Cobalt Construction Company's heritage spans three generations. Capitalizing on fifty-eight years of operating history in the California markets, the Company has become one of California's largest multi-family and general engineering contractors. This heritage, diversity, expertise and approach to the construction industry uniquely distinguish Cobalt in the industry, allowing the firm to provide a superior product and service to our clients.
Cobalt Construction is currently seeking an Estimator to join our Purchasing & Estimating team. We are seeking a strong team player with exceptional interpersonal skills to find and provide price proposals and budgets for multi-family construction projects for new and existing clients. The position is based out of Cobalt’s main office in Simi Valley, CA.
Responsibilities & Essential Functions
The Estimator will coordinate with client, subcontractors, and Cobalt’s General Contracting department to ensure the timely and accurate creation of proposals and budgets for new and existing clients. The position reports to a Senior Estimator. Essential functions include:
Provide proactive and innovative input to upper management
Maintain positive relationships with staff, subcontractors and clients
Market new clients
Provide information as required for Pre-Construction services
Maintain and update the general estimating system
Maintain and update historic costs
Establish project estimates that are time sensitive
Perform quantity take-offs
Obtain material prices/bids in conjunction with the Purchasing Dept.
Produce and present Project Bid Proposals to prospective clients
Provide Value Engineering assessments
Maintain bid files.
Evaluate markets and make recommendations to upper management on trends and margins.
Preliminary budget from “conceptual plans”
The idea candidate for the position should meet or exceed the following qualifications:
1-2 years of experience in the multi-family construction industry preferred;
Excellent communication, organizational, and time management skills;
Competency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; experience with On Screen Takeoff, Prolog Manager, Vico office, and Modelogix preferred, but not required;
Ability to perform job tasks accurately and efficiently, with minimal supervision and high level of integrity;
Ability to make cost effective decisions, quickly and easily;
Have the personality to represent the company positively, with an honest and forthright attitude.
The Estimator position requires a bachelor’s degree in construction management, engineering, or a related field from a four-year university, or equivalent experience.