Associate Estimator

Location: Vancouver, WA

Department: Contracting Division

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Shift: Days

Purpose of the Position: Assist Division Manager and/or Estimator(s) to prepare bids for customers on bid work.  Keep accurate bid logs and assist in maintaining required production reports. Support the needs of internal resources as well as external customers. 

Major Duties:

  1. Assist in compiling labor estimates for reinforcing steel installation on construction projects and prepare bids for customers
  2. Download bid documents from customer or trade website as appropriate
  3. Solicit and coordinate quotes from outside vendors and suppliers.
  4. Work with Contracting Manager on bid and pricing strategies.
  5. Update and maintain field production logs and project folders as required.
  6. Preparation of job for supply vendors, contract administrator, detailer and foreman.
  7. Provide follow up on bids, record and maintain data in bid logs.
  8. Prepare purchase orders for miscellaneous items required by the field.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • GED or high school diploma required.
  • Previous rebar installation, estimating, or detailing experience preferred.
  • Computer skills and ability to learn programs related to reinforcing steel required.
  • Should be experienced in the construction market and blueprint reading with good analytical and mathematic skills.
  • Attention to detail and an understanding of the overall process needed.
  • Must be able to see/read drawings, computer screen, and job specifications.
  • Must be able to work professionally with the public in all situations, possibly with challenging customers.

Farwest is an Equal Opportunity Employer and drug free workplace.

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