Posted Date 2 months ago(2/21/2024 4:16 PM)
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Job Description

Dewberry Design-Builders team is looking for a Estimator.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for generating all estimating deliverables in support of project teams.


Candidates located near Ashland, NC or Raleigh, NC preferred.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join a team of outstanding professionals.  This position offers potential for professional growth in a great working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to assist our clients in solving their most challenging problems.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Generate consistent and accurate pricing, ability to develop accurate conceptual cost models.
  • Understanding construction methods, productivity, equipment, systems and materials.
  • Keep track of current material & labor pricing including escalation.
  • Maintain relationships with subcontractors & material vendors.
  • Make meaningful value engineering contributions.
  • Ability to reconcile estimates with other consultants & design team.
  • Serves as “Job Captain” for pre-construction efforts.
  • Quantity take-off and pricing accuracy.
  • Strategic Bid Preparation to include efficiency strategies and competitive pricing.
  • Preparing technical narratives.
  • Complete subcontractor/vendor solicitation.
  • Understand and analyze proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate as well as code related compliance.
  • Prepare bid packages and create scopes of work.
  • Conduct detailed review of bids for scope gaps and ensure adherence to plans and specifications.
  • Track awarded contracts as required to include: estimating/pricing extra work items, change orders, credits, procuring materials, assist in development of project preplan.
  • Expand database of subcontractors and suppliers.
  • Develop, improve and maintain in-house procedures for the estimating department.

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Experience and Education

  • 5+ years of  experience in estimating, cost control, and/or engineering (at least six years estimating experience) in commercial construction within all divisions. projects having estimated costs ranging from $100,000 to $15,000,000.
  • Estimating experience from conceptual thru construction document phases required.
  • Knowledge of estimating software such as Timberline, Cost Works, RS Means, MCACE, or others.
  • 4 year degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil Engineering, Construction management, Architectural Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Technical knowledge of various mechanical and electrical systems as well as experience in all structural/architectural disciplines and code and regulatory compliance.

Preferable candidate shall possess the following attributes in order to be considered for this opportunity:

  • Precision and attention to detail are paramount.
  • Commitment to service, accuracy in work product and quality control are a must.
  • Highly motivated and proactive self starter with an ability to switch between disparate tasks rapidly.
  • Problem solving disposition, with a decisive and analytical mind set.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Strong interpersonal and Client facing skills, Ability to coordinate and steer group efforts essential.
  • Technologically oriented with proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel.
  • Industry relationships with construction design, and other relevant trade partners considered a plus.

Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters:  Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.


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