Hensel Phelps Lead Estimator in San Jose, California

Lead Estimators are responsible for the development of CSI Division estimates and all estimating forms and formats for both the conceptual estimate and final bid. They are responsible to the Senior Estimator for the development of pricing strategies and specific purchasing methodology for major projects. It is the responsibility of the Lead Estimator to develop a working relationship with subcontractor principals and estimating departments. Lead Estimators support the development of all conceptual estimates for design-build and guaranteed maximum price projects.

Essential job functions include:

  • Estimate key scopes on major projects

  • Lead estimates on smaller projects

  • Exhibit good communication and meeting skills

  • Develop strategies to gain an advantage on their estimates

  • Identify risk and address during the procurement process

  • Ensure a complete scope has been captured during the estimating process

  • Able to survey and price all self-work items (concrete, drywall, masonry, rough carpentry, building specialties)

  • Proficiency in computer skills. Able to adapt and learn programs such as On Screen Take-Off, iSqFt, MC2 and 3D programs such as Scenario

  • Conduct estimate reviews on smaller projects for executive management

  • Develop and maintain subcontractor and supplier relationships

  • Personnel evaluation and development

Preferred qualifications:

  • Possess good communications skills and be detail oriented

  • Basic knowledge of UNIFORMAT and conceptual estimating process

  • Computer software - Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel based templates

  • Minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in estimating on large commercial construction projects

Hensel Phelps is an equal opportunity employer and contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their protected veteran status, nor will they be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Hensel Phelps will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Hensel Phelps’ legal duty to furnish information.