Trahan Construction is currently hiring for the following positions:
Project Manager Cost Estimator (multiple positions)
Trahan Construction, LLC
Lake Arthur, LA 70549
Consult with clients, vendors, personnel in other departments, or construction foremen to discuss and formulate estimates and resolve issues. Analyze blueprints and other documentation to prepare time, cost, materials, and labor estimates. Prepare budgets and cost estimates used by management for purposes such as planning, organizing, and scheduling work and timelines. Accurately interpret plans and specifications to determine project costs to build, as well as create project schedule. Prepares work to be estimated by visiting job sites, gathering proposals, specifications, drawings and related documents. Identifies labor, material and time requirements by studying plans, specifications and related documents. Do take off to get a more accurate quantity of specified items required. Create a spreadsheet using excel to add all estimated cost necessary for the project. Maintains cost data base by entering and backing up data. Build and maintain long-term relationships with the key vendors and subcontractors. Prepare estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors. Confer and collaborate with engineers, architects, construction personnel, contractors, and subcontractors on changes and adjustments to cost estimates and report to management. Create and track project submittals. Problem solve to address delays, emergencies or other issues and report to management. Explain contract and technical matters in a clear manner and report progress to clients. Update management on project progress, issues and costs and profitability. Comply with safety and building codes as well as legal requirements. Responsible for front-end documents before project starts, such as applying for permits and uploading information needed for a project into Sage 100 software. Create contracts for all subcontractors that are going to be involve on the project. Create a schedule of values that it will be used for applications of payment purposes. Review submittals provided by a responsible contractor or sub to the general contractor prior to submitting the information to the design team for approval of equipment, materials, etc. before they are fabricated and delivered to the project. Create RFIs (requests for information) to seek clarifications on plans, drawings, specifications and agreements. Create Change orders; create and update a construction schedule using Microsoft project. Create a payment application every month. Track budgets, approve invoices from subcontractors using Sage 100, monitoring issues and task completions on projects, and allocate project resources.
Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and two years of experience in a cost estimator or project management role.
Experience to include the following
Preparing budgets and cost estimates, planning, organizing, and scheduling work and timelines. Preparing estimates for use in selecting vendors or subcontractors. Creating and tracking project submittals. Creating contracts for subcontractors. Creating a schedule of values, reviewing submittals, creating RFIs. Tracking budgets, approve invoices from subcontractors using Sage 100, monitoring issues and task completions on projects, and allocate project resources. Knowledge of safety and building codes as well as legal requirements. Must have the ability to explain contract and technical matters in a clear manner and report progress to clients and management. Experience with MS Office, MS Project Scheduling Software, ProCore Project Management Software, PlanSwift Estimating Software, Sage 100/Paperless.
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