The Korte Company is seeking an Estimator to join our Preconstruction Services Department in Highland, IL. This person will be responsible for providing estimating support in the preparation of conceptual and final estimates for our nationwide projects while attaining an appropriate profit margin. The ideal candidate will have a solid history in a similar position with documented successes.
Provide input to the project team to help determine bidding approach.
Read and interpret project specifications and plans to prepare detailed, comprehensive and accurate quantity surveys
Perform conceptual estimating from preliminary project parameters
Prepare project estimates including self-performed work, subcontracted work and general requirements.
Understand timelines and applicable project deadlines
Maintain current information on products, vendors, subcontractors and government requirements
Preparation of detailed quantity surveys
Subcontractor/supplier bid solicitation and coordination
Provide input to the project team for the project schedule.
The characteristics listed below are representative of those sought to perform this job successfully.
Good written and verbal communication skills
Strong analytical, problem solving, organization and time management skills
Professional in actions and appearance
Thorough and detail-oriented
Ability to prioritize and multi-task within time constraints
Effective interactions with project partners, subcontractors and vendors
Self-starter and motivated with minimal supervision
Strong computer skills
Previous experience with MC2 , Grade Beam, On Screen take off and P6 is preferred
Qualified applicants will have experience in the following:
Degree in Construction Engineering or Construction Management
5-10 years in the construction industry
5 years participating in the bidding of commercial and industrial construction projects.
The Korte Company was founded in 1958 on the belief that professionalism, quality and value added services are fundamental to a successful company. More than fifty years later, that philosophy has earned Korte the reputation for delivering high quality, responsive services to our clients nationwide. Korte pursues large construction projects from offices in St. Louis, MO, Highland, IL, Norman, OK, and Las Vegas, NV.
This position is eligible for our competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, 401(k) and company paid holidays. Only fully qualified candidates should apply. No phone calls, direct mailings or drop-in inquiries allowed. The Korte Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer Affirmative Action M/F/Vet/Disability.

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