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Senior Estimator

Company: The Boldt
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: November 11, 2018

Job Description:

Since 1889, Boldt has stayed true to what Martin Boldt first set out to bean honest and reliable contractor. Hard work, an innovative spirit and a commitment to our values have helped the company grow into one of the largest professional construction services firms in the United States. Our mission is to deliver as much value as possible to our customers, their customers and the communities we help to build.



This position will report to the Senior Estimator in San Francisco, and work closely with the operating group, project management and support staff. The successful candidate will provide estimating leadership based on Lean principles that support a collaborative and integrated project delivery. Responsibilities include preparing, planning, organizing and evaluating estimates, along with being engaged in the Target Value Design process. This position will be responsible for coordinating and oversight of internal and external estimating resources.


  • Medical & dental insurance
  • Company paid life, short/long term disability, and travel insurance
  • 401K & ESOP Ownership
  • Vacation time, sick time & paid holidays (nine holidays per year)
  • Tuition reimbursement & employee referral program


    • Develop a project from the first estimate to subcontract formalization, and prepare bid documents for internal and external clients
    • Support all estimating and target value design functions for projects including establishing reporting formats, assignment of areas of estimating responsibility, compiling estimates, preparation and oversight of project estimates
    • Promote the collaborative effort required for the success of the target value design process with our Owner, Designer, Engineering and Construction Partners. All team members must establish a close working relationship, regardless of company affiliation, in order for the process to be successful
    • Participate in the presentation of project estimates and budgets to project Owners and other stakeholders
    • Prepare and send out bid documents and Instructions to Bidders to successfully procure and buyout projects and smooth transition and turn-over to project managers and ensure subcontractors are prequalified prior to bidding and contracting with Boldt
    • Review proposal specifications, drawings, attend pre-bid meetings, etc. to determine scope of work and required contents of estimate
    • Review all final estimate packages to ensure accuracy and completeness prior to formal quotation
    • Assist in the preparation of studies for proposed materials and method solutions, generate recommendations and cost estimates as required
    • Assist in the design to budget approach in preconstruction. Work with design and project management teams to find alternative solutions to budget challenges, analyze maintenance costs and life cycle costs to achieve a value-added solution to the client
    • Assist project managers and financial manager in the continuous assessment of project risks and opportunities and how it relates to the overall project cost. Consolidate all risk and opportunities and integrate to the overall project cost. This includes assisting project and financial managers in reviewing monthly trade partner cost reports and labor reports and identify variances from the original estimate
    • Develop and maintain professional relationships and the highest ethical standards with clients, and other customers


      • Four-year degree or equivalent combinations of technical training and/or related experience
      • 8-10 years of construction experience with minimum 5-8 years estimating
      • Thorough knowledge of estimating processes, material and building system costs, labor productivity evaluation techniques, and conceptual project construction requirements
      • Candidate should have experience in Guarantee Maximum Price (GMP) as well as Lump Sum (Hard) Bid type of projects
      • Understanding and proficiency of construction coding in CSI, Master Format and Uniformat
      • A strong understanding of excel spreadsheets, database-based software (Timberline, WinEst), take-off software (On-Screen take-off) scheduling software (Microsoft Schedule, Primavera)
      • Prior experience in construction sectors such as healthcare, life sciences, tenant improvements, and higher education is preferred

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