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Chief Estimators help completing construction projects by providing cost estimates. Other duties highlighted on a Chief Estimator resume are procuring competitive projects, collaborating with subcontractors, training estimating staff, soliciting information from subcontractors, and taking part to periodic reviews. A successful resume sample for Chief Estimator should mention skills such as construction expertise, project management, attention to details, good numeracy skills, stamina, and availability for travel. Most Chief Estimators have a Bachelor’s Degree in civil engineering or construction management.

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Chief Estimator

  • Managed the estimating department consisting of 5 estimators and created complete mechanical estimates for projects ranging in value from $100K - $30MIL.
  • Set up cost monitoring and reporting systems and procedures.
  • Conducted special studies to develop and establish standard hour and related cost data to affect costs.
  • Reviewed material and labor requirements to determine whether it was more cost-effective to produce or purchase components.
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
Plumber Training
2

Vice President, Sr. Project Manager & Chief Estimator - Industrial Group

Developed the Detroit division of [company name] from conception to +$20 million revenue in less than two years. Exceeded expectations and business plan goals while establishing a new industrial contracting division in the country's most competitive automotive market. Directed and managed the Detroit Team in seeking out rigging/millwright industrial process equipment installations for primary markets including Automotive, Metals, Power & Energy and Heavy/Light Manufacturing. Assumed the lead role of prospecting new clients while maintaining and servicing existing customer accounts. Oversaw the preparation of all cost estimates, proposals, schedules and presentations. Negotiated and executed all client contracts and any applicable subcontracts.

  • Overall P&L responsibility
  • Responsible for the overall success and development of a new office and warehouse facility
  • Managed +$1 million operational budget
  • Safety plan enforcement and implementation - EMR reduced from .71 to .68
  • Built office support staff and field supervision teams
  • Fleet procurement, equipment and tool procurement and preventative maintenance development & implementation
Candidate Info
57
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
Business Mngt
Business Mngt
Liberal Arts
3

Chief Estimator

  • Initiated efforts to develop new commercial division.
  • Managed commercial projects in terms of material and labor.
  • Designed, constructed and implemented an inventory control system for purchasing, distributing and controlling material.
Candidate Info
12
years in
workforce
9
months
at this job
BS
Business Management
4

Chief Estimator & Business Development

  • Estimated all projects in the Indian wells CA branch of [company name].
  • Responsible for managing and directing the organization's estimating functions.
  • Created the bid schedule each week and completed all estimates to the specification requirements dictated by the senior management.
  • Diligently worked with EB-5 clients and California International Regional Center (CIRC) to provide Chinese high-net-wealth immigrants to assist in part of the last $7 million funding for the El Paseo Autograph Marriot Hotel and the [company name].
  • Created and improved the organization's Business Development and positioning [company name] to achieve financial growth through the $900 million pipeline I created.
Candidate Info
32
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
C
Construction Technology
C
Construction Cost Estimating
5

Chief Estimator and ADA Specialist

Working as a Project Engineer in the Project Management Team for the client United States Postal Services (USPS), I am involved in planning, organization and execution of facilities upgrade for major USPS assets around the US.

  • My responsibilities included but not limited to site inspections, preparing scope, design reviews, preparation of construction documents, bidding process, contract price negotiations and managed construction and Close out process.
  • I served in capacity to manage budget and schedule in addition to maintaining compliance with building code (ADA)
  • I managed the RFI and Change Order Process along with Project Budget and Schedule for over 300 projects for USPS.
  • I created Standard Construction Cost Estimating Template and Bid Normalization spread sheets using RS Means.
  • I streamlined and maintained consistency in the bidding process, which enabled time reduction in issuance of bid packages. Such process improvements lead to achievement of capital commitment goal worth 9 million for phase 1, a month earlier with no additional man-hours expended.
  • I helped the inspectors to achieve maximum efficiency by working on group of sites in one area at a time.
  • Contributed to enhance clients design process philosophy for parking modifications to reduce design review time.
  • Resolved invoice payment issues, and implemented new invoicing procedure to facilitate timely payment to contractors.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Civil Engineering
MA
Construction Engineering & Management
6

Stockholder, Chief Estimator, & Project Manager

  • Estimated Projects from $20K to $17M
  • Purchased materials as required for projects from National companies and local vendors.
  • Negotiated Projects.
  • Operated heavy equipment (excavator, loader, bull dozer, etc.) as needed.
Candidate Info
38
years in
workforce
21
years
at this job
Dale Carnegie Sales Course
7

Chief Estimator

  • Generated residential and commercial estimates
  • Handled pricing for materials and labor for prospective projects
  • Developed strategies for advertising and social media presence
  • Managed inventory and sales using Microsoft Excel and Quickbooks
  • Utilized Stack Cloud Takeoff software
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
English
8

Chief Estimator & Business Development

  • Estimated all projects in the Indian wells CA branch of [company name].
  • Responsible for managing and directing the organization's estimating functions.
  • Created the bid schedule each week and completed all estimates to the specification requirements dictated by the senior management.
  • Created and improved the organization's Business Development and positioning [company name] to achieve financial growth through the 900 million dollar pipeline I created.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
9

Project Manager and Chief Estimator

Turnkey project management for national accounts such as Dollar Tree, Planet Fitness, Adidas, Moe's Southwest Grill ect.

  • Chief estimator for national accounts producing lighting quotes from architectural drawings.
  • In charge of lamp recycling for all national accounts disposing of over 100,000 lamps per year.
  • Sole in house IT department for the entire company.
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
BA
Economics
10

Account Representative and Chief Estimator

  • Project manager and sales account representative in a union labor finish flooring company
  • Fully facilitated projects from the bidding process to close-out
  • Managed contracts for projects sold
  • Took-off own projects
  • Managed the organization of all incoming proposal requests from general contractors
  • Well-versed with the Callidus software program
Candidate Info
23
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BA
Theology

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