Randstad Construction Estimator in Lincoln, California

Construction Estimator


Lincoln, CA

Date Posted:

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Job Type:

Temp to Perm

Reference #:



Randstad Technologies

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Our client is looking for a Construction Estimator for a 6 month contract to hire opportunity in Lincoln, CA.


REPORTS TO: Senior Terra Cotta Estimator & Coordinator as well as the Senior Project Manager of Terra Cotta.


Estimator: As an Estimator this position requires that the individual assist in Estimating costs for Bid Proposals, Contract Amendments, Change Orders, and other related cost issues for all new and/or existing Projects manufactured in the Architectural Terra Cotta Façade, Tile, and Pottery Divisions. The individual will assist the Senior Terra Cotta Estimator & Managing Coordinator as well as the Terra Cotta Senior Project Manager in daily operations of Project Leads, Estimates, Project Compliance Review of Contract Documents, Communications with Current or Potential Clients, and other sales and/or related duties. Project Manager: In addition to the above, this position requires that the individual prepare, maintain, and analyze project schedules utilizing scheduling software for all new and/or existing Projects manufactured in the Architectural Terra Cotta Façade, Tile, and Pottery Divisions. The individual will assist the Terra Cotta Senior Project Manager and the Plant manager in daily operations of Project Management, Personnel Resources, and Material Resource Distribution. This position requires the individual to interface with all Personnel and Project contacts that are required to properly prepare Project Cost Proposals and/or Estimates and to maintain Project Schedules.


Project Schedules: Responsible for the creation, analysis, implementation, and maintenance of Project schedules. Change Orders: Prepares and issues estimates for Change Orders for in-house review, approval, and signature.

Material Take Off: Prepare material takeoffs, unique profile summaries, and other related associated cost to project required for preparation of cost proposals. Contract Documents: Responsible for accurate interpretation of contract documents for the preparation of Bid Proposals and Project Scheduling. Contract documents include, but not limited to, Plans, Details, Sections, Specifications, Contracts, Amendments, Façade Fragments and/or Terra Cotta fragments, As-Built survey information, Photographs, facsimiles, Electronic Data Files, Change Orders, and etcetera.

Specifications: Review and understand all project specifications and all related contract documents associated with the project specifications required to prepare accurate cost proposals, contract amendments, and/or change orders. Discrepancies: Identify all discrepancies between Contract Specifications and specifications GMcB s product specifications.

Integration: Integrate into contract proposal and/or through contract amendment GMcB s proprietary standard product specifications.

Coordination: Coordinate all bid schedules and/or bid deadlines Coordinate schedule with Design & Drafting Division, Production Division, and/or Client and end user Maintains accurate and organized records for tracking multiple bids, change orders, revisions, amendments, changes in scope. Intercommunications: Interface with Sales and Design & Drafting, and Production on a daily basis.

Safety: Comply with all company and OSHA safety rules and regulations for in plant and on project site.

Miscellaneous: Duties or responsibilities assigned from time to time may change as driven by client demands and/or from Division requirements within CLIENT.


Education: Prefer individual with a degree from an accredited Engineering and/or Construction Management program. In lieu of the aforementioned individuals will be considered whom have successfully completed College courses or Vocational Training in Construction Management and work experience equivalent to not less than five (5) years in Estimating and Scheduling of construction related work projects.

Working knowledge of Excel, WORD, MS-Projects, and ideally AutoCAD or similar CAD programs

High School diploma or equivalent accredited certification of completion.

Experience: A minimum of five (5) years of estimating experience related to construction materials and/or product

take off s. In addition, a minimum of five (5) years of scheduling experience in construction related projects.

Experience in construction sales or contracting sales is a plus.

Communications: Excellent verbal and written English skills.

Plans, Details, & Specifications: Requires individual to have excellent plan and specification reading and/or reviewing skills with emphasis in recognizing detailed information within the plans to identify project scope.

Individual must be able to visualize three (3) dimensional objects compiled from two (2) dimensional views and/or information within the contract documents.

Costing, Stock, & Inventory: Must be able to track the needs of clients against the capacity of manufacturing and/or Production. Project Costing and inventory control experience is a plus.

Travel: Must have the ability to visit job sites and obtain information needed to prepare shop drawings and/or estimates in the event it is required by Contract or Project.


The physical abilities and/or demands described herein are representative of those that could be encountered on a daily basis to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


Mobility: Must be mobile and able observe project condition and/or façade fragments removed from buildings for observation.

Lifting: Lift objects to observe conditions and physical characteristics such as condition and geometry

Scaffolding: Ability to climb scaffolding (if required by project)

Travel: Travel to Project site (if required by project)


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The majority of work performed by this individual will be from an office environment. However, there are opportunities where the following could be encountered.

Exposure: The working environment is within a manufacturing facility with mining operations nearby, and as such there is exposure to airborne clay particles and associated dust particles from the mining and manufacturing

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