Flippo Construction Company, Inc
  • 02-Mar-2017 to 01-May-2017 (EST)
  • Operations
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits Employee Stock-Ownership Plan (ESOP), 401(k) Retirement Plan, Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts (HCFSA), Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account (DCFSA), Life Insurance, Safety Boot Program, Prescription Safety Glasses Program, and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


The Estimator's job encompasses all of the duties of the quantity estimator plus the additional responsibility to determine the cost of performing the work and arrive at a suggested bid price.  The Estimator shall be on the alert to discover cost saving possibilities and also conditions that will cost more than those normally encountered.  Of highest importance in this position is the accuracy of arriving at the actual final cost of construction. 

The starting wage rate for this position depends upon the division and job classification for which you are hired, and can fluctuate between divisions for the same job classification.

The duties of this position are as follows:

1.   Thoroughly review the plans and specifications.

2.   Estimate crew cost including number and class of people, equipment items, and other daily expenses.

3.   Estimate production.

4.   Negotiate with material suppliers and subcontractors.

5.   Flag and point out to the Chief Estimator costs that are believed risks or gambles.

6.   Ask assistance of others who are knowledgeable of the work to be performed.

7.   Review estimate with Chief Estimator or Vice President/Estimating.

8.   Complete and review the bid documents.

9.   Give bid documents to administrative assistant 2 days prior to bid date.

10.  On successful bids, prepare bid turnover information, contract bond order form, correct bid to reflect last minute price changes.

11.  Assume lead role in job turnover to superintendent and project management.

12.  Other duties as assigned.

13.  The wage rate for this position depends upon division and job assigned.

Flippo Construction Company, Inc
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