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Estimator - Entry Level

Company: Marina Landscape, Inc.
Location: Orange
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

We are looking for an entry level -Estimator who -has excellent math skills and exceptional Excel skills. -We are -willing to train the right candidate who -has an interest in -Landscape and who wants to be part of the success of a growing company. So join us for an exciting future where your work is valued, your contributions are recognized and you have unlimited opportunities to grow. -This position will be located in: Orange, CA -ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSThe examples of functions listed in this job description are representative, but not necessarily exhaustive, of any one position in this job classification. - Management may assign other functions not listed herein at its sole discretion. -

Develops bids for full range of job types (e.g., sub, prime, prime bid package, design-build); reviews bids prepared by others; recognizes and catches errors in bids; verifies that metrics are accurate (e.g., formula, quantity input, price check, standard unit cost); interprets and makes decisions for bids; demonstrates a strong understanding of risk factors and bid thresholds; trains staff (e.g., Schedulers, Input, Takeoff) on proper estimating procedures; plans out the bid process and related strategy; responsible for the bid verification process; follows the bid review procedure and completes the bid review one day ahead of schedule; assists Business Development staff; demonstrates strong knowledge of products and/or project scope of work; meets with clients to review or negotiate project scope; demonstrates thorough knowledge of the construction industry and related trades; supports the estimating process by building construction detail; applies production rates correctly; interprets plans and specifications; improves the accuracy and performance of all bid inputs; bids an average of 2-3 jobs per week totaling between $100,000-$200,000 in revenue; demonstrates knowledge of all vendors, suppliers, their products, and all subcontractors and their specialties; reads subcontractor quotes with a basic level of understanding; conducts pre-construction meetings with the project management team; applies and promotes the value-engineering process; demonstrates proficiency using the Marina Estimating Program (MEP); applies mathematical formulas, unit conversions, and production rates; demonstrates accuracy and timeliness when completing take-offs; reads and understands drawings (e.g., legend, notes, details, index), specifications (e.g., special provisions, standard specifications), scope of work, bid form, general conditions and requirements, and procedures for obtaining missing information; able to customize and scale drawings; demonstrates proficiency across an array of computer applications (e.g., MS Office, Outlook, Word, and Excel, On-screen takeoff software, ZetaFax, Bid Schedule, American Contractor, Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer);maintains composure while multi-tasking; demonstrates proper coordination skills when working with others (e.g., business development, clients, Estimating Department staff); attends meetings; interprets specifications, notes, addenda, wages, change orders, or alternates; demonstrates proficiency in related functional areas (e.g., planting, irrigation, drainage, maintenance, erosion control, grading, earthwork, site work); provides excellent service (e.g., accurate, complete, and timely) to clients, work-site partners, and company staff in a courteous and efficient manner. -COMPETENCIES
Business Acumen: - Proactively views the estimating process as a revenue source, driver of gross margin, and an indicator of net profit; understands the role estimating has to overall project management; has an attention to detail that promotes financial value. -
Results Oriented: - Maintains focus on outcomes; is proactive and goal oriented; concentrates on meeting objectives, delivering to the required time, cost, and quality; holds performance as more important than process; sets specific, measurable, and relevant goals and takes efficient action to accomplish success.Organization and Planning: - Maintains an accurate project system; is detail oriented, efficient, and non-bureaucratic; makes correct forecasts, schedules, and plans; prioritizes activities to ensure deliverables are produced on time; files and documentation are systematically arranged.Decision Quality: - Consistently makes effective, timely, and sound decisions; solicits information from multiple sources prior to making a judgment; considers implications and contingency plans associated with all decisions.Job Quality: - Understands the relationship between job quality and customer service, satisfaction, and retention; ensures that estimating and bidding quality standards are met for every assignment; uses MEP correctly; trains others to ensure quality standards are met. Customer Service: - - Consistently exceeds customer expectations; keeps customers well-informed, listens to them attentively, and addresses their concerns; enacts a personal approach to customer service.Interpersonal Skills: - Treats others with respect, collaboration, and support in such a way that work relationships are improved and morale is increased; is approachable; has effective communication skills. -EDUCATION/EXPERIENCEAn example of the preferred education, training, and/or experience that demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, and competencies for this position includes: -an Associate of Arts degree and at least three (3) years of commercial construction, landscaping, and/or hardscape estimating experience. -ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICSThe physical characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions required by this job classification. - Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the functions of this job classification, on a case-by-case basis. -Frequent sitting, time spent on the telephone, repetitive use of hands to operate computers, printers, and office equipment, standing, bending, and stooping, twisting of waist side-to-side, turning and flexion of the neck; and lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; normal manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range; occasional walking on uneven terrain for long distances. -SPECIAL NOTES, LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS
Pre-employment: - Incumbents must sign the Confidentiality, Non-disclosure, and Non-solicitation Agreement prior to their first day on the job. -Incumbents are subject to a pre-employment drug screen.License: - Incumbents are not required to possess a valid driver's license.Language: - Though not required, bilingual English and Spanish/Vietnamese skills are desirable.Certifications: - No certifications are required of this job classification.Working Conditions: - Work is predominately in an office environment with associated noise, space, and computer screen exposure. - Frequent travel to client locations, job sites, and meetings is expected as part of this position.Introductory Period: - Incumbents appointed to this job classification serve an introductory period of three months. -Benefits
  • Health Insurance Benefits with Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Basic and Voluntary Life/AD&D
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Voluntary Accident Insurance
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Sick TimeSalary: $38,000-$65,000 Annual (D.O.E.)If you are interested in joining the growing Marina Team, please email your resume to Landscape, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Marina Landscape, Inc., Orange , Estimator - Entry Level, Professions , Orange, California

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