ESTIMATOR

Honest, principled dedication to our clients and our work is what both defines us and separates us from our competitors. Our clients come first; and our unmatched industry experience influences NEI’s clear efficient path to success. Come join us!

ABOUT NEI

Founded in 1998, NEI General Contracting has provided a full spectrum of General Contracting and Construction Management services to clients throughout the Eastern United States. Our founding principles of integrity, experience, and diligence remain at the foundation of our approach to business and with offices in Boston and Orlando, NEI is well-situated to service projects throughout the East Coast.

Our portfolio consists of more than $2 Billion in completed construction projects, with extensive experience in the sectors of multi-family residential, senior living, historic renovations and restorations, moderate rehabilitations, and institutional projects with a concentration in affordable and market-rate housing.

THE ROLE

Working out of NEI's corporate headquarters, the ideal candidate must be flexible, dedicated, dependable, and have clear communication skills. The preconstruction & estimating department can be a very fast-paced and dynamic environment responsible for handling all prospective projects, bidding projects, and preconstruction projects. This position is intended to be a key member of our team and to provide flexible and adaptive support where needed. Strong organization skills are essential. Some schedule flexibility is needed.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Clear understanding of construction documents, details, and drawings.
  • Communicate clearly and confidently with subcontractors.
  • Analyze drawings and specifications.
  • Understand and identify conflicts and coordination issues.
  • Understand contractual terms and conditions.
  • Assist with the assembly of estimates and proposals.
  • Ability to perform detailed quantity take offs.
  • Review and qualify subcontractors’ quotations.
  • Create and maintain detailed Excel spreadsheets of cost and project data.
  • Draft and develop preliminary budgets and schedules for review.
  • Responding to subcontractors with project information/questions.
  • Occasionally attending project bid walk-throughs.
  • Researching/identifying new subcontractors.

Preconstruction

  • Researching product information and contacting local supplier/representatives.
  • Compiling/managing analysis of project cost data.
  • Creating/manage of construction contract exhibits.
  • Prepare/manage preconstruction RFI’s.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Candidate must possess NEI’s Core Values
  • Undergraduate degree preferred in Engineering, Construction Management, or similar field.
  • Exemplary communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to Estimate projects between $5M-$20M
  • Ideal candidate must be highly detail-oriented.
  • 3-5 years of relevant construction experience required, overseeing all trades on an estimate.
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Creative thinker.
  • Ability to read Construction and Technical drawings.
  • Ability to multi-task and maintain composure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage, prioritize and complete multiple deadlines.
  • A professional demeanor.
  • A self-starter attitude and proactive approach.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential correspondence.
  • Familiarity with basic industry terminology and processes.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Experience with Procore Software is preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (including, but not limited to Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access) and internet navigation
  • Flexible and energetic.
  • Must be a team player, with a strong desire to help others succeed.

WORKING CONDITIONS

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; talk or hear; perform fine motor, hand and finger skills in the use of a keyboard, telephone, or writing. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; and reach with arms and/or hands. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. The employee will spend their time in an office environment with a quiet to moderate noise level. Job site walking.

EEO STATEMENT

NEI provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, national origin, citizenship, genetic information, disability, protected veteran, gender identity, age or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to recruiting, hiring, transfers, promotions, terminations, compensation, benefits, and all other terms and conditions of employment. NEI will not tolerate any unlawful discrimination toward, or harassment of, applicants or employees by anyone at NEI, or anyone working on behalf of NEI.