Essential Functions: JOB PURPOSEInvestigate, prepare, and disseminate project estimates for customer requested small capital improvement projects.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONSManage the departmental queue for estimate requests. Receive and process customer requests for small capital project estimates. Inerface with customers on the specific elements of project requests. Communicate to customers and answer any questions about the development of estimates.Investigate proposed project circumstances to confirm scope of work, sequence of work, and trades required. Develop project estimates using historical University cost experience, or data base information on unit costs applicable to the Detroit construction market.Coordinate estimating activities with Planners when proposed work requires Architectural or Engineering review prior to estimating. As needed, assist Project Managers and Planners following approval of an estimate and when the work is executed. Interact with a computer based work order management system to record status changes and enter reportable data on estimate performance.Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: EDUCATIONBachelor's degree, preferably in consruction, design or related field or equivqlent combination of eduaction and experience. Specific training or experience in the development of construction estimates. EXPERIENCEMinimum of eight years of experience in the development of formal estimates utilizing unit price and aggregate data base cost factors. Experience must be the result of an employment experience where estimating was the principal job responsibility. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIESCOMMUNICATION SKILLS: Excellent written and verbal communication skills.TECHNICAL SKILLS: Demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and Project software programs. BUSINESS ACCUMEN: Must understand complete construction sequencing and process with a focus on institutional construction. Ability to work on multiple estimates in a concurrent fashion is required. Ability to work with Autocad software is a plus.Physical ability to visit proposed work sites.
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