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Sr. Estimator/ Pre-construction

Company: Gordon Prill
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Opening for Pre-Construction / SR. Estimator


Position involves managing the complete life cycle of project estimating, bidding and proposal development from initial receipt of RFP/ITB from Owners, to final award and hand-off to Construction team.

Role includes working with other in-house estimators in developing detailed conceptual estimates for multiple commercial, light industrial and high-tech manufacturing design-build projects as well as managing multiple "Plan & Spec" competitive and technical bids for various types of commercial projects. Project sizes may vary from $100k up to $40M, with the majority of the projects ranging from $500k to $7M.

For turn-key design-build projects, the position requires direct interface and collaboration with Gordon Prill in-house Architects, Engineers and Project Managers while developing detailed project requirements, detailed scope of work and project cost estimates for all disciplines of work.

For competitive bid projects, one must be able to manage competitive bid from the initial bid walk, through to submission of final bid or proposal. Must be capable of reading and thoroughly understanding all plans and specifications, bid instructions, contract documents and related Bid Documents and developing full technical and business proposal.

Responsibilities & Attributes

Develop detailed Estimates based on conceptual or schematic information
Competently manage competitive "Plan and Specification" Bids from 'cradle to grave'
Write full technical proposals including:Project Understanding & Approach
Schedule Management
Cost Management thru project life cycle
Risk Management
List of Qualifications / Assumptions / Clarifications
Completion of Pre-bid certs & forms
Subcontractor Pre-Qualification
Small / Disadvantaged Business plans

Build, manage and maintain Procore Bid Tool Database system
Possess good knowledge and understand of all Bid Documents including ITB, Bid Instructions, Plans, Specifications, Div. 1 requirements, General Condition & contract requirements, and be able to accurately interpret project requirements
Develop Rough Order Magnitude (ROM) Estimates based on conceptual or schematic information
Possess thorough knowledge and understanding of all CSI divisions
Able to perform accurate and detailed quantity take-offs and pricing for all CSI divisions
Comfortable in take-off and pricing by detailed units, assemblies, systems or square footage
Proficient is MS Excel and Office
Able to manage multiple estimates and bids at the same time
Comfortable working in a fast paced, dynamic work environment
Comfortable working either collaboratively or independently
Able to productively work with in-house Estimators, Designers, Architects, Engineers and Project Managers
Must be detail oriented, organized and have good communication skills both verbally and written
Able to issue Bid Documents for Subcontract bid solicitation and accurately disseminate and manage all bid information
Develop, review and complete Pre-Bid checklist and scope for all bids and propels to ensure:All documents are properly accounted for, understood and disseminated or properly assigned in-house and externally
All in-house bid day deliverables are prepared
Subcontractor bid participation is monitored and tracked
All scopes are covered with multiple subcontractor bids

Track and manage all subcontractor bid solicitations, intent to bid, bid RFIs
Prepare detailed scope of work package for all sub-trades to be utilized in subcontractor bid analysis
Receive, review, and perform critical analysis and determine "best value" for subcontractor bids and scopes
Assist in development of formal power point presentations and interviews with Clients of prospective projects
Participate in pre-award formal presentations, interviews and Q&A sessions with Clients for prospective projects
Determine potential at-risk bid items, holds, allowances, contingencies
Maintain database of prequalified subcontractors

Minimum Requirements:

BS in Construction Management, Engineering or similar discipline
Minimum of 5 years' experience in fulltime estimating & Project Management position in the construction industry
Good working knowledge and experience with Microsoft XL, MS Office Suite, MS Project

Additional Preferred Requirements:

Good working knowledge and experience with Timberline Estimating Software
Working knowledge of Procore Construction Management Software
Practical project management or other construction field experience in commercial construction
Business Development and Network skills and resources
Emphasis toward mechanical and electrical systems a plus


Gordon Prill has a friendly work environment and can offer a challenging and rewarding career. We offer a great compensation and benefits package that includes:

Competitive salaries
Bonus opportunities
Premium medical and dental
Health savings plans
Life insurance
Commuter benefits
Voluntary portable supplemental insurance plans
Paid holidays with year-end paid holiday time off
Flexible time off policy
401K Plan

Gordon Prill is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or national origin. For more information about Gordon Prill, Inc. please visit our website at

For consideration, please email a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to: Please put Sr. Estimator in the subject line.

Keywords: Gordon Prill, Sunnyvale , Sr. Estimator/ Pre-construction, Professions , Sunnyvale, California

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