Commercial Landscape Estimator

Employment Type: FULL_TIMEFull Time

The Opportunity

As the Commercial Landscape Estimator, you will perform duties utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and diversified knowledge of engineering and estimating principles with moderate supervision. Utilizes decision making for preparing conceptual documents to develop estimates. Performs detailed quantity survey and takeoffs to develop material and labor costs. Prepares final estimate and summary sheet with all costs,

direct job expenses, taxes, and mark ups.

 

  • Company vehicle may be provided for bidding process.
  • Company cell phone and laptop provided.
  • Snow removal on a volunteer basis only.

Responsibilities

Responsible for all aspects of competitive bid projects

  • Responsible for all aspects of preconstruction services that will include developing relationships with clients, negotiating contracts and developing detailed budgets.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings, pre-construction meetings, bid openings, and project hand-off meetings.
  • Perform field take-offs/evaluations for estimate preparation.
  • Conducts estimate review process with internal and external stake holders.
  • Review scope and costs with construction team in developing the schedule.
  • Determine scope of work to be done by outside vendors & subcontractors
  • Solicit quotes from vendors & subcontractors.
  • Assists construction personnel throughout the project life cycle in tracking and understanding basis of cost estimate.
  • UNCC Locates.

Manage the preparation and submission of change orders

  • Sell General Contractor on revised scope and budgets.

 

Qualifications

Educational and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture, Horticulture, or related field or equivalent in years of experience (two years’ experience to one year of education).
  • Must have two to four years of experience in the landscape construction industry.
  • Must possess estimating knowledge in the construction, landscape, irrigation, or related industries.
  • Clean MVR
Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • AUTOCAD
  • Bid2Win experience preferred.
  • Construction Irrigation Take Offs.
  • Ability to determine labor units and make adjustment for level of difficulty.
  • Ability to take an estimate from the beginning to a finished product.
  • Ability to direct, supervise and coordinate responsibilities within the estimating team.​​​​​​​
  • Must have capability of managing different job tasks simultaneously.
  • Ability to build and maintain client contacts and relationships with owners, developers, general contractors, architects, engineers, and vendors.
  • Intermediate level expertise in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook.

Competencies:

  • Must possess excellent people skills and demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain open, two-way communication with all team members.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative to improve efficiencies.
  • Builds a strong sense of teamwork with co-workers.
  • Displays a positive attitude and is courteous to others.
  • Professional in appearance and presentation.
  • Assists in promoting the company to the public in a positive manner.
  • Takes pride in the work performed.
  • Accepts the initiative to take on additional work if necessary.
  • Listens well and follows directions provided.
  • Shows integrity and consistency in all aspects of performing the job.
  • Attends and actively participates all necessary meetings.

Physical Requirements




 

Physical Activity

Rarely

Occasionally

Frequently

Constantly

Balancing

 

 

X

 

Bending

 

 

X

 

Carrying

 

 

X

 

Climbing

X

 

 

 

Crawling

X

 

 

 

Crouching

 

X

 

 

Eye/Hand/Foot  Coordination

 

 

 

X

Hearing

 

 

 

X

Lifting (# of lbs.)                           

20 lbs

 

 

 

Pulling

X

 

X

 

Pushing

X

 

X

 

Kneeling

 

X

X

 

Reaching

X

 

X

 

Repetitive motions

 

 

 

X

Stooping

 

X

X

 

Standing

 

 

X

 

Talking

 

 

X

 

Walking

 

 

X

 

Sitting

 

 

X

 

Working Outside

 

X

 

 

Travel Requirements

Type of Travel: Job specific travel

Percent of Travel: 15%



 

Valid Driver’s License Requirements

Yes / No:  If a driver, yes

Reason for Driver’s License: Drive company vehicles or personal vehicles for job specific travel




 

 

NA

Rarely

Occasionally


Frequently

Constantly

Extreme cold

 

X

 

 

 

Extreme heat

 

X

 

 

 

Temperature changes

 

X

 

 

 

Humidity

 

X

 

 

 

Wet

 

X

 

 

 

Noise

 

 

 

X

 

Vibration

 

 

X

 

 

Hazards

 

 X