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Estimating Director

Company: Kaufman Lynn Construction
Location: Delray Beach
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary:

An Estimating Director is a leader that holds a unique seat within the Preconstruction Department as he/she communicates with both executive leadership on a consistent basis and is also intimately involved with the daily innerworkings of their respective estimating team and projects. Leadership is provided by working with their team by providing direction and assistance in all aspects of the preconstruction process. They will coordinate directly with VP's and SVP's on team assignments, training needs, and growth planning. The Estimating Director will hold a skillset beyond technical proficiencies and can accurately conceptually estimate, manage multiple complex projects at one time, and effectively delegate and manage their team.

Possess the ability to assemble conceptual and schematic estimates across many market sectors.
Have knowledge of current market pricing, fringes, wage rates, S&D, and trends.
Must have strong working relationships with reputable subcontractors and have a willingness to foster relationships with new trade partners.
Must be client-facing and comfortable presenting/interviewing to secure work.
Understand the metrics involved in valuing buyout with subs and negotiations with clients.
Posses the ability to effectively communicate complex topics to owners in a way that they may understand.
Lead constructability reviews and engage Operations and sub partners early in the precon process.
Create and hold operation milestone meetings during project operations/construction.
Be able to lead multiple deliverable types: CMaR, Design Build, Public Hard Bid, Private Negotiated Design Assist, Build to Suit.
Have the ability to remain detailed and aware of their team's progress throughout the deliverable process without "micro-managing".
Be familiar with contract risk and contract types. (actual, liquidated, and consequential damages, etc.)
Fairly delegate responsibilities amongst team members and be accessible to them.
Clearly establish expectations for the team and his/herself.
Can hold their team and themselves accountable and to high scrutiny.
Can develop a healthy working relationship with his/her team and leadership to ensure the department is continually learning and taking steps to be the best.
Be willing and eager to help their team with whatever needs to be done to ensure a successful project for our client, aid the design team in the development of construction documents that are biddable and buildable, mitigate our risk, and protect our fee.

Utilize an ITB platform with an ease of use and personal effect for our subcontractors.
Ensure that all necessary estimating software is current and properly used.
Establish and adhere to the standardized checks and balances set forth by executive and preconstruction leadership. Moreover, hold our team accountable to ensure adherence.
Keep an up to date repository of prequalified subs and an update notification on prequal renewals as needed. Work with internal risk management and third-party clearinghouse to ensure we fully understand our risks with new subs.
Be able to work remotely whether at home or on a job site.

Aid in the career development and training of younger associates in the department.
Foster a culture of comradery and non-isolation.
Provide concise, productive, and honest feedback to leadership and team members in all matters.
Work and lead by example.
Recognize others in precon department for promotion from within.
Do not be afraid of making a decision or of asking questions.
Look for new ways to be an industry leader through innovation, partnerships, and problem solving.

Who We Are

Kaufman Lynn Construction is a full-service commercial construction company with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors. We are consistently ranked as one of the largest and fastest-growing general contractors in South Florida.

We are proud of our amazing culture that is focused on employee engagement. We emphasize accelerated career growth, mentoring and professional development, highly competitive compensation and benefits, state-of-the-art construction technology/processes and a truly fun, family atmosphere. In fact, Kaufman Lynn was recently named by the Sun-Sentinel as one of the Top Workplaces in South Florida for the sixth year in a row and one of the Best Companies to work for in Florida by Florida Trend magazine.

What We Offer
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance
HSA & FSA Accounts
401(k) with Company Matching
Employee Stock Ownership Plan
Paid Time Off
Annual and Project Based Bonus Potential
Tuition Assistance
Employee Referral Bonus

What You Can Expect From Us:
Terrific opportunity to make a real impact on our company's success
Personal, professional and career growth.
Competitive compensation package, including bonus opportunities and comprehensive benefits
Company culture based on a truly engaged team of professionals that are fully supported by an enlightened leadership team
Fast-paced and challenging working climate that makes time for plenty of fun


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Keywords: Kaufman Lynn Construction, Delray Beach , Estimating Director, Executive , Delray Beach, Florida

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