially on short turnaround time for projects ranging from $500k to $50MM – ground-up construction and renovations/additions.
  • Must be able to read and fully understand project drawings and specifications for all trades – Architecturals, MEP, Structurals, Sprinkler, Fire Alarm, etc.  Prepare RFI’s as needed.
  • Solicit and evaluate scope completeness of proposals from multiple trade subcontractors, and effectively communicate and negotiate with subcontractors.
  • Identify and track changes to drawings through addendums, bulletins, and revisions, including follow-through with subcontractors.
  • Attend job site walk-throughs and effectively communicate and coordinate with project superintendents and subs.
  • Produces accurate and thorough takeoffs, including pricing of work
  • Create project estimates from analysis of subcontractor and supplier bids
  • Conducts post-bid and buyout meetings and negotiation/scope review meetings
  • Once construction documents are released, work with Architects, Owners, and Engineers to formulate accurate and complete budgets
  • Facilitate and manage meetings with Owners on conceptual design/build projects
  • Manage document control from inception through schematic design, design development to construction documents, and subcontractor buyout.
  • Work with Operations staff to develop preliminary schedules and logistics plans.

Please forward resume, estimating software experience, project list and values, references, and salary requirements.

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