Chief Estimator Job Opening

Jos. Schmitt Construction Company, Inc., a 120-year old, fourth generation, family owned construction company based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin is seeking to fill the following position:

  • Provide estimating for hard bid construction projects. This includes soliciting bids from subcontractors, preparing a self-perform work estimate, receiving and analyzing subcontractor bids, and preparing and submitting the final bid proposal.
  • Provide estimating for pre-construction budgeting including conceptual budgeting, schematic design budgeting, and design-development budgeting. This includes performing take-offs for multiple aspects of the projects and working with select subcontractors to compile a comprehensive budget.
  • Maintain and utilize company bid solicitation software.
  • Prepare preliminary schedules for preconstruction submittals using SureTrak scheduling software.
  • Perform quantity take-offs for projects using On-Screen Take-off from On Center Software.
  • Oversee the compilation of all hard-bid documents including signed bid forms, subcontractor listings and Bid Bonds.
  • Prepare written proposals with full scopes of work for select projects.
  • Provide bid tabulation spreadsheets that help indicate all bids received for the project for select projects requiring this information.
  • Coordinate on the preparation of RFP Proposals for the company.
  • Participate in the company’s interview team for prospective projects.
  • Attend pre-bid meetings and site visits for hard bid projects.
  • Schedule pre-bid meetings and present Jos. Schmitt’s project requirements for projects that have been awarded to Jos. Schmitt.
  • It will be beneficial to have familiarity and some skills with AutoCAD.
  • Have familiarity with converting an estimate to a cost code structure for the project team.
  • Must be proficient with routing information to preconstruction project teams for multiple projects running at the same time.
  • Maintain the company’s listing of “Projects in Progress” and “Major Construction Projects Completed”.
  • Jos. Schmitt currently uses WinEST estimating system for all projects. This system is available for use with new personnel; however, the company is open to other systems if there is substantive reasoning behind that switch.
  • Oversee estimator workload.

Minimum 5-7 years, experience as construction estimator.

Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Company paid Health, Dental and Vision Insurance with a Health Reimbursement Account
  • 3-part Retirement Savings Plan – (1) Money-Purchase Plan with a guaranteed company contribution of 5% of employees gross wages, (2) Profit-Sharing Plan – company determined percentage contribution of employee’s gross wages based upon company performance, (3) 401-(k) Employee determined percentage contribution of gross wages
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation/Personnel Days
  • Paid Sick/Bereavement Leave