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Commercial Estimator

Job Title
Commercial Estimator
Job ID
Nashville,  TN
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At SOS Construction Services, we are leaders in the construction industry and provide retailers with a variety of design, construction, and project management services. Our innovative and collaborative approach to construction gives our clients the services they need. 

We are currently looking for a Commercial Estimator to join our team. We need someone who is deadline driven to oversee projects and to act as a link between various team members. We value passionate, down to earth “can do” people who enjoy fine-tuning small details without losing sight of the big picture.  

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent benefits package including; health, dental, vision, 401K, & PTO
  • Great family culture atmosphere

What you will be doing: 

  • Prepares accurate estimates for material, labor, equipment, subcontracts, and construction facilities  
  • Fosters relationships with subcontractors and suppliers  
  • Attends on-site, pre-bid/proposal conferences and makes site visits  
  • Develops and reviews subcontractor’s scopes of work and bid packages and accepts, reviews, and analyzes subcontractor quotes for best value  
  • Ensures compliance with all specifications, contract requirements, and bid invitations  
  • Presents cost estimates for customer proposals, considering general and special conditions.  
  • Prepares scope specifications and requirements, prepares and inputs project schedules, performs quantity take-offs, prepares cost summary sheets, and inputs quantities into estimating spreadsheets  
  • Maintains an accurate, current database of cost does and accounts for historical data  
  • Communicates effectively with subcontractors and vendors during the estimating process  
  • Transmits addenda and other bid information to subcontractors  
  • Ensures the proper scope of work from subcontractors on bid day 
  • Develops RFI’s and clarifications and ensures adequate subcontractor scop and bid submissions  
  • Accurately assigns subcontractors to the size and scope of each bid project  

What we’re looking for:  

  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or related field  
  • Minimum 5 years of related estimating experience  
  • Advanced knowledge in CAD/Revit and Bluebeam 
  • Ability to see the big picture while having a high attention to detail  
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills  
  • Cooperative work style that functions well in team settings but is also self-sufficient with individual projects. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and web-based programs. 

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