Estimator in Charlotte, NC at LMC

Date Posted: 1/22/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Charlotte, NC
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  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description


Our Company:


At LMC, it’s all about the team. LMC is a very special place to work, largely because of the special people who work here. Our company culture is infused with spirit, enthusiasm, passion, and vitality. From high-rise buildings to garden-style communities to restoring historic locations, LMC Construction is proud of its adaptive approach, its dedication to sustainability, and its commitment to building great neighborhoods for people to call home. Above all else, we are committed to quality, communication, and integrity. Sure, we map out blueprints and communities, but we also map out careers. Hope you are looking for opportunities at one of America's leading apartment developers and the 2017 Best Place to Work in Multifamily, because here they come.


Summary of Position Requirements:


To prepare accurate, timely and detailed construction estimates for all assigned projects in a region.  Prepare RFPs, Scope Sheets, QTO Estimates, and qualify subcontractor proposals. The Estimator is responsible for all aspects of estimating multifamily communities, including pre-construction, negotiated bids, budgets, general conditions, general requirements, systems studies and comparisons, value engineering, subcontractor and general contractor relations and staying abreast of industry developments applicable to estimating. 


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee that complete and accurate material take-offs are performed for all items of work.
  • Create all scope sheets for potential bidders and create scopes of work for bid tabulation sheets.                                            
  • Handle general contractor and subcontractor solicitations and qualify quotes.                    
  • Assemble, maintain, and monitor a list of qualified bidders for projects.                                                  
  • Coordinate estimating process with Chief Estimator and Senior Estimator and provide feedback on project pricing issues.
  • Schedule architectural or engineering consultants and provide feedback on value engineering issues and alternates.                
  • Verify that all bidders have received and used the latest set of construction documents.
  • Provide quantity take-off information to field operations.
  • Prepare milestone budgets during preconstruction process.
  • Assist with GMP process for self-perform projects.
  • Collaborate with construction and development managers.
  • Develop qualifications and assumptions for estimates and present comparisons of current estimates versus previous.
  • Follow company and departmental procedures and policies.
  • Maintain the construction documents, such as, trade associate files and plan rack.
  • Resolve problematic situations and communicate desired objectives to subcontractors, managers, consultants, Associates, customers and other business-related professionals.
  • Offer technical expertise during the design and construction process.


Education and Experience Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s in Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Architecture, Mathematics, or related field is required.
  • At least 3 years of experience in estimating or construction industry is required, preferably multifamily.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Must be able to perform math calculations including some advanced math.
  • Knowledgeable in On Screen Takeoff, Plan Swift, or equivalent system.
  • Must have thorough knowledge in analyzing construction documents including plans and specifications and have the ability to read blueprints.                                            
  • Knowledge of estimating software, preferably Sage Estimating Software.

Physical Requirements:

This is primarily a sedentary office position which requires the Estimator to have the ability to bend, stoop, reach, lift, and move and/or carry items up to 20 pounds. Must be able to read large quantities of information. Must maintain professional appearance. 




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